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5 Key Workforce Trends for 2016

Posted by Claudia St. John on Jan 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Whenever we start the process of closing out one year and planning for the next, it is always useful to identify the major workforce trends for the coming year. So, as you prepare your budget for the year ahead and develop your annual workforce strategy, we’ve identified five key trends for you to consider.

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Topics: Staffing & Hiring

A Millennial's Perspective: 6 Ways to Attract and Retain Us

Posted by Sarah Scudder on Oct 29, 2015 12:12:00 PM
I attended a supply chain conference this past May. The average attendee had to be at least 50 years old; there were just two of "us" (millennials) in attendance. Much of the first day's discussion centered around how to attract millennials to the purchasing industry. Concerns that we have limited attention spans, we want everything now, we bounce from job to job, we are entitled and that we have substandard work ethic were expressed. I thought it a bit ironic that no one asked me or the other millennial for our perspectives, so I spoke up. I highlighted the positive attributes we can and do bring to the workforce: information sharing, compassion, caring about a greater cause, creativity and innovation.
 
All that being said, here's how to attract us creative types and innovators.
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Topics: Staffing & Hiring

5 Things to Do if You Have Millennials on Your Team

Posted by Claudia St. John on Sep 1, 2015 9:54:00 AM

Nothing gets a group of business owners riled up more than asking their opinions about their millennial employees. Also known as Generation Y, these are people who are between the ages of 18 and 32.

We hear it all the time. They're entitled, they can’t communicate well, they are needy, they don't work hard. And they have no job loyalty! (We could go on.)
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Topics: Staffing & Hiring

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