Summer may be winding down and lots of people may be out on vacation, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing going on. The news never stops, and that means … Read more
When it Comes to Corporate Values, Larry Ellison is Flat Out Wrong
Oracle’s Larry Ellison is flat out wrong. On Monday, he publicly declared that HP made an epic blunder in releasing CEO Mark Hurd following an … Read more
Do Your Employees Really Want to Get Their Benefits Info via Social Media?
Last month I shared my befuddlement about the National Business Group on Health’s findings that employees don’t want information about their benefits via … Read more
Making Work Anniversaries Work In 2010 And Beyond
I was talking to my wife last night about her upcoming anniversary at work. I couldn’t believe that it had already been two very short years. And … Read more
The Curious Case of Mark Hurd: Would you Fire a CEO Over Expenses?
* See updates below In case you’re one of those who believe that corporate executives get handled with kid gloves for issues in the workplace that would … Read more
Workplace Communication: Why It’s Critical Now, More Than Ever
Imagine the following scenario: it is late on Thursday afternoon. Your boss has just come in to talk with you about how much needs to be completed by … Read more
Do Engaged Employees Help Create Loyal Customers?
As part of an MBA Global Study trip back in 1989, I found myself in Japan in the boardroom of Fujitsu Corporation with the vice-chairman of the board and … Read more
Sorry Google, But This is an Age Discrimination Lawsuit Worth Watching
If you’re in HR at Google, that bad dream you keep having just came true. “In a ruling that could have broad ramifications for workers who sue employers … Read more
Make it Right BEFORE Disaster Strikes
I’ve been watching BP’s television commercials flooding the airways. They provide an impressive narrative on the wide range of actions and the commitment … Read more
Weekly Wrap: $142,000 in OT, Friday Work Perk, and English Muffin Secrets
Looking for a quick round-up of workforce and HR-related stories you might have missed this week? Well if that’s the case, then this is the feature for you … Read more
What Does it Take for Your Employees to Get With the Program?
I’ve worked in a lot of different places over the course of my career, and if there’s one thing guaranteed to get a universal groan from rank-and-file … Read more
Overcoming Sink or Swim Management Initiations
I love reading books and sometimes, I like to re-read books that I read a while ago. So when I saw The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins on my library … Read more
Is There a Dark Side to HR Outsourcing?
In an HR world where outsourcing just about very function imaginable has become standard operation procedure, who in their right mind would question its … Read more
Inspiring Creativity: How to Make it Run Wild in Your Employees
A recent Newsweek article titled “The Creativity Crisis” points to research that shows for the first time that American creativity is … Read more
Thanks For Doing a Good Job, Now Here’s Your Pink Slip
The Miami Heat are at it again. After LeBron James’ controversial move to air his decision to go to the Heat on ESPN earlier this month, maybe you … Read more
No Need For Panic: 10 Tips To Prevent Employee Issues With Social Media
With a half-billon users, Facebook has expanded its reach from college dormitories to the workplace, and your company likely employs at least one (or more … Read more
A Few Words on Getting Ready for the Workplace of the Future
The 2020 workplace of the future may seem to be just a glimmer down the road, but it’s being shaped by social media technologies, and the Millennial … Read more
Weekly Wrap: Morale a Big Challenge, and Fired for Following a Police Order
Need a quick way to catch-up on workplace and HR-related stories you might have missed this past week? If that’s the case then you came to the right place … Read more
Sometimes, HR Should Plan the Office Party
Everyone loves talking about human resources getting a seat at the corporate table (2 million or so search results on Google alone). And whenever you hear … Read more
It Shouldn’t Take Congress to Get Employees to Stop Swearing in E-Mails
You know you have big workforce problems when you have to introduce screening software to make sure that your 30,000-plus employees don’t use profanity or … Read more