With the recent merger between US Airways and American Airlines, experts say managers and supervisors at both airlines will have their hands full ensuring that employees can focus on their jobs during the typically tumultuous and drawn-out airline-merger process.
Measurements that score a person's social-media influence are the 'latest shiny new thing' these days. Experts caution that, while not fool-proof, these measures could begin to pop up on job candidates' resumes, and HR will need to know how to interpret them.
Recent research suggests giving standout employees preferential treatment helps build top-performing teams. Managers and HR should take note, however: this approach requires striking a delicate balance in order to keep all your employees happy and productive.
Though their outcomes have been ultimately -- and dramatically -- different, Steve Jobs and Lance Armstrong both displayed narcissistic traits. Some now suggest organizations can accentuate the positive elements of employees with those traits, including contagious passion and drive, while taking steps to avoid destructive fallout that comes with arrogance and ruthlessness.
How often do the people responsible for recruitment, compensation or any other key HR function actually work with succession experts in a co-ordinated way which can deliver the agility a functional succession plan needs?
With the country experiencing the worst job market in 75 years, our Talent Management columnist suggests college graduates consider some unorthodox options, including delaying graduation, seeking employment abroad or "doing almost anything other than working."