Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Monster increases prices on job postings

Thought you all would be interested to see what it costs nowadays to post on Monster.com.
See the before and now charts on Cheezhead's blog.

Recent findings about Gen Y from The Pew Research Center

"A Portrait of "Generation Next" How Young People View Their Lives, Futures and Politics
Released: January 9, 2007

"A new generation has come of age, shaped by an unprecedented revolution in technology and dramatic events both at home and abroad. They are Generation Next, the cohort of young adults who have grown up with personal computers, cell phones and the internet and are now taking their place in a world where the only constant is rapid change."
Read more...

Friday, January 12, 2007

NPR's series on Generation Next and Documentary on PBS

This week, NPR has a series on 'Generation Next' or Gen Y/Millenials. The series was put together by Judy Woodruff who did a documentary of the same name and will be aired this month on PBS. You can listen to the NPR series at NPR.org To find out when the PBS documentary will be broadcast on your local station go here.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Results Only Work Environment...

...otherwise known as ROWE. Various tech companies such as AT&T, IBM, and Sun Microsystems have incorporated this intriquing concept into their work environments; however, none have embraced it as much as Best Buy's online order department.
"The endeavor...seeks to demolish decades-old business dogma that equates physical presence with productivity. The goal at Best Buy is to judge performance on output instead of hours."
Now I realize, in the seasonal industry, this could be a tricky business model. Generally speaking, when you only have a 3 - 6 month season, you need your employees to perform AND to put in the hours.
But, from my own workplace experiences as well as my reading on generational differences in the workplace, I think for those employers that can make it work, they will be the ones to get the best and the brightest of the Gen X'ers and the Millenials because this biz model really speaks to them.
Maybe as seasonal employers a complete ROWE model is out of the question, but what if you can incorporate some of the aspects of the model into your workplace?
Have a read and see what you think: "Smashing The Clock No schedules. No mandatory meetings. Inside Best Buy's radical reshaping of the workplace"