Employers in the 1950s sought lifelong employees and competed for talent by promising employment stability and long-term financial security, says Nelson Lichtenstein, professor of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Read More
Medical advances in the 1950s meant that large numbers of Americans were reaching so-called “old age,” defined by Social Security as age 65 and above, a notable change from 1900 when life expectancy was 47. Read More
A growing number of employers let employees bring pets to work, especially dogs, a benefit, experts say, that reduces stress and increases employee loyalty.
As the nation's economic recovery ekes ahead, employers are looking for perks that help woo young talent, retain high performers and control costs. Read More
For its program to increase culinary specialists' skills and boost sailors' quality of life, the Navy is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Partnership.Read More
In the wake of shifts at the top for Apple, IBM and Hewlett-Packard, heirs in the pipeline can mean a stable transition both financially and in the workplace. Read More
HR consultants offer their thoughts on the best—and worst—practices when it comes to succession planning.
For its creative internal mobility program, Sodexo is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Innovation. Read More
For its retention effort with a clear bottom-line boost, NetApp is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Financial Impact.Read More
Recent research challenges the belief that co-CEO arrangements often fail.