The San Diego Zoological Society, which employs 2,600 people, this year introduced an employee performance management system whose ratings will determine managers' pay raises. It's part of an emphasis on employee accountability outlined in the organization's strategic plan.Read More
When it came time to hire 5,000 people for the opening of its first hotel-casino in Macau, Wynn Resorts knew it Vegas-tested mass-hiring practices wouldn’t get the job done—building brand awareness, establishing trust and personalizing the process would be paramount.Read More
Finding 5,000 employees in a small coastal area of just 450,000 people to staff a massive new luxury resort-casino was just one of the many workforce management challenges faced by Wynn Macau. Just as critical is the company’s ability to retain the talent it recruits once the property opens.Read More
As Congress made another attempt to raise the federal minimum wage, Chicago passed a new “big box” ordinance setting minimum wages and benefit spending for the city’s largest retailers. The ordinance is now one of hundreds of state and local laws that form a nationwide crazy quilt of minimum wage regulations.Read More
How can I find a standard checklist or procedure for upper management to use to communicate recruiting needs? Currently we are not being informed until long after the employee is to be terminated, allowing little time for quality replacements.
Despite the difficulties of life in New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina, business is returning to normal for many organizations. But the catastrophic hurricane marked a permanent shift in the region's business and workforce operations.Read More
In spite of management reports that demonstrate the need for hiring new workers, our performance management section remains woefully understaffed. Personal appraisals, coupled with a huge backlog of work, indicate our workers are experiencing undue stress. The manager of the section seems to ignore our requests to hire new workers. What else could we as HR representatives do to convince him of the need, short of going over his head to his director?
About 30 percent of executives who participated in a survey conducted recently by the Economist Intelligence Unit and Development Dimensions International say they devote 30 percent to 50 percent of their time to talent management.Read More
How do we determine the number of managers needed to staff a large, growing health care organization? What benchmarks exist?
Start by determining the organization’s attitude or philosophy toward talent. Next, see how this philosophy stacks up against your business needs.Read More