Fifty-eight percent of employers are looking to impose penalties on employees who do not participate in health and wellness programs in the coming years, according to a survey published by Aon Hewitt.Read More
Pushed by rising costs and health care reform, employers are considering dropping their traditional health benefits for these consumer-driven health plans.Read More
In a recent interview about her book, Sheryl Sandberg calls on men to 'lean in' when it comes to the discussion about women in the workplace. So that's what I'm doing: providing a male voice. Read More
If you are not the person in your organization trained to address and investigate sexual harassment claims, immediately refer the matter to the person who is. If no one is, hire a consultant or attorney who specializes in these issues to do the investigation for you.Read More
More than two-thirds of telecommuters say they shop online while on the clock when working from home, according to a recent survey published by CouponCabin. Those that do tend to shop online more frequently and for longer periods of time. Read More
How do we make our managers better at having difficult conversations with our employees? Sometimes it seems easier for them to gloss over tough topics rather than engage employees in discussion and uncover problem area. How do we convince them to probe below the surface without interrogating employees? We'd prefer to avoid mandating it as part of a manager's performance reviews.
—Touchy Subject, executive assistant, health care, Sydney, Australia
How should we divvy up responsibilities for talent management? Our feeling is that if it resides solely with HR, how could we hold managers accountable for execution? On the other hand, managers aren't really cut out to develop strategies for talent acquisition, workforce planning. I guess what I'm asking is: Is there a dividing line in talent management and, if so, which responsibilities do our managers have for helping us catch the vision?
—Too Many Chiefs, Director of strategy, technology, Cincinnati
Contingent workers such as staffing agency temps and independent contractors have become a large and permanent part of the workforce. As a result, companies need to think carefully about the tools they use to manage these workers so they can maximize productivity while minimizing compliance issues.Read More
Despite the recovering U.S. economy, almost all American workers feel uncertain about their ability to live comfortably in retirement, according to a survey conducted by the Employee Benefits Research Institute. Read More
The magazine won a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for Senior Writer Rita Pyrillis’ in-depth look at employer-sponsored health care.Read More