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.
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
You might work with or know someone who has been abused, and chances are you don’t even know it because abuse often goes unreported.Read More
In the real world, and especially the business domain, “magic” happens when a person or company creates an impeccable culture that excels and is no illusion.Read More
Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
There is a big difference between vigilance and panic. The key for employers in dealing with Ebola is to understand the former while not falling susceptible to the latter.Read More
It’s one thing to bind your managers and other high-level employees to a noncompetition agreement. It’s another to require the same of your low-level sandwich makers and cash-register operators.Read More
If you are considering using personality tests to screen applicants or current employees, tread carefully and not without the input of your employment counsel.Read More
This case will hinge on whether the security screenings are key to the nature of the employment.Read More
What is the difference between sexual discrimination and sexual favoritism? The former is illegal, while the latter isn’t.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.
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
Leaders must explicitly communicate that uncivil, abusive behavior is thwarting their institutional objectives.