The year 2022 continued the high quit rates that the United States started seeing in the so-called Great Resignation of 2021. Dissatisfied, many employees simply had enough and left for better, higher-paying jobs elsewhere. Although many workers had been scrambling to get any job available when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, people have started looking at employment in a whole new light. Now they’re more interested in getting both a job they love that also pays well.
What are millennials? The definition of a millennial varies; however, the consensus is that millennials are born between 1981 and 1996. Most likely, this generation grew up experiencing the 9/11 terrorist attack and the 2008 presidential election. These adults saw the turn of the century and the onset of the digital age. Even more, the majority of millennials felt the weight of the 2008 economic recession. These are just a few milestones that millennials witnessed. Now they’re creating a milestone of their own.
Growing Arizona technology companies can now get big business health benefits thanks to the partnership between Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC). This partnership provides exclusive insurance plans available only to AZTC members. The AZTC association health plan (AHP) is for startups, smaller businesses and growing companies who want to focus on what they do best – expanding their mission.
Besides the AZTC resources, what is one way you can stay up to date with tech industry trends and innovations? To some, it seems like only yesterday that Apple launched its iPod Nano and Netflix only offered DVDs. The world marches ever onward, however, and no other industry feels like it’s going to leave you in the dust quite like the tech world. How is one supposed to keep pace with the latest demands and developments?
Organizations are increasingly seeking to diversify their workforce to tap into the many benefits of cultural diversity. A more diverse workforce can bring numerous advantages, including improved social awareness, creativity, and productivity.
Burned-out leaders leading burned-out employees. Sound familiar? It’s estimated that 66% to 72% of leaders feel burned out. That’s significant and may be no surprise to you. In the past 24 months, leaders have had to grapple with significant disruption in their personal and professional lives while often being expected to put the well-being of others – specifically their family and employees – first.
Employee morale is a common buzzword in the HR industry because of the significant role it plays in daily office operations. Employee morale refers to the overall attitude and satisfaction that workers have in the workplace. Are employees engaged and motivated? Are they satisfied with their work?
Whether someone with a Bachelor’s degree chooses to pursue an advanced degree or whether someone pursues a degree at all is a deeply personal decision, usually linked to their financial situation. After four years (or more) of college, the idea of taking out even more student loans to finance the quest for a Master’s degree is decidedly unappealing. As for employees who got an entry-level job with a high school degree, they’ll sometimes find that advancement to a higher-level position is only possible if they have a Bachelor’s. If they want to try to earn an advanced degree, but the company they’re working for doesn’t offer tuition reimbursement, they have to work out for themselves how to pay their own tuition costs.
In today’s job market, small businesses are experiencing difficulty hiring and retaining top technology talent, especially since their larger and more resourced competitors can offer more robust compensation and benefits packages. So, how can small businesses, the backbone of our economy, gain the upper hand when it comes to offering comprehensive benefits?
What is one tip you’d have for someone relocating to Phoenix who works in tech? To help you with your relocation, we asked Phoenix natives and tech industry leaders this question for their best tips. From learning to golf for the networking benefits to solidifying the new job offer in writing before relocating, there are several ideas that can help make your relocation to Phoenix painless and a breeze.