About one-fifth of employees say they want to change jobs, but companies can take several steps to increase their chances of hanging on to their best workers, Suzanne Lucas writes. Among her four tips are to offer fair compensation and to do what you can to allow employees to move up through the ranks. “Offer […]
Getting employees on board with the company mission starts with a simple, clear message, says Eileen Martinson, CEO of Sparta Systems. “If you have to come in and show me 45 charts and go through a lot of mumbo jumbo that neither of us understands, it’s not going to work. Tell me the story,” she […]
A day full of meetings will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Unless you follow these steps.
Previous research said Facebook stalking was an effective way to review job applicants. New research suggests otherwise.
Young people shouldn’t worry they miss out on jobs and advancement opportunities when older colleagues put off retirement, economists say. “We all cannot believe that we have been fighting this theory for more than 150 years,” said April Yanyuan Wu, an economist at Boston College. The misconception stems from the incorrect idea there a fixed […]
From full time to part time, we’ve got the skinny on the staffing trends you should know before you send out resumes in the coming months.
A growing number of employers are expressing concern that a rise in the rate of retirement could leave them shorthanded in key, hard-to-fill positions, according to a survey by outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas. “Simply because more workers expect to remain employed beyond the traditional retirement age of 65 does not mean they will,” […]
Thirteen states will raise minimum wages at the start of 2014, and 11 others are expected to consider similar moves next year.
The opportunity to rehire former employees actually begins with their hiring the first time, Tamara Erickson writes. Let them know you understand there will be transitions in their career. “It conveys the expectation that departures can be mutually positive and facilitates multiple employment stints,” she writes.
You already demand skills, education, and experience with any new hire. Why not screen for engagement as well? Yesterday I was on the phone with a CEO who was lamenting the fact that his two newest employees were not working out as well as he had hoped.
America is the only first world country without a minimum parental leave policy. Babies are home alone. And the prisons are full. We’re doing it wrong.
For retailers, the holiday season is akin to a marathon and you need to energize employees so that they make it to the finish line. Here’s how.
Trying to make employees happy may achieve the reverse.
Older, well-educated workers who get laid off don’t have an easier time finding jobs than older workers with less education, and in some cases older job seekers’ qualifications can work against them, says Ofer Sharone, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is conducting research on the issue. Older workers who do find […]