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.
What lessons can employers possibly learn from an ex-wrestler’s story? Turns out plenty — about leverage, teamwork, communication and more.Read More
'Pre-cations" are paid vacations that are offered to workers before they start.Read More
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
Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
While Congress continues to drag it feet on Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Obama Administration continues to do what it can to extend equal employment opportunity for all.Read More
Something as innocuous as moving an employee out of his office could be deemed sufficiently 'adverse' to support a retaliation claim.Read More
The NLRB ruled that employees have a right to use their employers’ email systems during non-working time to communicate about union issues. The agency also issued rules for ambush election in representation proceedings.Read More
If you’re looking for a good holiday gift for that special HR person in your life, I strongly recommend 'The North Pole Employee Handbook.'Read More
The security screenings also were not 'integral and indispensable' to the employees’ duties as warehouse workers, the court ruled. 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.
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.
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