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.
While I think it's important to increase the amount of H-1B visas to stay economically competitive with the rest of the world, I also believe this skills gap was in some way created by U.S. employers.Read More
Party on, human resource professionals. You guys do it well.
Happy Workers—Happy World; Save Workers, Save Money; DJ Jazzy Jeff Rules; Putting a Shine on Good Work.Read More
As Hillary Clinton chatted about whatever she chatted about, other SHRM attendees opted to spend their time in pursuit of their profession.Read More
Could it be that San Francisco values—including flexibility and stability for workers—can create value for both employees and employers?Read More
With Sen. Kelly Ayotte endorsing a bipartisan immigration reform bill, the proposed legislation appears likely to pass the Senate. However, the real test for the bill will be the House of Representatives, where it will face stiff GOP opposition. Read More
If you're done with the people-management realm, thanks for the memories, Lars. If not, I look forward to your next act.Read More