The differences between Boomers and Generation X workers is both more simple and complex than one would think.
Or so says research conducted by the University of Illinois and published in the Academy of Management Review in 2010 .
The study found that companies lean toward relying on stereotypes at the expense… Read More »
Do you ever feel that work would be pretty dandy if it weren't for, well....your co-workers?
They can be so annoying at times. The gum popping. The Facebook surfing. The messy desks. The gossip. The backstabbing.
If you do sometimes wish your co-workers would just stay home more often than not, you're… Read More »
If you have employees who telecommute "to" work, they're likely less stressed and enjoy their jobs more than people doing similar work at your firm on site.
Such is the finding of a recent University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) study. Researchers compared those workers who worked from home at least three days… Read More »
A recent survey of about 200,000 employees shows that employee morale is the lowest it’s ever been. Employees report job satisfaction is minimal.
In order to help raise the level of worker morale and motivation, one important tool that some HR specialists advocate is using praise and recognition. The lack of… Read More »
It goes without saying that fair compensation for your employees is a necessity for motivation. But assuming your workers have an adequate -- even excellent -- pay scale, and you want to make sure your employees are giving 100 percent effort, is the answer more money?
Surprisingly, no. While bonuses are… Read More »
If you use temporary employees on a regular basis, you're undoubtedly finding how critical they are to your company's long- and short-term success. You even may be using temporary employees in positions that are critical to company's future. And, while you know how important it is to keep your "regular"… Read More »
If you're dealing with high employee turnover, our sympathies, because many human resource experts say that if a company is experiencing high turnover, that company is in crisis.
Here are some tips on how to deal with high turnover.
Many employees do leave for greener pastures. As in, companies that pay them… Read More »
For recruiting services, maintaining good communication with hiring managers is important. It improves the chances for hiring the best person for the job.
Feedback is also important for finding out how the candidate perceived the interview process. The recruiting service should get in touch with the candidate shortly after his or… Read More »
Many career experts recommend that young or inexperienced professionals identify a mentor to help them grow and advance in a profession.
Most of the "find a mentor" advice puts the onus on finding a mentor on the individual who is looking for one.
Why is that? Those with inexperience may not be… Read More »
As the economy begins to pick back up, your top performers may end up getting offers from other companies. In past downturns and recoveries, many talented people jumped ship, especially when they perceived there was more opportunity elsewhere.
So what can you do to retain your best people?
The key is to… Read More »