We have implemented lean-management and it has worked well for us. It is strongly supported and maintained. We are a print company of 40 people. How much time per week should we spend keeping tabs on our lean-management processes?
—Staying Lean, publishing/communications, Onalaska, Wisconsin
The water's fine in the social media pool, but many companies are still afraid to allow workers to dive in. Experts say employers should take the social media plunge to buoy their brand and improve productivity.Read More
Health care providers, which see their employees as 'role models and advisers to patients,' are among the organizations requiring tobacco testing for new hires.Read More
Startup software company RescueTime is part of “personal analytics” movement.Read More
The last decade has seen lots of changes in human resources. Looking back, it seems hard to predict that social media and other emerging trends would have taken hold. What's in store for the future of human resources and are there steps our HR organization should take to prepare?
—Looking Backward So We Can Move Forward, HR consultant, technical services, Columbus, Georgia
Millennial workers admit to ignoring BYOD rules in the workplace.Read More
Companies are tackling questions of security on worker mobile phones and tablets by creating special compartments in the devices.Read More
Companies have been slow to bring analytics-based decision-making to their people practices, but that's changing. Read More
The best-performing HR departments are harvesting big data so their leaders arrive at the proverbial top table with insights about pivotal roles, critical skills and gaps, says Harry Osle, global HR transformation and advisory practice leader at The Hackett Group. Read More