More workers, employers embrace flexible work arrangements and reap benefits of working remotely Today’s economy is more than finding business opportunities and a qualified workforce locally. The expectation now is to replicate that model for success in a global marketplace. Thanks to advancements in technology and a changing mindset among workers and companies, it’s no […]
Health care, construction industries among Region groups developing talent pipelines When it comes to creating a pipeline of future employees, Hoosiers are getting down to business. And with the Region’s growth dependent on a highly qualified workforce, numerous efforts are underway to fill the ranks in Northwest Indiana. “Access to talent is a primary factor […]
Experts say a little creativity can go a long way in search for comprehensive but affordable benefits Offering employees traditional benefits — health care, insurance, savings plans, paid time off — has always been a challenge for employers because of the high expense that comes with them. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, […]
A slight drop in number of people in the state’s workforce likely is the reason behind Indiana’s unemployment rate falling in June when compared to May.
Indiana’s maintains 3.6 percent jobless rate for third straight month.
Region builds up resources to keep workers’ skills sharp Technology has changed the way we do business, but the need for qualified talent has remained constant. Local experts in the field of workforce development and employers who are reaping the benefits of better-trained labor say the present and future of the regional labor landscape will […]
Businesses move toward out-of-box ways to attract, keep workers With low unemployment rates, the pressure on companies, especially those expanding, to find and keep good employees inches higher. “When you look at the current economy, we’re hearing all sorts of reports of low unemployment … from an HR perspective, the lower the unemployment rate, the […]
Employers find taking care of workers benefits bottom line A decade ago, when the Great Recession torpedoed the economy and stock markets, Michael Schrage organized a meeting for Centier Bank’s hundreds of employees. Schrage told his leery workers that there would be dark days ahead. He told them it was unclear how bad things could […]
Manufacturers, educators and community partnering to train workers Many Northwest Indiana manufacturers are facing a dilemma: not enough skilled workers to operate the sophisticated equipment on today’s factory floors. Training is the answer. But manufacturers are busy turning out products to service their customers. They don’t have the time or ability to develop full-scale training […]