While horror stories exist, in some cases private equity takeovers can lead to healthy updates to management methods and practices.
Consumer Reports has released its annual survey on holiday tipping, and, again, garbage collectors rank at the bottom as the least-tipped service-provider.Read More
What are ways that we can determine who our company's top performers are?
—Taking Stock, wholesale trade, Seattle
Vice president of human resources and community relations, Harrah's New Orleans
Human resources director, ID Media Inc., New York
Leaders at Big Blue and elsewhere could blush a deep pink if Tom Vines is correct about where performance management, crowdsourcing and social media are heading.Read More
The San Francisco team's World Series triumph has lessons that go beyond the ballpark.Read More
For its creative People First initiative designed to engage employees and drive business growth, Safelite AutoGlass is the winner of the 2012 Optimas Award for Competitive Advantage.Read More
How do we make abstract ideas concrete, such as commitment, ability, innovation, loyalty and so on? Is it a matter of building better job competencies? Better job descriptions? We know our employees work hard, care about the company and strive to do well, but measuring these concepts in a concrete way is a challenge for us.
—In Search of Answers, construction/industrial, Parsippany, New Jersey
Auto dealers are moving toward a more flexible, more enjoyable, less rule-restricted workplace—in hopes of keeping staffs content and motivated enough to stay on the job.Read More