Seventy-one percent of employers hiring this summer add that they'll be considering some hires for permanent positions.Read More
For eons, we've learned many of our most important lessons from friends, family and peers. When we're trying to get people to act in a certain way in line with basic do's and don'ts of workplace conduct, lectures and raw information won't be effective. Read More
Apple Inc.'s newest blockbuster app, called iBook Author, will allow teachers, scholars and anyone else to create their own graphically compelling audio/visual textbooks.Read More
I got in trouble a few times in eighth grade. I didn’t break any big rules and never, as far as I know, had anything documented on my permanent record. There’s one punishment I haven’t forgotten. I had to write a paper over a fall weekend and turn it in on time. I met the deadline, but had to miss a Pittsburgh Steelers game. That hurt. But that’s all I remember—not what I did wrong or what I learned.Read More
We have no performance review or assessment procedure in place. How do I convince executives who think “that stuff” is unnecessary that it actually benefits our organization, particularly for staff who don't receive much recognition for a job well-done or guidance on a job not-so-well-done?
—Voice in the Wilderness, director of customer relations, mining/oil/gas, Georgia
Business results were 21 percent higher among organizations whose senior leaders ‘very frequently' make an effort to coach others, according to the Bersin & Associates study.Read More
For its retention effort with a clear bottom-line boost, NetApp is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Financial Impact.Read More
For its efforts in Egypt, Infosys BPO is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Corporate Citizenship.Read More
Don't be surprised if the U.S. decides to launch the Next New Deal in the next few years. And if it does, will your company be prepared for a tighter labor market and renewed growth?Read More
We have terrific engineers who are highly skilled and highly motivated. When it comes to leadership, however, most do a lousy job making the transition. This is despite the fact that we offer established leadership programs. Is there anything we can do differently?
—Engineering a Change, organizational development specialist, manufacturing, North Carolina