In the ongoing battle for top candidates, a liberal vacation offering is a powerful perk. In fact, a generous and flexible PTO policy does more than attract great new candidates. When designed, communicated and managed well, it can also help you retain your current employees.
American employees are disengaged and millions are looking for a new job. As a number of IT companies are beginning to discover, the sector isn’t immune. With low levels of unemployment and a scarcity of available talent, employers can’t afford to assume their top performers are satisfied in their work.
In a recent ADP article, writer Ellen Gregory dispels a few long-held myths about “generational differences” in today’s workforce. Most notably, she points to U.S. Department of Labor statistics from 1983 – 2016 (the most recent available) to suggest that “job hopping” among younger workers is not a new phenomenon. Millennials didn’t start this trend. In fact, today’s baby boomers jumped around from job to job at roughly the same frequency when they were the age of today’s millennial workers.
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When you’re hiring, you invest all kinds of energy in determining exactly what kind of candidate will make the best hire. How much experience is required? How important is education? But let’s be honest, those are the easy questions. Defining the skill set and work style of the perfect hire can be very challenging.
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I follow two studies that explore turnover in the IT world. The Tech Career Outlook report by Spiceworks, asks IT professionals how they feel about their jobs, workplace satisfaction, salaries and future prospects. The second, the Tech Leavers Study, conducted by the Kapor Center for Social Impact and supported by the Ford Foundation, begins with this provocative headline: “Unfairness-based turnover in tech is a $16B a year problem.”
Two of Minnesota’s cities were named by ZipRecruiter as top ten job markets at the beginning of 2015, namely Rochester (4th) and Minneapolis (10th). Out of the big cities (population in excess of one million), Minneapolis was ranked top, ahead of Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City and Columbus.
We were recently surprised and honored to learn that SkyWater will be the recipient of a second award as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Minnesota. This award comes from Minnesota Business Magazine for businesses that “excel in employee well-being.”