Local (Sacramento) startup Clapself wants to use AI to disrupt tech worker placement

By Mark Anderson - Staff Writer April 11, 2023, 06:52am PDT Sacramento startup Clapself Inc. is positioning itself as a placement firm for independent technology workers, powered by artificial intelligence that makes hiring more efficient for the workers and also for its client companies seeking technology support. Clapself will be the employer of consulting tech workers, findingRead More

How company benefits can motivate you to remain engaged

Did you know that 75 percent of employees prefer increased benefits rather than a raise? If you're someone who finds more value and motivation in things like employee development, tuition reimbursement and even wellness programs, these figures from the Employment Confidence Survey probably don't come as a surprise. However, if you are someone principally drivenRead More

What’s Happening to Remote Work

Author: Rosie Greaves, LaborIQ Staff Writer A recent article by Korn Ferry, a global consulting organization, suggests a significant drop in remote work opportunities, reporting just one in seven job postings offering remote work. According to a Korn Ferry vice president, this decline is due to growing concerns companies have over losing their office culture andRead More

How to stay motivated during times of change and uncertainty

Organizational and business strategy changes are an integral part of the working world. Revising workflows, modifying strategies and hiring new talent are all necessary adjustments that are parts of the ebb and flow of any successful company. Ultimately, change is the means by which organizations keep up with advancements in technology, variations in the jobRead More

Have you modernized your employee review practices?

Traditional business practices are being shaken up. Many companies are reviewing their long-held traditions in favor of more agile, responsive ways of managing workers.  Some of these changes include providing employees with flexibility to work from home more often, and leveraging technology like Skype for Business or Yammer to better communicate and share information amongRead More

Points Systems Won’t Get Your Employees to Show Up on Time

Punitive scoring brings out the worst in everyone. March 28, 2023 Carl Livesay Attendance and tardiness are a constant challenge. This is especially true when working with unskilled labor. Each occurrence is accompanied by an excuse or an explanation. Explanations are offered by reliable, trustworthy team members who rarely experience difficulty getting to work. ExcusesRead More

How Big Companies Choose Who Is Laid Off

Process can involve weeks of debate as employee performance, skill sets are reviewed By Chip Cutter, Wall Street Journal Soon after a company decides to cut its head count, the debate begins: Who should go? In the current economic environment, a final decision can take weeks, according to executives and corporate advisers. Workers remain inRead More

How to Complain at Work the Right Way and Get Ahead

Speaking up gracefully can impress your boss and help solve problems fast   By Rachel Feintzeig   Want to advance your career? Learn to complain well. Stay silent and you’ll stew in resentment and let burgeoning problems fester. Speak up and you can alert leaders to hidden issues, fix the frustrating parts of your job andRead More

Job Openings in Manufacturing Remain Elevated

March 9, 2023 Ryan Secard Separations are slowing, but the number of job openings is still higher than the number of people looking for work. While job openings in the overall economy are falling, unfilled positions in manufacturing remain roughly stable. The latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover report from the Department of Labor foundRead More

The Secret to Happier Employees

Trust gets better results than control. Control is costly to enforce not only monetarily, but it rents valuable headspace. Ashleigh Walters March 15, 2023 Manufacturing companies want to know how they can recruit, hire and retain more employees. The secret is not what you may expect. You have heard the phrase “Money doesn’t buy happiness.”Read More