Information for the HR World

What Millenials Love (and hate)

What Millenials Love (and hate)

Published 09/06/2017

In less than 10 years Millennials will dominate the workforce. Are you ready? Probably the most reliable data available on Millennials can be found in Deloitte’s Millennial Survey, whose results are based upon the answers from nearly 8,000 Millennials questioned across 30 countries. If you are looking to hire from the Millennial pool, there are some things you need to know. Let’s start with the things that Millennials, according to survey results, truly hate about today’s business world. Hierarchy. Business structures that worked well during the Industrial Age are almost totally irrelevant today. Even so, many companies,...

Telecommuting

Telecommuting

Published 08/18/2017

When the possibility of working from home (telecommuting) first appeared on the employment scene, no one really knew how (or if) it was going to work. It was initially hailed as a panacea for everything from traffic congestion to air pollution. Woody Leonhard, in his book, The Underground Guide to Telecommuting coined the phrase "work is something you do, not something you travel to".  Employing remote workers has advantages that advocates are quick to point out. Cost reduction is a big one, whereas the need for dedicated office space or cubicles is eliminated. This reduces the size of the businesses'...

Creating a healthy workplace

Creating a healthy workplace

Published 08/08/2017

Workplace productivity is directly linked to the health of employees. Organizations need to prioritize wellness programs in order to maximize productivity. Follow these comprehensive steps to get your organization started on developing a productive and sustainable workplace culture.

Determining Training ROI

Determining Training ROI

Published 07/13/2017

Most companies will tell you that their employees are their most valuable asset. Many of them mean it, but then fail to invest in this valuable asset. Without investment, the asset will loss it's value over time. Even those who invest (and one way to do this is to provide training) frequently don't really know what they are getting for their investment. Usually, the primarily sticking point is that companies don't know how to assess the ROI of their training. Like many business problems, it helps to approach it with an easily understandable metric. Specifically, what are the costs and what are...