A person facing terminal illness, in a sense, is someone thrown into premature retirement and who needs to consider current and future expenses. Here are a few things to consider when counseling a terminally ill employee.
HR participates in every major business decision, and every HR program directly supports a business goal. To do that, HR has developed three key strategies. The payoff is enormous.
Levi Strauss ties their compensation and incentives to team goals rather than individual goals.
Subcultures based on job functions, operating units or even social interests can interfere with the company's overall mission. Intensive communication and team building can get groups working together.
"To improve the quality of life of a broad community" is the company's social mission both inside and outside the organization.
Starbucks Coffe Co. offers benefits ranging from health insurance to stock ownership to part-time employees—and values the investment.
Japanese companies in the U.S. have been criticized collectively for failing to hire minorities and women or to promote U.S. nationals to senior positions. Japan responds.
Most companies today that try to give equal opportunities to women still discriminate unintentionally. The measurable losses can reach 1%of the total operating expenses. How much is discrimination costing your company?
Here are ten ways to heat up and eliminate the glass ceiling in your organization.
Lending time and expertise is often more important than giving money.
HR professionals who work for Japanese companies that have expander into the U.S. market are adapting to HR management based on teamwork and loyalty.
American Express joined forces with a service provider to administer its defined-contribution plan. The switch has saved time and money and given employees faster access to better information.
Disney has developed six broad initiatives that help educational institutions and fuel its own staffing pipeline. The most unique is a Florida program aimed at helping prevent high school students from dropping out to help support their families. The program allows students to attend class during the morning and then work in the company's theme parks in the afternoon-and to be paid for the full day.
The center will be an extension of the physician's efforts to improve enrollees' health status , so that people aren't just left to their own devices.
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has expanded the scope of corporate work/family initiatives by adding components that range from support groups for fathers to location programs for new mothers.
What started out as an attempt to manage its own health care costs has turned into a health care subsidiary that generates revenue for Deere.
When The going got tough, Manugistics remained true to the corporate values it set in better times and scored record profits with the help of its employees.
When Kodak learned from First Chicago Bank that it needed to better understand customer needs, it initiated an employee-exchange program that helped both companies gain fresh insight.
Many recent learning theories center on learning and communication styles, and hemisphere preference. These theories can provide insight into individuality that can improve your ability to develop training programs.
The new diversity involves more than gender, race and other overt differences. The focus now is on the individual... and new training methods take individual learning styles into account.