Online communities of practice are a great idea in theory, but without enough traffic, they quickly turn into online ghost towns.Read More
Technological changes, like Google Glass, could reinvent the workplace.Read More
Although I’ve heard the “In five years … ” line dozens of times about innovations like drone delivery, I wouldn’t bet against this. Meantime, let's not moan about the drone.Read More
Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches, scrub all protected information, and provide a sanitized report to those responsible for making the hiring decision.
Social media is not creating new laws, but is merely creating new applications of existing laws to an evolving communication and technology tool.Read More
Laws that prohibit smoking in the workplace are a floor, not a ceiling. You are free to ban e-cigarettes in your workplace, and should consider doing so.
Before you dismiss an employee’s request for a religious accommodation as silly or outrageous, stop, think, and decide whether the expense or difficultly in making the accommodating exceeds the cost and aggravation of defending a possible discrimination lawsuit.
Workforce talks to Scott Berkun, author and former Microsoft Corp. manager, to hear what he learned from working at the startup company and why email overload is just the tip of the iceberg.Read More
Allowing some employees to telecommute may inspire resentment in those who aren’t allowed the privilege.Read More
It’s time to rethink conventional approaches to corporate learning — particularly when more efficient and effective methods exist.Read More