Barra is viewed as a leader in the company’s turnaround since emerging from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010. She replaces CEO Dan Akerson who will retire in January 2014.Read More
Darling will retire at the end of April 2014 after 12 years as president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit employer coalition.Read More
‘It’s not what we say that matters, but how we behave,’ said new CEO Bernard Tyson.
How should our organization define the term employee engagement?
—Open-Ended Question, staffing/HR services, Highland Mills, New York
We are an apparel maker that uses contingent workers for a variety of high-level tasks, such as designers and engineering. Is it important for us to engage them like our paid staff, and if so, why and how do we do it?
—Laboring to Make the Connection, generalist, manufacturer, Memphis, Tennessee
We've been hearing about this idea for a while, but as I understand it, assessment centers can be pretty pricey. Given that we have a tight budget, is there a good way to assess whether the ROI is there for us? We're a medium-sized company and putting a premium on strong leadership.
—Assessing Our Options, senior HR consultant, legal/consulting, Zagreb, Croatia
Ram Charan, author and management consultant, has a heady warning for U.S. companies expecting business as usual to continue.Read More
I’d never played craps before. But at a recent conference at the Mandalay Bay resort I gave it a try. Almost immediately, the employees manning the tables earned my respect.Read More
Here are five suggestions for smart employee communication during difficult times from Alison Davis.Read More
A USC professor, John Boudreau has written books on the business impact of HR and the use of HR analytics. Workforce spoke with him about the state of talent management.Read More