Does an agreement between an employer and an employee to resolve any employment disputes through individual arbitration (as opposed to through a class or collective action) violate the employee’s right to engage in protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)? That is the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court as it heard its first oral argument of this term on the first Monday of October.
We all know that veteran employee who has an encyclopedic knowledge of an industry, or has handled so many complex transactions that he can guide you through the process effortlessly. Well, that employee and about 9,999 of his or her cohorts likely are retiring each day. Baby Boomers, who make up 79 million veteran employees across the American workforce, are reaching the age of 65 at a clip of 10,000 per day, according to the Pew Research Center.
The NCET Small Business Expo connects small businesses and entrepreneurs with the help they need to help their companies grow. Anyone who invests even a few hours at the Small Business Expo will leave with an abundance of information and important networking contacts. Business owners will have the opportunity to talk with experts and visit with experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals.
Over the past 15 years, I’ve worked with thousands of leaders and employees on employee engagement, and I now have a massive list of things employees despise about engagement surveys. Here are three things your employees wish you would stop doing.
By all accounts, the tech sector in Northern Nevada is booming and just as the floodgates on our beloved Truckee River are wide open, so are the floodgates on local hiring. Recent reports cite hiring ‘sprees’ and point to a worsening labor crunch. As local businesses replace talent or hire for expansion in our improving economy, having a clear understanding of the talent pool will allow for greater success in filling vacancies.
Four decades ago, a new employee likely expected to spend their entire career with the same company. As the years passed, they might rise through the ranks and receive enough on the job training to succeed in their role. Neither employee nor employer gave much thought to continuing an employee’s education. For this generation, there was a social contract between employers and employees. Loyalty was valued, and it went both ways. Companies rewarded longevity and loyalty and employees put company priorities before their own. It was also industry-standard for companies to offer pensions to attract and retain valuable employees.
Employment in Nevada’s technology industry grew by 2.7 percent in 2016, as employers added an estimated 804 new jobs, according to Cyberstates 2017, the definitive annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry released April 3 by CompTIA, the world’s leading technology industry association. With an estimated 31,003 workers, Nevada ranks 38th among the 50 states in tech industry employment.