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
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Defining the company’s role in tech support for contingent workers is key.Read More
If you're done with the people-management realm, thanks for the memories, Lars. If not, I look forward to your next act.Read More
Seventy percent of employees who use personal devices at work are using a smartphone, and of those employees, more than one-third bring them to work either without the knowledge of their IT department, or in spite of an outright corporate ban on personal devices in the workplace. These numbers mean that a bring-your-own-device program is no longer an option, but should be required.Read More