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Phased Retirement Programs: What Are They?

  Nearly ten thousand baby boomers will retire each day over the course of the next decade! Thus, organizations must develop strategies on how to handle this transition. Developing strategies for this is important because the mass retirement of baby boomers will greatly affect an organization’s workforce. Also, as organization’s take more progressive approaches to benefits that support a diverse workforce, it will be important to provide support to baby boomers during this transition. Enter in phased retirement programs! The Phased Retirement Program Phased retirement programs are human resources tools that incorporate an employee’s choice of work arrangement. A worker reaching the retirement age can continue working in a flexible arrangement and then gradually transition to full time retirement. An example of these flexible work arrangements are part time hours, reduced workload, or telecommuting. What are the benefits of phased retirement programs? A major ...

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Higher Education Human Resources: 4 Innovative Ideas to Implement This Year

  Higher education human resources is different from human resources in any other industry. The culture in higher education is different, the compliance standards of the department are different, and the budgeting for your objectives is completely different as well. To ensure that your higher education human resources team is staying in front of the curve when it comes to innovation, it is important to seek out new ideas and experiment with their applicability at your organization. As a starting point for this research, check out our list below and download our e-book (Higher Education HR Trends in 2017) by clicking here.   Higher Education Human Resources Innovative Ideas   Phased Retirement The higher education industry has more baby boomers than any other industry. Baby boomers are working longer than any other generation due to the current financial climate. While having the expertise of baby boomers is ...

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Reduction in Force Guidelines: How to Handle Employees Being Replaced by Technology

  Glassdoor recently published an article that discussed the fifteen most “endangered” jobs in the market right now. Several of the positions discussed in the article are being eliminated due to the advancement of technology and societal changes over the past several years. While it is important for technology to advance so that we can continue to make improvements to better the world, it can have a negative impact on those who hold the positions that it is replacing. Organizations must have reduction in force guidelines that give instructions on how to handle these situations. Our four-step plan is an effective way to manage these situations. Learn more about voluntary reductions in force here.   Make sure to plan for these transitions far in advance with tools like our free workforce planning template! Download it here. Reduction in Force Guidelines: The Four Step Process   Reduction ...

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19 Employee Perks Ideas To Try This Year

  It is more important than ever in the war for talent to ensure that your organization delights employees. In the list below we have provided ample employee perks ideas that your human resources team can discuss adding to your employee engagement, retention and attraction strategies. To better prepare your organization for the war for talent, download our free workforce planning template here.   Unlimited Vacation Time While this may sound difficult to implement, it can actually make your organization more efficient and productive. As it eliminates the need to track vacation time, systems and managers can spend energy previously devoted to that on other more important items.   Sabbatical Program A sabbatical program is a great way to ensure your employees stay innovative and engaged long term with your organization. As many more organization implement sabbatical programs, this will become a top ...

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5 Effective Leadership Development Programs for Employees

  As the skills needed by employees to run a successful organization become more complex, it is important that your organization take a proactive approach to developing its workforce. While this is important, it is absolutely critical that your human resources department focuses on creating effective leadership development programs as well. Leadership development programs for employees will allow your organization to prepare individuals for leadership roles as they become available at your organization. Since leaders can make such a large impact on the overall success of an organization, it is important that special efforts be put into this process. This will become very apparent as thousands of baby boomers begin to retire in the following years, leaving masses of leadership roles open to be filled by new leaders. For better help in preparing for this transition, download our free workforce planning template ...

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