Facebook has released a new skill-building site: Learn with Facebook. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Facebook has been in the news a lot lately in a climate increasingly concerned about both privacy and “fake news.” Pundits are pointing to Facebook’s woes as fodder for understanding about the types of leadership foibles that can lead a company down a slippery slope from a public sentiment standpoint.
One of the primary functions of a Human Resources department is to be aware of and ensure compliance with a wide range of laws and regulations involving workplace conduct, such as sexual harassment and various forms of discrimination.
There’s little doubt that the Internet has greatly contributed to workplace efficiency and productivity over the last couple decades. E-mail has made real-time, written communication far easier than ever before, and new technologies have provided the ability to share computer screens and hold virtual face-to-face meetings—not to mention the ability to conduct research without sifting […]
It’s widely recognized and reported that there is a growing skills gap in the American workplace. The skills gap is the idea that even though there may be employees available to fill open positions, they often lack the required skills and experience to do those jobs effectively.
While wages remain the primary factor for most employees in determining whether to stay at their current job or look elsewhere for employment opportunities, other factors strongly impact employee satisfaction as well. Flexible hours, vacation time, and company culture can all impact an employer’s desirability in the minds of employees and potential employees.
When HR departments look for training and development programs for their organizations’ leaders and high potentials, they often focus on industry-specific and job-related tasks. This is because—much more than “soft skills” like communication, teamwork, or critical analysis—these more concrete skills are easier to standardize across departments and titles and simpler to evaluate and teach.
The Internet Age and, more specifically, the social media age have added a new element to the hiring process. Rather than relying predominantly on what employees say about themselves on their résumés and cover letters, or what their handpicked cheerleaders say about them in letters of recommendation, employers can easily type a candidate’s name into […]
Salary and benefits are often what come top of mind when thinking about what employees value most in a job. That’s certainly not surprising. The ability to make a living is important to us all. And, in fact, according to an article by Forbes, salary and benefits do top the list for most employees.
As we grow in our professional careers, our level of responsibility eventually outpaces the number of hours in our day. This is why managers are assigned staff. One of the benefits and responsibilities of management and supervisory positions is the delegation of certain tasks to subordinates.