One of the biggest challenges that companies face today is to manage age diversity in their workforce. First, it must be stressed that age diversity is a good and helpful thing. It brings many different points of view to your team and helps you relate to customers of all ages. However, employees of diverse ages tend to act differently in the work environment, and tensions often form between them. A working human resource strategy must recognize and address these […]
Andrew McAfee asks an important question in the TED Talk in Boston.
Are droids taking our jobs?
After analyzing labor data, McAfee shares his perspectives on the future of employment while trying to find out exactly how technology affects the way people make a living. Although the numbers don’t look so good, McAfee voices his optimism for the future – that even if robots and algorithm do better at certain tasks, he reminds us that economies run on ideas, which are […]
Stress is a very real problem in the workplace, and your human resource strategy must address it. Often, stresses are worst for the most sedentary of jobs. Office jobs are very demanding mentally and offer little or no time for physical exertion to work out stresses. On the other hand, labor-intensive jobs can be just as stressful if they push employees beyond their physical limits. In both scenarios, there is a point where employees become less productive and their […]
The most crucial component of a business success is bringing the right people on board. This is particularly true when hiring executives and managers. They set the tone for the whole company right down to the lowest-level employees, whose supervisors tend to mirror the managers and executives. If managers are nitpicky and controlling, so are supervisors. If managers are hands-off and allow a lot of autonomy, so do the supervisors. Similarly, managers also tend to mirror executives. Therefore, companies […]
No matter what industry you want to work in, your chances of getting hired or ahead of the pack depend on a number of important things. Serious employers spend a lot money finding and hiring top talent, so they naturally expect the best.
Employers know that employees with the right qualities can do wonders for their business. They want people who can drive their company forward. So let’s take a look at some of the important qualities that will help […]
Everyone has had their fair share of lousy bosses, and plenty of employees have sworn they would do things differently given the opportunity to be boss. For those who have earned the title, make sure your good leadership skills and intentions aren’t under an avalanche of emails, meetings and phone calls.
Although the fate of a small business is a lot to bear, being a good boss is worth the time and energy to keep employees happy. If you want […]
If you’re hiring right now, you’re probably getting inundated with resumes of varying quality. Just glancing through the resumes to find the best ones can take hours. The pressures on your business may prompt you to rush a decision just so you can get your focus back on other things. However, personnel decisions are never good ones to rush. That’s why it is a good idea to partner with a human resources firm that provides recruiting services. They can […]