Articles tagged 'Generational issues'

Talent Management

Open Offices? They May Actually Be Damaging Employee Productivity

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Compensation and benefits covers a lot of ground. Can we consider it to also, well, literally cover ground?

I’m asking this after a recent dinner with close friends.

Jane works for a very large, multi-national high technology company. She’s been with this company more than two decades as a very highly educated and skilled engineering professional. During that time, she’s changed desk locations, offices, even states (having moved between coasts of the United States).

But it’s her latest move that’s causing her the most problems. Read more…

Talent Management

Still Adjusting to Millennials? Well, Get Ready for Generation Z

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As the Millennials populate the workforce, employers are looking at the next wave of employees – Generation Z.

Born after 1994, Gen Zs are different from their predecessors in a number of ways.

While the Millennials grew up with the World Wide Web, Gen Z grew up with social media and smart phones. However, Gen Zs are discriminating users of social media and favor more visually engaging platforms that accommodate their eight-second attention span. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

A Millennial Twist: LinkedIn Pushing Bring Your Parents to Work Day

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We’ve all probably heard of Bring Your Child to Work Day, but LinkedIn is upping the ante with Bring in Your Parents Day, which is exactly what it sounds like.

The social media giant is inviting organizations to join them on Thursday, Nov. 6 in letting employees bring their parents into work for a day, giving them a “taste of where their children work and their children a chance to say thank you.” Read more…

Talent Management

Here’s a Newsflash – Going Back on Your Word Ticks Employees Off

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Addressing attraction and retention was cited as the top business challenge for 52 percent of employers in a recent HireRight survey.

Attracting quality talent and keeping them is vital, for obvious reasons, but employers are frequently shooting themselves in the foot by not following through on promises they made in the recruiting and hiring process.

“The average worker today stays at each of his or her jobs 4.4 years according to the most recent available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the expected tenure of the workforce’s youngest employees is about half that.” Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

What You Should Know About Recruiting Millennials

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The workforce is changing. Millennials are entering the workforce in droves and can add so much to an organization.

While managing Millennials can pose some interesting challenges to management, the upside is tremendous, with the fresh ideas and hard work they bring.

Before you can start strategizing on managing your Millennial workforce first you need to recruit them, and just like managing Millennials is different, they need to be recruited differently as well. Read more…

News

The HR Manager’s Guide to Hiring (and Retaining) Millennials

The recession has changed the attitude of many members of the Millennial generation when it comes to work.

Millennials.

That lazy, indolent, pleasure-seeking, mercurial generation. A group characterized as loving rewards but rejecting correction. The generation that the executives of yesterday cringe to see populating their hiring pools (in only six years, 46 percent of the workforce will be Millennials).

But is this cynicism fair? Do Millennials really live down to these debased expectations? Read more…

Culture

Motivating People: It Takes the Four Roots of Engagement

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Haven’t we talked about employee engagement enough?

Nope! Despite the amount of time, energy and effort that organizations around the globe are investing in helping engage people in work, things aren’t improving much.

Weekly pizza socials, guest speakers and telecommuting options are certainly appealing. I like pizza as much as the next guy. And, sure, a monetary bonus and summer hours will certainly put a smile on someone’s face.

But here’s the issue – none of these things will motivate your people day in and day out. These tactics don’t drive people’s discretionary efforts, passion or dedication. Read more…

Rewards & Recognition

The Power of Peers, or Why You Need to Better Leverage Friends on the Job

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Do you have friends at work? What about a best friend?

Do you think this is too “soft” a question to be asking about the workplace environment?

Having friends at work matters – for many reasons:

  1. It increases employee engagement. Gallup asks just 12 questions to gauge employee engagement and one is “I have a best friend at work.” Read more…
HR News & Trends, Talent Management

Survey Shows How Much Millennials Continue to Defy Expectations

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Approximately 80 million Millennials live in the U.S today.

In my last post on talent acquisition trends, I touched on the fact that this group is the largest generation in history and, while the exact percentages vary depending on the research, is expected to make up more than 50 percent of the workforce by 2020.

We may still think of Millennials as “the next generation,” but the fact is that this group will make up the majority of the workforce in the not too distant future, so research on the values and expectations of this generation is valuable – and actionable. Read more…

Talent Management

What I Learned Hiring Millennials: First, Forget All the Stereotypes

The recession has changed the attitude of many members of the Millennial generation when it comes to work.

I used to have a certain image of the kind of workplace that attracts Millennials — a picture, I’ll admit, that was heavily influenced by movies like the Facebook saga The Social Network.

Around the office would be plenty of free food, beer on tap and great piles of pre-IPO stock options. Over the front door would hang a name like Google, Twitter or Uber.

I knew that Americans born between 1980 and 1993 were the most diverse generation in U.S. history, and that they were more educated, confident, goal-oriented and technologically savvy than my generation. But I’d also heard they were demanding, entitled and easily distracted — so-called hummingbirds, flitting from one job to the next as the mood struck. Read more…