The Affordable Care Act (ACA), while ostensibly providing health insurance to people who might otherwise have had little to no access to it, nevertheless presents a unique set of challenges to employers. Do you forego offering insurance altogether and “pay” the expensive monthly penalty for every full-time employee minus 30, or do you “play”… Read more »

What with the amazing technological advances people have been able to devise in the last hundred years or so, given the absurd levels of human understanding we’ve achieved unimaginable to the likes of Da Vinci, Aristotle, or Newton, one might think we as a species should pretty much have this body odor thing licked by… Read more »

    Generally, only the best survive long-term in staffing, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a LOT of staffing agencies. It seems like everybody these days thinks they can open up a staffing business with a 401K withdrawal, a cell phone and a prayer. Just hang a sign, start knocking on doors, and rake… Read more »

    How would you like to have a fake job, selling fake products, pushing fake paperwork, and even a drawing a fake paycheck? Think I’m kidding? I wish I were. In France, the “employees” of Candelia company, an office furniture “seller,” come into work every day, process “invoices,” deal with “suppliers” and “customers,” type… Read more »

  If anything is constant about a staffer’s job, it’s the never ending, day-in, day-out dealing with people. Don’t get me wrong, people are great – and if you don’t like working with them this is one job you won’t be in very long – but they are also mind-numbingly different, confusing, and awfully hard… Read more »

  For decades, right or wrong, McDonald’s has been synonymous with “bottom of the barrel” employment. If you couldn’t find any other job – scraping gum off of middle school desks, picking dead animal carcasses off the road, cleaning crime scenes, shoveling rabbit dung… you name it – you could always go “work at McDonald’s.”… Read more »

  Do you conduct criminal background checks for your job candidates? If so, while you’re in line with about two-thirds of U.S. organizations, your policies regarding this issue could come under scrutiny. That’s what happened to Apple recently, whose refusal to employ felons in the construction of its new $5 billion headquarters has come under some… Read more »