Staffing Management

How Much Wasted Work Time Is Too Much?

Try as they might to regulate this activity, employers fail.

According to a recent survey conducted by OfficeTeam, on average, employees spend eight hours per workweek on nonwork activities. What does this non-work time look like? Personal emails: 30 percent Social networks: 28 percent Sports sites: 8 percent Mobile games: 6 percent Online shopping: 5 percent Entertainment sites: 3 percent Moreover, try as they might to regulate this activity, employers fail. The…

When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi

As a private employer, I have the right to hold my employees accountable for their viewpoints and terminate when I determine that those viewpoints may bleed into my workplace and create a hostile environment.

In the wake of Friday and Saturday’s horrific, evil events in Charlottesville, the the twitter account YesYoureRacist posted many riot photos and identified many of the rioters. And, as a result, some have lost their jobs. Yes, You’re Racist @YesYoureRacist Replying to @YesYoureRacist UPDATE: Cole White, the first person I exposed, no longer has a job  #GoodNightColeWhite #ExposeTheAltRight#Charlottesville Question: Does one participating in a Nazi rally enjoy…

Background Check Company InfoMart Acquires Global Information Source

InfoMart screened 1.75 million individuals in the last year and over 8,000 clients use its employment-related screening services, according to Workforce research.

Background-screening company InfoMart acquired Global Information Source, a worldwide background-screening firm based in Atlanta. Details of the July 12 deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is in line with continued growth in the market and clientele for Marietta, Georgia-based InfoMart, according to an InfoMart press release on the deal. In 2016, the company launched a biometric identity verification application, ASAP…

Internal Communications Balancing Old Methods with Millennial Generation 

Technology is moving, millennial needs are moving, and internal communications tries to keep pace. 

Office communications used to happen largely via one channel — email. But nowadays, email has many helping hands to spread information. Whether it’s an internal messaging app such as Slack or a private message board like Seedly, new ways of communicating to diverse employee populations — and finding which platforms work — are growing, especially due to the tech-savvy millennial…

2017 Game Changer: Kellie Glaser

Kellie Glaser's director Renee Breyer says, “Kellie is exemplary of a true game changer."

Kellie Glaser, program manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California Kellie Glaser has made a significant impact on engaging Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees as program manager. Glaser, 26, dedicated the past two years to improving the work-life balance of more than 6,000 employees. Her innovative programs include on-site cooking and language classes, wellness initiatives such as a…

2017 Game Changer: Brynne Kennedy

Bringing the right people to the right place at the right time is part of an organizational talent management strategy that Brynne Kennedy is well versed in.

Brynne Kennedy, CEO and founder ofMOVE Guides in San Francisco When it comes to solving business problems, there’s no greater motivator than personal struggle. After relocating for work several times — and dealing with many of the same challenges each and every time — in 2012 Brynne Kennedy developed a technology-based data model and software platform to move talent from…

2017 Game Changer: Philipp Schramm

“I’m a glass-half-full kind of person. The bad experiences provide the deepest insights," says Game Changer Philipp Schramm, who has brought his company back to life.

Philipp Schramm, CFO, VP of HR & IT at Webasto Roof Systems Americas in Rochester Hills, Michigan Philipp Schramm made it his mission to lead Webasto Roof Systems to a financial turnaround. Schramm, 37, is an analytically driven realist and compassionate leader. As chief financial officer and vice president of human resources and IT, he motivates more than 2,000 employees…

2017 Game Changer: Heidi Gerhard

“As a result of Heidi’s efforts, we are making significant strides in improving the diversity and caliber of our talent pipeline,” said Gerhard's BASF colleague.

Heidi Gerhard, Director of talent acquisition and university relations at BASF in Florham Park, New Jersey. After only one year of being on the BASF team, Heidi Gerhard made such an impact that her colleagues nominated her as a Game Changer. “She is a born strategist with a great capacity for translating an organization’s good intentions into tangible actions that deliver…

2017 Game Changer: Jeff Pieta

The Shiftgig co-founder's colleague says of him, “He’s a passionate disrupter, never satisfied with the status quo."

Jeff Pieta, co-founder, Shiftgig Inc., Chicago When first meeting Jeff Pieta through a mentorship program seven years ago, Anthony Bonaguro, a partner at Grant Thornton LLP, saw that Pieta was an innovator. Pieta is dedicated to the development of people through technology, Bonaguro said, and Pieta achieved that with Shiftgig. “He’s a passionate disrupter, never satisfied with the status quo and…

2017 Game Changer: Keri Vadala

“Keri has not only had a positive impact on Kronos, but she has had a positive impact on many, many lives,” Kristin Brown, VP of global talent acquisition at Kronos, wrote about Vadala.

Keri Vadala, senior manager of global talent networks at Kronos Inc., in Chelmsford, Massachusetts Throughout Keri Vadala’s seven-year tenure at Kronos, her influence has been palpable. After just two years, she launched Kronos’ first-ever summer internship program and TED (Technology, Education and Development) program, all while performing her full-time job as talent acquisition coordinator. Two promotions later, Vadala, 35, now…