The talent landscape is about to make some sharp shifts that will require employers to get creative with how they recruit, retain, and engage their people. Keeping tabs on your education assistance program and strategically and regularly fine-tuning it can help you keep up with five big talent challenges ahead.
Flexible schedules are becoming an increasingly popular – and important – offering. And it serves every demographic in your workforce.
Back-up care for the back-to-school time is becoming a go-to solution, filling in when kids are out of school, or when regular care isn’t available.
It’s a fact of the modern workplace that employees will go out on parental leave. It’s also a fact that there will always be a concern about whether or not they will come back. The question is…are companies doing enough to make sure they’re retaining employees after leave?
At a lot of companies, the answer may be no.
“Men certainly aren’t shy about saying what’s on their minds,” writes Bright Horizons CFO Elizabeth Boland on FORTUNE.com, “and we shouldn’t be either. Rather than waiting until you’ve reviewed all of the information to offer up your voice, take a cue from men and throw out your opinion.”
Employee surveys can tell you a lot about your workforce. But getting to the very specific information you need requires a leap of faith by employees. Specifically, it requires them to give up their anonymity. How can you help them feel comfortable making that leap?
Even though employees are stressed at work, they’re opting not to use their vacation days, which is resulting in employee burnout and lower productivity.
In the age of the email, there are few feelings more sinking than the realization that you just hit “reply all”….when you absolutely, positively shouldn’t have. But such are the perils of the round-the-clock workday; the haze of late-night exhaustion that can prompt not just reply-alls, but rash reactions, ill-advised replies, and then attempts to either unsend or plead (“Disregard last message!” or “Please don’t read!”).
Boston.com profiled our company chief – his history at the company, how he’s helped us become one of Massachusetts’ top places to work, and his hard work keeping up the positive culture we’re so proud of — and provided insight into what makes our company tick.
For working parents, no matter how old their children are, there’s bound to be something that’s weighing on their minds or schedules — and you can help.