The Center for State and Local Government Excellence recently released their 2019 Workforce Trends survey which found that the top workforce challenges facing U.S. state and local governments are (1) recruitment and retention of qualified personnel with the needed skills for public service and (2) providing competitive compensation. The survey results emphasize the importance of state and local governments adopting innovative practices in order to attract and retain needed staff. Other workforce issues important to state and local governments include employee morale, employee engagement, retaining staff needed for core services, and leadership development.
The needs for today’s workforce have changed and as such, employers should position themselves to attract top talent to include the gig economy worker and the W-2 employee. The time for On Demand Pay adoption is now, as the workforce will not wait for those employers who can’t meet their needs.
The key to hiring and retaining the best talent is trust. If we want people to apply for jobs, they need to trust the company. Candidates will accept the company’s offer, if they trust the recruiter and hiring manager. And ultimately, new employees will stay only as long as they feel they can trust the work environment.
What I have found in my research is that most people do not know what worklife negotiation looks like to them. They haven’t spent the time thinking about their current work and life situation and what an ideal worklife situation would be. Even if you do not have the power to change your work and life demands immediately, understanding where you would like to be provides you with a roadmap to make incremental changes to ultimately get to your ideal worklife situation – whether it’s getting more hours at work to pay off debt or cutting back on email at home so you can put your children to bed.
In the hospitality sector, many of us have fallen into what I think of as “the availability trap”: running our consumer-facing businesses on the whim of a 17-year-old who wants to work, but also attend band practice three afternoons a week.
Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Yesterday we hosted a fast and furious tweetchat to expand upon the predictions for 2019 workplace trends that we issued earlier in January. We were joined by several of our board members, as well as visitors. We posed the following questions for conversation and debate. Read on following the questions to see a full … Continue reading 2019 Workplace Predictions Tweetchat
Every year at this time, we ask our board members around the world what they think will be the most important workplace trends in the coming year. Although we usually have tried to limit ourselves to 5 top trends, this year we found 6 recurring themes among the prognostications of this insightful group.
Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute. I recently had a conversation about the gig economy with my colleague, David Creelman. David is the CEO of Creelman Research and writes on a broad variety of human resource topics. His recent book, Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment , explores the … Continue reading Ready for the gig economy?
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