A good social media profile, with proper focus on an achievable target job, should be part of the foundation of any job search, writes career columnist Martin Yate. It increases your visibility with headhunters and corporate recruiters, not to mention possible networking connections all over the world. But it is only part of the strategy to get interviews and job offers.
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California’s gradual climb to a $15 minimum wage will continue on Jan. 1, 2021, and some local minimum wages will increase at the same time.
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A recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could eventually lead federal workplace safety authorities to conclude that employers have significant additional obligations when it comes to their employees wearing cloth face masks. While the heavy lifting may not start until President-elect Biden takes office, employers may want to track recent developments so you are prepared to quickly pivot if compliance changes do take place.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated guidance recommending that critical infrastructure employers only permit asymptomatic workers to continue working after potential COVID-19 exposure in limited and rare circumstances. The updated guidance, released on November 16, continues to provide an exemption from the usual 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for critical infrastructure workers who have had a close contact exposure to an individual with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, but now recommends the exemption should only be exercised as “a last resort and only in limited circumstances.” Further, it recommends that only employers involved in or impacting “public health and safety” can enjoy this exemption. What do employers need to know about this new guidance?

According to the National Women’s Law Center, 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce in September when their kids went back to school or began online learning from home. But it’s not only women with children who are struggling at work right now. Black women are more likely than other employees to think about leaving the workforce because of concerns over their health and safety, according to the Women in the Workplace study.
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As universities across the country decided how to approach the fall academic school year during the pandemic, a common theme was how supervisors should prepare professors for remote or hybrid teaching. The challenges they encountered ranged from learning how to use video communication platforms like Zoom, to Internet connectivity problems, to what professors should do with their children while they were teaching.
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By now, millions of Americans have grown accustomed to working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic. And that’s not such a bad thing.Despite many employers’ fears that output would suffer, recent studies have found that working remotely actually makes many employees more productive and engaged.Furthermore, in a survey by PwC, most office workers (83 percent) said they want to work from home at least one day a week, and over half of employers (55 percent) anticipate that most of their wo

On the campaign trail, Joe Biden made addressing gender-based pay inequality a key plank of his outreach to women. Here are some of the legislative and regulatory actions his administration is expected to support.
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The chief people officer and senior vice president for Walmart Mexico and Central America discussed the company’s adjustments to the pandemic at the SHRM Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium.
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Recently introduced with bipartisan backing, the Securing a Strong Retirement Act, dubbed Secure Act 2, would require employers to automatically enroll new employees in their workplace retirement plan, among other changes.
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