Imagine my delight when I found out over the holidays that my daughter was promoted into management. Like any good father, dear old Dad was more than happy to impart his years of experience from the managerial front lines.
In this package of stories, Workforce Management explores the quiet flip side of the jobless recovery. Call it the “work-more economy.” More and more workers are doing as many as two jobs for the price of one. Higher expectations on the job can be a good thing for both workers and companies, but there's a tipping point. The data—including Workforce Management's own survey research—indicates many firms are going too far with their demands.Read More
Hey edgy executives: Take a deep breath and stop hopping from one priority to another.Read More
Former Chrysler marketing executive Julie Roehm is the new senior vice president of marketing at business-software company SAP. Roehm, 40, whose last full-time marketing job ended with a stormy legal battle five years ago, is known in the auto industry for her tenure as marketing communications director at Chrysler.Read More
An interview with Kevin Schmiegel, vice-president for veterans employment initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Keeping positions open while employees are on military duty presents a challenge for the managers and peers left behind—a difficulty large corporations often find easier to absorb than smaller employers. But employers that have made a commitment to hiring and retaining military veterans say the payoffs usually outweigh the difficulties.
The average starting salary for those with bachelor’s degrees in the class of 2011 was $41,701, up 2.3 percent from the class of 2010, according to the winter 2012 Salary Survey report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.Read More
'Post-millennials' take social service seriously.Read More
To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. The first installment deals with workplace safety in the 1920s and what's going on in that area today. Next month, we look at the 1930s and employer-sponsored pension plans.Read More
At stake is a case that could not only determine whether they are eligible for millions of dollars in unpaid overtime but also could affect the livelihood of other workers who ‘promote' products.Read More