Labor shortage continues to be a challenge for small businesses

According to NFIB’s monthly jobs report, the labor shortage continues to be a challenge for small businesses with 51% (seasonally adjusted) of owners reporting job openings they could not fill in the current period, up four points from April and matching the 48-year record high set in September. Twenty-three percent of owners reported labor quality […]

Companies Report Salary Discrepancies Between New Hires, Tenured Staff

More than half (56%) of U.S. companies pay their new hires and tenured staff differently, according to research by Robert Half. These salary discrepancies, known as “pay compression,” have led the majority (62%) of C-suite executives at these companies to review compensation plans and increase existing employees’ salaries. Retention remains a concern, and a large majority […]

Virginia’s New Hazy Marijuana Laws and What Employers Should Know

Virginia’s New Hazy Marijuana Laws and What Employers Should Know  The big shift is here! As of July 1, 2021, adults 21 years of age and older can possess, consume, and grow small amounts of recreational marijuana in the Commonwealth. Virginia is the first state in the South to legalize recreational use of marijuana and […]

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Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 428,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing. This news release presents statistics from two monthly surveys. The household […]

Applying for Jobs Post COVID – Vaccination Needed?

Now that the COVID pandemic is winding down, one may ask if the vaccination need is still great. Now that the COVID pandemic is winding down, one may ask if the vaccination need is still great. Now that the COVID pandemic is winding down, one may ask if the vaccination need is still great. Now that […]