To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines women in the workforce in the 1970s and today.
To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines civil rights in the 1960s and today. Next month, we look at the 1970s and women in the workforce.
Workplace challenges have never been greater than in this era of globalization, economic uncertainty and accelerated technological change. At the same time, nimble workforce management is ever more critical to an organization's success. The 15 winners of Workforce Management's first…
I'm interested in how we could conduct productive performance appraisal “calibration” meetings with our managers. These are the people upon whom we rely to be our talent evaluators. We are starting to hold these meetings and would value any tips, caveats, tools or processes on what works and what doesn't work.
Treating employees well is common sense, but it needs to be common practice. Far more important for today's employees is this: intangible recognition for a job well done. This recognition usually requires little or no financial commitment for an organization, yet produces a high return.
Research by APQC, one of the leading proponents of process and performance improvement, has yielded key insights into what engagement is, how it can be measured and how it can be integrated into organizational culture.
Recognition expert Bob Nelson, the keynote speaker for Workforce Management ’s inaugural online conference, “Road to Recovery: HR Strategies for 2010,” agreed to answer all the questions that were asked of him during his session. Here are Nelson’s answers to more than 40 questions, from honestly communicating about layoffs to rejecting employees’ ideas that aren’t viable without demotivating them.
Although overall unemployment is high, there are critical shortages of workers for some key positions. These shortages can drive higher turnover, long job searches and higher salaries. Here is a plan for determining your organization’s key critical positions—the foundation for your talent management strategy now, and in a rebounding economy.
In the midst of a sour economy, some organizations have opted to rehire some laid-off employees as independent contractors. But this practice is fraught with risk, and it is becoming riskier now: The IRS is planning an audit crackdown early next year. Here is what you need to know before you hire independent contractors in lieu of employees.
Employers are within their rights to expect that employees show up for work ‘present, prompt and prepared.’ If a second or third job disrupts that, employers are within their legal rights to fire those workers. Here are some guidelines that could help keep moonlighting from disrupting your business.
Commentary: With his full-page ad defending a corporate rewards event, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has reminded those who have forgotten—or never knew—that in the free enterprise system, it is a best practice to give people rewards for reaching targeted financial goals.
Thousands of U.S. businesses may have criminally avoided paying federal payroll taxes for more than a year, according to a GAO report that says the IRS has failed to go after repeat offenders.
Kris Dunn says his list of the best HR jobs includes roles in talent management. If you’re a performer in HR, you’ll increasingly find strategic opportunities for growth in roles with talent management in the title.
You don't need an HR drone; you need stellar talent. And the best way to find it is through behavioral interviewing. Here are five questions focused on the competencies that separate the players from the pretenders.