RSS icon

Top Stories

Technology

Turn Here: GPS Tracking Gaining Acceptance

March 7, 2013
Comments (0)
In the early days, employees feared that GPS monitoring was a form of 'Big Brother' watching, but workers are becoming more accepting of tracking since companies are no longer just using the information as a threat to ensure workers stay on course.
Read More

Power Hungry in Today's Workplace

March 6, 2013
Comments (0)
We talk about performance as being the key metric which drives decisions. But too many choices are still guided by irrelevancies or illegalities. We can have every smart device available—or soon to be created—but they don't eliminate our own biases; they magnify and reveal them.
Read More

Employers Turn to Biometric Technology to Track Attendance

March 5, 2013
Comments (0)
Companies are implementing biometric time clocks using facial recognition, fingerprint tracking or vein-pattern scanning to make it harder for hourly workers to steal company time. Still, some question whether Big Brother might be watching a little too closely.
Read More

We Love Our Phones, but Should Employees Be Paid for Using Them Off-Duty?

February 14, 2013
Comments (0)
If you provide them mobile devices, or let employees BYOD and connect them to your network, have a written policy that tells them they are not required to read or reply to emails after hours. Create a culture that lets your employees escape from work while not at work.
Read More

Credentialing, Competency, and MOOCs

February 11, 2013
Comments (0)
Our lives will be enriched by technology with advances in learning and communication beyond the limited horizon of our vision. As we move forward, though, we need to take measured, careful steps and keep in mind that learning at work needs to produce ongoing results … not high scores for our permanent record cards.
Read More

Workplace Social Media Policies Must Account for Generational Issues

February 7, 2013
Comments (0)
A policy that only recognizes the interests of one generation will chase away the others. Take the time to craft a workplace technology program that properly accounts for the divergent ideas of boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers.
Read More

The Revolution WILL Be Televised … Shore Up Your Social Media Before a Termination

February 6, 2013
Comments (0)
If you are concerned about employees live-tweeting a termination or a mass layoff, disable their access to your social media channels before you tell them. Change their passwords. Remove their logins.
Read More

How Cloud Software Could Rain on Your Parade

January 30, 2013
Comments (0)
For all its benefits, software as a service isn't a panacea. A successful switch takes planning, organization and lots of training and communications.
Read More

Further Assessment: More Companies Using Evaluation Tools to Identify Future Leaders and More

January 28, 2013
Comments (0)
A recent Aberdeen research report found that companies are including assessment tools in their efforts to identify high-potential talent, to develop workers' interpersonal and leadership skills and to set performance goals for their staff.
Read More

Damn You Auto-Correct! (Train Your Employees to Proofread)

January 24, 2013
Comments (0)
When you hold your annual harassment training you might want to consider mentioning the evils of auto-correct.
Read More