Our leadership wants to breed culture that drives high performance, yet it seems to be an abstract concept. How do know we are getting optimum performance from our employees—and hence our organization?
—Mr. Precision, human resources executive, utilities, Singapore
There's a strong case to be made for remembering our inner marathoner, our latent persistent hunter.Read More
Employers, I wish I could whisk up a magical elixir to solve this problem. Alas, at least for the time being, we are stuck with the NLRB's intrusiveness into the world of work rules, and the grave uncertainty that comes along for the ride.Read More
About 78 percent of employers lack a workforce strategy to garner hard-to-find talent, according to the survey conducted by the ManpowerGroup's Strategic Workforce Consulting business.Read More
The change comes after Aetna late last year canceled its contract with Rush to provide care to Aetna patients, effective January 1. Rush refused to accept a roughly 30 percent cut in reimbursement rates.Read More
Fifty-two percent of workers indicated their employers have not distributed any communication regarding upcoming open enrollment periods. Thirty-nine percent said they were only somewhat prepared for open enrollments, while 26 percent said they were unprepared or very unprepared.Read More
New hires have been attracted to the bank because it doesn't have layer upon layer of management, so its bankers have a closer working relationship with clients than they would at a larger bank.Read More
During management meetings, discussion invariably turns toward the subject of continuous change. We want to become a learning organization, making any necessary changes that will help us be more customer-oriented. We're having trouble getting beyond the discussion phase, though. How do I persuade our management team to let human resources spearhead this cultural change?
—On the Sidelines but Hoping to Play, HR manager, publishing, Sydney
When many people envision digital startups, they think of young, would-be Mark Zuckerbergs in hoodies and T-shirts spending late nights coding at a company with a name that's missing a vowel. There is, however, a small but growing number of over-forties trying their hand at Web 2.0 entrepreneurship.Read More
The OFCCP has proposed regulations intended to strengthen the requirements in hiring veterans who are protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.