Weekly Must Reads: What’s Your State’s Most Distinctive Job?
January 7, 2021
The top stories HR pros need to know this week.
Florida is loaded with motorboat operators, and Kansas is chockfull of ... Home Ec teachers? Vox Media analyzed Labor Department Statistics to uncover the most disproportionately popular jobs in each state.
Recession’s Over. Employers, Pay Up
Employers will soon have to start paying more to attract talent, according to the data crunchers at The New York Times' Upshot. Companies were spoiled during the recession, when job openings were few and far between, and there was a seemingly endless supply of job seekers. Now the opposite is true: the ratio of job openings to hiring has soared and workers aren’t nearly as desperate for jobs
Holiday Parties That Rocked
Holiday party planners take note. Suzanne Lucas, aka the Evil HR Lady, compiled this great list of holiday party features that real employees remember fondly. Example: Staff writers at one office wrote a Christmas story that featured every employee.
Another Taker for the Holacracy Movement
Shareable, a nonprofit news hub, is the latest company to become a "holacratic" organization, or one that makes decisions via self-organizing teams rather than hierarchical systems (read: no static reporting structure). Businesses from Zappos to Medium to Dev Bootcamp are adopting the new theory of management, claiming the practice allows for more agility.
Could Policy Changes Help Immigrants Job Hop?
President Obama’s proposed immigration action could be a game-changer for HR, says lawyer Allen Smith. For immigrants seeking a green card, they might have to stay with a sponsoring company as long as nine years under current legislation. Under the new framework, these employees could switch to a new employer after 180 days.