Daily Red Alert - 7/1/22
Most HR leaders mum on Roe v. Wade despite workplace angst - Human Resource Executive
“HR and other company leaders recognize that the uncertainty over Roe v. Wade’s future is causing angst and divisiveness in the workplace, yet the majority of them are not addressing the issue—at least not yet.” Battles continue as Florida's race instruction law takes effect - WFSU “As a new state law dubbed the “Stop WOKE Act” took effect Friday, businesses and a university professor continued battling to block its restrictions on how race-related concepts can be addressed in workplace training and schools.” “Businesses, including a franchisee of the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream chain, asked a federal judge Thursday to issue a preliminary injunction against the law. Meanwhile, a University of Central Florida professor continued to pursue a separate challenge.” Biden Economic Advisor Dismisses High Gas Prices - Daily Caller “White House economic advisor Brian Deese told Americans struggling to afford surging gas prices that it’s worth the pain for the “future of the liberal world order” Thursday on CNN.” “What do you say to those families that say, ‘Listen, we can’t afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years?’” CNN’s Victor Blackwell asked Deese.” Delta Air Lines pilots picket nationwide for better contract amid flight disruptions - Fox Business “Hundreds of off-duty Delta Air Lines pilots have joined picket lines at airports across the country Thursday to fight for better pay, retirement, job protections and better schedules.” “The fight – though – comes amid a time when the entire industry is already grappling with staffing shortages, including pilots, as well as weather and air traffic control constraints, which is leading to an onslaught of cancelations and delays.” Percentage of Americans saying the country is headed in the wrong direction spikes to 85% - The Blaze “An astounding 85% of Americans said that the country was headed in the wrong direction in a recent survey.” “The AP-NORC survey found that only 14% of Americans said that the country was headed in the right direction, a dire result for Democrats hoping to hold on to congressional power in the midterm elections.” Woke Bank Tells Customers to Leave If They Don’t Like Pronoun Badges - Breitbart “Customers can take their business elsewhere if they do not approve of the use of the implementation of gender pronoun nametags, Halifax Bank has said.” “This week Halifax Bank, a subsidiary of the Lloyds Banking Group, posted on social media a picture of one of its employees wearing a name tag with the pronouns “she/her/hers” listed under her name with the caption: “Pronouns matter.” US Manufacturing Sector Slows in June - NewsMax
“U.S. manufacturing activity slowed more than expected in June, with a measure of new orders contracting for the first time in two years, more evidence that the economy was cooling amid aggressive monetary policy tightening by the Federal Reserve.”
RedBalloon in the News
ICYMI: Building for Your Company’s Future Workforce Now - Enterprise Viewpoint “Ten years ago, I remember talking to the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I asked if his organization had a five-year financial plan. Of course, they did—they were a publicly traded business. But when I asked if they had a five-year talent plan, he looked confused. Ironically, he had begun by saying that “people were their most important asset.” Payroll is the largest expense for most businesses, often 15-30%, and yet, most businesses don’t give much consideration to this need. They are often only worried about the next three months of hiring needs, instead of planning for their long-term future workforce. That’s a lot of money at risk that no one is thinking critically about.” ICYMI: Website created by Idaho man promises politics-free job posts - KATU 2 “Before he left the tech world of the Bay Area, CEO Andrew Crapuchettes says he gathered a lot of data about jobs, and he saw the employee shortage coming. So, two months ago he moved to Idaho and founded Red Balloon, a website he says is designed to connect like-minded employers and employees.”
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