Employment & HR

State licensing to modernize operations

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) is partnering with Google Cloud and MTX to enhance Wisconsin’s occupational licensure review and adjudication.

White-collar jobs are increasingly being automated

Professionals with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. But recent research indicates that white-collar jobs are increasingly being taken over by machines — maybe not by robots directly, but certainly facing pressures from artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning solutions.

Prioritizing workplace mental health

Mental health doesn’t take a day off, so while last week was officially recognized as Mental Health Awareness Week, conversations about mental health in the workplace are always pertinent.

Connecting business strategy to community

American Family is an insurance company, so measuring and planning for risk is what we do. We predict for the unexpected and plan for the effect it will have on markets, individuals, and communities.

Getting to the bottom of ‘fine’

The old maxim, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” is trite and patronizing. It can even be damaging in its masquerade as good advice if it prevents someone from speaking up and telling the truth when something bad is going on.

M3 acquires Illinois HR group

M3 Insurance announced the acquisition of Miller Services Inc. (dba 2HB Human Resources Solutions Group), a five-year-old Rockford, Illinois-based company providing customized human resource and employee benefits services.

9to5 announces new state director

9to5, an association for working women, announced that Christina Thor is the new state director for the Wisconsin chapter of the organization.

Department of Labor requests participation in worker equity online dialog

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the Women’s Bureau is hosting a national online dialogue, Advancing Worker Equity at the U.S. Department of Labor, and is asking for input before it closes on Oct. 4, 2021.

Generac expansion to create 700 new jobs

Gov. Tony Evers, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes, and Generac leaders have announced that Generac will expand its presence in Wisconsin by investing an additional $53 million in its facilities across the state and creating more than 700 new jobs.

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