As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management contributor Samuel Greengard talks with Daniel Pink, author of the 2002 book Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself on the 'free agent' marketplace—then and now.
At some point in the future, today's advertisements will look quaint, amusing and incredibly dated. People will dress differently, speak differently and think differently. Let's face it: As times change, sensibilities change with them.
The world has changed. Human resources has changed. Here's what the current publisher and former publisher of Workforce Management and Personnel Journal, respectively, have to say about HR and business during their time at the publication.
For our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management ran two bracket challenges to determine the most important topic in the workplace and in pop culture as it relates to the workforce. The contest took place on our 90th anniversary website (workforce.com/90th). The winners of the tournaments were the Internet for the Workforce Impact bracket and "Seinfeld" for the Pop Culture bracket.
Edward 'Ned' Hay took over as publisher and editor of the Personnel Journal when Charles Slocombe died in December 1946. In February 1947, the Journal announced Slocombe's death with a brief note at the bottom from Hay saying: “Arrangements are being made to continue publication of the Personnel Journal in its present form with the same editorial policy. Pending completion of these plans, I have been asked to become temporary editor.”
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 employment for veterans returning from war with a focus on the 1940s and the aftermath of World War II. Next month, we look at the 1950s and the generational workforce.
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. The first installment deals with workplace safety in the 1920s and what's going on in that area today. Next month, we look at the 1930s and employer-sponsored pension plans.