Generation Z is the name given to the generation who succeed the Millennials, who were born during or after 1993. While the Millennials grew up in the late 1970s and 80s and experienced a world without the Internet, Generation Z (at least in developed countries) has had Internet access from the beginning of their lives. This is one of the key things that make them distinct, but there is other things about them that employers should be aware of.
The start of 2017 should be be marked by goals, both personal and professional. It comes as no surprise that companies of all sizes are looking for ways to motivate their employees, as doing so leads to greater productivity as well as profit. Below are some tips that will provide your team with the staff motivation that is necessary to help your business succeed in this new year.
Workplace wellness programs can be challenging to manage, especially when you factor in changing regulations. Both the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act includes wellness programs which are provided by employers. The two regulatory systems provide a framework by which wellness programs in the workplace can remain in compliance at all times.
Very few employees look forward to end of year performance reviews. A number of companies, whether it’s small businesses or large organizations, determine annual increases based on them, which makes it a source of considerable anxiety. Additionally, many employees make mistakes when performing these reviews, which only make things worse. Below are some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid.
While a degree of workplace stress is expected in any working environment, excessive amounts can contribute to a number of problems among employees, ultimately impacting their productivity. Workers who are routinely under tremendous amounts of stress will lose satisfaction with their jobs and a link has been found between high stress levels and turnover rate. Given the difficulty involved with recruiting top level workers, employee retention, turnover rates and high stress are all factors that employers should address. Here are some ways in which it can be done.
Recruiting high level employees can be extremely challenging, especially given the 80/20 principle. Most of the available workforce in any give region lacks the credentials or skills needed to perform specific jobs, especially those which require many years of education and or experience. It is for this reason that employee retention is so important when you do recruit top level workers. Here are some ways to keep the best workers within your organization and away from the competition.
The holiday season is an ideal time for companies to give back, and a great way to do this is through corporate donations. These donations will not only bring greater attention and awareness to your company and the products or services you provide, but can also offer a number of tax advantages as well. Here’s a look at how the act of giving back to the community can be performed in different ways:
2016 is an election year, and this election has turned out to be one of the most contentious in recent memory. Since Election Day is tomorrow, let’s spend some time to talk about the impact of political happenings on the workplace. Of course, you would expect to hear political conversations at the workplace from time to time, and as long as they remain civil and don’t interfere with the productivity of the team, they should be tolerated. Here are some ways to approach this sensitive topic. Read More
Innovation will be a cornerstone of future human resources management. The sheer amount of technology that is being introduced to the market is mind boggling, but understanding how to use it in a manner that will transform your business requires a mix of creativity and technical know-how.
A growing number of businesses, both large and small, are implementing an HRIS, or human resources information system. Some of the benefits that are associated with such a system include reduced errors, automation and cost reduction. An HRIS manages various aspects of human resources, including accounting and payroll, and it also allows HR costs to be controlled while providing increased efficiency.
The majority of these systems feature a flexible design with databases that are integrated, and they have robust reporting and analysis abilities that make it much easier to manage employees. Equally important, it also strengthens communications while reducing the need for paperwork by offering a centralized location which is readily accessible where company announcements, policies and other important data can be stored. However, knowing when and how to implement such a system is extremely important.