By Eric B. Meyer
Telling an employee returning from open-heart surgery, “Don’t die at the desk” is bad. Very bad.
Also, threatening to drag that employee outside and throw him in a ditch isn’t good either.
Yeah, that may fracture a law or two. I’m thinking the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Heck, even the Taliban would frown on that. Read more…
Scattered about the Internet is a treasure trove of data, and more and more, it’s being used to manage people.
Big data might be unstructured and unwieldy to many, and there are reasons for that perception.
It’s collected from a variety of public and private sources — as well as internal and external means — so it takes focus and dedication to curate and manage it. But effectively analyzing this data can provide you with the tools for success.
Perhaps one of the better-known examples of this practice can be found in the Oakland Athletics baseball team. General Manager Billy Beane hired “quants” to analyze the performance of potential recruits. The data was so powerful that it turned the team into a winner, as described in the book and movie Moneyball, but this method certainly isn’t limited to the baseball field. Read more…
It’s been an ongoing question nobody has a good answer to: Why don’t more people feel good about the economy given the drop in the unemployment rate to nearly pre-recession levels?
Well, according to the latest survey from CareerBuilder, it’s because many part-time workers who want permanent, full-time employment simply can’t find it.
According to the study, it’s pretty simple: 32 percent of part-time workers say they want to work full-time but haven’t been able to land a full-time job. Read more…
CFOs are becoming more involved in human resources issues, as companies more and more break down traditional silos in favor of ever greater collaboration among departments and divisions.
Better than 8 in 10 CFOs say their responsibilities have expanded in the last three years to touch areas as diverse as marketing and operations.
Human resources leads the list, with 21 percent of the 2,100 CFOs surveyed saying their job now includes at least some involvement with HR issues. Following closely, 19 percent of CFOs reported having some responsibility for IT. Read more…
You probably saw this on the web this past week, but just in case you didn’t, a Harvard University graduate and Emmy award-winning writer recently got rejected for a holiday job at The Container Store.
She was very surprised by this, in a pompous “I’m-really-too-good-for-you, but I’m desperate, so you would be lucky to have me” kind of way. Read more…
By Michael J, Lotito
Perhaps sensing former recess appointee Sharon Block‘s confirmation to the National Labor Relations Board would be an uphill battle, President Obama has reportedly announced that he is withdrawing her nomination.
According to a report by Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico, the President will instead name Lauren McFerran, chief labor counsel for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (known as HELP), as his choice to be the fifth NLRB member.
Many U.S. Senators have been of the mindset that Block should not be “rewarded” with a Board position after the U.S. Supreme Court deemed hers and current Board General Counsel Richard Griffin’s recess appointments unconstitutional in Noel Canning v. NLRB. Read more…