The current labor force in America is polarizing – there are lots of older workers, lots of younger ones, and fewer people in the middle. That’s a legitimate managerial challenge. There are fast-paced changes in work that lead to skill shortages and managers complain that they have no one ready to f
The demand for talent has been picking up for the past few years, perhaps to the degree that the balance of power has shifted from employer to employee. Employees are also becoming more mobile and willing to work as contracted specialists and independent consultants, a development that has compounde
Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. But why are they so important?
Employee handbooks serve as a valuable communication resource for company-specific and legally-mandated policies. These policies inform employees of their rights, res
I’ll never forget the first time I saw the words “LUMBER TRADER” written beneath my email signature. It was a powerful and victorious moment, which I was able to relish only after two trying years of pursuit. This goal was achieved not only though persistence and preservation, but also because one o
Supervisors and managers serve as a company’s direct connection to their employees. The larger the company, the more essential supervisors and managers are for increasing sales and production, implementing company policies and procedures, communicating company goals and values, and handling any issu