The share of self-employed workers has increased during the pandemic, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Self-employment was less susceptible than other forms of employment to the initial declines at the onset of the pandemic, and...
The Supreme Court today blocked the Biden administration’s mandate that would have required COVID vaccines or frequent testing at employers with 100+ employees. The vote was 6-3. The mandate would have required workers at large employers to be vaccinated or...
COVID-19 absences have cost employers more than $78.4 billion, according to an analysis from the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI). Since April 2021, the loses have approached $1 billion per week. In addition, employees who get COVID-19 are expected to...
Vaccine mandates will likely become part of the new normal for the majority of U.S. companies. According to a survey conducted by Willis Towers Watson, 57% of U.S. employers already require or are planning to require their employees to...
American workers are looking to employers to mitigate their return-to-work concerns. According to a survey by Randstad USA, almost three-fourths (73%) of Americans are concerned about workplace safety standards and cleanliness as protection against COVID-19. The Next Normal survey revealed that...
Last month, Delta Air Lines made headlines when it announced that, as of November 1, it would charge unvaccinated workers an extra $200 per month for health coverage. This “stick” approach is a far cry from the “carrot” approach...
Seven in 10 companies plan to phase their employees back into office life by this fall, according to LaSalle Network's "Office Re-Entry Index." The data, from 350 CEOs, COOs, and human resources and finance leaders sheds light on how...
Can you afford to waste half a year on a hiring mistake? If your business is based in Seattle, that's how long it takes to correct a hiring misstep, according to new research by global specialized staffing firm Robert...
Burnout, disengagement, financial pressures, government regulations -- these are all forces set to disrupt the healthcare industry, according to AMN Healthcare’s 2021 Healthcare Trends Survey Report. Despite these threats, nearly two-thirds (63%) of healthcare executives are optimistic about 2021. AMN’s...
By Stormie Haller, Director of Marketing at Able COVID-19 has proven to be one the greatest, and certainly the most unique, challenges that the staffing industry has ever faced. Sure, the Great Recession shook many firms to the core, but...

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