Consider trends and demographics to plan the perfect high-tech, highly personalized workspace in the new year. A new year often means an influx of high-tech and other innovations. But before you invest in change, take stock of the demographics facing your workplace and what technology and resources your employees want and need. While you can expect a wave of millennials who expect a cutting-edge workspace, you also will have more older employees putting off retirement and preferring the status quo. Read on to learn more about 2020 workplace demographics and what technology and tools will satisfy all of your workers, maximize productivity, and enhance your brand. … [Read more...] about What Is Your 2020 Vision?
Experts: Combine tech innovations with a human touch to attract skilled workers and help home care thrive as demand increases. According to a new report, the strategic use of technology is key to improving home care jobs and maximizing workers’ positive impact on service delivery and outcomes. Although high-tech innovations won’t replace high-quality direct care, they can help attract more and better workers, as well as enhance client satisfaction. This could solve many challenges for a healthcare sector facing a looming worker shortage. The report identified four categories of technology that most directly impact home care efficiency and effectiveness. … [Read more...] about Plug into Innovative Technology to Light Up the Home Care Workforce
New survey shows that not enough companies are taking security risks seriously, but some are leading the way with software solutions. Still think cyberattacks only happen to other companies and people? If you do, you’re not alone. According to a new survey from Paychex, nearly a third (27%) of employers aren’t currently leveraging any type of data security software. Despite this, 81% of respondents say they feel confident that their data is as secure as possible. The truth is that no one is completely safe as hackers become increasingly sophisticated. Fortunately, there are more sophisticated software solutions as well. … [Read more...] about Too Many Employers Are Lackadaisical but Confident about Cybersecurity
Sophisticated malware is on the rise, and attackers are finding creative ways to steal your information. Sarah, a well-respected and highly productive manager, is working on getting a loan to buy a new house. In the midst of an especially hectic day, she gets an e-mail about a problem with her account. In a panic, she opens it and clicks on a link. Too late, she realizes she’s opened the door to cybercriminals. According to a new report, malware in particular is on the rise; and hackers are targeting individuals in healthcare instead of organizations. Read on to learn about some alarming trends and what you can do to protect yourself and others. … [Read more...] about New Report: More Than Ever, Hackers Are Targeting You
Protect your patient data, and give everyone peace of mind. Include all clinicians who access your systems in “cyber hygiene” and security efforts. Cybersecurity doesn’t just affect your operations. It can have a serious impact on patient care, as well as your organization’s reputation and your ability to attract quality clinicians. According to a new survey, over half (55%) of physicians say they’ve been a cyberattack victim; and 74% say that their access to patient records and electronic health records (EHRs) have been blocked because of cybersecurity concerns. Don’t forget to involve physicians and other clinicians in your efforts to prevent cybercrime. … [Read more...] about From Bedside to Commuter Ride, Cybersecurity Is Your Job In and Out of the Office
This may be hard to hear, but you and your employees are a serious security risk. A new survey report addresses the “brutal truth” that employees take your data with them when they quit. The authors say, “Although many companies have traditional prevention tools in place, data loss, leaks, and theft–particularly from insiders– continues to happen at an alarming pace.” Read on for the highlights of this eye-opening report and tips on how to protect your data. … [Read more...] about Survey Reveals the ‘Brutal Truth’ about Data Breaches
Employees don’t feel confident about their skill levels, and they don’t think employers are doing enough to provide them with the competencies they need to be successful. According to a new report, the skills gap is still a problem for employers and workers alike. About half (53%) of 1,000 employees surveyed say that they aren’t sure if they have the skills to withstand a future layoff. At the same time, a similar number of people don’t believe that their current employer provides the right development opportunities to help them be successful. … [Read more...] about Report: Employers Still Aren’t Filling the Skills Gap
From your HR team to frontline staff, the right human capital management platform can mean the difference between a happy, productive workplace and administrative headaches and turnover troubles. More organizations are using human capital management (HCM) software and platforms to manage hiring and workforce issues. HCM, tech-powered tools designed to manage talent acquisition, retention, and optimization, also may include processes such as payroll and performance management. HCM software suites, tailored to individual organizations’ growth plans, are popping up everywhere. Read on to learn about the top HCM software features. … [Read more...] about HCM Is the Future. Are You Ready?
The right technology and use of automation can help your employees see the workplace as a positive, connected community in which they are key players. It’s the popular plot of sci-fi movies in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Robots or computers replace workers and take humanity out of the workplace. In reality, technology can connect your employees with the company, their colleagues and customers, and the world in ways that take their engagement, productivity, and joy to new levels. Consider how you can harness technology to encourage employee engagement, satisfaction, efficiency, and more. … [Read more...] about Plug into Engagement: Seek Programs, Platforms that Empower People
You need to know now about coming innovations in bandwidth speed, AI/analytics, interoperability, cryptocurrency, and more. You don’t need a crystal ball to gaze into your organization’s digital future, but you do need to know what capabilities are out there, what trends are growing, and what technologies your employees will need and want. Take time to learn about the hot technology for 2020 and what innovations will increase productivity, simplify data collection and analysis, and improve employee engagement and job satisfaction. … [Read more...] about Plug In Now to Tech Trends You Will Need in 2020 and Beyond