National Telework Week, slated to start Monday, recognizes the financial and employee retention benefits of working remotely.
I’m writing this blog as I sit in a cavernous auditorium with 14 other Georgia attorneys. The lawyer in front of me is doing a crossword puzzle; the lawyer to his left is scanning her Kindle Fire. Several are sending emails; one’s reading a crime novel, another, a newspaper. One is soundly asleep.
It may not always be a straight-line connection, but managers exert great influence on whether top performers stay or go.
It's logical to conclude that poor managers are at the heart of the problem, says Richard Finnegan, co-founder of the Retention Institute and author of Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad.Read More
Apple Inc.'s newest blockbuster app, called iBook Author, will allow teachers, scholars and anyone else to create their own graphically compelling audio/visual textbooks.Read More
I got in trouble a few times in eighth grade. I didn’t break any big rules and never, as far as I know, had anything documented on my permanent record. There’s one punishment I haven’t forgotten. I had to write a paper over a fall weekend and turn it in on time. I met the deadline, but had to miss a Pittsburgh Steelers game. That hurt. But that’s all I remember—not what I did wrong or what I learned.Read More
Some employees are close to being fired for not meeting performance standards. But our company has never had a formalized system to counsel people about job expectations. How do we prevent the loss of potentially solid performers now that times are tight and our management is quietly considering making changes?
—Cart Before the Horse, HR professional, manufacturing, Battle Creek, Michigan
A new report produced by advisory firm Bersin & Associates of Oakland, California, notes that companies replenished their training staffs and thus enabled employees to pursue career development put off during the recession.
'We're definitely entering a new and different phase of consolidation within the talent management part of the market,' analyst Jim Holincheck says.Read More