It can be difficult for human resource managers to attract the best employees and it’s important for them to sweeten the pot for potential employees. High salaries may attract applicants, but money isn’t enough to keep employees at their desks for years. Here are ways that today’s HR departments are recruiting and keeping employees.
In 2010, a survey from Microsoft found that over 60% of workers believed they could do their jobs from a remote location. Furthermore, the Telework Research Network notes that somewhere between 20 to 30 million Americans work from home at least one day per week. Keep reading to learn about frequent struggles, and ways to excel as a remote manager without losing your sanity.
You may not think that you’re the reason your employees keep getting sick, but you just may be. If you aren’t ensuring that your office is a healthy place to work, you could very well be the one to blame for the persistent use of sick time among your employees. If you run a business, keeping your office healthy is easier than you think. Here are five steps that you can take immediately.
If youâ€™re not in the loop about Administrative Professionals Week, itâ€™s time to catch up. If you have no idea why or how this week got started, look back at its roots. It used to be called National Professional Secretaries Week back in 1952 when the word â€œsecretaryâ€ wasnâ€™t considered a put-down. Todayâ€™s office multi-taskers prefer the moniker â€œadministrative professionalâ€, so the name was changed.
When you think about what you want from your career, a 9 to 5 schedule is probably not at the top of the list. But for most people, regular work hours seem like a necessary evil. According to the Bureau of Labor, alternative schedules have been popular since the 1990s, and by the start of the millennium, nearly 30 percent of full-time workers did not work 9 to 5.
If you’re setting up a new business, you need to determine whether or not you want to treat your new hires as employees or as contractors when it comes to taxes. You’ll often hear the advice that paying taxes on employees is overwhelming and that contract work will save you on tax, but there are reasons that you may want to consider both sides before making the final decision.