There was a time when corporations held significant sway in their respective industries, and newcomers found it nearly impossible to compete. Corporate strength lay in controlling access to something that consumers wanted, brand awareness to sway ...Read more
I recently read Elements of Successful Organizations, a compilation of articles from many of today’s thought leaders in the human resources and leadership space. The book, put together by Kronos, was one I offered to ...Read more
The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources
Despite continued focus on globalization, new research by DHL shows that the world is not as "flat" as once believed. While low cost networking has made it easier than ...
Last week's unemployment report showed a slow but steady economic recovery taking place. Let's look briefly about how the recovery affects HR.
While the number of people "discouraged from work" did not change, the ...Read more
BOSSES, as it turns out, really do matter — perhaps far more than even they realize.
In telephone call centers, for example, where hourly workers handle a steady stream of calls under demanding conditions, the communication skills and ...
Has the time come to shake up the annual merit increase?
Yesterday we began coverage of our survey findings where 124 compensation and HR professionals provided their answers to that question, based on what is happening in ...
Workplace flexibility practices should be … flexible. I think it’s a no-brainer. Right?
Flexibility in our workplaces is key these days in helping us get and keep great employees. But those practices have ...
Program sponsors seeking allies for a contingent workforce program can face an uphill battle. In particular, it’s difficult to convince hiring managers to adopt not only new processes, but a technology they’re not convinced ...Read more
You are holding your weekly team leadership meeting. You are discussing with your direct reports how to handle the project delays that have caused the team to miss its quarterly numbers. You know that Ted — one of your direct reports ...Read more
I have never seen anybody become good at strategy without practice. It may happen, but I have never seen it. I doubt that I will see it, because strategy is a discipline. Like any discipline, you have to believe in it and work at it to become ...Read more