HR Management

Your Merit Pay Program Has a Fatal Flaw

It’s likely that your pay-for-performance program has a fatal flaw built into it; an inadvertent side effect of the design that, if ignored by management will almost certainly guarantee failure. But no one wants to talk about it. Instead, what…

Egg Freezing: Who Benefits Most?

A few years ago Apple and Facebook introduced an employee benefit that made headlines — egg freezing. Just so everyone understands what it is — the scientific name is Oocyte Cryopreservation. It allows women to freeze and store their eggs until…

Can You Put a Dollar Value On Your Workforce?

Note: This article is part of an occasional series dedicated to exploring the contribution of human capital assets (people!) to the valuation of a business. Welcome to The New ROI: Return on Individuals.  Here’s a story about a real company. This company provided doughnuts for…

5 Reasons Why Working Too Many Hours Is a Bad Idea

24-year-old copywriter Mita Diran’s last Tweet, several hours before she lapsed into a coma and died. One thing most millennials figure out faster than workers of older generations is that work/life balance isn’t just important, it’s crucial. While exceptions like Miss…