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 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
'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
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
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.
Courts will hold you to your word if you mis-represent FMLA eligibility to an otherwise ineligible employee.Read More
Whether or not an employee is entitled to a religious accommodation is not dependent upon whether or not you happen to agree with the employee’s religious beliefs.Read More
If you plan on terminating an employee on performance, you need to have the goods to back it up.Read More
If you think you can legislate Memo (or other similar apps) out of your workplace, you might want to think again.Read More
It's important for employers to keep in mind that agencies and courts will apply the same rules to Facebook harassment as they would to face-to-face harassment.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.
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.
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.
From: Editor’s Notebook - by Rick Bell
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.
I was still a bit shocked when I saw the announcement that SHRM is joining several pro-business organizations in a lawsuit to stop the NLRB’s so-called “ambush elections” rule.Read More
In this working world where getting 200 emails is considered a slow day, you have to consciously carve out the time and drink heavily from the commitment cup.