Whether it is a few employees or your entire workforce, it is becoming more and more likely that if you have employees, you are facing the challenge of managing remote workers. In fact, between 2005 and 2012, the number of remote workers in the U.S. grew by almost 80 percent. In 2014, 10 percent of all employees worked remotely. Organizations from Automattic to the U.S. government have found that allowing employees to telecommute, when done correctly, can increase employee productivity and satisfaction, reduce costs for the company, reduce employee turnover and allow access to a larger talent pool. Conversely, other companies like Yahoo! and Reddit disallow remote work, claiming that the speed and quality of work suffered when employees were not in the office. So when faced with the prospect of remote employees, how do you reap the benefits while avoiding the pitfalls? The following are tools and tips to arm your remote employees for success. [Read more…]
This year millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, according to Pew Research. Instead of debating about millennials’ work style or views, companies need to embrace this new generation and figure out how to attract and retain top talent. Gone are the days when attractive salaries and retirement options were enough to land top recruits. Millennials want more than just a paycheck. This is good news for companies who can’t compete with the salaries of big corporations. But it also means getting more innovative and proactive about offering millennials what they really want. [Read more…]
THIS OFFER HAS EXPIRED.
Office Dynamics International has been serving the Administrative Profession for 24 years (since 1990). Our team collectively began to wind down the year and talk about all that’s happened over the years, in the profession, in our own lives, and in the lives of the many we’ve come to know – as we did this, we experienced a wave of emotion. If you’ve known us for any length of time, you know, a lot has happened in these last 24 years. As we prepare to say goodbye to 2014 and head into 2015, Office Dynamics International plans to celebrate our 25th year in very big ways! We can’t tell you too much about that right now – except this – as a precursor to this momentous occasion we’re doing something very special this week only. [Read more…]