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Gap between Millennial Employee Viewpoints and Employer Expectations

 

For any organization to operate efficiently, there must be complete coordination between all layers of staff and management. Only when there is complete communication can you expect an organization to operate smoothly. All gaps must be bridged, and all terms must be understood well by all. When running an organization, terms, definitions as well as all targets and expectations must be crystal clear to employers and employees. However, in recent years, employers and employees seem to have drastically different views on crucial areas, which lead to much distress and turmoil for companies.

Millennials are known for having opinions that are quite different to those of their employers. Indeed, the differences are so vast that you might wonder how they could ever be reconciled. For example, 86% of Millennials see themselves as hardworking indivdiauals, while only 11% of their employers agree with this. Also, 82% of Millennials believe that they are loyal to their employers, but only 1% of employers believe that this is true.

What Can Be Done to Narrow the Perception Gap between Employers and Millennials?

 

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Job Fair

At TribeHR, we do much of our recruiting through our own job board and LinkedIn. Most of the positions we’re currently hiring for are technical roles. Like many software development companies, we struggle to find the best candidates in a competitive environment.  And, while we strive to attract (and hire from), a diverse candidate pool, we also struggle to achieve even a semblance of gender balance among our software engineers. Fortunately, our development team has always included women, but we’ve found it challenging to bridge the distance between having a few women on the team and true gender balance.
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Managing Rumors and Gossip in the Workplace

Wherever people gather there will be conversation; sometimes (okay, often!), that conversation becomes gossip, which may blossom into rumor. Much like office politics, rumors and excessive gossip in the workplace create a drain on morale that managers and HR professionals must get a handle on. Damaging rumors can cause uneasiness, distrust between management and staff and infighting between colleagues or departments. Allowing negative rumors to run wild is not an acceptable option. The only thing to do with destructive gossip and malicious rumors is tackle them head on—bring issues out into the open before they further undermine employee trust and confidence.

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The Impact of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

There are some topics no one likes to talk about. One of them is the prevalence and impact of alcohol and drug use in the workplace. Each year, substance abuse costs the United States an estimated $276 billion dollars in expenditures on health care, workplace injuries, and disability payments, not to mention productivity losses.[1] The reason the price tag is so high is that approximately 60% of adults with substance dependence (i.e. addiction), are full time employees and most adults who have problems with alcohol or drug use are in the workforce—meaning employers bear much of the cost associated
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Five Things That Will Kill Your Vacation

As adults we anticipate a vacation the way children look forward to birthday parties. For weeks, even months, in advance, we know it’s approaching. Until suddenly the eagerly awaited break from work is only days away! Soon we’ll be packing, checking luggage, boarding a plane and putting our trays in an upright position as we make that final descent.

What’s the first thing we do when we arrive at our sun-kissed destination? Maybe we don’t even wait to get to the hotel. We do it in the taxi, at our first opportunity. After all, why wait?

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Cooler Paths Lead to Cooler Work

Serial entrepreneur Jerome Jarre wants to “shake things up and would like to change what’s not working in society. I have big dreams.”
And his first building blocks for this change? Six second Vine videos. Getting featured on Ellen.
Let’s back up and give a little context. Jarre was business student in university in France, but wasn’t doing well. He thought about dropping out. His teachers, parents and classmates warned him he’d fail in life if he did that. So he got as far away as he could from that negativity. He went to China. Taught himself Chinese by speaking to people in the street. He learned English by reading a book his roommate gave him, Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk, who would later become his business partner in their mobile-first marketing agency, GrapeStory
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Forget Global: What Happens When the Workforce Goes Galactic?

If we’ve learned one thing in HR during the past decade, it’s that change is upon us. And there is no reason to expect things to move at a slower pace going forward. Even as we grapple with the reality of an increasingly global workforce, a number of recent news items are triggering an even more fantastical train of thought—what happens when the workforce goes galactic?

Mars Orbit Undocking by SpaceGuy5, Wikimedia Commons

Who cares, you say? That’s so far in the future it can’t possibly impact us.  

According to retired US Marine, Captain Kaye, the international military machine has already been struggling with off-planet HR issues while deploying an elite defense force to protect colonies on Mars

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Slow Down: Multitasking Is Bad For Productivity

In today’s workplace, multitasking is appreciated by many as a good work habit and a sign of commitment to the job. Some people seem to be able to juggle personal crises, help co-workers and still get their work done. While they may whirl like dervishes, they seem to take it all in stride without breaking a sweat. These people are powerhouses of productivity—or does it just seem that way?

Mardi Gras Multitasking by Bart Everson, Wikimedia Commons

Former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, was considered by some to be as powerful as the president during his time in office, and yet he often missed key meetings or ran late. When he did arrive, he invariably stepped out to make at least one telephone call during the meeting. In retrospect, his tenure at the State Department was one of the least productive in recent history, despite his political power and academic prowess. [1]

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HR Technology - From Thought to Action

Companies have been talking about investing in HR technology for a long time. In 1999, the intent was clear, with 100% of this survey’s respondents planning to automate their HR systems (or upgrade their current automated systems). Before moving forward, however, most organizations were waiting for a new generation of technology to emerge that would support a more robust business case.  Cognizant Confluence 2013, Flickr Fifteen years later, intent has become a reality: investment in HR technology is growing across all industries and geographies and HR technology solutions now exist to meet a wide range of needs and budgets. 
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Is Your Company Living its Values?

A company’s lived values reflect its true culture and personality. A mature firm will often have a different vibe and different values than a startup, for example, although there may be areas of overlap. In most cases, a company’s values represent a combination of reality and vision: experience and aspiration.

Effective business leaders aspire to live up to the vision by creating a culture that reflects the stated values of the company. Sometimes they fall short of that goal, but in the act of trying they discover what living their values really means.