Humane Resources features the insights from Max Mihelich.
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
While flextime is gaining in popularity in the 2010s, one Pulitzer Prize-winning author used the idea to paint his most famous character as a lazy employee by 1960s standards.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 the wake of some high-profile exits in the past few days, we take a look at some of the more interesting employee exits.
Continue dangling those healthy carrots if you must, but if you really want your wellness program to work, consider investing in some professional help, too.Read More
I’ve seen the same mentality in the workplace, too, where intimidation and berating prevail over human kindness and educating.Read More
In many organizations, superstars are handled with kid gloves, but in others top workers can become punching bags, too.Read More
While Workforce, of course, focuses on issues related to human workers, there are others in the workforce — namely animals — that don’t get the same attention.Read More
Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.
If you are going to permit your employees to use their personal social media accounts for business purposes, get it in writing that you have rights to the accounts.Read More
If you legitimately cannot make an accommodation that meets the employee’s limitations, then the employee is not “qualified” under the ADA, and therefore unprotected by that law.Read More
There are lots of preliminary of postliminary activities that could be occurring in your workplaces. I am hopeful that this case will provide employers needed guidance on the compensability of these activities.Read More
The NLRB is looking for ways to become relevant to the 93 percent of employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.Read More
With transparency comes responsibility. How much you permit your employees to connect on social media sites will, in part, depend in how much of their personal lives you want leaking into your workplace.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.
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
I’d never played craps before. But at a recent conference at the Mandalay Bay resort I gave it a try. Almost immediately, the employees manning the tables earned my respect.Read More
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What’s striking is that the behaviors identified in the Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins report are comparable to what has occurred in law firms, accounting practices, health care institutions and academia.
Leaders' their vision begins with the organization’s overall mission and the values that will drive how team members work, treat one another and serve their markets or consumers year after year.
Workplace learning requires time and money. Actually, according to recent data, it involves massive investments of both.
The honor of public service comes from performing in line with each organization’s mission, values, and standards.Read More
You might wonder what players in the NFL, surgeons masked in the operating room, professors in the halls of academia have in common. The answer is a lot.Read More