HR Administration

Women Business Leaders Break Glass Ceiling with New Management Book

The leaders of TriSpective Consulting Group are opening their career knowledge with their book The Loyalist Team, due out in September.

 Four women are bringing their expertise on human resources, talent management, leadership development and consulting to the pages of their new book, “The Loyalist Team.” Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein and Rebecca Teasdale, who run The TriSpective Group, which consults with companies including PetSmart, Orbitz and Hallmark, have compiled seven years of business research into their book, which is…

You Call It: HR Best Practices or HR Biased Practices?

Traditional HR processes haven’t changed in decades and continue not to change simply because, well, there's no will to change them.

Have HR’s best practices of the past become biased practices in today’s shifting workforce? People in human resources often refer to certain methods as their “best practices.” The term best practice is somewhat misleading since it is not possible to find a method that is best for every company’s culture and industry. Nevertheless, it is commonly used when referring to…

A CHRO Sheds Light on Blending Tech Cultures Post-acquisition

Laura Hanson says having similar corporate mindsets helps, and adds that one goal is to incorporate more women into the tech space.

Sphera Solutions’ CHRO Laura Hanson. Three months after the acquisition of U.K.-based software company Rivo Software, Sphera Solutions is working to bring employees into the Sphera family. Chicago-based Sphera is a global provider of operational excellence software and information services with a focus on operational risk, environmental health and safety, and product stewardship. Laura Hanson, Sphera’s chief human resources officer,…

People Moves: July 2017

Shaun Francis to PureRED-Ferrara; Kelley Cornish to TD Bank; Jacqueline Gaillard to Axioma.

Shaun Francis  New-media company PureRED-Ferrara has named Shaun Francis as senior vice president of HR and talent. He will work closely across all levels of the organization to drive performance and the consistent delivery of company values. Most recently, he was CHRO and SVP of transformation at CSM Bakery Solutions in Atlanta.Kelley Cornish TD Bank named Kelley Cornish head of…

Unemployed Workers Opt for Video Games Over Work

Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell debate a recent jobs report citing one reason for people being unemployed: video games.

In this week’s 5 Minutes of Management, Workforce’s Rick Bell and Frank Kalman discuss the role of video games in labor participation rates, especially in one key demographic. Also, General Motors hires a new head of HR. What about this news was surprising and unique? Rick Bell explains. For more 5 Minutes of Management, check out our YouTube channel.  

Starbucks Names Veteran Insider Lucy Helm as Chief Partner Officer

Helm, the coffee chain’s former general counsel, will head people management for 300,000 workers at a time when the company is tackling a number of employee-related issues.

Lucy Helm, an 18-year veteran of Starbucks, is the coffee chain’s first first chief partner officer. Starbucks tapped a well-liked company insider as its first chief partner officer, one of a broader set of moves the global coffee chain’s new chief executive is taking to strengthen operations and employee morale. On July 11, Starbucks said it was promoting Lucy Helm,…

Finalists for the 2017 Workforce Optimas Awards Announced

Finalists will win Gold or Silver honors and one will be named as the overall winner of General Excellence.

Workforce has named its 2017 Optimas Awards finalists. Now in its 27th year, these organizations join an elite group of past winners that is reshaping people management strategies around the globe. Finalists will be a Gold or Silver winner in the categories of: Benefits; Business Impact; Corporate Citizenship; Global Outlook; Innovation; Managing Change; Partnership; Recruiting; Training; Vision; or as the overall winner of…

2017 Game Changer: Jonathan DeGraff

“Jonathan continues to have a significant impact on our company and our industry, and his innovations in workforce management make him a true game changer,” says Nicholas Campagna of DeGraff, his HR partner at IBM.

Jonathan DeGraff is a model for transformation in the HR function, wrote Nicholas Campagna, regional HR manager at IBM, in his award nomination. DeGraff’s accomplishments at IBM have been large and varied, including leading a successful employee engagement program, adopting social technologies to advance business, leading an executive shadow program and recruiting at Cornell University. A particularly notable HR intern…

2017 Game Changer: Christopher Willis

Energy, geotechnical construction, waterway development—Christopher Willis builds it all.

Christopher Willis is in the business of building things. His construction company, SDI Gas, serves such complex industries as energy, geotechnical construction, waterway development and civil engineering on a global scale. Christopher Willis, director of human resources and marketing, SDI Gas LLC, Mount Morris, Pennsylvania Arguably his most profound construction project started in 2009 when, along with his supervisor, he began…

2017 Game Changer: David Ziebler

Organizing development, leadership programs and working on company culture is normal for Superman David Ziebler.

As a certified organizational development specialist, David Ziebler works to enhance the onboarding and assimilation of team members at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Ziebler has been credited with kick-starting and implementing an organizational development curriculum available to staff and faculty across the entire university. David Ziebler, HR associate, organizational development specialist, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield,…