wanted to follow up my post titled “In a downturn, people are vital” with a few more thoughts on the subject. In that post, I said that “employees are your most important asset in any economy”…which is absolutely true. I started thinking about that comment and realized that although many people might agree, you might … Read more Are you looking after your employees?
Management Issues had an article on Sept 25 titled “Looking after talent is vital in a downturn” that gave me hope when I saw the title. The article discusses results of a survey Personnel Decisions International that shows that organizations are starting to realize that people are key…especially during hard times. The article says: Despite … Read more In a downturn, people are vital
A friend of mine was applying for an IT position posted on a staffing/recruiting company website. The position was for Director of IT for a Dallas energy company and it seemed like a good fit for her. She went to the staffing agency website, entered in the basic info and uploaded her resume. She was … Read more The job hunt
Employee engagement has been seen as a ‘buzzword’ for some time but also been touted as something that every organization should focus on. It appears that there is some progress toward engaging employees (see the “Further Reading” below) but of course, many organization’s just don’t “get it”. Instead of talking about how to engage employees … Read more A Thought on Employee Engagement
Heard a wonderful story last week from a developer friend of mine and thought I’d share (with commentary of course!). He had taken a full-time job at an organization as a Senior .NET developer and was working an average of 55 hours a week for them. He liked the work he was doing but wasn’t … Read more When half an hour is greater than 14.5 hours
Management issues had posted another article (see the previous one here and my comments on the topic here) topic titled “Still suspicious of flexible working” that discusses a newly released study by HR consultancy Hewitt Associates. An excerpt follows: The survey of 90 U.S. employers also found that two thirds believed that flexibility increased employee … Read more Flexible working hours revisted