What strategies are effective for ensuring employees remain motivated during the recession (critical since companies are asking them to do more work with fewer resources)?
—Bad Feeling Coming On, software services, California
It seems to me retail executives are going too far, letting business objectives blot out the bigger picture about the holidays and ignoring a cultural shift away from crass commercialism.Read More
A bad hiring decision can cost a company more than 1.5 times the mis-hire's salary, depending on the level of the role. With the right assessment, businesses can avoid this cost. Read More
I am a manager who has created a situation of perceived favoritism among my staff. I hired a new employee who happens to be a friend. I made the mistake of putting forth a work-improvement suggestion made by the new employee. She and I have been suffering the backlash ever since. How do I go about repairing this fiasco?
—Oops, office manager, government, Long Beach, CaliforniaRead More
Some employers, such as humanitarian organization World Vision, above, provide support and resiliency training to workers whose job is dealing with crisis situations. Read More
Perennially recognized as a good workplace for mothers, the California company also has earned a reputation for employee loyalty at a time when other apparel retailers commonly see turnover of more than 100 percent annually.Read More
The authors of the new book say employer goodness requires an inspiring purpose to buoy an organization during tough times.Read More
The consulting firm also named Tracy Noon as chief people officer and Steve Zales as chief knowledge officer.Read More
Employees in these highly credentialed fields will see an average 3.5 percent pay hike next year, according to staffing firm Robert Half. ‘There is a drought of highly skilled people,' says a recruiter.Read More