SC Enterprises has a storied history. Headquartered in the North Pole with operations worldwide, the privately held firm is known for its manually operated assembly line, patented chimney transport system, and for establishing the optimal algorithm for naughty vs. nice differentiation. But in 1939, its drop date was threatened by a foggy eve.
Loan repayment programs made SHRM’s annual benefits survey list for the first time this year. In fact, 3% of employers already have a program in place. That number could quickly climb… and the minute your competitor launches one, your job candidates will raise their expectations.
When it comes to jobs, today’s employees are looking for possibilities. Not just the job they’re hired for right now, but how their career has the potential to grow.
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.
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.
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?