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Alliant Techsystems Inc.: Optimas Award Winner for Innovation

November 1, 2012
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For its pioneering work in using analytics to manage workforce issues, ATK is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Innovation.
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Kinder and Gentler: The New Path to Reducing Employee Turnover

October 24, 2012
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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.
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The 'Employee Value Proposition' Over the Years: The Search for a Middle Ground

October 19, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This month, we look at the evolution of the “employment deal” between employers and employees. In December, we will switch gears and stop looking at the past and start looking toward the future.
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Report Confirms: Bottom Line for Firms Aiming to Prosper Is to Be the Tops at People Management

October 15, 2012
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A technology firm and a supermarket chain are among companies that validate a recent report that found that proper management techniques push companies from good to great.
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We Will Not Go Quietly

September 28, 2012
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A riot in China and new feedback software show dignity is on the march. And it is shaping workplaces around the globe.
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Woodbury Reps Set to Cash In: Recruiters

August 23, 2012
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Giving reps stay bonuses while a broker-dealer was on the block was considered highly unusual at the time but also a smart way to keep brokers from leaving before a sale was announced.
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Companies Can Name Their Stars but Struggle to Retain Them

August 14, 2012
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Just 76 percent of organizations surveyed say they are successful at retaining star talent yet stubbornly high unemployment has lulled companies into believing they no longer need to be aggressive in recruiting and retention, according to a Sibson study.
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How Do We Determine a Healthy Turnover Rate?

August 14, 2012
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How do we determine a healthy level of turnover in our organization? —Number, Please, human resources consultant, manufacturing, Solihull, England
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Survey: Health Care Workers' Confidence Drops

August 14, 2012
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A survey found that 43 percent of healthcare workers believe the economy is weakening, up from 27 percent who said the same in the first-quarter survey.
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