America’s Biggest Employer Isn’t Hiring Seasonal Employees This Year. Here’s the Reason Why

With a new slew of perks, pay, and benefits to lure workers, retailers across the country are pulling out all the stops to lure temporary employees ahead of the busy holiday season. But not America’s largest private employer. For the second year in a row, Walmart won’t be hiring tens …

Ergonomics regs are still relevant in the age of agile work

Recently Mark Eltringham of Insight argued that ergonomics regulations have become something of an anachronism in recent years. When I first became involved in the workplace ergonomics industry in late 1992, the new Display Screen Equipment ’computer user’ guidance was about to be given the force of law through the …

Management skills are the key to solving the productivity puzzle

New research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) claims that recently trained managers use on average 50 percent more of the structured management practices associated with increased labour productivity than those not trained within the last 12 months. The research, involving 940 managers, revealed that managers who received management training …

People and employers have different perceptions of tech

Employers and employees are at odds over how technology will impact productivity and worker satisfaction, according to a 2019 Talent Trends report Get ahead of the rising expectations of talent (registration) published by Randstad Sourceright. Based on a survey of global human capital leaders, board level executives and working professionals, …

The Stars of ‘This Is Us’ Just Scored a Huge Raise and Equal Pay. Here’s What They’ll Make Per Episode

Those tearjerking moments are worth a lot of money. The cast of NBC’s This is Us negotiated substantial pay raises for each of the show’s five main stars ahead of the drama’s third season. Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley will all earn $250,000 …

Designing a better workforce: how workplace design can impact employee wellbeing

In a recent survey, 95 percent of office workers said their physical work environment is important for their wellbeing and mental health. However, half believe their current working environment does not have a positive effect on their mental health, wellbeing, mood and productivity. The issue of employee wellbeing has risen …

A lack of clarity is “shutting down construction”, say builders

Members of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) have expressed concerns that the lack of clarity from the Government is causing the construction industry to close down. As well as reducing productivity to ensure on site social distancing, reduced access to materials and public opinion has made it extremely difficult …