The Ontario provincial government recently announced that it is relaxing the regulations around the use of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to make it easier for businesses to test for COVID-19 in the workplace.
Maintaining workplace culture in today’s remote-working era has been a challenge across companies in India, and even more so for young, fast-growing startups, which often don’t have a formal HR department.
There are two main ways that employers work with outside recruiters: on a contingency basis or through a retained search. Each option has its benefits, but which type of recruiting is most effective when sourcing senior-level diverse candidates?
U.S. hiring activity exploded in March, as employers added 916,000 new jobs, mostly in leisure and hospitality, according to the latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists expected the spike, as the economy reopened more broadly, and the rate of vaccinations increased. The unemployment rate ticked down to 6 percent from 6.2 percent in February and is expected to continue falling in the coming months as more service-sector jobs return.
States reported that 719,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Mar. 27, an increase of 61,000 after last week’s pandemic-era low. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell slightly to 3.8 million. The recent overall improvement in claims data is consistent with accelerating labor market momentum as the economy reopens. Still, a complete recovery to pre-pandemic levels when new jobless claims averaged about 200,000 per week is still many months away, according to economists.
The gender pay gap narrowed overall by 6 cents in three years, with women ages 25 to 30 seeing the most improvement in that time, according to a new report released in time for U.S. Equal Pay Day on March 24. In 2017, they made about 79 cents for every $1 men made; that increased to 86 cents in 2020, a 7-cent gain.