Humane Resources features the insights from Max Mihelich.
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.
Civil War book reveals older generations have dismissed younger generations for, well, generations.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.
Nothing says great customer service like long lines, sales prices that don’t ring up properly and overly tired workers.Read More
The news that Reynolds American, one of the largest U.S. tobacco companies, has decided to ban cigarette smoking in its offices is a breath of fresh air.Read More
In a forum such as Chicago Ideas Week, it’s about understanding what people are doing in other fields and turning that insight into something useful to you or your business.Read More
It’s up to managers to help provide a safe working environment regardless of the industry.Read More
We’re pretty sure there aren’t any cursed tiki idols in this certification story line, but we’re pretty confident that there will be a lot of cursing.Read More
Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
Don’t forget to have your employees sign authorizations before you post holiday party photos online.Read More
Jury verdicts can label a company as one that discriminates systemically and intentionally. That damage is much worse than a nine figure punitive reward unlikely to be cashed by a plaintiff.Read More
The NLRB potentially is looking to expand its reach in the area of cybersecurity.Read More
By relying heavily on the lack of payment to show lack of control, the 6th Circuit drew a line that will be difficult for most bona fide volunteers to cross to demonstrate employment status.Read More
It only takes one layoff to turn a loyal employee into a desperate job seeker looking to provide value to turn a prospective employer into a new job.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.
When we think we’ve said something we shouldn’t have, we need to acknowledge it and say we may have misspoken.
Time will tell what happened, but just what's in the public record raises learning concerns and several questions.
While going to work is not literally going to war, its demands can be challenging and brutal.Read More
A single one-time dose of learning may raise awareness about bias, but it won’t permanently change habits.Read More
To instill ethical behavior, organizations must provide incentives and encourage everyone to not only act properly but also to report violations.Read More