Seeking the 'Holy Grail' of HR
Yahoo! and Microsoft recently announced they are revamping their performance-management systems in very different ways, but the two also now share a best practice that shouldn't get lost in the debate over the pros and cons of forced rankings.
Redefining the Mentor
The traditional definition of a mentor -- someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less-experienced and often younger person -- needs to be both updated and broadened for today's workplace.
Delivering a Better Experience
Though the winners of the 2013 Candidate Experience Awards won't be announced until next week, an analysis of the materials submitted for this year's competition reveals a number of best practices that can have a huge and positive impact on not only the employer brand, but the HR brand, too.
Walking a Fine Regulatory Line
Federal contractors will soon have goals for employing people with disabilities and protected veterans, but HR leaders will need to tread carefully as they try to achieve them.
Linking Neuroscience and HR
HR leaders could soon reap the rewards of recent efforts to better understand the workings of the brain, especially in areas such as workplace fairness and compensation.
The Perils of Being Invisible
If you fail to stay current with the technology in your own professional space, you could ultimately be harming your credibility when the time comes to prepare your organization for technologies that might impact -- or disrupt -- your business.
When -- Not If -- Tragedy Strikes
While you can't have a detailed plan for every possible catastrophe that might befall your organization, the best time to focus on the issue is before you ever need to.
An Overdue Vote on Flexibility
The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 passed the House of Representatives recently and now heads to the Senate. While its implementation wouldn't be without challenges, the bill has merit because it gives private-sector employers the long-overdue chance to provide workers with more flexible options.
What Went Wrong at Rutgers
University officials were so intent on adhering to disciplinary processes and contractual obligations that they failed to fully appreciate the broader reputational issues men's basketball coach Mike Rice's behavior presented for the university.
To be successful in almost any endeavor, you have to build relationships and really know who your colleagues are and what they expect from you. You also need to understand what you can expect from them.