3 Straightforward Ways to Reduce Absenteeism

Unplanned absences, late arrivals and early departures invariably cause disruption, imperil organizational effectiveness, decrease morale among co-workers, and can leave positions understaffed or completely unstaffed. Often, absenteeism also results in additional costs in the form of unplanned overtime.

Read the Three Straightforward Ways to Reduce Absenteeism and Improve Attendance infographic to learn how your organization can reduce the costs and complications of unplanned absences and overtime.

3 Straightforward Ways to Reduce Absenteeism

8 Ways Workforce Management Helps Agencies Better Serve the Individuals in their Care Infographic

All human service agencies share similar missions: to provide effective services to the vulnerable populations in their care. Agencies strive to help the individuals they serve achieve their goals, expand their horizons and maximize their opportunities. Unfortunately, there are many challenges that can get in way of promoting community involvement, independence, and dignity for children and adults with disabilities. See the 8 Ways Agency-Ready Workforce Management Helps Agencies infographic to learn how agencies can achieve their financial goals, avoid deficits, and free up time and resources for client services.

8 Ways Workforce Management Helps Agencies Infographic



Minimum Wage Increases Win in Several States During Midterm Elections

After last Tuesday’s referendums, including legislation passed in Maryland, Hawaii, and West Virginia, 29 states will soon have a higher minimum wage. Fifteen states have decided tie their minimum wage increase to an inflation index.

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota chose to increase their states’ minimum wages last Tuesday. Starting in January, 2015, an estimated 420,000 of the lowest-paid workers will see their paychecks grow.

San Francisco opted to start paying workers $15 per hour, matching the national high. The increase in San Francisco will be phased in over time, reaching $15 by 2018. This was passed by more than 76% of voters, who opted to match Seattle in offering the highest minimum wage in the nation.

In Illinois, 66% of voters supported a non-binding resolution to raise the minimum wage to $10 by 2015. On the East Coast, Massachusetts’ voters made their state the third in the nation to require paid sick leave for workers, after Connecticut and California.