Money may lure millennials to your firm, but it won’t keep them

Excerpt from the LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on May 18, 2018.

Directional signs symbolizing work-life balanceA study from Deloitte found that 43% of millennials surveyed plan to leave their jobs within two years. What’s driving them to the exits? A lack of commitment to diversity, inclusion and flexible work arrangements. The survey found that pay is a key recruiting tool, but it’s not enough to retain these workers. Overall, millennials’ faith in their employers is eroding, with less than half saying they believe their companies behave ethically, a drop from 62% in 2017.

How Google and new moms benefit from generous leave

Excerpt from the LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on May 18, 2018.

Happy Mother’s Day!After the tech giant increased its paid maternity leave benefit from 12 weeks to 18 weeks in 2007, the rate at which new moms quit dropped by 50%, reports Quartz. Some 52% of women in STEM jobs end up leaving their fields, according to research from the Center for Talent Innovation. Google’s experience suggests that generous parental leave can reduce the hefty costs of employee turnover and alleviate some of the challenges women in tech encounter.

Public Service Recognition Week

Congress and President Trump honor federal workers during Public Service Recognition Week, May 6–12, 2018.

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)

Celebrated the first full week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is a time set aside each year to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees. Throughout the country, elected officials, agency leaders, and public service organizations participate in PSRW by issuing proclamations, hosting award ceremonies and special tribute events, and delivering messages about the value of public service. Continue reading “Public Service Recognition Week”