An employer’s willingness to negotiate benefits packages with current and prospective employees can make all the difference when it comes to retaining and hiring talent. Benefits negotiations can be difficult, however, with a range of legal, tax and regulatory issues involved.

U.S. payrolls increased by 1.4 million in August, about what was expected, as the pace of rehiring has slowed and layoffs continue. The unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent from 10.2 percent in July, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. August was the first month after a $600 weekly unemployment supplement expired, and stimulus programs shoring up businesses that retained workers lapsed.

Companies may have more clarity on which workers can be classified as independent contractors under a proposed rule that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sent to the White House for review.

Women, trying to be likable, may downplay accomplishments and not paint a full picture of their accomplishments. Men generally exude more confidence. Hiring managers and HR should be aware of these tendencies and try to probe deeper with self-effacing job applicants.

States reported that 1 million U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Aug. 22, a decrease of 98,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 14.5 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May, indicating a slow recovery. Another 11 million people continue to claim unemployment under the newly created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program providing jobless benefits to wor

Internationally renowned speaker, author and management consultant Claudio Fernández-Aráoz was at a summit in Washington, D.C., surrounded by CEOs from the world’s largest companies. Their fear was palpable. The growing worldwide crisis was shaping up to be a disrupter of massive proportions, and many were focused on slashing costs in order to survive.But Fernández-Aráoz, an Argentine who had experienced firsthand a major economic collapse in his native country, knew that visionary leaders must

​“COVID-19 and the uprising that resulted from the murder of George Floyd have turned on its ear this idea that employers should not take an interest in what their employees are experiencing outside the four corners of the office,” says Coverson, CHRO at Treehouse, a Seattle-based nonprofit that provides academic support and other assistance to youth in foster care throughout the state of Washington. The fallacy of a work/life split is especially apparent now that employees across the count

HR professionals and hiring managers looking to fill positions at their organizations may want to take a second look at people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Their skills might be a match.

Ben Hasan believes that Walmart’s values drive the retailer’s commitment to inclusion and equity. Its goal of saving people money so they can live better lives applies to all people, regardless of identity, experience, style, ability or perspective, says the company’s senior vice president and chief culture, diversity and inclusion officer. Hasan joined Walmart’s Global People team in 2015. He and his staff are responsible for the strategic evolution of the company’s culture and the development

​A federal appellate court narrowed an earlier order blocking the nationwide implementation of the Trump administration’s so-called public charge rule to the three states in its jurisdiction: Connecticut, New York and Vermont.The public charge rule bars immigrants deemed likely to use public assistance programs from obtaining permanent U.S. residency. On July 29, a New York federal judge decided that the rule was hurting the national effort to contain COVID-19 by discouraging immigrants