Less Hiring, Less Quitting, Few Layoffs

Less Hiring, Less Quitting, Few Layoffs Wall Street Journal January 4, 2024 U.S. job openings in November fell to the lowest level in more than 2½ years, underscoring the labor market's gradual slowdown from the frenzied pace of hiring and quitting that marked an earlier phase of the pandemic recovery. Job openings slipped to 8.8Read More

The New Headache for Bosses: Employees Aren’t Quitting

Just last year, companies were struggling to keep staff. Now, they say not enough people are leaving their jobs. By Chip Cutter Nov. 6, 2023 The white-collar labor market is softening to a point that companies are encountering an issue that would have been unthinkable in the era known as the Great Resignation. These days,Read More

Workers Keep Getting Big Raises, Just Not as Much as Last Year

Wage and benefits gains have eased but remain elevated as the Fed tackles high inflation By Gwynn Guilford and Nick Timiraos Oct. 31, 2023 12:03 pm ET Gift unlocked article Employers spent 1.1% more on wages and benefits in July through September than in the prior three months. American workers are still commanding big payRead More

‘It’s Not My Responsibility’ to Save the Office Economy

Hundreds of workers told us why they aren’t coming back to the office Gretchen Tarrant, Wall Street Journal If there’s an overarching truth in the workplace right now, it’s this: Many workers don’t want to go back to the office. Plenty of bosses say they should. The result is a stalemate. Office-occupancy rates have stagnatedRead More

Bosses Push Back on WFH Die-Hards: ‘They Will Need to Show Up’

Managers say team productivity has taken a hit as employees stay remote By Gretchen Tarrant, Wall Street Journal Office attendance is slumping again and bosses have a warning: We are a worse company when you stay home. In buildings across 10 major U.S. cities, office occupancy has fallen back below 50% for the past threeRead More

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

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