If you find yourself in a position of having to face down a customer making such a request, take a stand. Tell the customer, “We don't treat our employees like that, and if you can't deal, we don't need your business.” Be the better corporate citizen. It's not just the legal way to act, it's the moral way to act.Read More
In the past several years, more companies have introduced or re-crafted their “employee value proposition” to give employees a better idea of what the total employee experience encompasses, beyond the basic salary and benefits. Laura Sejen, global practice leader of rewards for consultancy Towers Watson & Co., recently spoke with Workforce contributing writer Meg McSherry Breslin about the key factors employers should keep in mind when they're looking to revise their employee value proposition, otherwise known as the "employment deal."Read More
Care for cancer patients costs employers an estimated $264 billion a year in health care costs and lost productivity, although cancer strikes just 1.6 percent of the workforce. Read More
Fall in love with your workforce this Valentine's Day—and declare your affection to the world.Read More
It's appalling that 13 years into the twenty-first century, it is still legal in the United States of America to treat people different solely because of their inclusion in a marginalized group. Get on the bandwagon now, and send a signal to all of your employees that you are a business of inclusion, not one of bigotry and exclusion.Read More
Every organization whether in sports, business, academia, or government has rules. But they're enforced retroactively, after the damage is done. We need to think more about the costs of our actions before we do them and temper our desire to win with integrity.Read More
Unlike traditional volunteerism, which may take hours of time, microvolunteering focuses on making use of the free time employees have during the workday, such as lunch breaks and coffee breaks.
Companies across the city ask their employees to raise money and bring canned goods and clothing. Those affected by the storm, including teachers and firefighters, get invitations.
Of the nearly 300 corporate executives, managers and employees who took a recent survey, nearly 40 percent said sex and relationships were the most taboo workplace topic.Read More
Leaders at Big Blue and elsewhere could blush a deep pink if Tom Vines is correct about where performance management, crowdsourcing and social media are heading.Read More