The combination of a lower unemployment rate and increased number of jobs means employers now need to focus on retaining employees. As opportunities abound, employees are enticed to leave. High turnover rates aren’t good for business — one employee turning over can cost a company close to $50,000 in recruiting, training and lost productivity costs.
At its annual conference, the State Educational Technology Director’s Association honored a group of students from Central Los Angeles for their work integrating technology with their service-learning projects to explore community rights. Students of the Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School captured attendees as they illustrated how deeper learning with access to technology improves lives and society.
The drone economy could be grounded if operators and regulators alike don’t address pressing concerns over cyber attacks, privacy breaches and reckless pilots, according to a new report by insurers Lloyd’s of London. The British insurance giant’s risk report series survey, “Drones Take Flight,” out Thursday, highlights five issues that could hamper the growth of businesses using unmanned aerial robots for jobs ranging from crop monitoring to parcel deliveries.
With the economy improving, many companies are working on growth plans that include expanding to new markets and hiring remote workers. If a geographic expansion is part of your strategy, take a close look at the technologies you use and make sure your planning incorporates advances in communication, cloud services and remote collaboration tools.
As we enter 2015 with an improving economy and robust business growth predicted, analysts agree that finding and retaining employees will be one of the biggest business challenges over the next few years. Because of this many business are looking for ways to expand their capabilities without adding staff.