Posts Tagged ‘training’

Hiring Gen Y (Part 6): Training Your New Hires

The inevitability of the changing workforce dynamic is that, at some point or another, members of Generation Y are going to be a part of it. Whether currently on board or getting ready to start, Millennial employees require the enactment of new strategies to attract, train, and retain them. They are motivated differently, they learn differently, and they have different needs than any generation preceding them. Figuring out how to walk to the beat of the Gen Y drum is crucial to a successful onboarding and training process.

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Pay It Forward: Why Training Matters

An administrative assistant who can type 75 wpm and answer a multi-line phone but can’t do a page layout in Microsoft Word or know how formulas work in Microsoft Excel has little chance of getting a job later down the line if he or she doesn’t up their skill level in these areas. A mechanic that has no idea about the computer based tools that can be used in his or her field needs that opportunity to learn about it. In some instances, they simply just need to know about something bigger than their day to day jobs.

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Why Some Plan to Not Hire Soon: Thoughts On the H.I.R.E. Act

With the HIRE act offering what could amount to a fairly decent tax break for companies willing to hire workers from the unemployment line, why are more and more roles becoming difficult to fill? Is the HIRE act really going to have much of an impact in the “real” unemployment number?

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