Millennials are no longer the newbies. As HR experts, we are “over” overanalyzing this generation. We’re also tired of everyone blaming them for whatever ails us at the moment. It’s time to press the refresh button. Welcome Generation Z! This generation is the largest on the planet, numbering 72 million and counting. Ages 25 and younger, they represent 25.9 percent of the population and by 2020 they will account for one-third.
Technology has permeated our lives and revolutionized the way we do business. Love it or hate it, we cannot hide from it or do business without it. The endless development of technology (hardware and software), however, can contribute to workplace anxiety and stress, affecting company performance and organizational stability.
Does an agreement between an employer and an employee to resolve any employment disputes through individual arbitration (as opposed to through a class or collective action) violate the employee’s right to engage in protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)? That is the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court as it heard its first oral argument of this term on the first Monday of October.
We all know that veteran employee who has an encyclopedic knowledge of an industry, or has handled so many complex transactions that he can guide you through the process effortlessly. Well, that employee and about 9,999 of his or her cohorts likely are retiring each day. Baby Boomers, who make up 79 million veteran employees across the American workforce, are reaching the age of 65 at a clip of 10,000 per day, according to the Pew Research Center.
The NCET Small Business Expo connects small businesses and entrepreneurs with the help they need to help their companies grow. Anyone who invests even a few hours at the Small Business Expo will leave with an abundance of information and important networking contacts. Business owners will have the opportunity to talk with experts and visit with experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals.
Over the past 15 years, I’ve worked with thousands of leaders and employees on employee engagement, and I now have a massive list of things employees despise about engagement surveys. Here are three things your employees wish you would stop doing.
By all accounts, the tech sector in Northern Nevada is booming and just as the floodgates on our beloved Truckee River are wide open, so are the floodgates on local hiring. Recent reports cite hiring ‘sprees’ and point to a worsening labor crunch. As local businesses replace talent or hire for expansion in our improving economy, having a clear understanding of the talent pool will allow for greater success in filling vacancies.