How do we analyze the effect that our work/life benefits have on employees' productivity?
Employees from acquired companies find ways to unite with one another through their affiliation with the English soccer club. The partnership added a new dimension in October with ‘Pass It On,' an employment and client engagement initiative.Read More
Human resources executives are by far the most optimistic group of professionals regarding extra pay surveyed by Robert Half, which polled the bonus expectations of people in such occupations as accounting, technology, law and advertising. Read More
How do we cope with what seems to be a reprise of the 'war for talent'? Retaining top talent is becoming a big issue in our organization, especially since we don't have a lot of flexibility on bonuses and raises. Is there anything new we can learn about ways to retain our best and brightest?
—The Best Are Leaving, talent coordinator, not-for-profit, Karachi, Pakistan
Employers spend a great deal of time and money trying to educate employees about their benefit options, but do employees most understand and use them effectively? Here are some of the do's and don'ts of benefits communications.Read More
In 2010, Hewlett-Packard Co. launched HP Sales University on its campus in Plano, Texas, far from its Silicon Valley headquarters. The purpose: develop core business skills and collaboration among its top salespeople.Read More
Amid a volatile market, nonqualified plans continue to be a key element of many companies' overall retirement savings program, and are common among large companies. The programs are popular—on average, nearly two-thirds of eligible employees participate, reports a PSCA/Boston Research Group survey.Read More
The traditional back-office service provider joins the likes of Oracle, SAP and SuccessFactors in a crowded HR management software field with the unveiling of Vantage HCM.Read More
Retaining top talent is emerging as a big issue, but our organization can't rely solely on increasing salaries and bonuses to keep our best people. For one thing, our competitors are often larger and can offer more money. What steps could our not-for-profit take to increase the odds of retention? How do we adopt a total talent management strategy?Read More
Rather than enabling our employees to innovate, our management tends to stand in their way. They would rather exert tight-fisted control over employees. This makes for a work environment that isn't conducive for strategic innovation; we are unable to keep enthusiastic and talented people. How could I persuade management to drop its hierarchical approach so that employees are encouraged to initiate projects that help the company?Read More