SHRM is gearing up for the big June conference in San Diego later this month by naming former SHRM Board Chairperson Janet Parker to replace China Gorman … Read more
How can HR Capitalize on Complexity?
I have always had been a voracious reader of white papers. Because of the web, we now have access to all the top thought leaders in whatever discipline you … Read more
Weekly Wrap: Disney Dress Codes, Pay While in Prison, Lying About Salaries
There’s always a lot more going on in the world of talent management and HR then I can possibly get to over the course of a week. So, here are some recent … Read more
How Workplace Privacy Rights are Changing in the Digital Age
Privacy in the workplace is one of those issues that seems to be constantly changing in our hyper-digital age, and it just changed a little more, thanks to … Read more
Al Gore at SHRM San Diego: Will He Finally Spill on the Big Oil Spill?
One of my frequent gripes about the annual SHRM conference and exhibition – coming later this month to the beautiful city of San Diego – is that the … Read more
5 Good Reasons Why ROWE Hasn’t Quite Caught On Yet
Results-Only Work Environment (or ROWE) has been something I’ve always been extremely fond of in theory but extremely skeptical of in practice. If … Read more
Chief People Officer: Seat at the Table, or Just Trendy Title Inflation?
I don’t know about you, but the title “Chief People Officer” gives me a headache. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the premise — that a real, … Read more
As Recession Wanes, More Employers are Focusing on Talent Management
Good news about the economy may be inconsistent and hard to find, but here’s a little bit that might give you some hope: employers say they are planning to … Read more
Five Keys to Dealing With the NLRB and Staying Union Free
With the prospects for the enactment of major labor law legislation looking ever dimmer almost two years into the Obama Administration, one might be … Read more
New Rules for “Grandfathered” Health Plans Released
If you like your current health plan provided by your employer, or more importantly, if you’re in HR or benefits administration and have any influence over … Read more
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Employees
I’m not a big follower of Dan Pink and his book Drive, but I am intrigued by his premise – that everything we know about what motivates people is … Read more
2010 Conference Trends: Is SHRM San Diego Ready for a Rebound?
I couldn’t have been more wrong about the 2010 conference season. Late last June, right after attending the Society for Human Resource Management’s 61st … Read more
Should You Be Facebook Friends With Your Employees?
One of the questions I frequently get asked at presentations about social media is about becoming Facebook friends with their employees. Many HR … Read more
3 Reasons Why Immigration Issues Are Catching Up With Employers
I’ve been watching the debate over Arizona’s immigration bill with great interest over the past couple of months. As has happened with a lot of … Read more
The Delicate Art of Managing Expectations
When it comes to success or failure in the workplace, it’s often simply a matter of perception. If you can accomplish more than people thought you could, … Read more
Why HR Should Be More Like Jim Joyce
Who is Jim Joyce? He’s the veteran Major League Baseball umpire whose errant call cost a Detroit Tiger’s pitcher a perfect game. For baseball … Read more
Does Transparency Scare You?
I’ve talked to several HR managers in the last couple of months who are working on helping employees collaborate across teams. This whole idea of breaking … Read more
Employee Wellness Push: Smart Business, or a Waste of Time?
There’s a longstanding premise that a lot of managers and HR professionals buy into, and it goes like this: If you can get your employees to exercise, eat … Read more
Being on the Bleeding Edge of HR Technology has its Risks
Several years ago, I bought one of the first widely produced netbooks. It was an ASUS EEE PC and my wife was furious. First, it cost $400 for 4 GB of hard … Read more
Sign of the (Economic) Times: Relocations Are Up
It’s tough for learned economists, much less the average HR manager, to get a good fix on how just strong the current economic recovery is, but here’s … Read more