Why do you want to ask your people how they’re doing? It’s the only way to know what strategies will keep them productive and engaged, and how to keep them from burning out.
The real sick-at-work dilemma is not being thoroughly inconsiderate by sharing the germs or being irresponsible for calling out; It’s the fact that the right answer can change depending on who you’re dealing with and the job you’re expected to do.
From the outside, recruitment and retention can sometimes seem like unrelated concepts. But the latter should start before the former ends.
If you or your employees have high school seniors at home, the December 25 shopping deadline is nothing next to the day that’s really a distraction: January 1, the date by which many schools close their college applications for the fall 2016 semester.
What made headlines in HR News in November? As we edge into the holiday season, read on for a roundup of the latest in what HR people are talking about.
Today’s young people are probably not at all what you think. If you ask what they want from a job (and we did) their answers might surprise you. And there are payoffs – in things like recruitment and retention — for employers who take note.
As each generation takes on its personal challenges it changes the formula. Women in the workforce necessitated child care. Aging baby boomers continue to necessitate elder care. As is so often the case, people don’t recognize the need for something until it becomes personal.
Proposed amendments to laws regarding educational money may soon pave the way for creative employers to appeal to employees by effectively helping to pay off student loans.
Developing a deeper understanding of employee needs is the only way to avoid productivity-sapping disruptions. But most employer surveys are too narrow, and so they miss the opportunity to provide meaningful information.
Zeroing in on a Boomer-Millennial hand-off might set up your knowledge base down the road. But there are cultural pitfalls of assuming knowledge rests only with your most senior members…or in fact that it only flows one way.