myHR Partner team tapped by two more publications this month for advice on hiring, toxic workplaces
This January we have seen some seriously cold temperatures, but here at myHR Partner, our media activity has been pretty darn hot. First, we were recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ List. Then, President Tina Hamilton, PHR, published an excellent article in Lehigh Valley Business called “5 things to do in 2018 to lessen risk of sexual harassment,” and it is full of great advice for employers that they can use right now to better protect their organizations. Not too shabby a start for the New Year, huh?
We were just getting started.
President & CEO Tina Hamilton, PHR, tapped for hiring advice by Lifestyles Over 50 magazine
The way people retire has been changing drastically over the last few decades. First of all, who even remembers what a pension looks like? Beyond that, people are working longer, retiring later, and in some cases even going back to work after retirement. In their article “Possibilities Are On the Rise for Job Seekers Over 50,” Lifestyles Over 50 magazine recently explored how boomers and seniors are contributing to the modern workforce. As part of their research into how people “un-retire” or seek new careers after age 50 for various reasons—they are healthier, better educated and have a longer life expectancy than previous generations, for example—the magazine interviewed myHR Partner President and CEO Tina Hamilton, PHR. She had many great points to make about why employers benefit from hiring people over 50, including:
“Employers realize that a key benefit of hiring retirees is reliability. The retiree is returning to work typically for one of two reasons: They need to work for financial reasons or they desire an opportunity to feel ‘productive’ or ‘useful’. Often when folks retire, they become disenchanted with not waking up with a ‘purpose’. In some cases, they may be lonely. Employers in certain industries often struggle with finding employees that they can count on to show up on time and follow the job description as it needs to be done so hiring someone who chooses to work after retirement vs. having to work may be appealing. In addition, the retiree may have had management responsibilities and is now happy with working in a lesser role. The employers then get the advantage of a highly qualified employee for less of an investment.
Read the whole article here.
myHR Blog Editor interviewed for Network Magazine article on why toxic workplaces crush innovation
The Lehigh Valley region’s quarterly magazine for executives and business leaders, Network Magazine, published an interesting workplace article called “Innovation Will Not Grow in a Toxic Environment” in its Winter 2018 edition. It’s a timely read on how interconnected hiring and healthy workplace cultures really are—and how important this relationship is to your company’s success. Columnist and marketing and creativity consultant William Childs interviewed our blog editor, Margo Trott, and the discussion brought up many great points, including this one about bad hires:
Having even one toxic person poisoning the culture inside your company can prove costly. “The average cost-per-hire is $4,129, while the average time it takes to fill a given position is 42 days, according the the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2016 Human Capital Benchmarking Report. And the cost that making a bad hire can have on your company can be several tens of thousand of dollars, [Trott] cautioned.
You can read the entire article here.
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