In case you missed it: Aug. 24
For many families, this week means back-to-school time. If you’ve been preoccupied with last-minute vacations or, more likely, school supply lists, here’s a recap of some of the employment and workplace news that you might have missed.
Human Resource Executive: Temporary Workers: Employ with Caution
Tom Starner reports that the use of temporary staffing continues to rise as the economy recovers. Given the increase, Starner examines the risks that employing temporary workers presents and how companies can avoid them. Misclassifying temporary workers as contractors, for example, presents risks that might backfire on employers. In addition, companies should take the necessary measures to ensure staffing partners thoroughly screen potential workers.
The Wall Street Journal: More Firms Bow to Generation Y’s Demands
Constant feedback and flexible work schedules are just two of the job aspects that often grab the attention of millennials in the workforce. This article takes a look at how employers are catering to the requests of Gen Y employees to mitigate turnover without creating a rift between younger and older workers. The U.S. division of Schneider Electric, for example, implemented a training program for veteran workers to develop management skills right after it began a rotational program for newer employees. If your company is navigating the challenges of a multigenerational workforce, take a read through my colleague Alison’s post about creating an age-neutral workplace.
A recent survey by Top Echelon showed that two-thirds of recruiters say their candidates are getting more job offers compared to last year. TLNT contributor John Zappe notes that, with candidates receiving more offers, any delay in the hiring process could result in the loss of some of your top candidates. He also writes that this uptick could be attributed to recruiters more effectively screening the candidates they present to hiring managers.