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New employees want to work for companies that offer a positive work environment, growth opportunities, and competitive compensation and benefits. They want to feel valued and respected and to have a sense of ownership and autonomy over their work. New employees also value flexibility, including remote work options and work-life balance. Before you open the Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon to toast your company’s accomplishments so far, read on to see how to keep those good employees.
They are attracted to companies that have a clear mission and values, and that demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. By providing these things, new companies can attract and retain top talent and build a strong, motivated team.
Starting a new company can be an exciting and challenging journey. One of the biggest challenges new companies face is attracting and retaining top talent. Good employees are critical to the success of any organization, and the competition for them is fierce. In this article, we will discuss some ways a new company can attract good employees.

Offer Competitive Compensation

One of the most effective ways to attract top...

LabourStart headline - Source: The American Prospect

Virtual Event: Lifting up women on the shop floor


Picture a manufacturing worker. Are you imagining a woman wielding a torch or assembling an SUV? 

The manufacturing sector provides good jobs with family-supporting wages and benefits, which do not require four-year degrees. More women should hold these jobs.

Yet they are underrepresented in manufacturing, particularly in the highest-paying jobs. This industry is poised to grow as the United States invests billions of dollars in infrastructure, technology and clean energy. 

Join the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) for a webinar to discuss the policies needed to create fair and equitable access to good production jobs in manufacturing. All workers should be part of this growing workforce. 

When: Tuesday, March 28
            Noon ET

Where: Virtually


IWPR will be launching its new report, Advancing Women in Manufacturing: Perspectives from Women on the Shop Floor.

You’ll hear the voices and experiences of women in manufacturing—especially union members and those who have completed apprenticeships. Learn about what helps and hinders...

Nursing Home Initiative to Right America’s Injustices

The worst of the pandemic appears to be over but make no mistake: Our country is still dealing with the loss of life and disability left in its wake as millions of families are still recovering from this tragedy. It also revealed a truth about the inequitable economic treatment of women and workers of color. 

Women dominate caregiving occupations, which are undervalued and underfunded. Women are paid less and lack access to child care and paid sick leave, even though they are often the ones who need it most. Women regularly face pay discrimination, yet they are the majority of workers in occupations that are not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal labor law that ensures a minimum wage. Women are the most likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19, affording protection to others. But many lack a union, a voice at work to protect their own health, safety and economic interests.

Nowhere is this more true than in the nursing home sector, which is dominated by low-wage women of color: 87% of these workers are women, 61% are people of color and 27% are immigrants. The median...

LabourStart headline - Source: Labor Notes

LabourStart headline - Source: Equal Times

LabourStart headline - Source: Labour Notes