Employer’s Guide To Managing Millennials in the Workplace

Employer’s Guide To Managing Millennials in the Workplace

by Roxanna Coldiron Ready or not, Millennials have begun to take over the workforce. The Millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 1997, possess a 38 percent chunk of the workforce in various industries throughout the United States and have already surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation . Older employers might not be prepared for the changes that Millennials can bring to their employment, but learning how to manage and mentor Millennials can prove invaluable in creating the right company atmosphere and moving the company forward within the ever-changing landscape in…Continue Reading
Caught Your Employee Looking For Another Job?  Here’s What Not To Do

Caught Your Employee Looking For Another Job? Here’s What Not To Do

by Roxanna Coldiron Imagine this scenario. On Monday, the department supervisor discovers that an employee has been looking for another job. Perhaps the employee left evidence of their job search on their desk or had not been discreet about their job searching activities on LinkedIn.  Um....Yeah... Not talking about it with the employee can strain the current relationship but approaching it in the wrong way could escalate the departure and reflect badly on the supervisor and the company. Employers can sometimes be blindsided when they learn that their employees have been looking for…Continue Reading
The Case Against Exit Interviews

The Case Against Exit Interviews

by Roxanna Coldiron When a valued employee decides to leave the company, the age-old wisdom has been to conduct an exit interview to find out why that employee has chosen to leave. The typical process for this interview involves asking the employee standardized questions about their reason for leaving and what they liked or did not like about the company or their position. An exit interview might take place as an uncomfortable in-person interview in the office or as an impersonal survey that is sent directly to corporate human resources for processing, only…Continue Reading
Student Loan Paydown Plans vs. 529 College Savings Plans

Student Loan Paydown Plans vs. 529 College Savings Plans

College expenses continue to rise, and many new graduates will enter the workforce with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Older employees might have children and grandchildren who will be attending college in the future and will want some way to save money for those expenses. For these employees, benefits such as an employer-sponsored student loan paydown plan or a college savings plan such as the state-sponsored 529 plan can go a long way in ensuring the financial health and well-being of your employees. But which do you offer your employees? How…Continue Reading