MAMU June 17 eNewsletter
Feature Article

10 Basic Skills that Every Manager Should Have

There are many skills that managers can learn on the job. For example, they can learn how to approve time cards, the key elements in an employment law, or the steps in conducting a good interview. But there are some basic skills or qualities that organizations want to see in managers from day one.

So, if you’re an HR professional trying to communicate expectations for the management team, this list might be helpful. Or, if you’re an individual who wants to eventually become a manager, think about building on these basic skills:

Read on.

Tip of the Month
Rethink How We Reskill Workers for the Future

Recent data suggests that about 7.4 million workers were displaced between January 2013 and December 2015. That's down from 9.5 million between 2011-2013, reflecting improving economic conditions.

Freelance platforms, such as Uber, Lyft and TaskRabbit, can be thanked in part for the improvement. By providing sustainable alternatives to traditional “jobs," such platforms are prime for reintegrating people into the workforce. For example, experienced machine operators who have been displaced can work remotely as training specialists, instructing their replacements when factories relocate.

Read on.

Q & A
Requiring a Formal Education for a Job

Question:
Have you considered not having a formal education requirement for your current job openings?

Answer:
Throughout the past couple of years, many companies have been moving away from having a formal education requirement to get a job with their organizations. If you think about it, how much of your college education do you use in your daily work? The trend originated in the IT industry. Companies found that they were cutting off large portions of the talent market by having a formal education requirement. Many of the skills that they were looking for were found in candidates that were not old enough to go to college or that were self-taught. When it became obvious that there was valuable talent in the recruiting world that was being ignored, other business sectors started following suit.

Read on.

Legal Updates
Don't Report Yet! OSHA Holds Off on Electronic Posting Requirements

Last July, we wrote about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new electronic reporting requirements, which will require certain employers (those with 250 or more employees, or those with 20-249 employees in specific industries) to electronically submit injury and illness data. When OSHA announced the new reporting requirements, it gave a deadline of July 1, 2017, for employers to electronically submit their information in a Form 300A.

Read more.


Federal Legislation Seeks to Advance Portable Benefits for Gig Workers

Several weeks ago, we asked if the concept of portable benefits for gig economy workers was one step closer to reality, with rumors swirling of imminent federal legislation forthcoming. Well, this issue just took a big leap forward with the introduction of legislation by Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia).

Read more.


Volume III
Issue I
June 2017
In This Issue

> FEATURE ARTICLE
Skills that Every Manager
Should Have


> TIP OF THE MONTH
Rethink How We Reskill
Workers for the Future


> Q & A
Formal Education for a Job

> LEGAL UPDATES
Don't Report Yet!

Portable Benefits
for Gig Workers


Request and Employee


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