March 6, 2019

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, which means an early spring. Hmm. Some predictions don't come true, however the prediction that hiring today will look very different from hiring tomorrow is true. Our expert article tells us more about emerging trends.

News to Know
Yesterday, the  U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia lifted a stay on the pay data reporting revisions to the EEO-1 form, meaning covered employers may need to report information on wages and total hours worked.  

Now that the House is controlled by the Democrats, members have introduced several bills with an emphasis on workforce protections. In addition, FLSA proposed regulations are on the horizon for March.

Even though the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, better known as COBRA, has been in place for more than 30 years, there are still questions that arise related to employee benefit plans.
From the MRA Expert
A recent survey of talent acquisition professionals found that hiring candidates with particular abilities for a position that didn't exist is becoming more common. Current recruiting methods are drifting toward "talent scouting" rather than traditional recruiting for open jobs .

Valerie Grube
Poll Question
Does your organization pay a referral bonus to increase recruiting efforts? 

The Survey Says...
MRA’s popular 2019 Turnover Survey has now published. This free and exclusive report for members reveals how organizations are handling a steady trend of higher turnover.

For example, employees who have worked less than one year are leaving at a higher rate than other employees. Some organizations are looking at compensation practices and better onboarding to manage the churn.

All survey contacts received a link to this survey last week. If you have questions, contact the Survey Department at 800.488.4848, ext. 3508 or .
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