By identifying positions that directly produce revenue, reach customers or encompass skills that differentiate a company from its rivals, employers can put their resources into areas where they'll have the greatest effect.Read More
Our 60-year-old international company posted 2004 sales of about $100 million. Yet our workplace is in trouble. The 95-year-old founder of the family-owned company refuses to retire. Instead, he insists on handling all human resources issues--even though he can not do the job capably. His 71-year-old son hasn't stepped up either.
Some employees have gone years without raises or even reviews. Wages are below market, Christmas bonuses have been cut three straight years and employees feel trapped in a power play between three generations of the family. What could we do to communicate the damage to company morale?
I am arguing in favor of hiring full-time employees to fill required positions, rather than temporary or contract employees. How do I make the case?
Experts agree that recruiting-effectiveness measures are a more accurate gauge of value than efficiency measures such as time to fill and cost per hire. Designing the best effectiveness metrics is the new challenge.Read More
A look at the workforce management practices in leading medical centers.Read More
Now, Richard Yochum is passing on the tradition of succession planning to a new generation.Read More
HR strategy executive Garrett Walker explains how the company is working on recruiting the right people, providing the right development and efficiently matching people to projects.Read More
HP’s Gerard Brossard discusses a six-step process that helps the company develop a strategic workforce plan supportive of its business strategy, whether that’s the development of new products or an aggressive growth plan for China.Read More
Cross-training, identifying needed skills and boosting interdepartmental cooperation are key to IBM’s responsive business strategy.Read More
Start with a big-picture overview. Then drill down to tactical actions.Read More