How could we apply the principles of human resources management to behave and operate just like a for-profit business?
—Battling Uphill, HR manager, education, Karlstad, Sweden
Our organization has four generations in our workplace. We need to change the way we deliver training and development so that our learners are engaged, interested and eager to apply their knowledge to their work. (Sometimes I see younger workers bored with the training and reading their portable devices rather than paying attention to the lecture.) As we design and deliver training, what steps should we take to achieve this objective, recognizing that different generations may learn differently?
—Generation Gap, health and safety officer, government, TorontoRead More
Skip the clerical work. Bring on the client meetings, mentoring and day-to-day business.Read More
Businesses have a lot to learn about the intersection between social media and the workplace. Yet, companies are not necessarily at fault for being behind the eight ball on these issues. The reality is that the technology is evolving more quickly than businesses can keep up with the resulting issues.Read More
If you manage your employees reasonably, pragmatically, and with decency, it just doesn't matter, from a day-to-day perspective, who the president is.Read More
Telecommuting policies and rented hotel space help organizations cope with the storm.
Businesses set up shop at hotels and cafes to power through electricity outages and complete projects on deadline.Read More
For its efforts to break down barriers, HCL Technologies is the 2012 winner of the Optimas Award for Global Outlook.
Congressional staff members and 25 members of Congress participated in a SHRM survey, which found that 55 percent feel that ‘flexibility to balance work and life issues’ is very important, but only 26 percent are very satisfied with the flexibility in their own workplace.Read More
But a deeper lesson of new research is that everyone can be more socially savvy.Read More