Rick Bell

By the Numbers: Winter Blues and SAD at Work

Each month Workforce looks at important stats in the human resources sector. Here’s the topic we’re keeping an eye on for January 2018: the winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). How common are these mood disorders in the workplace, and what…

By the Numbers: A Salute to the Military

Each month Workforce looks at important stats in the human resources sector. Here’s the topic we’re keeping an eye on this month: veterans in the workplace. Comment below or email editors@workforce.com. Follow Workforce on Twitter at @workforcenews. [To view infographic,…

People Moves: November 2017

Rachel Platt Ankura Consulting named Rachel Platt as a senior managing director and chief human resources officer. Platt joins the company’s leadership team with HR experience in diverse corporate situations including fast growth, turnarounds, private equity and professional services…

5MM: The Workforce 2017 Optimas Award Winners

Workforce editors Rick Bell and Frank Kalman introduce you to our 2017 Optimas Award winners! Our General Excellence winner completely flipped a corporate culture considered to be one of the “worst ever seen” by a respected consultancy. They are just one example of this year’s…

5MM: Sustainable CEOs on the Hot Seat

Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell reveal a study that claims CEOs who heavily invest company resources in good corporate citizenry are more likely to be fired amid sluggish financial results than CEOs at poor-performing companies that spend less…

5MM: Lowering the Minimum Wage

In this week’s edition of 5 Minutes of Management, Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell discuss St. Louis lowering it's minimum wage. They also talk about CEO activism and the importance it has among different generations. For more…

Your 'About Us' Page Is About What?

While reading a contributor’s story about technology and benefits, the author referred to a company I didn’t recognize. Given the thousands of companies occupying the vast space we call HR technology, that’s not unusual. I’ll usually add a short phrase…

5MM: Googling Gender Diversity

In this week’s edition of 5 Minutes of Management, Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell discuss ongoing diversity saga in Silicon Valley and what 1st Amendment rights employees actually have when speaking their mind. Additionally, recent jobs numbers and declining layoffs look…

5MM: You’ve Been Microchipped!

In this week’s edition of 5 Minutes of Management, Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell discuss the pros and cons of a voluntary program at one Wisconsin company to insert microchips in its workforce. They also harken back to a time…

5MM: Talking Trump's Transgender Ban

In this week’s edition of 5 Minutes of Management, Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell talk diversity and inclusion in the workplace — particularly President Donald Trump’s recent ban on transgender people in the military. They also talk about…

Talent10x: What Goes Into a Company Re-Brand?

When a company re-brands, what happens? That’s the focus of this week’s episode of Talent10x, as Talent Economy's Frank Kalman and Workforce's Rick Bell interview Joe Weinlick, senior vice president of marketing of Nexxt — formally Beyond.com — about the company’s recent re-branding effort and what it meant…