Child care responsibilities arrive with the fanfare of a new baby, while elder care generally simmers below the surface. Yet the impacts are staggering. Productivity losses are estimated in the billions when employees take off time to care for aging parents.
Dads are no longer automatically putting work first. This new order has been playing out in organizations everywhere: dads rethinking employment choices and choosing jobs based on how they will affect their ability to spend time with children.
One of the greatest obstacles to an employee’s workday (and so things like business continuity and productivity) is a child with sniffles. The CDC says about 22 million school days are lost annually to such occasions. So workplaces have good incentive to ask the question: what should parents do?
The unrelenting demands paired with literally life-and-death decisions create the conundrum of the healthcare job; engaged employees drive healthcare; but the demands of healthcare drive disengaged employees. And a recent study shows unmistakable signs of trouble. What’s the answer?
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked what wins employees’ hearts. The answer? Say it with values statements.
Since the 1980s the percentage of computer science degrees earned by women has fallen by more than half, to 18 from 38 percent. “Every company needs technology,“ Melinda Gates told BackChannel, “and yet we’re graduating fewer women technologists. That is not good for society. We have to change it.”
We all know that ROI measures how much you gain versus what you spend. So, it stands to reason that some of your biggest ROI will come from implementing strategies that don’t cost a thing. As we wade into 2017, here are ten cultural HR strategies that offer undeniably fat ROI.
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.
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?
We need people with the brain capacity and desire to generate brainstorms without being hamstrung by choices they made as adolescents. “Few emerging adults willing to take a chance on their business idea,” wrote the New York Times, “makes it harder for everyone else to get a job.”