Will lower unemployment benefits get people back to work? Inflation and Social Security. Tips for dealing with employees that create unnecessary conflict.
Cutting unemployment benefits does not increase employment (The Big Picture)
25 states stopped paying enhanced benefits early. This gave economists a ready made experiment to determine whether reducing benefits would incent people to move off the unemployment rolls. The evidence so far (it’s still very early) says it did not. Benefits will stop for the rest of the states this week so we’ll no doubt get a better picture in the weeks to come.
The impact of inflation on social security benefits (Center for Retirement Research)
I usually hesitate to include academic papers in these posts. However, this one isn’t too dense. As I mentioned previously, higher inflation means we’re likely to see a much larger increase in Social Security Benefits than we have in recent years. Unfortunately, Medicare Part B costs are likely to be much higher as well.
How to work with someone who creates unnecessary conflict (Harvard Business Review)
We all know someone who seems to enjoy creating conflict in the workplace. This piece has some ideas for dealing with these people in a constructive way as well as creating a culture where good conflict is practiced instead.