In remarkable moves, Apple and its major supplier Foxconn recently gave into public demands for better treatment of the workers who assemble electronic gadgets in China. Read More
While older workers tend to be more concerned about retirement than their younger colleagues, the survey found that the most dramatic shift in attitudes toward retirement security has been among the under-40 set.Read More
How do we methodically measure the true value of our human resources function?
—Method Actor, general manager, human resources, automotive, Lahore, Pakistan
As companies warm up to Apple's voice-controlled assistant, apps are appearing on iTunes, and rival software from Google and Microsoft are in the works.
The iPhone 4S voice-activated assistant can make calls, schedule appointments and a lot more.
How many employees should we have to justify hiring a human resources manager?
Our company has 60 employees and has acquired a new company with 80 employees. It has turned around since the economy and expects to add to staff and have additional acquisitions. However, we have no HR staff and don't know how many employees is the "right" number to justify hiring one. (This would be the sole HR position in this company: no subordinates.)
Right now we are implementing HR policies with the assistance of outside consultants.
—Anxious to Grow, vice president of operations/administration, aerospace, Laguna Beach, California
Observers find proposals to be well intended, but add that workers have a lot to learn on annuities.
The countersuit, filed Jan. 25, reveals an increasingly testy relationship between two high-profile Internet players: Google, the king of search advertising, based in Mountain View, California, and Chicago-based Groupon, the leader in the new online-advertising business with daily deals. Read More
About 40 percent of New York workers had access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan in 2009, compared with the national average of 53 percent, according to the report by the New School's Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis. Read More
An analysis of the NLRB's rulings also indicates that if an employee makes a comment on Facebook and fellow employees respond, it is considered protected activity. It is not protected, however, if only friends respond to the posting.Read More