Money, time, and confidence issues can sidetrack employee development. Here’s how to design tuition programs to avoid those obstacles.
The surprising effect of flat-rate tuition programs: the more classes you allow employees to take, the more cost effective your program can become.
How exactly will organizations feel today’s college decisions in the future?
Anxiety – specifically over the massive and looming knowledge hand-off from retiring Boomers to the next generations — was palpable at this year’s Working Mother conference, particularly as it concerns Millennials. Ready or not, Boomers are preparing their exit papers.
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.”