The Call-Center Blues
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
People who work in call centers tend to be less healthy and suffer from more stress than workers in other industries. They also tend to take much more medical leave than other workers.
By Mark McGraw
With some companies embroiled in legal battles over severance-agreement language, now's a good time to make sure you're being fair to departing employees and protecting the organization as well.
Being a Better Consumer
Organizations can do a better job working with their providers of HR technology -- and thereby drive improved business outcomes -- by following the five simple tips below.More
The Call for Talent Analytics and A Single Source of Business Truth
By Kevin Grossman, Director of Product and Content Marketing, Peoplefluent
By Harvey Meyer
With more and more employees working virtually anywhere -- laptops in hand -- and real-estate costs continuing to rise, workspaces will be taking on a whole host of new choices and designs.
Working with Wearables
Tech giant Apple's long-anticipated introduction of its smartwatch threw wearable technology into the headlines again. But while there's no denying the value of these devices in capturing meaningful healthcare data, some serious questions surrounding their true effectiveness remain.More
The Coach is In
By Harvey Meyer
Many organizations are adopting -- and, in many cases, revisiting -- on-site health-coaching programs to cut costs and better engage employees in their own health.
Fighting Workplace Violence
By Carol Patton
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cracked down on two companies for violence in the workplace. Can your organization's violence-prevention program satisfy federal standards?
A Costly Lack of Training
By Mark McGraw
An appeals court recently ruled that a company's "failure to train" an employee can be an actionable form of employment discrimination. Experts cite the case as another example of the need to be able to demonstrate why an employee didn't receive an opportunity at advancement.
By Chip R. Bell
For mentoring to work, business and HR leaders should return to some basic truths and tactics to make their programs more effective.
A Matter of Trust
By Matthew Brodsky
Despite what recent headlines about General Motors and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may suggest, some American enterprises are dedicated to being trustworthy and ethical, and they have been deriving a competitive advantage from their efforts for years.
By Larry Stevens
Avoiding pitfalls and fostering good relations when working with HR-software vendors is key to launching and maintaining a successful project.
Improving the Mobile-Application Process
By Lin Grensing-Pophal
Almost half of all respondents in a recent survey of job seekers point to problems when applying for a job via a mobile device. How can HR help streamline the process to keep talent moving through the pipeline?
A Healthy Mix of Messages
By Andrew R. McIlvaine and David Shadovitz
The 2014 Health & Benefits Leadership Conference featured speakers from every corner of the employee-benefits universe offering the latest insights, research, visions ... and even some passion.