HR Roundup: Examining Labor Force Participation
- According to this report, maintenance workers, industrial engineers, and first-line supervisors were among the most frequently posted job openings at OhioMeansJobs.com during Q4 2022.
- Nationwide, labor demand surged in December, according to federal data, with job vacancies jumping to 11 million. (Manufacturing openings fell to 764,000 — down from 803,000 in November.)
- Lean labor strategies can help manufacturers address labor shortages, according to this insight from CliftonLarsonAllen, an OMA Connections Partner.
- OMA Connections Partner Frantz Ward has published this brief list of employer tactics for responding to and preventing workplace violence.
- Frantz Ward has also published this list of considerations for employers that are weighing four-day workweeks.
- OMA Connections Partner Thompson Hine will host a complimentary webinar Feb. 22 addressing cannabis use and its impact on employers, including drug testing.
- MishTalk, a popular financial blog, has analyzed factors behind the reduced labor force participation, citing government benefits, household cash reserves, and “abandoned plans of owning a home.”
Meanwhile, EHS Today has published this collection of ideas on how to ensure employees don’t suffer burnout. 2/2/2023