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Workforce Management Looks Back at Workplace History (1920s-1970s)

June 28, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, each month we've been running stories looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. Here are some snapshots of those articles from the 1920s to 1970s. In the coming months, we will showcase the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s as well as what the future might hold.
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Lack of Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform Keeps Experts Guessing

June 26, 2012
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Speakers at overflow sessions of the Society for Human Resource Management's 64th annual conference detail the likely scenarios that could occur when the justices rule late this week.
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Can Social Media Produce Wellness Results?

June 1, 2012
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To win at employee wellness programs, companies are turning to online fitness challenges and Facebook-style social networks to boost workers' options, improve engagement and cut costs.
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Mentor Match

May 16, 2012
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Covance Inc. is among the companies using software to help employees and mentors connect. The program Mentor Scout enables pairings based on mutual professional interests.
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The Women's Movement in the '70s, Today: 'You've Come a Long Way,' But …

May 15, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines women in the workforce in the 1970s and today.
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It's About Time—and Money

May 3, 2012
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Workforce management technology has come a long way from time clocks. Today's tools can save—or cost—companies millions. And thanks to a new group, the once-frumpy field is coming into fashion.
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Great Expectations: Survey Finds New Grads Have High Hopes on First Job

April 19, 2012
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Despite spending most of their college years at the depths of the Great Recession, new graduates have high expectations of their earning power. About 40 percent said they expect a starting salary of $50,000 to $75,000 for their first job out of college.
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The Dream, the Reality: Civil Rights in the '60s and Today

April 10, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines civil rights in the 1960s and today. Next month, we look at the 1970s and women in the workforce.
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Cultivating a Virtual Culture

April 6, 2012
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Startups operating as virtual enterprises from Day One, companies sending employees home to telecommute, and businesses hiring more mobile workers are changing the conventional wisdom about how to create corporate culture.
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Whistling While You Work

April 2, 2012
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With changes in whistle-blower laws, companies must be even more diligent about protecting workers who speak out.
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