Investing in the success of Millennials isn’t a request or a dilapidated plea to appease the emerging workforce anymore.
Millennials are a critical part of the current workforce, and 30 percent of high-growth companies say the young professionals even have leadership positions in their organizations.
In order to recruit the best of the best, and furthermore retain the best of the best, organizations have to cater to the developmental and professional needs of Gen Y employees. Read more…
Work harder. Dress for success. Land the next big promotion. And whatever you do — make sure you win!
Widely regarded as a universal leadership and business asset, competitiveness is being re-evaluated in light of new research that may prove it does organizations and individuals more harm than good.
I recently attended the C-Suite Network Conference, and was completely intrigued by Margaret Heffernan’s presentation on the topic of competition, which was based on her book, A Bigger Prize: How We Can Do Better than the Competition. Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
Happy Monday, everyone.
Glad to see I didn’t break some of your content filters on Friday with my filthy NLRB post. But, hey, just another day in the interesting life of an employment lawyer/HR professional, right?
Today, I bring you a very simple lesson, courtesy of the Philadelphia-based Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, from right here in my backyard. Read more…
We’ve all heard about the fun perks that progressive employers like Google and Yahoo offered their employees — great social activities, play areas, telecommuting options, free bikes to ride around campus, and the opportunity to spend a fair portion of their work time on projects of their own choosing.
This has begun to change as more traditional-minded CEOs come on board, to the apparent chagrin of many. But, there are other ways to make people look forward to coming to work, without risking that complacency can take hold.
Loving a job in a productive way has a lot to do with ownership. Engaged workers own their jobs. They’re willing to give their discretionary time to their work. Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
One week ago today, a Germanwings plane carrying 150 people crashed and killed everyone on board.
Since then, there is mounting evidence that the co-pilot, who was in great physical shape, was also suffering from mental illness which caused him to deliberately steer Flight 9525 into the French Alps.
Why didn’t Germanwings taken preventative steps? Apparently, the co-pilot hid his mental illness from his employer. Read more…
“I am so thankful that I got this new job. I now work for a non-profit and we are spearheading all these new initiatives, connecting children and health care. I am on a mission. Never been so excited about a job before from my past of working for profit companies.”
This email message came to me the other morning from one of my colleagues in the U.S. I am hearing more of this type talk from people over the last few years.
This brought me back to a time one of our rising executives quit a promising job and career because her dream job materialized — one that would allow her to work with animals. At the time, I was sitting there listening to this and in the back of my mind, I just did not get it. Read more…
I’ve been focusing a lot on the high level speakers — the people doing the keynotes and general session speakers — at TLNT’s 2015 High Performance Workforce Summit being held May 6-7 in Atlanta.
There’s a good reason for that — because they are people well worth coming to hear.
Our keynote and general session speakers are pretty incredible – Jeri Buchholz, Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA; Stacey Valy Panayiotou, Vice President, Global Talent & Development, for Coca-Cola; Kevin Wilde, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer, at General Mills; Dr. Valeria Stokes, Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Diversity Officer, American Bar Association; and great HR thinkers like Dave Ulrich and Dr. John Sullivan. Read more…
The special qualities of remarkable leaders are complex and rare.
Leadership requires the courage to fashion a code of conduct governed by principled conviction, so reviewing the writings of Classical philosophers is a good place to begin our journey towards becoming more effective leaders.
Michael Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas did just that for their book, The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership, and discovered the ancient philosophies remain relevant today. Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
A few years ago, I posed this question: Is a workplace “English-only” rule legal?
Yadda, yadda, yadda, sometimes.
That is, in this Compliance Manual, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission confirms that employers may adopt English-only rules under certain circumstances, insofar as it is adopted for non-discriminatory reasons (e.g., safety, business necessity) and not to discriminate on the basis of national origin. Read more…