In March 2010, as a company's accidnt-free tally approached the number 666—identified in the 'Revelations' book of the Bible as 'the number of the beast' and a representation of Satan—the employee informed his supervisors that his religious beliefs wouldn't allow him to wear that number.
Not sure what to say to a recently laid-off colleague? Let Hallmark say it for you with greeting cards for the unemployed.Read More
In a tip sheet posted Nov. 17, OSHA said workplace injuries during jam-packed holiday sales have increased, and cited the 2008 death of an employee trampled by Black Friday shoppers.
I am a manager who has created a situation of perceived favoritism among my staff. I hired a new employee who happens to be a friend. I made the mistake of putting forth a work-improvement suggestion made by the new employee. She and I have been suffering the backlash ever since. How do I go about repairing this fiasco?
—Oops, office manager, government, Long Beach, CaliforniaRead More
Some employers, such as humanitarian organization World Vision, above, provide support and resiliency training to workers whose job is dealing with crisis situations.Read More
Perennially recognized as a good workplace for mothers, the California company also has earned a reputation for employee loyalty at a time when other apparel retailers commonly see turnover of more than 100 percent annually.Read More
A corporate merger can be a challenging and exciting opportunity for a human resources leader, according to Greg Besio, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Aon Corp. Besio found plenty of challenges last year when Aon Corp. acquired Hewitt Associates. Besio recently spoke with Workforce Management senior writer Rita Pyrillis about the process in this excerpt.Read More
It seems milllennials Italiano aren't so different from millennials Americano.Read More
Just imagine you've got a new job. You've been hired following a major business crisis. Your responsibility: Make sure that a similar catastrophe never happens again. The recently selected CEO and her team need your advice and leadership. They will sign on to your plan. That's the deal.