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HCM Expert Week in Review: Employee Training, Sick Days & The Millennial Worker

September 24, 2016

This is a recap of the top stories posted this week related to Human Capital Management. Sit back while you enjoy your favorite beverage and catch up on all things HCM.

Today’s working world is already becoming made up of more millennials than any other age group. As these candidates make their way into job roles, the need for them has increased exponentially. This is happening across industries and as technologies are being used more and more to complete tasks.


Most millennials already grew up using technology and have a much more natural and basic grasp of working with this medium to complete jobs. This makes them especially important to fill roles in both private and public sector jobs.

Municipal governments are starting to incorporate more technology based solutions, and as a result are also stepping up their bid to attract more millennials to their workplaces. Read more about it HERE.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is also improving how it manages its IT functions. To help it better control and manage its IT activities it need to improve HCM.

Regardless of what industry you work in. The need to train employees well has never been more important. After all it’s far more costly to lose employees than to keep them. With proper training and engagement half the battle is won. Employees will feel empowered and confident in their work and businesses can reap better outcomes from that work.

An article this week looks at why better training can help everyone involved. Even the most skilled employee, the piece notes will still need training when they start a new job. Things like learning the company culture and visions will be important to ensuring long term success.

Finally, you’ll want to take a look at this special feature posted this week about how millennials have influenced an environment of ‘vacation shaming’ and sick day guilt in the workplace and how you can make sure it’s not happening at yours.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back for all the latest in HCM news as it happens. Until next week… 



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