HR is predictable. However, we’ve noticed 3 HR trends that weren’t predictable, yet already started to happen in 2014. Below is the list of these 3 trends and why they are happening so early in 2014.
#1. Less Baby Boomers in the workforce. Yes, 2014 is going to be the year of the construction worker and the year of the IT worker. As a result, many people in their late 20’s and early 30’s are crossing over to the IT field with paid internships and competitive training programs being offered… Read more
The rule of thumb used to be that experience outweighed education. And, to an extent, this is true today. However, there is a shift in the thinking of many employers. Now, inexperience is valuable because employers can train their employees fresh out of school or entry into the field. They, so to speak, can mold employees how they want them to act and operate without having to break bad habits learned from other employers.
Employees usually have to perform more than one task when it comes to their company responsibilities.… Read more
I recently read an article on the 40 reasons Your Kid will Become a Barista. First, I’m not too sure there is anything wrong with being a Barista. I love coffee. My clients love coffee. What could be better than serving delicious coffee all day? This said, I understood the point of the article. The workforce of the future might be lacking a little drive when it comes to separating jobs from actual career ambitions.
The article I read suggested kids don’t have enough match and science training in elementary… Read more
You’re ready to find a new job. You’re busy writing and then rewriting your resume. You’re pumped. You’re excited…… You find yourself frustrated because your resume isn’t getting a lot of action. If this is you – keep reading!
There are a few common mistakes people make when heading back into the workforce or when trying to find alternative employment. What are these mistakes?
First, too much personal information. Some people think writing about how many kids they have will guilt employers into hiring them over another candidate. This type… Read more
It is a New Year. As we wind down the first month of 2014, there have been some changes in how to find work that are noticeable. We here at Building Team Solutions thought it would be a great way to end the week by sharing the top three tips for finding work in 2014.
#1. Are you really looking for a job or are you looking for a career? This has to be the first question you ask yourself. If you’re looking for a job in the field of… Read more
While we here at Building Team Solutions can provide you with amazing candidates and talent, it is your goal to ask the right questions to vet our matches for you. But what are the right questions?
Gone are the days of asking template questions on an interview. If you really want to get to know a candidate, make him or her think on their feet. Ask unexpected questions that can’t be practiced. Watching how the candidate handles the question is more crucial than the actual answer. How someone handles the… Read more
It sounds harsh. Employee stupidity. The truth is that employees can’t navigate every aspect of an employee’s life. And, employees use social media to interact in and outside of the workplace. And these employees often interact with one another using social media outside of the work space. So, what happens when one employee posts something on social media that offends another employee? Is this your responsibility as an employer? It can be.
First, no matter what type of internal and external policy your company lawyer draws up, an employee is… Read more
I recently read a Human Resources blog that suggested unhappy employees arrive at work, on the day of their reviews, with an ultimatum in hand. Yes, the blog suggested an employee should bluff their employer with a fake headhunted story that provides them with more money, better benefits and an even more flexible schedule. The blog, which I will not link, said this tactic works 98% of the time to get employee the money, time off and benefits they deserve. Well, this is far from the truth.
I was really… Read more
All companies are seeking to target the right customers and gain ROI when it comes to writing for and using social media avenues to grow business. But did you know you’re sitting on a gold mine with your employees and even your competition?
A big trend so far in 2014 is social media swiping. While it may pose (to only a few) some moral issues, it is a generally acceptable thing to do when done correctly. So, what is it? Stealing the social media subscribers of your employees and competition… Read more
I recently read an article about employee benefits and today’s modern workforce. While companies like Zappos are really retaining talent because of their employment environment, the company seems to be the exception to the current trend’s rule.
More and more employers are eliminating office perks like free coffee and bottled water because their employees report valuing cash over perks and benefits. The same goes for health care. Being “Obamacare” is only requiring employers to offer health insurance and not dental or vision plans, many companies are reporting their employees don’t… Read more