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Employment Summary for December 2020

Employment Summary for December 2020 Total nonfarm payroll employment in December declined by 140,000 in December, well below the consensus forecast of a job gain of 45,000. Unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent or 10.7 million unemployed persons. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted in today’s release that both unemployment measures are much… Read more »

Survey: 76% of employees experiencing burnout

Released on December 16, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) More than three quarter of US employees, 76%, are experiencing burnout, according to a report by Spring Health, a provider of behavioral health benefits. The Covid-19 pandemic along with major political upheavals and natural disasters — such as wildfires and hurricanes — have led to higher… Read more »

STAR Update December 2020 – How to Build a Hybrid Workforce

How to Build a Hybrid Workforce By now you’ve seen and heard a lot about the hybrid workforce that is destined to be part of the new World of Work for the foreseeable future. As we get closer to a vaccine and the end of the pandemic, it’s unlikely that you will go back entirely… Read more »

Employment Summary for November 2020

Employment Summary for November 2020 The U.S. economy added 245,000 non-farm jobs in November, below the 410,000-job growth forecast by economists. The unemployment rate edged down to 6.7 percent. While November is the seventh consecutive month of both job growth and unemployment rate improvement, the pace of that improvement has moderated reflecting the ongoing coronavirus… Read more »

The UPs and Downs of Temporary Staffing by Industry

Temporary staffing revenue shows continued improvement: Pulse survey Released on December 1, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) Revenue growth continues to improve among staffing firms taking part in SIA’s Pulse Survey, according to the “US Staffing Industry Pulse Survey Report: November 2020 Selected Highlights,” released Monday. Travel nursing was a particularly bright spot. The report,… Read more »

Star Update for November 2020

Conducting Performance Reviews When Your Team is Remote Workplace dynamics have changed drastically over the last few months. From minimal personal interaction to increased reliance on communication technology, the word “office” has taken on a whole new meaning. As the year-end approaches, this leaves many companies wondering about the best way to conduct performance reviews.… Read more »

36% of Companies Willing to Hire Remote Workers Living Anywhere

Released on November 3, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) More companies are now willing to hire remote workers from anywhere, according to research released Monday by The Conference Board. The September survey of more than 330 HR executives — primarily from large US companies — found more than one-third, 36%, are willing to hire workers… Read more »

Employment Summary for October 2020

Employment Summary for October 2020 The U.S. economy added 638,000 non-farm jobs in October, above the 530,000-job growth expected by economists. The unemployment rate declined to 6.6 percent. October is the sixth consecutive month of both job growth and unemployment rate improvement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported notable job gains in leisure and… Read more »

Is Your Organization’s Performance Review Process Outdated?

Tips to Conduct Performance Reviews with Your Remote Teams POSTED ON NOVEMBER 2, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) Workplace dynamics have changed drastically over the last few months. From minimal personal interaction to increased reliance on communication technology, the word “office” has taken on a whole new meaning. As the year-end approaches, this leaves many… Read more »

How to Create a WFH Routine (that works for you!)

You’ve been working from home for more than six months now, and most likely some of the novelty has worn off. You may love the absence of a long commute and the need to present a professional appearance. But you are likely missing the easy camaraderie of daily contact with co-workers, the ability to pop… Read more »