Implementation Should Be Considered According to Industry
HONG KONG, Nov. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Hong Kong Institute of Housing (“HKIH”) supports the Standard Working Hours legislation (SWH).
Work life balance is crucial in improving the working environment and quality of life for local workforce, which in return, helps to enrich the atmosphere of cohesiveness in the society.
From the perspective of property management profession, enforcing SWH will inevitably lead to an increase in the demand for manpower and salary cost.
Hence, HKIH recommends the government thoroughly studying and understanding the feasible SWH in different trades of the market, and also suggests a free autonomy be given to both the management companies (employers) and the practitioners (employees) in compromising the mutually accepted SWH.read more
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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…
Talent Management is Key With Today’s Workforce
Teneo hosts high level B2B conferences, seminars and forums for international executives who wish to better their knowledge by sharing their experiences.
They provide learning opportunities for professionals in the Human Resources & Communications field, and as a leading company in our industry, we have built our entity around strong values empowering management development.
More than 2.500 senior executives have attended their events…
The Tide Of Unemployed Is Shifting
Thanks to a stronger economy, more resources are now available to the employer but caution still needs to be embraced when selecting a candiate
The British employment market is enjoying a period of robust growth, which in turn is triggering a rise in the level of job seeker activity.
In comparison with June’s figures, July saw CV registrations and job searches soar by 19% and 21% respectively, while the number of total job application rose by 38%.
The knock-on effect for business owners is considerable, as there is now a wider pool of talent from which to choose from.
Given that business confidence is also on the rise, this provides an ideal window of opportunity for entrepreneurs who are looking to expand their existing venture.
NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For the 6th consecutive month, confidence levels among the American workforce reached pre-recession highs, according to the July Randstad Employee Confidence Index released today.
In fact, employees across the nation remain confident about many aspects of the workforce, with the Index remaining virtually unchanged at 56.3 in July (vs. 56.8 in June).
This online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad in July of 2013, included 1,065 employed U.S. adults ages 18 and older…read more
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the world’s #1 CRM platform, today launched the new Salesforce Chatter Mobile, helping employees make every moment count. With the fourth generation of Chatter Mobile, employees will be able to edit records, view…read more
Attitude is Everything — and Our Has to Change Now
Millions of girls are not in school due to untested beliefs and embraced traditions
Intel has initiated a program to get girls into school…
Not only is their future, meaning Intel’s, at stake due to the coming resource and skills shortage, but so aren’t a LOT of businesses.
Employee Retention Is Paramount for All Companies
Tech companies face even more challenges with increasing skills gaps in a critical sector
In boom times, holding on to employees is difficult in any industry.
For managers of tech companies, retaining their best employees is nearly an impossible task.
As business booms managers experience a continuous cycle of employees coming and going.
Unless you possess some sort of managerial superhuman qualities, you likely found it nearly impossible to keep your talented employees around for very long.
NICE Ranked Again as Market Leader in Workforce Management by Analyst Firm DMG Consulting
NICE also receives top marks for customer satisfaction
NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that it has once again been recognized as the contact center workforce management market leader by DMG Consulting LLC, with a market share of 22%, based on the number of seats. For 6 consecutive years NICE has been the market share leader according to DMG’s Contact Center Workforce Management reports.
Shrinking Workforce Is Accompanied With Increased Workloads
Creating value of your employees will create value to your business
Whether you oversee a staff of 2 or 200, every minute of your day is probably accounted for.
This applies to every single type of business model, from those that have a traditional infrastructure to others that employ a more flexible, project based workforce.
This provides multiple challenges for business owners, who must strive to understand the needs of their employees while also overseeing all operational and strategic tasks.
A Happy Employee Will Be More Productive
And the more productive an employee is, the more likely they will be innovative
Employee satisfaction can be based on many factors depending on the company dynamics and employee expectations.
Most companies provide essential benefits to retain employees and to avoid high turnover.
It is much easier for companies to retain current employees than it would be to recruit, hire, and train new employees.
The following are 5 ways to keep employees satisfied, all identified based on employee response levels, surveys, and overall improved moral in the workplace.
Workplace Trends Report: Case Studies in Maximizing Human Capital in Unique & Challenging Environments
Follow-up to 2013 Workplace Trends Report from Sodexo shows employers who take into account reported trends can create an engaged, productive workforce even in a unique workplace
GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sodexo released a research supplement to its annual report on workplace-related trends; Maximizing Human Capital in Unique & Challenging Environments cites data and research findings indicating that employee engagement and workspace design strategies account for significant differences in employee satisfaction and organizational performance.
Among key findings, the Report notes that these specific, unique environments draw certain and predictable demographics of employees and hence have similar workplace challenges.
Call centers and caregiver settings, for example, suffer from as high as 65% annual turnover and can recover months of lost productivity through employee engagement initiatives.
The Report also explores and offers insight into issues ranging from effective engagement of Gen Y workers to help combat the talent gap for highly-skilled workers—a problem reported by 67% of U.S.-based manufacturers—to programs aimed at military personnel with high occupational stress levels, who are required to maintain peak physical health.
SHL Report Illustrates how Talent Data on Employees and Pre-hire Candidates Drive Business Results
2013 Business Outcomes Study highlights bottom-line improvements achieved through assessment solutions
SHANGHAI, June 17, 2013/PRNewswire/ — SHL, the global leader in talent measurement solutions and part of CEB, today released its 7th annual Business Outcomes Study Report, spotlighting the positive ROI that companies have achieved using talent assessment solutions.
The report outlines 12 key findings based on the participation of more than 55 organizations representing a range of industries including finance, technology and hospitality.
