I find it fascinating to watch trends in the workplace. As a former HR practitioner, I have enough first-hand knowledge to understand how policy changes rock a company.
This post was initially inspired by the news that Yahoo’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, was eliminating their work from home policy. Seriously, this is one of those perks many employees enjoy and are starting to expect, so why would she take this away? Doesn’t that create a culture of power and control and result in dis-satisfied employees? Perhaps this is exactly what Marissa is hoping for!
There are four other trends I have companies sway back and forth on. These are absolutely things for active careerists to watch and pay attention to. Why? Often, these elements may be negotiable during the job offer. At the very least, these are elements of corporate culture to watch out for. They reflect the leaders’ ideology and style and ultimately, the corporate culture you find yourself a part of. What is important to note is that these elements are subject to change. As we have seen at Yahoo, don’t expect to work at home forever!
Is working remotely really inefficient?
Do employees really perform better in a suit?
Who pays for your training today?
Ping pong tables, video games, and slides, oh my.
Will you retire at 65?
I hope you will read my post on US News & World Report The Professional Pendulum: A Closer Look at 5 Workforce Trends to learn more about some of these changes!
Are there trends or changes you have seen? Please share and discuss in a comment!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.