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This employee badge knows not only where you are, who you are talking to

Do you hog office conversations? Or not talk enough? Does your voice squeal?<p>Do you sit very still at your desk all day? Or do you fidget under stress? Where do you go in the office? How much time do you spend there? To whom do you talk?<p>An employee badge can now measure all this and more all with …

Financial Services

When you’re most likely to start looking for a new job

A disappointing performance review. An acquisition by some big faceless corporation. A bonus that was kind of 'meh.'<p>These might seem like the most obvious milestones that would prompt someone's job search activity -- fueled by feeling undervalued, under-appreciated or apprehensive about the …

What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work

Creating a positive work environment sounds like a noble aspiration for both businesses and the people who work for them. No one ever says that they want to work in a negative environment, after all, or even in a blasé one. And yet, in late April, the National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling …

Human Resource Executive Magazine®

Danielle Westermann King, staff writer for HRE, received her bachelor’s degree in English from Temple University. She has written and edited articles …

Why this Wharton wunderkind wants leaders to replace their intuition with evidence

It’s just hours before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday, but Adam Grant is talking about baseball. More specifically, he’s talking about a psychology study that discovered the most frequent base stealers tend to be younger siblings.<p>“I hate this evidence as a card-carrying firstborn,” he told the crowd …

Dave Ulrich video: Using data to drive the profession

Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert professor at the University of Michigan, discusses the issues facing HR<p>In our exclusive series of videos Dave Ulrich, …

University of Michigan

Is Software Better at Managing People Than You Are?

In December, Cisco (csco) U.K. vice president Eleanor Cavanagh-Lomas found a way to persuade a stubborn manager to change his approach to a …

Why Brooks Brothers Is Investing in Veteran Tailors

Julia Yeje, who wears her graying hair in a long braid, runs her hand up and down a bolt of striped silk fabric, checking for flaws. Then she turns …

Brooks Brothers

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

A new breed of ‘data-first’ tools could soon dominate the enterprise

We are about to witness an upheaval in the enterprise software market that will put billions of dollars of IT spending up for grabs.<p>In the old world, enterprise applications were primarily about increasing a business’ efficiency through better workflow — data and analytics were add-ons. In the …

IBM Is Blowing Up Its Annual Performance Review

Over the course of IBM’s ongoing evolution, Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty has abided by the motto, “never protect your past.”<p>“That’s what …

Machines Are Better Than Humans at Hiring the Best Employees

People want to believe they have good instincts, but when it comes to hiring, they can't best a computer. Hiring managers select worse job candidates …

AIG Sees Profits in Tracking Workers’ Moves

Insurer has invested in a maker of wearable devices designed to reduce on-the-job accidents, part of a broader push in the workers-comp industry<p>One of the nation’s largest insurers is searching for profits in construction workers’ vests.<p>American International Group Inc. said it has invested an …

Wearable Tech

LinkedIn Revamps Its Jobs Listings With Big Data Analytics

LinkedIn, a social network focused around the working world with nearly 400 million members, is well known for how it uses algorithms to suggest potential business connections and jobs based on your profile. Now, it’s injecting more data analytics into another part of its platform: job …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

Research shows that employees dislike their jobs, don’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern world built for leaders to fail? Or can you overcome these leadership challenges, and if so, how? …

With new site, Google makes public many of its internal HR tactics

Google’s human resources practices have been among the most imitated in the corporate world. Perks like free food have proliferated across Silicon Valley. Longer parental leaves are popping up everywhere, four years after Google extended its paid maternity leave from three months to about five. And …

The Best Pros Won’t Work For You, But You Can Still Engage Them

Recruiting is one of the top jobs for any executive or entrepreneur. Talent is the lifeblood of your company; let it drain away, and you die.<p>Unfortunately, that lifeblood is in very short supply — and it’s about to get worse. Here’s why.<p>Three macroeconomic factors are converging to make hiring more …

How Do Employees Really Feel About Their Companies?

Sentiment-analysis software helps identify and resolve issues before talent starts to leave<p>In a competitive hiring market, many companies are trying to figure out how to better retain employees. And for many, the first step is figuring out how workers feel about the company.<p>Big data offers them a …

Discussions on digital: The new war for talent

In a wide-ranging discussion, several Silicon Valley leaders discuss how data is transforming talent management, what millennials value, and where …

AI Is About To Go Mainstream And Reshape The Workplace

Michael Yamnitsky Contributor<p>Michael Yamnitsky is venture partner at NYC-based venture fund Work-Bench.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The next generational shift in enterprise infrastructure has arrived<br>• Why Startups Will Dominate The AI-Powered Apps Landscape<p>Much like the evolution of systems …

Workers Get New Tools for Airing Their Gripes

Usually feedback comes with names attached, but some firms are trying anonymous systems, too<p>If you work in a big company, chances are you’re getting more feedback lately—whether you know it or not.<p>Recent revelations about Amazon.com Inc.’s competitive work culture described a company feedback …

Time in the bank: A Stanford plan to save doctors from burnout

PALO ALTO, Calif. — It was just before noon on a recent Friday when Greg Gilbert, an emergency room physician at Stanford Hospital, made it home from another of what would be six overnight shifts in a row. Bleary-eyed and hungry, the divorced single dad was thinking about how to squeeze in a nap …

Health Care

Associated Press News

Why big business is falling out of love with the annual performance review

Lately a small but growing number of major U.S. companies, including Accenture, Adobe and Gap, have been saying goodbye to an annual rite of corporate life that both employees and managers love to hate: the traditional performance review.<p>Now General Electric, long seen as Corporate America's …

Why Your Boss Wants to Track Your Heart Rate at Work

The future of the high-performance workplace is taking shape behind closed doors and kept quiet by non-disclosure agreements.<p>Across the U.K., hedge …

A Technology That Reveals Your Feelings

Memo to students: Think you can fool your teacher when you’re not paying attention? Think again. In the not-too-distant future, a laptop flashing a …