The first days and weeks on the job for new employees are crucial. They can literally make or break a new employee’s impression of your company and determine whether or not they want to stay. Based on recent data from the ADP® DataCloud, a Big Data platform that allows business leaders and HR professionals to […]
The benefits of working remotely can go on and on – avoiding the dreadful rush-hour traffic, saving commute costs, balancing work and life and more. It is no surprise that Forrester predicts almost half (43%) of the U.S. workforce will be remote by next year. But there is one major drawback. As convenient as working […]
A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations. As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention have become a top priority. As I discuss in Why Culture is the Hottest Topic […]
When you’re a small business, you might not have the resources (nor the need) for a full time staff. You might opt to have one or two employees who work part time, one or two who work full time and depending on your circumstances, you might fill in the gaps on a seasonal basis by hiring temporary employees. If you do that, which of your workers are considered to be employees and which are considered to be independent contractors? The answer is, “It depends.” All of them could potentially be your employees.
Peter Capelli’s article “Why We Love To Hate HR And What We Can Do About It” identifies many human resources areas in need of re-invention, from annual performance management to workplace flexibility. But how can HR managers harness the innovation of the next generation of employees to achieve long-lasting structural improvements? Enter Jams And Hackathons […]
A great company usually has a great board behind it, both supporting the CEO and helping move the company forward. Well-functioning boards set strategy, monitor risks, deal with succession planning and provide guidance when it comes to recruiting talent. So what makes a board highly effective? The answer to that question has changed dramatically in […]
The New York Times just announced, “Obama Drafts Order on Paid Sick Leave for Contractors.” The talk is of action, swift action, but the reality of impact is something else. Industry will use a series of powerful factors to delay, water down, and altogether minimize what the executive order does. It states impressive goals but […]
Businesses have long recognized the importance of delivering a differentiated and engaging experience for their customers. But as Millennials have surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, companies are now applying the same philosophy of creating memorable customer experiences to keep their own employees engaged and happy.
The right to marry a same sex partner in the U.S. is a fantastic development, but there are many more challenges ahead. You’re out in your personal life, but not at work and unfortunately this is commonplace as a leader in the business world. According to a 2014 study conducted by the advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign, 53% of LGBT employees in the U.S. are closeted at work, and in terms of leadership, there are only a few openly gay executives and CEO’s, and Tim Cook is the only openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
HackerRank, a fast-growing Palo Alto, Calif., company that helps corporations find top technical talent, is widening its global reach by attracting a $7.5 million infusion from the venture-capital arm of a major Japanese human-resources company, Recruit Holdings.
A handful employees who perform at their peak is better than a dozen employees who operate at 50% efficiency. Yet, motivating employees to perform at their peak can be one of the biggest challenges business leaders face. I checked in with four successful CEOs to learn how they keep their teams productive. Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of research that supports their insights into workplace motivation.
Would you be surprised to find that one of the most important elements for improving recruitment, skill-building and operational efficiency in your startup or small business is the element of fun? As more and more companies make gamification a part of how they work, having fun—in the context of game playing—is becoming a big part […]