Over the last year, the consortium’s members have been focusing their efforts on defining standardized metrics in the recruitment and staffing arena.
Articles by Shari Caudron
In 1978—in this publication—Jac Fitz-enz proposed a radical, anti-establishment idea. Human resources activities and their impact on the bottom line could—and should—be measured. The reaction was apathy, disagreement and disbelief. Now, after arguing the importance of measurement and accountability for three decades, Fitz-enz is acknowledged as the father of workforce management metrics, and the accolades bring a pleasant satisfaction.
There is a point when an organization must stop focusing on crises and begin to focus again on serving customers, making money, and creating value for shareholders.
A suggested response to employees who aren’t happy about health care cost shifting.
Companies with lower-than-average health-cost increases don’t make incremental changes that do things to employees. Instead, they make changes with employees.
As part of the settlement agreement, the company pledged to conduct a top-to-bottom review of its human resources systems in an effort to promote a diverse environment and ensure fairness and equal opportunity.
You’ll have to know how sales and marketing relate to manufacturing.
You can’t rely solely on search firms.
Four practices have clearly been shown to correspond to financial returns.
Hewlett-Packard was once a consensus-driven, decentralized, “dwindling” company that focused on products and engineering. CEO Carly Fiorina has turned it into a hard-driving, top-down success that keenly focuses on customers and sales. If employees don’t agree? Easy. It’s Carly’s way or the highway.