As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time for leaders in every workplace to evaluate what’s worked well in the past year, and what needs to be changed or updated in the year to come. It’s also the time of year when every thought leader in every industry starts to share what they think (or hope) will happen in the coming year.
Based on what many writers and industry leaders have noted, it looks like rapid technological advances and changing cultural priorities—among other factors—will continue to reshape the modern workplace to become more human-centric in 2018. Here’s what we think that’ll look like:
It’s that time of year again! Our HR and Payroll calendar has become a favorite among our blog readers, and we’re proud to bring you our latest version for 2018.
This compliance calendar will help HR and Payroll professionals stay a step ahead of 2018. Consider this compliance calendar a guide for key dates and deadlines for anyone in Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll, or Accounting with important information, like reporting and filing deadlines, all in one place. Use this calendar in your office and add in your own internal dates and deadlines to help you manage compliance in the workplace.
The Obama-era FLSA changes to overtime rules have seen nothing short of a rollercoaster in the past year. In an emergency injunction, a Texas federal judge halted the FLSA overtime rule that would have increased the salary level for non-exempt employees to $47,476 per year ($913 per week) beginning December 1, 2016. At the first of the new year, the Department of Labor (DOL) filed a motion to stop the lawsuit—but was denied. The DOL went on to receive three extensions, giving them until June 30, 2017 to file a reply brief.
If you’re a recent college graduate, things are looking up for you—much better than your Millennial predecessors. The U.S. unemployment rate is back down to pre-recession levels. The economy has been recovering year-by-year and the job market is strong. More employers are looking to fill roles as technology changes the way we work and specialized skills become highly sought after. For the Class of 2017, the future is bright.