The Rate of Change of Technology Is Now Faster Than It Takes to Attend a 4-Year College
It is becoming imperative to learn skills that teach us how to think as opposed to what to think
If you run a business, it can be important that you work alongside your team to help them to achieve the best that they can as individuals and as a whole.
This is key to business success, as motivated and multi-skilled employees are the key driving force behind any successful venture.
While this may seem like a daunting task, however, there was lots of ways that you can help you colleagues make the most of their talents and grow professionally.
It is important that you listen to your employees to discover what skills they feel that they would like to improve on and gain, and listen to their individual needs because no two people are the same.
Yes, some development needs may apply to the whole of your company and others will be personal to people on your team, but you will need to determine the facts before deciding on a long-term strategy.
The Open Gates of Communication Resulting From With Social Media Brings New Challenges
One bad impression will require 10 great impressions to overcome the negative message — but it doesn’t stop there…
While the global economy continues to struggle, the UK is embarking on a decidedly upward trend.
This is creating increased competition within a number of industries and market sectors, which in turn means that businesses must make the most of every conceivable advantage if they are to be successful.
As a business owner that aspires to succeed, your marketing output and approach to public relations is particularly important, as it has a direct influence on the perception of your brand and its ability to target a motivated audience and recruit top industry talent.
With the Workforce Shrinking, It is an Employee’s Market
As an employer, your advantages can help you benefit from the best available
When a company hires and retains solid and hardworking people, it will succeed.
On the other hand,with unmotivated employees, a business will have a difficult time taking market share from its competitors.
A Business owner wants to ensure that he or she has the best employees, here are 5 ways that will help…
Shrinking Workforce, Average Stay Now at 17 months, Skill Levels Requiring Employer Investment
Businesses are increasingly under stress to maintain key employees — what to do?
Current trends show that the average employee remains with one company for approximately 17 months before moving on.
When an employer weighs the options for retaining an employee or letting the individual go, the arguments in favor of getting the employee to stay may not be as obvious.
However, a recent study conducted by the Center for American Progress revealed that employers incur a cost of approximately 20% of an employee’s salary when the individual leaves.
Do the math and it’s clear to see that the cost of losing a $50,000-per-year employee can add up to a loss of $10,000 for the employer.
Various considerations can help employers maintain current talent, while saving them the time, effort, and money involved in dealing with a high rate of turnovers.
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Attracting and Retaining Staffs
The Importance of Benefits
While the U.S. economy continues to deliver decidedly mixed portents, there can be little doubt that the nation is at least moving in the right direction.
This is especially true with regards to unemployment and job creation, with the former falling to 7.6% in March and continuing the downward trend first established towards the end of 2012.
While the most obvious conclusion to draw from this is that a growing number of individuals are finding employment, there are additional consequences that need to be considered.
The job market will benefit from improved sentiment, for example, which in turn will encourage the long term unemployed to resume their search for work and make a commitment to achieving financial independence.
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Your work experience is largely determined by the company for which you work.
Even if you love your field, have great client relationships and enjoy what you do each day, doing it for a company that does not appreciate its employees dampers your entire work experience.
The following companies not only appreciate their employees, but they also foster a positive work environment in creative ways.
Snag a job at one of these companies, and you will benefit from perks like in-office massages, vacation packages, service awards, and more — Annette Hazard shares a list of 10 of these companies…read more
Based on a sample size of more than 1.12 million people across 200 countries and territories from executives to frontline staff, the Landscape of Diversity study exposes how the dramatic age diversity in organizations, both in the US, and globally could significantly stunt leadership growth – as well as succession planning, employee performance, and overall business outcomes – if not properly managed.read more
Finding the right talent to staff an IT department is never an easy task.
Technology itself is constantly evolving, so the focus needs to be on hiring both talented and forward thinking individuals who will allow a company to innovate and thrive.
The alternative risks getting left in the dust as similar companies speed by on the road to success.
