Kidding a colleague who opts for a salad over a sloppy joe — even if it’s all in good-natured fun — is still in bad taste.Read More
Here comes the sun; overlooked concerns; civilian jobs for vets; global Gen Y.Read More
Ellyn Shook to CHRO at Accenture; Bridgette Cofield to chief talent officer at Chester Group; Russell Poole to EVP of HR at Intralinks Holdings.Read More
The future of labor-management relations is as complicated as ever.Read More
Religious discrimination claims have been on the rise recently, especially ones involving accommodation requests, legal experts say.Read More
Use of massive open online courses has been confined mostly to academia, although momentum is slowly building among corporations.Read More
Some argue the profession is on par with engineering or finance and the boss should have years of academic study and pass rigorous testing. Others say it’s not that complicated.Read More
The latest delay gives employers more time to plan. Companies will have until Jan. 1, 2016, to determine if they must provide health insurance coverage.Read More
A firm has been on the brink of closure twice in the past 10 years. With a workforce that has been reduced from more than 10,000 to just below 3,000, there have been virtually no new hires in a decade. Today, through ingenious transition planning, the organization finds itself in a position to hire. This has been a challenge for IT where the old guard is now faced with a new breed of IT people current in all the latest trends and eager to make change happen. Any ideas on building the team?
— Old Guard, New Tricks, consulting, Ontario, Canada
What are the key components to successful orientation of new employees, from both the employer and employee perspective? Once the offer letter has been extended, signed and returned, what should be included in the process to give a good and lasting impression?
— Appearances Matter, human resources consultant, finance/insurance/real estate, Philadelphia