There was a time when employees had few protections and were subject to abuses by unregulated management. For example:
- Until the FLSA, employees could be required to work limitless hours without overtime or even a minimum wage.
- Until Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employees could be denied jobs, or fired, because of their race, sex color, religion or national origin, and they were.
- Until the FMLA, employees who wanted time off to bond with a newborn child or care for a sick parent where told to choose between work or life, a Hobson’s choice.
Workplace Flexibility. You know you need it in your organization, but you don’t know where to start. Meanwhile, you’re losing talent to organizations that already have it.
In order to attract and retain the best talent, there is no better time to create an effective and flexible culture in your organization.
Workplace flexibility has become a key business strategy – and workplace culture initiative -- to retain and leverage the talents and skills of today’s increasingly diverse, aging, and multi-generational workforce.
You might be convinced of the value of workplace flexibility, but how can you make it work in your...
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On August 28, @weknownext chatted with special guests, HR and Social Media "Nextperts," Aliah Wright (@1SHRMScribe), Jay Kuhns (@JayKuhns), Jessica Miller (@blogging4jobs) and LarsSchmidt (@thisisLars) to discuss Social Media and Productivity. The chat occurred live on Spreecast and on Twitter.
In case you missed it, here is the recorded Spreecast and all of the great tweets from the chat...
In a recently article by McKinsey “Help Wanted: The future of work in Advanced Economies” (March 2012), the author mentions 5 trends that are influencing employment levels. One of which is untapped talents; “Advanced economies have growing pools of underused talent: older workers, women, and youth”. This segment of the population, more specifically: Retirees, stay at home moms and university students can fill a much needed void in the economy. They can help companies reduce or fill skill gaps. The skill gap is significant. In fact, in 2011, when US unemployment exceeded 9 percent, an ...