What’s the general mood of your workforce? A recent Gallup poll shows most employees feel pretty good about their co-workers and bosses, but there’s growing dissatisfaction over benefits, promotions and pay.
More than three quarters of HR pros say their benefits offerings have been hurt by the slumping economy, found a recent study. Which benefits have taken the biggest hit?
Talk about no good deed going unpunished. An employee who’d been struggling in his job was put on a performance improvement plan — and then turned around and sued for age bias. Did the judge buy it?
Periodically, we ask three HR pros how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: A manager’s having problems getting in contact with a telecommuting employee.
Are we about to enter a new touchy-feely era in hiring? New research says employers value “emotional intelligence” over IQ in job applicants.
A New York judge dismissed a class action suit claiming that women were discriminated against by communications giant Bloomberg. And along the way, the judge took a swipe at that whole work/life balance business.
Middle managers should be feeling a little rained upon these days. They get blamed for low morale, lack of employee engagement and increased turnover — “people don’t leave jobs, they leave bad managers.” So what, exactly, are they doing wrong?
Many companies have been operating wellness programs under the belief that when a participant’s medical history is used, no incentives/penalties can be tied to the program. Now the feds are saying that’s not the case.
If there’s one change the recession’s caused in overall business practices, it’s gotta be this: The old “I’ve been here another year, so I’ll automatically get a raise” concept is gone.