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.
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
What lessons can employers possibly learn from an ex-wrestler’s story? Turns out plenty — about leverage, teamwork, communication and more.Read More
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.
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.
When OSHA arrives, whatever the reason, your personnel needs to know that the first call should be to your employment lawyer.Read More
As proposed, the meaning of 'spouse' under the FMLA would depend on the law of state in which the marriage was celebrated, not the law of the state where the employee lives or works.Read More
Every workplace faux pas is not an excuse to punish. Yet, each is a chance for an employer to teach, and for employees to learn.Read More
As the Gawker case illustrates, social media is playing, and will continue to play, an important role in litigation.Read More
Employers face a very real risk of age discrimination if they do not treat each employee, of age any, as an individual, with individual talents and abilities.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.
‘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.
I thought about what would have happened if I’d looked like former NFL player Ray Seals, an African-American man, when I was stopped by a police officer.Read More
Bad communications can lead to harm, particularly at work where relationships are tied to our careers, opportunities, advancement, mentorship and the glue of true collegiality — trust.
From: Editor’s Notebook - by Rick Bell
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.
The defending champion Seahawks are a deeply emotional team. Oregon coaches don’t believe in yelling at players to motivate them.
Another sign of a trend? Large health organizations are looking to smaller companies for their technology platforms.