It doesn’t necessarily call for mentoring of younger workers by older workers, but rather collaboration on projects in which older and younger workers feel as if they’re both contributing to business goals.
There’s more at stake than money in a recent court decision that ordered Starbucks to pay California baristas more than $100 million in back tips and interest. The ruling undercuts the company’s image as a fair and cooperative place to work. Starbucks is fighting back.
Web 2.0 tactics, such as online pay-per-click advertising, blogging, podcasting and press releases, will be used for the first time this year by about one-fourth of smaller HR product and service suppliers to generate leads. Larger vendors, which are those with $50 million or more in annual revenue, ‘remain laggards,’ according to a survey on HR marketing trends.
Bullying is blamed for unnecessarily creating high costs of turnover, insurance claims and thwarted productivity. And anti-bullying bills keep cropping up in state legislatures. But employer attorneys say the way to deal with bullies at work is through existing harassment policies and statutes, not by enacting new laws.
Employees in the corporate world aren’t exactly happy campers these days, according to a newly released national survey that shows lower job satisfaction compared with a year ago. This year, employers are being looked upon to provide their staffs with better pay and health insurance, as well as flexible work hours. But if such conditions don’t change, the underlying workforce frustration could leave more openings for job recruiters.