What Employers are Looking for in New College Graduates
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by Vinod Khakra
2w ago
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) completed a survey of what employers are looking for in new college graduates this past September and published an article on their website on January 16, 2024 that highlighted their findings. Those findings, although surprising in some details, were consistent with  another trend we reported last month (January 14th, 2024)of the significant drop in the college degree requirement for new hires. That trend really began in 2023 when 55% of surveyed businesses reported that they dropped the college degree requirement that year, and th ..read more
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Trend: Dropping the Bachelor’s Degree Job Requirement
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by Vinod Khakra
1M ago
What started as a major event last year (2023) with 55% of companies eliminating the requirement of a bachelor’s degree for some of their job titles, this trend will continue into 2024 with 45% of companies reporting that they will be doing the same, survey by intelligent .com. The survey was conducted in November 2023 and included 800 employers. The reasons they cite are many, but a major one is to increase the number of potential candidates in a tight labor market. They plan to use experience as their major criteria, with 80% of employers saying they value experience over education. Another ..read more
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A New Year in a Changing “World of Work”
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by Vinod Khakra
1M ago
A lot has been said about the changing “world of work” in terms of technology(Automation, AI, etc.), government regulations, the economy, wages, etc., but this article will focus on the sociology and psychology of work, or, to put it more simply, the human dimensions of work. In our blog writing we have reviewed many surveys of workers giving feedback on what they like and dislike, what they want to achieve besides a paycheck, what kind of “climate” they want in their workplace, what outlets for creativity, learning, and personal growth, balancing personal and family life, etc… Some commentato ..read more
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Economic Forecasts for 2024 – No Recession, But.
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by Vinod Khakra
2M ago
The good news is that no one seems to be talking about a recession in 2024, as many were just a few months ago (summer 2023). There is also some really good news for the staffing industry reported by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) on December 7, 2023. They were reporting on a survey of 1,850 managers with hiring responsibility, done by the New York Stock Exchange company, Robert Half International Inc. The title of the article/report was “Resilient Job Market forecast for first half of 2024, Robert Half Reports.”. Their survey results show that more than half of the respondents (57%) “plan t ..read more
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) – A Survey of Office Workers Concerns
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by Vinod Khakra
2M ago
On the top block (and elsewhere) of the Home page of “Ernst and Young LLP”, the American affiliate of London based, international financial and Legal services company, Ernst and Young Global, the major subject was Artificial Intelligence (AI). The leading text-link on the page was titled “How Organizations can stop the skyrocketing use of AI from fueling anxiety?”Good question. The link goes to a very recent survey article dated December 5th, 2023, that the company took of 1,000 office workers about their own and their company’s use of AI and their concerns about it. This survey’s results are ..read more
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The I Pay Cash Card – A Basketful of Benefits
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by Vinod Khakra
3M ago
Here is a great convenience for your company, saving lots of time and money while delivering a great bundle of gifts for your employees, whether they have existing bank accounts or not. I remember when staffing companies paid day laborers in cash. Small, brown, sealed envelopes with an outside printed format for names and withholding details.I remember because I was paid that way on a number of occasions while in college. So, when this trend of paying day laborers and many others via debit cards began, I cheered. It is another great, technology enabled, advance. Seamlessly built into your comp ..read more
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Joint-Employer Rule Changes Effective December 26, 2023
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by Vinod Khakra
3M ago
The current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has rescinded and replaced the “Joint-Employer” standard that was promulgated by a prior NLB board in April of 2020. According to the rationale of thecurrent NLRB, the problem with the 2020 rule was that it “made it easier for actual joint-employers to avoid a finding of joint-employer status because it set a higher threshold of ‘substantial direct and immediate control’ over essential terms or conditions of employment, which has no foundation in common law”. The “common law” principle they were referring to has to do with the common understand ..read more
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An Argument for a Defamation Lawsuit Against the State of New Jersey
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by Vinod Khakra
4M ago
The argument being made here is a serious one as defamation itself is serious. As we all know, every business depends on its good reputation and is entitled to safeguard it from false charges, slander, and libel that can greatly diminish it in the eyes of the public. Indeed, because an industry represents thousands of employees who also depend upon that reputation, it sometimes becomes necessary to use the legal means available to defend and protect its good name against those who would harm or destroy it to advance their own nefarious or misguided purposes. We understand that a state governme ..read more
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The Automation of Onboarding and Benefits Management
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by Vinod Khakra
6M ago
In this article I will go through each of the individual items of the Onboarding Process that are now automated in our staffing software.  This is accomplished almost completely via the new employee’s entry of his or her data, via an App self-installed on his or her cell phone or any devise) After entry, the data can be auto loaded into your staffing software by clicking “Enter” where it will be directed to the new hire’s permanent file and other appropriate areas of the staffing software. Employee Healthcare Options. Like most Insurance, the cheapest policies usually have the highest ded ..read more
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New Jersey Temporary Worker’s Law Also Applies Out of State
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by Vinod Khakra
6M ago
That’s right! The new law in New Jersey, titled “The Temporary Workers Bill of Rights” also applies “out of state”. According to a new article (August 30, 2023) in the “National Law Review”, any staffing company in the state of New Jersey that makes a placement “out of state”, the new temporary workers law applies in that state as well. This is not a court decision but an opinion of the New Jersey Dept. of Labor and which law is currently being challenged. Making placements “out of state” is fairly common in New Jersey because of the close proximity to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New Y ..read more
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