By the year 2011, the U.S. will face a worker shortage of 8-10 million people. In many industries today, jobs are going unfilled. It should go without saying, if you cannot attract and keep your workforce, then you must change what you are doing or face the consequences.Read More
Why is it, most organizations spend so little time and resources helping managers hire the right people? I could argue that it is one of the key activities that can make or break a company. The companies who invest in getting it right on the front end tend to be financially successful, have less turnover and have a better reputation overall than their closest competitors. Here are ways to help your managers avoid some common hiring traps that can trip up the most seasoned managers.Read More
Write better job descriptions using the power of O*NET. The Job Description Writer helps employers and Workforce Professionals write job descriptions.
Write better job descriptions using the power of O*NET. The Job Description Writer helps employers and Workforce Professionals write job descriptions.Read More
Workers face dynamic and ever increasing challenges. A global economy of discriminating consumers has placed demands on employers never before seen. Managers face the task of finding, keeping, and motivating workers. Environmental pressures, rising health care costs, and the sophisticated needs of the workforce have placed management in a complicated and tenuous situation. The answer lies with creating a work environment that motivates people toward exceptional performance. Read on to learn how you as a manager can maximize the potential, creative abilities, and talents of your workforce to gain a greater competitive advantage.Read More
Just like individuals within them, organizations can burn out too. All organizational structures and programs burn out without the positive contributions of the people involved. If you are a boss and are aware of symptoms like low morale, high turnover, and increased absenteesim within your organization, you can begin to suspect your company is burning out. What can be done to “cure” and prevent organizational burnout? Here are a few suggestions.Read More
Old management tools no longer work. In the past, volumes have been written about the importance of compensation and work flexibility in motivating and retaining employees. Most executives will not argue the role these factors play. However, recent workforce trends are forcing managers to re-evaluate the tools used to keep top-notch talent. To reduce turnover, you must first seek to understand the primary causes behind it.Read More