Blame it on Best Buy. Back in 2005, the nationwide electronics retailer came up with a new wrinkle on how to manage the company’s Minneapolis … Read more
Are Your Employees Really Cut Out For Virtual Work?
Telecommuting can attract and retain employees. It can even save you money. But not all employees or companies are cut out for virtual work. Providing the … Read more
Hiring Wisdom: Work/Life Balance? How About a Family-Friendly Workplace?
Work/life balance? This popular phrase gets a lot of press, but I find it inaccurate at best. Now that technology allows many of us to work 24/7 from … Read more
Weekly Wrap: Survey Finds First Decline in Number of Remote Workers
As someone who has joined the millions of remote workers who do what they do in a virtual environment, I always perk up when I see data about telework … Read more
Total Rewards Day 2: Sun, Awards, and HR’s Role in the Banking Crisis
As bad as it is dealing with unseasonably cool temperatures and drizzly rain while at a conference in San Diego, the flip side is that you have nothing to … Read more
Research and Demographics Make Case For Employee Caregiver Groups
The Pew Internet Project’s released their latest study on the social life of health information. The full report marks the growth in use of online … Read more
Total Rewards Day 1: Waking Up to Motivation With Dan Pink
One thing I’ve learned about conferences: It can be tough getting the brain cells to buy whatever a keynote speaker is selling early in the morning … Read more
Weekly Wrap: Why I’m Worried About This Scary Talk From the EEOC
Here’s something that should strike fear into the heart of every manager, executive, and HR professional everywhere: The EEOC says it is “reinvigorated” … Read more
Weekly Wrap: Best Buy and ROWE – Yes, Flex Work Works, at Least For Them
Remember that flexible schedule work initiative over at Best Buy, known as ROWE, or results oriented work environment? My TLNT colleague and HR pro Lance … Read more
Working From Home: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Working from home is becoming more popular according to a report from Skype. And as Mashable mentions in their post about the report: As someone who … Read more
85% of Companies Offer Flex Time, But Does it Really Mean They’re Flexible?
Do you feel like you’ve got more flexibility at work? A recent report from virtual and executive office space leader Regus has indicated that 85 … Read more
Weekly Wrap: Lessons in Bridge Burning, Courtesy of Charlie Sheen
Got a bridge to burn? Charlie Sheen may be just the guy to help you out. In case you missed it, Hollywood bad boy Sheen went ballistic yesterday and as the … Read more
Moving Beyond The Fears – and the Falsehoods – of Flex Time
Whenever I talked to employees about flex time, they were always excited about the possibilities. They would think “I can work extra on Tuesdays so I … Read more
Only Manager Accountability Can Close the Workplace Flexibility Gap
Last week’s New York Times article about workplace flexibility in the accounting industry is just the latest evidence that the work flex train is speeding … Read more
Think Flex Time Isn’t Possible At Your Company? Think Again
Flex time fans have another industry to use as an example of proof that the concept can work. The New York Times takes a look at Ernst & Young’s … Read more
Why Are We So Mixed Up About Work/Life Balance?
Ever since the recession started, we’ve heard the same things about work/life balance: Jobs are more important than work/life balance; We can worry … 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