Despite the hype about private equity and job loss, they have little net effect on employment levels.
While horror stories exist, in some cases private equity takeovers can lead to healthy updates to management methods and practices.
What factors should we consider when redesignating titles among leaders in the same or similar job grades?
—Title Fight, assistant manager, mining/oil/gas, Singapore
A poll shows that the majority of workers don't expect or need huge end-of-year gifts: For 69 percent, a gift card of $25 will do.
Completely unplugging from the office is still a challenge, although about 50 percent of CFOs in a recent survey said they didn't check in while checked out.Read More
Online job boards carry numerous ads from medical facilities offering student loan repayment programs to recruits in various health care positions.Read More
How do we figure out the return on investment of our employee rewards and recognition programs, particularly those for salespeople?
—Not Getting It, learning and development manager, Pasay City, Philippines
Fifty-eight percent of employers offering wellness incentives pegged rewards to completion of lifestyle modification programs such as weight loss, smoking cessation and physical fitness.Read More
Even with the best-designed programs, companies face challenges in making incentive and merit-pay programs effective in today's economy.