Tag: Wage

Does a $15/hr Minimum Wage Really Help Workers?

There might not be a more controversial topic in 2021! Whether or not we (the United States of America) should raise the minimum wage for all workers, in all states, in all jobs to $15/hr. I would love to say this is ‘simply’ a political issue, but it’s not. It’s much more complicated than politics. Both sides will point to studies that prove why…

Why does HR hate minimum wage laws?

In episode 41 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee discuss the impact of the new Florida minimum wage passed in the November election Cycle and the passing of Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh and his impact on the world of company culture and HR. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe,…

High Volume Sourcing for Minimum Wage Employees

Depending on your geographical location, the minimum wage can mean a lot of different things. While some areas in the US have taken steps to raise the minimum to a more attractive number, the bulk of us are still working around the federal minimum of $7.25/ hour. Finding staff who are quality and reliable at this rate can raise significant challenges. Here are a…

Wage Growth Means You Usually Screw Your Female Employees!

I’ve been talking a lot lately about how women are getting paid less. Much of it is legitimate, some of it is not. Either way, it’s about to get worse! Take a look at this chart from Business Insider, wages are growing at a fast rate: What does this mean?  You are about to start paying your employees and new hires more. This is…

What if it’s impossible to fix the Gender Wage Gap?

I love the HR and Talent data analytics platform Visier and have been following them for years. Recently, Visier released a study called the Visier Insight’s Report: Gender Equity that I found fascinating! Basically, Visier claims they discovered the main reason behind the gender pay gap and they titled it the “Manager Divide” (You can download the report here). The Manager Divide—an underrepresentation of women in…

Tech workers unhappy despite wage and hiring boom

Seattle-based Tiny Pulse surveyed 5,000 tech workers, including software engineers, developers, and anyone involved in the tech infrastructure at their workplace, and compared their assessment of their employment situations with an analysis provided by …

Kris Dunn lists 4 Big Ideas To Look Smart: The $15 Minimum Wage

If you watch Fox News or MSNBC, I already know how you feel about the prospect of the $15 an hour minimum wage: –Fox News Viewers – It’s Jobs or CPI armagedon!  Small businesses are going to fail!  The business world will have to pass along costs to consumers! –MSNBC libs – This is a living wage, people. Let’s take a stand against income…