How do I conduct job analysis as a means to describing all positions within our company?
The Obama administration has said it favors the availability of annuities and other forms of guaranteed lifetime income to ensure that retirees don’t outlive their savings. The American Council of Life Insurers cheered the two agencies for considering the role annuities can play in retirement plans.
The terrible state of the economy may be distracting companies from a looming issue: a graying workforce whose eventual retirement may leave them short of skills and organizational knowledge.
Commentary: Most companies did a poor job anticipating the recent downturn, and mass layoffs were one result. Don’t miss opportunities for improving your workforce processes in the upturn by continuing with a business-as-usual approach. Two Deloitte consultants say that HR and finance in some organizations are finding a better way.
The target audience is executives at small and medium-size companies that might not have an HR department.
Employers who used flexible work arrangements during the recession may decide there is a business case for them. Some may decide to keep them in place as the economy begins to recover.
Prompt investigation of discrimination or harassment complaints, coupled with appropriate disciplinary action, shields employers from such claims.
Virginia Blood Services believed it did a great job of teaching people how to manufacture blood components, but it wasn’t teaching technical people how to manage others. By committing resources to leadership development, the organization is bucking a national trend: a shortage of senior managers in nonprofits.
Commentary: If you want a performance management process to reinforce or build cultural values at your company, you’ll need more than lip service to those values. You’ll need to make some current team members a little uncomfortable with your view of values, and possibly even make them think that they don’t belong at your company.
The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College has made its online fact database public. The database has 1,700 statistics on workforce trends for employers, scholars, policy analysts and legislators.