It seems to me retail executives are going too far, letting business objectives blot out the bigger picture about the holidays and ignoring a cultural shift away from crass commercialism.Read More
The supermarket chain's recent 15 minutes of infamy over stolen sandwiches is a reminder that policies and training have to stress common sense as much as compliance.
Employers are burying their heads in the sand on job security and work stress—at their own peril.Read More
To their credit, Americans of different political stripes are not sitting passively in the face of economic problems. They are speaking up and fighting back. And that has implications for employers.Read More
I admit that one night at a hotel is not a lot to go on. And I may be a picky guest. But I think my one-day stay at Mandalay Bay may contain a lesson in workforce planning for the Vegas resort and other companies wrestling with uneven business demand.Read More
R.E.M. just broke up. It's an occasion for mourning not just the end of the pop band's 31-year run, but the decline of lasting teamwork in our society.Read More
The Corporate Executive Board found that among the 12 key indicators it tracks in its “cultural diagnostic” of companies, the one that is most strongly correlated with 10-year total shareholder return is employee comfort with speaking up. Read More
Sadly, some business leaders pooh-poohed the call for payroll tax relief and a tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed with what amounted to a kind of whining. Let's hope the employer community reacts more positively to the president's safety net legislation.Read More