Just when you think you’ve figured out the work styles of your Millennial employees, along comes a new generation of workers with a completely different set of values. As Baby Boomers retire and Gen Xers and Millennials (aka Gen Y) move up the corporate ladder, the next in line as the dominant workforce are members of Generation Z. In fact, by 2020, they’ll comprise 20% of the workforce.
As many companies look to relocate their offices to lower-cost areas, North Texas has quickly climbed to the top of everyone’s watch list. With lower taxes, excess land, and some of the best transportation accessibility in the country, more and more businesses are migrating to the DFW region according to a chief economist at Dallas-based Comerica Bank.
You’ve sifted through resumes, identified talent and brought them in for an interview—great! Now, with a series of questions, you have to identify who’d be the perfect fit for the position.
The DFW job market is booming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among the 12 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Dallas ranked second in both the rate of job growth and number of jobs added. And Bloomberg reports that the DFW area has contributed 8.8% of the nation’s job growth since 2008.
If it weren’t for their loyalty and dedication to their profession, HR professionals could be Oscar-worthy actors for all the different roles they play. One moment they’re playing the enforcer of company policy, the next moment they’re head coach, the next they’re hard-edged negotiators or a sympathetic counselor.
It’s tax season and you may be feeling that creeping sense of dread that accompanies the impending vacancy in your bank account. Imagine, then, the feeling that hit astronaut Jack Swigert, who on April 11, 1970, was already orbiting Earth aboard Apollo 13, when he realized he forgot to file his income tax statement before taking off to land on the moon.
As the saying goes, time is money. Keeping one person waiting 5 minutes wastes their time and, more importantly, company time. Keeping 6 people waiting for 5 minutes wastes 30 minutes of company time. If you continue to make a habit of it, you may face the consequences of being late to work, like costing your company some serious dollars and doing damage to your reputation and career.
Although there may be a few instances where you have a genuinely good excuse, for the most part being habitually late reflects poorly on you.
your coworkers might think:
We know that's not the case, so if you don't want an undeserved poor reputation, don't be tempted to use a lame excuse like "traffic was horrible." Some excuses are so common—and so predictable—they no longer qualify as good excuses for being late to work. Most common problems with punctuality can be solved with a little planning and discipline.
Want to share a few hints with the habitually tardy in your workplace? Download our poster to learn what lame excuses to avoid and laugh at some of the most creative (and real) ones we've heard (and maybe even used ourselves).
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the DFW area is experiencing nearly full employment rates.