Working Well features the insights from Rita Pyrillis
Humane Resources features the insights from Max Mihelich.
If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.
Civil War book reveals older generations have dismissed younger generations for, well, generations.Read More
While flextime is gaining in popularity in the 2010s, one Pulitzer Prize-winning author used the idea to paint his most famous character as a lazy employee by 1960s standards.Read More
Whatever Works riffs on what's right--and wrong--in the workplace. It seeks best practices from within and outside the workforce, and sometimes takes a stroll down memory lane.
Michelle Patterson, CEO of Women Network, talks passionately about making the workforce more conducive to women, especially mothers like herself, and offering support.Read More
The former NFL quarterback shouldn't have criticized the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy on the radio for taking time off from the season to witness the birth of his son.Read More
In the wake of some high-profile exits in the past few days, we take a look at some of the more interesting employee exits.
Continue dangling those healthy carrots if you must, but if you really want your wellness program to work, consider investing in some professional help, too.Read More
I’ve seen the same mentality in the workplace, too, where intimidation and berating prevail over human kindness and educating.Read More
Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
Late last month, the 5th Circuit court of appeals in New Orleans ruled on another employer confidentiality policy, and the results should trouble employers everywhere.Read More
If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week, you must pay them overtime. Period. No exceptions.Read More
This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.Read More
Until the courts sort these issues out, prudent employers should tread carefully and consult with their employment counsel before disciplining or firing any employees who are using legally prescribed marijuana away from work.Read More
What does one make of a recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC against CVS, claiming that a severance agreement it provided to three employees unlawfully restricted their rights?Read More
Welcome to Work in Progress, a blog in which I try to be part observer, part adviser and part provocateur. I write about such issues as the "employment deal" between workers and organizations, people management strategies, advances in workplace technology and the social safety nets designed to catch displaced workers. I'm convinced the world is progressing toward an era of greater reciprocity between workers and employers, and organizations that get ahead of this trend are more likely to thrive.
This is my last issue as a staff member of Workforce, a place I’ve called home since 2005.Read More
These examples of teamwork and
esprit de corps aren’t just
feel-good Hollywood moments.
They are ingredients for
hard-nosed business success.Read More
There is growing interest in a lasting, reciprocal — familial — relationship with workers. And it could mean good things all around.Read More
Let’s not let the loudest voices make all the key decisions for us in our organizations and our society.Read More
Despite the ugliness of football player Richie Incognito’s behavior, the fall-out from the incident may one day be seen as a step in the right direction.Read More
Get the perspectives and insights on recruiting, talent management, compensation, workforce technology and the ethical workplace from the voices at Workforce and others on the frontline.
GM President Mary Barra expressed regret over the Cobalt’s safety issues; she stated that GM is now moving from a culture of cost containment to a culture of safety.
If your goal is to do the minimum but to give your organization defenses in case there’s ever a costly mistake, then here’s a road map to get you started.
Why are organizations spending so much time discussing what might happen as opposed to addressing the damage abusive behaviors are causing them right now?Read More
What’s striking is that the behaviors identified in the Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins report are comparable to what has occurred in law firms, accounting practices, health care institutions and academia.
Leaders' their vision begins with the organization’s overall mission and the values that will drive how team members work, treat one another and serve their markets or consumers year after year.