Information for the HR World

Employee burnout

Published 10/10/2018

Cause and Effect   Burnout is an individual’s response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors within the workplace (Maslach et al., 2001).   This is what Neil Patel, co-founder of Neil Patel Digital has to say about it.     It is so common that everyone in any career – engineers, sales managers, tech support personnel, etc. – is susceptible to burnout. Despite being so common, many managers aren’t aware of why burnout happens or how to keep it from happening. But they need to know.   Being able to understand burnout, its causes, and how to prevent it is essential in order to maintain a positive environment and keep...

Employee Retention

Published 09/01/2018

89% of Companies Report Better Retention Simply by offering Flexible Work Options Camile Bradbury of KPA, wrote a very informative article earlier this year regarding the increasing trend of flexible work schedules.   Trend Drivers Millennials are the largest generation to hit the workforce since baby boomers, and flexible hours is at the top of their must-have benefits list. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that there are 83.1 million millennials in the workforce, representing more than 25% of the nation’s population. Their size exceeds that of the 75.4 million baby boomers.   However, flexible scheduling is also attractive to Gen Xers and baby boomers, the other two main generations currently in the...

Race Relations in the workplace

Published 08/22/2018

Race Relations In Your Workplace   Adapted from "3 Ways to Successfully Discuss Race Relations With employees"   The events in Charlottesville last year were a reminder that racial tensions still exist in America. And while leaders hope these controversies don't carry over into the workplace, they can and often do affect employees' performances.   In fact, a 2017 Gallup survey of more than 1,000 American adults found that 42 percent worry a great deal about race relations in the country. This is up from just 17 percent in 2014.   But what can leaders do to improve things? While discussing politics in the office can make some feel uncomfortable or afraid...

THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE

Published 07/15/2018

THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE WILL LOOK VERY DIFFERENT THAN THAT OF TODAY   A recent article in Fast Company by Stephanie Vozza examines the challenges the workforce and it's employers face in the not too distant future.   Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different due to technology, the economy, the environment, and politics, according to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a not-for-profit think tank that helps organizations plan for the future.   The evolving workplace is creating a skills...

Hiring Trends

Published 06/15/2018

Hiring Trends, Skills Gaps, and Where the Workers Are   After the great recession (2007 - 2009 - officially), the economy's recovery began in 2010, and has been gaining strength since then. Here are some key statistics that show were we are are now, and where critical skills gaps remain that could impact our economic growth.   KEY INSIGHTS   · Hiring strong and stable through April – In April, hiring across the U.S. was 19.8% higher than in April 2017. Seasonally-adjusted hiring, nationally, was 2.1% higher in April than in March 2018. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in April were aerospace, automotive, and transportation...