Hoping for a Big Raise This Year? Don’t Be So Sure

Hoping for a Big Raise This Year? Don’t Be So Sure

Employees expecting to earn the raise of a lifetime next year may be disappointed. A survey published by global consultant company Aon indicates that 2018 salary increases will likely remain as lackluster as this year’s raises. The survey, which polled around 1,000...

How Positivity and Praise Can Help Your Team

Working in a cooperative environment involves spending weeks, months, or even years alongside a collection of people, all of whom hold a range of purposes and motivations. When considering how success is created in this setting, one may realize that it doesn’t matter...
America’s Tight Labor Market

America’s Tight Labor Market

In July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy picked up over 209,000 jobs. Initially, predictions had only called for 180,000 new jobs, so the actual figures were a pleasant surprise for many: For a nation nearly crippled by an unemployment...
The Cost of a Higher Minimum Wage

The Cost of a Higher Minimum Wage

Although Americans have been finding jobs and getting hired in greater numbers recently—the economy picked up 220,000 jobs last month alone—wages have remained stagnant, which has pushed discussions of the minimum wage front and center. Potential increases to the...
What Are Micro-Unions?

What Are Micro-Unions?

In recent years, organized labor has taken advantage of a new tool to represent and advocate for employees: the micro-union. The term describes unions that represent subcategories of employees within a given company—for example, at a cafe, there might be one...
How the Gig Economy Is Transforming Work

How the Gig Economy Is Transforming Work

Like it has most facets of life, the internet is shifting our approach to work; in particular, employment-based websites and mobile apps are changing the way many workers locate and perform jobs. Increasingly accessible digital marketplaces are giving rise to a...