Human Resources

Whole Foods, REI, and Aflac CEOs Respond: What’s the Single Most Important Thing For Company Culture?

What makes one company a vibrant, exciting, inclusive place to build a career and another a staid, repressive, and exclusionary work environment that …

The Workplace

6 Tips for Successfully Working at Home

I started my consulting firm in 2002, so I’ve been working from home for 15 years. My home office is the nicest I’ve ever had in my career.<p>When I was …

Productivity

4 Ways Millennials Are Rewriting Career Rules and Changing The Workforce

The opinions expressed about millennials are often divisive, especially when it comes to the working world. Some believe millennials are entitled, …

The Workplace

Skills gap is forcing CEOs to change how they hire people

CEOs are more concerned about the impact of a skills shortage on their business than at any point in the last six years, according to research by PwC.<p>…

Recruitment

Your Open-Space Office May Be Killing Productivity

Give them some more privacy, and your employees will thank you.<p>About ten years ago, I shut down our offices. Everyone in my company works remotely from their home offices or at clients. The decision could not have been timed better. Besides saving on overhead, it seems that I avoided one of the …

The Workplace

Building a Customer-Centric Culture: Five Lessons Learned

<i>Disrupt or be disrupted" is Donna Morris's rallying cry. From abolishing Adobe's annual performance reviews to dramatically expanding its family</i> …

Customer Experience

eBay’s First Diversity Chief Discusses What It’ll Take To Move The Needle

eBay issued its 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Report yesterday, their first since the company spun off PayPal in 2015.<p>The numbers are consistent with …

Recruitment

Why Every CEO Needs to be the Chief Recruiter Too

CEOs should take a leading role in the recruitment of top talent.<p>What is your job as CEO when it comes to recruiting? The conventional view of the CEO's role is to lead the company with vision and strategy to deliver the brand promise and results to stakeholders. For the small to medium-sized …

Recruitment

Diversity in Startups: Including Women Should be a Day One Priority

"...when it comes to that long list of urgent priorities on a new CEO’s to-do list, diverse hiring is something that usually ends up at the bottom of …

Recruitment

The March for Science is forcing science to reckon with its diversity problem

Science has a long been a white men’s club.<p>The March for Science, planned for April 22 on the National Mall in Washington, DC, has a lot of momentum in its favor. President Donald Trump’s blueprint budget proposal released last week contains cuts that would “cripple” science funding as we know it. …

Recruitment

Migrant Youths Often Become Exploited Workers in the U.S.

Trump's executive orders leave unaccompanied minors even more vulnerable.

The Workplace

3 Ways Technology Both Widens and Bridges the Generational Divide at Work

Could your mom explain what you really do at work?<p>What do an iOS developer, a social media intern, a UX designer and a big data architect have in common? Just 10 years ago, their job titles were rare or didn't exist at all.<p>Today, these titles are a dime a dozen for young professionals. In 2008, …

The Workplace

Pret a Manger to pay work experience recruits after criticism of unpaid scheme

Sandwich chain had offered teenagers a week with the company without pay as part of recruitment drive linked to Brexit<p>Pret a Manger has said it will now pay hundreds of teenagers it plans to hire this summer, after campaigners criticised the company for offering work experience roles for free food …

Recruitment

Fathers battle to save flexible work hours: 'Why should parenting responsibilities fall only on women?'

For eight years, the Zammit twins arrived at work an hour early so they could be home in time to pick their children up from school – freeing their …

The Workplace

The Herman Trend Alert: Using VR To Recruit The Right Talent

Photo credit: iStock.com/ MATJAZ SLANICPeople love to play. Virtual reality (VR) is an important new technology people experience as play that is …

Recruitment

Why Office Perks Aren't Enough to Attract and Retain Millennials

Millennial-friendly workplaces need to prioritize substance over style.<p>The War for Talent is fierce, and brands of varying sizes find themselves fighting on multiple fronts to remain relevant with the youngest generation of employees.<p>Millennials are less tied to their employer than previous …

The Workplace

Four Workplace Stereotypes Millennials (Like Me) Thoroughly Resent | Fast Company

If you’re trying to understand what an employee wants . . . you can’t expect characteristics that supposedly apply to everybody born within a 15 to 22–year timespan to be all that precise.<p>If personal experience can confirm stereotypes, it can also subvert them.

The Workplace

3 Onboarding Tips That Close the Gap for Remote Employees

Consider these strategies to foster engagement and peak performance.<p>What does the first day at a new job look like for a remote employee? Work attire: likely comfy clothes. Start time: flexible, perhaps with a “welcome to the team” conference call at 9 a.m. First assignment: Start getting familiar …

The Workplace

What Type Of Sales People Should You Hire?

While there are many different aspects that fall under the umbrella of talent management, recruitment is one of the most important. When it comes to …

Recruitment

As Uber Grew Hastily, Diversity Took a Backseat - Bloomberg

Efforts to hire more women and people of color at Uber Technologies Inc. have been long hindered by a peculiar constraint. Members of the recruiting …

Recruitment

Read the email a Google recruiter sent a job candidate to prepare him for the interview

In August 2015, a friend of mine applied for a job as a product manager at Google.<p>After the initial screening step, he received an email from the …

Recruitment

What Happened to Engagement? This Is What Gamification Can Do For You

You notice that Carl has changed over the last few months. When his team would land a new assignment from a client, he’d be the first to high five his colleagues and jump into the project with passion. During his reviews, he would ask questions to understand what he needed to learn and find ways to …

The Workplace

Millennials Want to Work From Home. Here Are 5 Tips for Managing Them

If you're currently building a remote team of Millenials, you can benefit from these five tips to navigate the new territory of virtual recruiting and management.<p>The flexible hours and unlimited vacation days that come with remote work are highly appealing to Millennial professionals. World travel, …

The Workplace

Working Less Means Engaging More at These Firms Bucking the Traditional Workweek

<i>From five-hour days to 20-hour weeks, these companies are rethinking the traditional 9-to-5.</i><p>The 40-hour workweek as we know it was popularized by …

The Workplace

How Your Company Culture Supports Your Digital Workplace

Organizations that offer a great employee experience and support high employee engagement reap the rewards of increased productivity and …

The Workplace

The Secret to Hiring Great People

Leaders frequently tell me they have a hard time recruiting great people to join their organizations. When I ask about their hiring process, I often …

Employment

Tech industry employees: We have a diversity problem?

A new report from Atlassian shows a gap between the perception and reality of diversity in tech.<p>If the first step is admitting you have a problem, the tech industry might be further behind than we thought.<p>An overwhelming majority of tech employees -- 94 percent -- say their teams, companies and the …

Recruitment

The Time for Data-Driven HR Is Now

For decades, HR has lived by the adage, “Go with your gut”—trusting our instincts when it came to hiring decisions, recruiting, selecting perks and …

Analytics

Office’s Casual Friday Policy Extends To Doing Fuck All Work As Well

A LOCAL DUBLIN office, which operates a ‘casual Friday’ clothing policy admitted that the policy now extended to the amount of work its employees do, …

The Workplace

In Focus: Senate Votes to Revoke OSHA Record-Keeping Rule

An Obama-era Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule extending the agency's authority to issue citations for record-keeping rule …

Government