British Airways' cabin-crew members, comprised of roughly 12,000 flight attendants, stepped up their protest against the airline's plans to reduce wages and staffing levels. The company, led by CEO Willie Walsh, is striving to reverse losses by reducing expenses. BA is trying to run as many flights as possible, although many have been canceled.
Companies might have to scurry to grab good tech talent as hiring steps up. Companies are relying on internal referrals and also boosting intern programs to develop talent and pull in needed skill sets.
The movie "9 to 5" could make a great training film for workplaces today, as it shows what still needs improvement -- more equality for women, better appreciation of workers and more respect from leaders, Paul Smith writes. The decades-old film still portrays many of the "general complaints heard all around the country" today, he writes.
More small businesses than first anticipated might be forced to pay a tax penalty under a health care reform provision that requires premiums to be less than 9.5% of a worker's household income, according to a study by Mercer. Critics say it can be hard for a business owner to determine workers' household income.