Welcome to our new Workforce blog, the Practical Employer. And meet our new blogger, employment law expert Jon Hyman. His debut post addresses the touchy topic of where Internet Protocol awareness starts. It should begin, he says, with a clear set of policies and agreements that prioritize the confidentiality of your information and data.
Startups operating as virtual enterprises from Day One, companies sending employees home to telecommute, and businesses hiring more mobile workers are changing the conventional wisdom about how to create corporate culture.
Consultant Mary Sobon says these ingredients are key to a healthy corporate culture with large populations of virtual employees.Read More
Among the employees who reported pulling money out of their retirement savings, two-thirds indicated they needed the cash for an emergency, debt or day-to-day living expenses.Read More
Recent public resignations are a sign that employees have the means and the moxie to take their grievances to the masses.Read More
Police reportedly are trying to determine whether they can charge the 59-year-old information technology worker with criminal mischief, according to the Des Moines Register.Read More
For the past 20 years, the fourth Thursday in April has been an unofficial day for students to get a taste of the professional world from parents, grandparents and other adults. But this year, education officials have been unable to find another time to schedule a statewide math exam for those grades, a department spokesman said. The same scheduling conflict exists next year, too.Read More
To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines generational issues in the workforce in the 1950s and today. Next month, we look at the 1960s and the civil rights movement.Read More
A growing number of employers let employees bring pets to work, especially dogs, a benefit, experts say, that reduces stress and increases employee loyalty.