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.
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.
Email addiction is a fact for many in the digital age when most of us treat our phones like appendages. The American Psychological Association said in 2013 that more than half of working adults check email seven days. Despite studies to the contrary, many say it keeps them more productive. The question is why do be people feel so compelled?
For your average working parent, glass-slipper time is pretty much a daily occurrence. It’s the bewitching hour by which you’re required to take off your work hat and turn back into a mom or dad.
Three stories in last week’s news led to a single narrative: that women’s lower paychecks plus bigger expenses equal diminished female participation in the workforce.
How committed employees are to an organization starts with how they feel about working there. And how appealing you are to potential new hires comes from what employees tell the world about your company. So your brand as an employer is as valuable as any other product you sell.
With their master multi-tasking skills, working parents are among an organization’s best employees. For businesses, that means providing child care is in everybody’s best interest.
Last year’s Modern Family Index told us that, to working parents, family meant fired. This year, they told us they’re burned out, feeling less creative, less energized about their jobs…and likely to quit.
Few things are as complicated as helping a child with autism, ADHD, or other child development issues. Supporting employees in this area is both the right and the smart thing to do. Here’s why.