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Embracing Wellness: CEO to CEO

November 28, 2014
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Nine CEOs launched the CEO Council on Health and Innovation in September to share their health and wellness know-how with other corporate leaders.


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Workplaces Begin Addressing Domestic Violence

November 25, 2014
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One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, so it’s unrealistic to think that it’s not a workplace issue, one expert says.


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The Last Word: The Magnificent Miles

November 23, 2014
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Inspiration often comes at the oddest moments and in the strangest of places.


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Data Holds Plan Design, Wellness Answers

November 23, 2014
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The analysis of claims data provides the greatest ability for an employer to have an effect on health care costs and employee health.


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Keeping Harmony Around the Holidays

November 21, 2014
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Employers and managers can make the holiday season a bit less stressful for their charges by following several simple guidelines.
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Why Is Health Care Staffing Such a Guessing Game?

November 21, 2014
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Being in health care, we are finding it difficult to adequately determine the number of staff needed at any given time. We need to develop a forecast for staffing ratios for our busiest shifts. What sort of data should we be examining to accurately predict dynamic demand?

— Guesstimates Won't Work, training and appraisal assistant, health care, Beirut


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Should I Seek Out Customized Hiring Metrics?

November 21, 2014
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We are ramping up hiring at multiple plants across the U.S. How could I determine market benchmarks for time to hire, turnover and cost per hire at these individual plants? Should we seek out average figures or are there better metrics we could use to make sure we recruit and hire competitively?
Market Forecaster, consumer goods manufacturing, Atlanta


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Is It Possible to Compile Performance Data on Team Unity?

November 21, 2014
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We want to create actionable performance reviews beyond the once-a-year activity. Our aim is to gather insight on how people interact as individual contributors within teams. Our big challenge is we have a large geographically distributed workforce of technically skilled contributors that frequently need to collaborate on projects. How can we begin gathering meaningful performance data on individuals and how they contribute to a team?

—Useful Metrics Please, Software/Services, Bethesda, Maryland


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No Longer a Remote Possibility

November 19, 2014
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It is important for employers and employees to understand that courts are being more flexible in determining a reasonable accommodation.
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The ‘Unretirement’ Plan: An Interview With Author Chris Farrell

November 18, 2014
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Author Chris Farrell contends that baby boomers are changing the way we should think about work, community and the good life in his new book, 'Unretirement.'
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