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...
For many Americans, COVID-19 is bringing a heavy dose of economic hardship and anxiety. And, according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association (ASA) Workforce Monitor survey, some groups have more employment and financial worries than others. Anxiety...
More than half of the employers are seeking creative ways to reduce staffing costs in order to delay layoffs, according to a recent survey by talent development accelerator LeadersUp. Just over 20% of employers said they had initiated layoffs...
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...
We’re proud to announce the release of our COVID-19 Pulse Survey, which provides data on the impact of the pandemic on business revenue, strategy, and workforce management.  Key findings include: Staffing firms have laid off 30% of their workforce due to...
The unemployment rate was 13.3% in May, an improvement over April’s 14.7%, though 21 million Americans are still without jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Although all major worker groups experienced job loss, rates were notably higher...
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...
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...
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...

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