The case-study-based report reveals that organizations are achieving tangible bottom-line results through a better understanding of the abilities and future potential of their prospective new-hire candidates and current employees.
Vendor Management Systems (VMS) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) Assume More Dominant Role in Managing Contingent Labor
Staffing Industry Analysts announces the release of the 2013 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 10 June 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work, today released its annual VMS and MSP Competitive Landscape report.
The report discusses the use of technology and managed services when managing contingent (temporary) labor.
The report highlights that roughly one-third of global temporary staffing labor is managed either by an MSP or run through a VMS.
Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Shows Few Signs of Global Breakthrough, Despite Positive Hiring Plans in Most Labor Markets
Slowdown in China and India as Europe Remains Challenged; Steady Hiring Pace in U.S. Expected to Continue
MILWAUKEE, JUNE 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – ManpowerGroup’s (NYSE: MAN) 3rd-quarter 2013 Manpower Employment Outlook survey, released 11-June, provides little evidence that global hiring plans are improving by any notable degree into the 2nd half of the year as uncertainty continues to hinder employer confidence across the globe.
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.
Click the read more button to discover more of what Mary has to say on retaining talent…read more
Employee Morale Can Make or Break Your Business
A diligent and trustworthy employee is difficult to find.
Not only are diligent and trustworthy employees hard to find, they’re difficult to keep as well.
One of the key reasons for their exit?
When an excellent employee suddenly leaves a company, or steadily declines in his or her quality of work, then low morale is usually the issue.
Employee morale is the ability of the employees to successfully perform and complete tasks based on their discipline, confidence, happiness, and teamwork.
Keeping employee morale high can increase your business’s productivity and revenue.
Click the read more button to discover 4 ways that morale can affect your business as well as some tips to boost employee morale…read more
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 economy is heating up and your competitors are hiring, so your IT staff may not feel as stuck as they did a few years ago when the job market was tight.
Employees cite unhappiness with management as the number one reason they leave their jobs, so unless you want your IT team to take their valuable skills and irreplaceable knowledge with them when they head to greener pastures, it’s time for managers to take a long hard look at their behavior and its effect on employee satisfaction.
Dawn Altnam brings you 5 things to consider in your management practices, just click the read more button to continue…read more
HR Professionals now have the ability to access a growing, cloud based resource for building their Job Descriptions.
The problems of organizing a company’s job description library and communicating job expectations are solved with this tool from Prevue HR Systems Inc.
75% of job applicants won’t apply for your job opening if they don’t like the job description.
40% of new hires fail within a year.
The need for clear job descriptions and employee roles is greater than ever.
Prevue HR System’s new cloud tool, the Job Description Builder (JDB) allows companies of all sizes to build their job library from a growing list of verified job description templates…read more
The Employer’s Guide to Training & Motivating New Employees
They say you only have one time to make a first impression, and this goes for new employees too.
When new employees come aboard, they will immediately begin to adopt your company’s culture and feeling.
If it’s a positive, motivating culture, that’s great for both you and the employee.
If, however, the employee senses a lot of complaining and laziness, the employee will internalize this, too.
This is what makes it so important to motivate your new employees as soon as possible.
Angela Prickette share some areas to stay focused upon when introducing a new employee not only to your company but to your company culture as well…read more
The growing deficit of skilled labor needed to fill in-demand jobs is causing a drag on employers across the globe. A significant number of employers in the 10 largest world economies said that extended job vacancies have resulted in lower revenue and productivity and the inability to grow their businesses. Employers in China were the most likely to report having open positions they cannot fill and corresponding negative effects on their company performance. Russia houses the largest percentage of employers reporting a revenue shortfall tied to extended job vacancies while the U.S. is among those most likely to report a productivity loss. Japan ranked high among those who said the inability to find skilled talent has impeded expansion of their businesses.read more
ManpowerGroup: Role of Women in the Workforce Increasingly Critical: International Women’s Day Underlines Structural Barriers Preventing Women From Unleashing Their Potentialread more
Deloitte: Study Reveals Talent Squeeze is Globalizing; Shortage, Motivation and Retention of Talent Emerge as Top HR Challenges. Employment security, retirement rank in top three personal concerns across all regions surveyed; Ability to afford retirement was top concern for U.S. respondents. Despite stubbornly high unemployment, with recent reports of job gains showing a modest decline in the U.S. unemployment rate, human resource (HR) professionals around the globe have continued concerns about attracting and retaining top talent…read more
Deloitte: Study Reveals Talent Squeeze is Globalizing; Shortage, Motivation, and Retention of Talent Emerge as Top HR Challenges. Employment security, retirement rank in top 3 personal concerns across all regions surveyed. Ability to afford retirement was top concern for U.S. respondents.read more
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CareerBuilder’s 1st annual job forecast for the 10 largest world economies tells a tale of both confidence and caution. Brazil and India are voicing the greatest confidence with more than 67% of employers in these markets planning to add full-time, permanent headcount in 2013. Italy is the least optimistic, housing more employers who expect to decrease staff than those who expect to hire.read more
“We see job growth ahead in 2013 – and in some surprising places,” said Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Vice President and Managing Director, Apollo Research Institute. In addition, we find women are advancing organizations and the economy as they forge innovative career paths and start new businesses.”read more
ManpowerGroup Advises U.S. Companies to Diversify Skills of Top Business Leaders, As U.S. Jobless Rate Steadies at 7.8% — U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports 156,000 Jobs Added in Decemberread more
As the economy continues to slowly improve, the job market is showing positive signs for job-seekers. While the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7% in November, many still find themselves unemployed and searching for new jobs, or passively looking for better opportunities. Randstad, the 2nd largest HR services and staffing company in the world, has compiled a few tips to help boost individuals’ job search success.read more