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.
We’re estimating Jim Hall, who will be leaving Workforce after the May issue, has written some 180,000 words for the publication and its predecessors over the past 30 years.Read More
Being a Supreme Court justice has its perks, but, no matter what you decide, you’re going to upset someone or millions of someones.Read More
What the show has done is create a home or a family atmosphere that makes many former cast members enjoy returning to it.Read More
James Robertson walks 21 miles a day as part of his commute to and from his job.Read More
In a world where smart people can make “stupid money,” the character Charlize Theron plays in her latest drama wants only one thing: payback.Read More
From: Working Well - by Sarah Sipek
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the King v. Burwell case today. The case challenges the legality of tax credits made available in the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Rick Bell and I will live blog throughout the day on March 4 on the Supreme Court hearings on constitutionality of the individual premium subsidies of the Affordable Care Act.
The ‘Cadillac Tax’ is set to take effect in 2018, and if employers want to avoid paying, they need to start planning now.
Despite initial hesitation, more employers are considering moving to the private exchange as the 2018 implementation date for the Cadillac Tax looms closer.Read More
Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
On April 14, the National Labor Relations Board’s 'ambush election' rules take effect.Read More
More interesting than the work rules that the Administrative Law Judge concluded violated employees’ section 7 rights are the work rules that the ALJ concluded did not.Read More
Come back tomorrow for a real-world example of how NLRB judges are applying these rules.Read More
The NFL has the power to regulate head injuries. It better be sure it is doing everything it can, or it is taking a huge risk that OSHA will step in and regulate in the league’s place.Read More
If you're ignorant enough to fire someone because of their caregiving needs at home, maybe it is asking too much to expect you to know enough not to express that intent out loud.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.
Many organizations are giving special consideration to the role that our unconscious thought processes, or biases, have on workplace decisions.
No matter what we do, we need to have a focus that goes to the “core” of our organization’s health and driving purposes.Read More
‘Anchor’ has a double meaning. It's the name for the device which falls to the bottom of the ocean to secure a vessel at sea. The the term for Williams’ position is ironic and instructive.
If you really want to know what your employees think of trust and values in your organization, try counting how many times they bring concerns to your attention rather than counting the number of 'harrumphs' or cocktails after work.Read More
The way we communicate and how we interpret our interactions is largely based on tone of voice, body language, eye contact and casual social interactions.
From: Editor’s Notebook - by Rick Bell
Strawberry farmers demonstrate how proper financial incentives can benefit both the workforce and the company's bottom line.
I get the feeling that Sen. Ted Cruz, who is registering for Obamacare, will be like the guy in the Jacuzzi at my gym who constantly complains how the equipment sucks.Read More
Sarah Sipek and I will live blog throughout the day on March 4 on the Supreme Court hearings on constitutionality of the individual premium subsidies of the Affordable Care Act.Read More
I was relieved to discover that my son and taxman aren’t the only ones with questions about the ACA.
Employees at some point grow weary of the nonsense they inevitably must put up with: from a client, a customer, a co-worker, or pigheaded politicians.
Humane Resources features the insights from Max Mihelich.
The title of this post reflects my experience. I think this is unacceptable. What’s your take?
Should hearing loss education be a part of an employer’s health and wellness program?Read More
This ruling sounds like something that should’ve been reserved for churches and other religion-oriented organizations, not an arts and crafts retailer and a cabinet manufacturer.Read More
While technology has been replacing humans in the workforce for hundreds of years, the fear of being replaced by machines still hangs heavy on society’s collective consciousness.Read More
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.