Modern-day employees claim they want a better work/life balance and more flexible work schedules; one such flexible schedule is a 4-day workweek, during which employees work 35 to 40 hours in 4 days instead of the traditional 5.
Category: Employee Retention
Employee retention includes any efforts or practices designed to keep your employees working for you.
Want to know why Millennials and Gen Z would rather work for themselves than you? If you have been challenged by Millennial employees, then get ready for them plus Gen Z! Gen Zs are those born between 1995 and 2010, and they will represent 25% of the U.S. population by 2020.
We’ve got good news and bad news. We’ll start with the bad: roughly 35% of workers plan to look for a new job in 2019. Now here’s the good news: this number is down drastically from 74% in 2018.
When companies look to hire new employees, there are some baseline credentials that typically must be met: education, certifications, years of experience, experience in certain specific areas, etc. By and large, these credentials can be ascertained from a résumé or online job application.
There used to be an unspoken social contract between employers and employees. If the latter worked hard and stayed committed, the workplace would provide pay, job security, and even pensions. But that model supported a different time—one when the job supported basic goals, such as getting married, starting a family, and owning a home.
In a tight labor market, the last thing you want to be doing is driving your employees out. Finding skilled talent is proving to be extremely difficult, therefore employers must rely on retention strategies to keep workers sticking around. Knowing what your workers want, and what’s causing them to leave, is the first step in […]
Identifying the so-called “soft psychological skills” of high performers can be challenging, especially when considering that many personality tests are outdated and don’t capture the emotional intelligence attributes of current and new (Millennial/Gen Z) workers in 2019.
Experts and analysts have been talking about the low unemployment rate for quite some time while forecasting the consequent retention issues. A recent study by PayScale entitled Will They Stay or Will They Go? examined input from over 7,000 employees. What it found was that those issues are impacting organizations right now.
I’ve often wondered, “How do we make more perfect matches between candidates and employers?” It’s a question that’s plagued recruiters and staffing professionals for decades, but in the interest of time—and ever-expanding workloads—most have given up the “right fit” for “right now” needs.
As the new year progresses, it’s a perfect time to reflect and reassess personally and professionally. Businesses use strategic planning and budgets to reflect that same thinking at an enterprise level. However, all too often those choices are rushed—and even forced—based on constraints and lack of time. More importantly, people tend to be considered last […]