Future Friday: Older workers as the solution to unfilled jobs?

Millennial this, millennial that. Advertisements for products to hide gray hair or wrinkling skin. Slogans like “60 is the new 40.” Increasing charges of age discrimination. All these factors indicate that the U.S. is stuck in a youth oriented society. The problem is that perception drives employers to ignore older workers, often to the detriment …

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The Best Tools for Today's Telecommuting Teams

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. Despite some turn around’s in some larger companies telecommuting is continuing to grow. HR professionals who coordinate workplace benefits and policies with remote employee teams tend to encounter a unique set of challenges. Without the benefit of a central workplace, they inevitably have to …

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The Remote Revolution: Solutions to Empower Next-Gen Workers

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonster.org. Remote working is on the rise. In fact, large enterprises like IBM are now expanding their remote-work program, even as more startups embrace a remote-first foundation, Quartz reports. The shift is no surprise — not only are companies looking to boost productivity by reducing the need for …

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Is the Fight for $15 self-defeating?

As I write this the employees at O’Hare Airport are on strike in conjunction with multiple Fight for $15 rally’s spread across the country. Bolstered by support from unions, particularly the SEIU, workers are trying to get increases to $15 per hour. Is it working? Or are they shooting themselves in the foot? Who is …

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Unobtrusive Ways to Keep Tabs on Remote Employees

Today’s post is provided by my friends at SocialMonsters.ogr Up to 90 percent of the U.S. workforce says they would like to telework at least part of the time, according to research compiled by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Meanwhile, Fortune 1000 companies around the world are rapidly adjusting their business model around mobile employees. Remote employees are good …

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From the Archive: Future Friday: Does telecommuting cause a digital divide?

I am traveling today, so I bring this commuting post from the archive. I have written a number of times that the part of the future of work is both telecommuting and a free-agent workforce. More and more companies are using or allowing a greater freedom in telecommuting. More companies are using independent contractors who …

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Strategies to Help You Manage Remote Workers

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org Numerous studies have shown that remote workers are more productive, more efficient and less stressed than people who work in a more traditional office setting. Remote workers do not have to deal with typical office distractions like impromptu meetings, gossiping or loud co-workers. While …

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Intuitive & Innovative Tech for Your HR Team

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. From recruiting to retention, the human resources department bridges the gap between employee and upper management for all businesses, large and small. It’s not exempt, however, from the technological revolution. And while you’ve at least dabbled in automation, if you’re not getting the results …

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Do you use technology to avoid human interaction?

Technology is a tool that can be used to enhance our ability to communicate with our fellow employees. Unfortunately we often use it as a crutch to avoid having to actually interact with others. How many ways can we send a message that lets us actually avoid human contact? What is appropriate? My friend Janine …

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Lessons HR could learn from Marketing: A Report from #DreamForce15

Last week I attended the #DreamForce15 conference in San Francisco. For those of you that are not aware of Dreamforce, it is the largest software conference, with 170,000 registered attendees. Yes, it does get hard to move around, especially early in the week. It however is a pretty amazing event. Off the campus however, a …

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