Society puts a lot of pressure on young people to get good grades in high school so they can go to a nice college and obtain a four-year degree. The fact of the matter is that not everybody is cut out for the traditional college experience, however. Sitting in a classroom setting isn’t optimal for everyone, and yet we keep urging high schoolers to dream big and apply to those educational institutions. What happened to vocational technical schools and why aren’t young people aware of them anymore?
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The auto industry is experiencing a very particular and very damaging roadblock to bringing on new hires: the younger generations aren’t studying car mechanics like the generations before them did. Many vocational technical colleges are offering fewer automotive classes because the interest has dropped, meaning they are pumping out fewer and fewer auto mechanics each year.
With a much smaller pond to fish from, how can automotive companies find applicants for their increasing number of job opportunities?
If you Google “remote working” you’ll come across a slew of articles about how telecommuting is on the rise. This Tech Cocktail article says 6.1 million individuals in the U.S. are currently considered remote workers, and that number is only projected to rise. Despite Marissa Mayer’s famous opposition to it, working remotely has had some really good press lately, and it’s not hard to see why.
The McDonald’s franchise has been under hot water since the NLRB issued a complaint against the franchise, alleging the franchisor and franchisees were classified as joint employers. This happened back in July and it is still a very hot topic. But what does this mean for franchisors? We spoke with attorney Lee Plave of Plave Koch PLC to get to the bottom of it.
As you may have heard, McDonald’s is under some scrutiny right now regarding its hiring and firing practices. The reason it’s notable is because the McDonald’s franchisor is being pointed at for these mistakes, even though the issues lie within the individual franchisee’s actions. So how can the franchisee place the blame on the franchisor?
We are frequently asked how our PredictiveProfiles hiring solutions can benefit the bottom line of franchises. And while we can talk about the benefits of hiring the right people until we’re blue in the face, sharing real stories is the best way for people to really understand what can happen to your business if you hire properly.
Within the past few years, magazines like Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company have flooded us with articles about Millennials and how they feel about work. Because that generation will account for 75% of the global workforce by 2025, (and currently account for 36% of the American workforce), Gen Y’s work behaviors really should be noted.
Good salespeople can be difficult to come by, as the job requires many talents that are difficult to identify with an interview alone. For example, many think that a salesperson must be outgoing, so when the hiring manager interviews an outgoing candidate, they might immediately think he or she is a good fit. But what if this particular outgoing candidate isn’t resilient or good with rejection?