What is the protocol when our executive team requests salaried employees to perform work outside their job description? It is a situation that has occurred before, resulting in some salaried workers having to work weekends/off days to keep up with their regularly described duties. Job duties of a salaried employee often are fluid, but would it be better for us simply to abandon job descriptions? I wonder about things like employee burnout, turnover, stress levels and engagement.
— Concerned VP, energy/utilities, Newfoundland
Michelle Patterson, CEO of Women Network, talks passionately about making the workforce more conducive to women, especially mothers like herself, and offering support.Read More
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Among many storylines during Mayer’s first year of running Yahoo, two have captured the attention of HR leaders: eliminate remote workers and deploy forced ranking in performance management.Read More