Potential IT candidates need to be up to date on the latest in technological advances to put themselves in a better position to help usher your company into the future.
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The Shortlisted Companies for the HR Distinction Awards Announcement LONDON, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – We are extremely excited to announce the shortlist for the 2013 HR Distinction Awards categories! The competition was hard with over 150 submissions across the UK and our judges completed the complex task of selecting the large number of entries to a list of “Top 4″ for each of the 8 categories. We would like to thank our candidates and judges for all the efforts in taking part in this process! The shortlist…...read more
For years, the IT landscape has thrived on specialized information technology professionals.
But as technology and needs have rapidly shifted in recent years, so have IT needs.
Specialized IT positions are shifting right along with the technology.
Understanding how this affects your IT department means having a solid grasp on the types of positions affected.
More importantly, you’ll need to understand some new technology and how to navigate to ensure you’re getting the most out of IT resources.
This involves a significant shift in how you think about positions in your IT department.
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Dawn Altnam lives & works in the midwest and loves following the business tech world where spends her time researching her interests and then frequently sharing her discoveries in blogs.
The human resources department is a busy and productive place in almost all offices.
While, to outsiders, it often feels like the only thing that human resources does is hire new employees, the department actually handles many important tasks that improve things for the office as a whole.
Because of this, HR managers are always looking for new ways to improve the flow of information in and out of the department.
Find out how managers are using the concept of “big data” to learn more about the employees who work for them and streamline the entire human resources process by clicking the read more button now…read more
This is a guest post by Hafsah Nazir, HR analyst Sitting in your office, having a cup of tea, and a usual corporate schmooze with a few of your managers; you are surprised to know 7 of your employees left in the last 2 months. Yes! You knew it could happen but you were way too busy to look in on your employees. Few of those 7 people could even be your best pick for an upcoming project. If you don’t look out for your employees, you may fall through thin ice. Failure to retain employees could leave you open-handed. Your brand might have nailed...read more
In a world where technology is a part of every facet of life, it is no surprise that companies incorporate its use for hiring employees. In light of budget constraints and personnel cuts, human resource departments are struggling to keep up with the growing demands of effectively streamlining the hiring process. Large and small companies are taking advantage of technology to handle the increasing number of applicants. From submitting an application to filling out the mountains of required paperwork, more companies are relying on technology to...read more
And Why You Should Developing Your Pool of Leadership Talent NOW! Why is the process of finding a leader — whether to backfill someone or to fill a new role — often treated as an isolated event rather than an ongoing process? With the cost per hire only rising why do so few organizations have a process for identifying and cultivating leaders within their existing talent pool? Neil Nicoll, President and CEO of YMCA warned us in Finding Leaders for America’s Nonprofits: Commentaries that… “Until [we] become much more...read more
This article is from guest blogger Varghese David, writer. For many economic analysts, the end of 2008 has brought the world economy into a new era – the “Age of Turbulence.” For them the world today is more interconnected and more dependent as globalization and technology have combined to generate a new level of fragility. Indeed, business leaders have always lived with some level of risk and uncertainty although today the pace of change and magnitude of the shocks are much larger than before. Therefore, we ask: How...read more
CareerBuilder’s New Talent Crunch Study Explores the Impact of the Skills Gap and Vacancies on Revenue and Turnover Nearly Two-Thirds of Job Seekers Knowingly Apply for a Position for Which They Don’t Possess the Required Skills CHICAGO, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As companies navigate around the widening skills gap in the U.S., prolonged job vacancies are taking a toll on employee morale and the bottom line. Despite high unemployment rates, 38 percent of employers reported they currently have positions for which they...read more
This article is from guest blogger Hafsah Nazir, HR Analyst. Editor’s note: What we keep in front of us is where we go — and that includes managing the talent within your company. Focusing on these key factors will assist in managing your talent. Talent has different meanings to different organizations. A hi-tech industry will refer to as talented to someone who understands the latest developments in technological world and brings about the changes to the organization accordingly. However such a talented hi-tech expert will be...read more