By John Whyte, Senior Manager, Dayforce Talent Management, Ceridian
2015 was the year Frozen entered our household. Our twin girls got hooked on the movie and our family responded with appropriate Christmas presents, including a Frozen scooter and a Frozen karaoke machine. While well intentioned, the novelty of these gifts inevitably wore off. The scooter now sits dormant in our garage and the karaoke machine (blissfully) collects dust in our basement.
Four months ago we took a family road trip to Yellowstone National Park, and the girls have captivated us with tales of bison, geysers, and mountaintop vistas ever since. The lesson? The life experiences we give to our kids are much more valuable than the stuff we buy for them. Read more
From retention to compliance, there were a number of trending topics on the Ceridian HCM Blog this year. For the rest of December, we will be revisiting 10 of our most popular blog posts of 2016. Enjoy!
By Andrew Shopsowitz, Manager of Product Management, Ceridian
One of the biggest challenges that employers consistently talk about when it comes to managing millennials is low retention; all too often I’ve heard this voiced as, “millennials just have no loyalty to anything or anyone.” So how is it that video game producers have kept so many of us playing the same game franchises for years (sometimes lifetimes) with levels of devotion that can border on fanaticism? I argue that the challenge in retaining millennials has nothing to do with a lack of loyalty, but rather, the challenge comes from inherently different expectations of their workplace. Read more
By Eugene Peters, Director Product Management (Workforce Management) at Ceridian
With members of the baby boomer generation leaving the workforce en masse, either retiring or reducing their employment hours, businesses face an incredible challenge in limiting the exodus of their knowledge. Smart businesses recognize this risk and adapt. One approach is mentoring, passing on wisdom and insight; with millennials now representing the largest generation in the workforce, mentoring, in many cases, involves passing that wisdom and insight to a millennial.
As your organization moves through the changing of the guard, mentoring millennials effectively will be critical. Mentoring millennials is different than any other generation before them. The approach requires the ability to empathize with their underlying motivations, as well as the ability to commit the necessary time to satisfy their expectations around engagement and feedback. Read more
By Robert Mattson, VP of Content Marketing, Ceridian
When someone leaves an organization we all feel the loss. Whether it’s that hourly employee that is the heart of the store moving to the competitor down the road for a 50 cent an hour increase, or the top performer in a corner office. Even before the goodbye lunches and the cards being passed around to sign, the effect has been around for weeks and months. It’s the looming phantom of lost productivity. And now, it will only get worse as the colleague walks out the door. Read more
Your employees are eyeing advancement, but many of them still consider it an awkward conversation. To change this, human capital management professionals have to develop a culture of transparency and engagement.
When people feel they are stuck in one place, without the ability to broach topics such as wage and promotion with management, they’re more likely to begin feeling dissatisfied. This can ultimately have a detrimental effect on employee retention, and even hiring. This isn’t simply an issue of workers needing to step up to the plate, though. Douglas Williamson, the CEO of the Beacon Group, told HR Reporter that management is “more discriminating” than it has ever been. This sort of distant approach creates an environment that discourages discussions about advancement. Read more
By John Whyte, Sr. Product Manager, Dayforce Talent Management
It’s happening. Colleges and universities across North America have released their latest crop of eager young talent into the workforce. Wide-eyed graduates will leave fraternity parties and all-nighters behind to experience their first apartment, first vacationless summer, and most importantly, first full time job.
Millenials became the largest generation in the workforce last year, forcing companies to rethink the way they attract the young professionals who will shape their future success. Here are four principles to help your organization create an effective college recruitment strategy. Read more