September 19th, 2012

Hospital To Pay Nearly $1 Million To Settle Workplace Language Lawsuit

In one of the largest language discrimination settlements ever negotiated by the EEOC, a California hospital agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle a case over its English-only policy. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Delano Regional Medical Center will pay $975,000, revise its language policy, conduct anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for…

It’s a Global Problem: The Struggle to Find (and Pay) Critical-Skill Employees

We’ve been hearing a lot about the skill shortage among workers, but just in case you don’t really believe it, here’s more research that shows how big a problem this really is. According to the Towers Watson Global Talent Management and Rewards Survey of 1,605 companies globally, including 278 from the United States, nearly three-fourths…

Meaningful Workplace: How a Master Plan Creates an Employee Alliance

Seventh in a series A Meaningful Workplace is built from the company’s master plan – a strategic platform used exclusively by senior management – that defines the three core elements of ambition (purpose), feelings (values), and behavior (building a culture). This master plan drives all subsequent activities, which include:

Ask Barb: Tough-To-Fill Contracts

Dear Barb: I work for a large IT contract firm. Our Sales Reps bring in contracts that are very difficult to fill and we are expected to spend our time working on them. When we don’t fill them, we are the ones who are criticized rather than them for writing bad business. How…

It’s Time to Start Putting SUCCESS Back Into Succession Planning

I’ve written a lot recently on the low ROI of the annual performance management process many companies have in place today, along with the idea of how providing people with continuous feedback contributes much more to their development and growth than the formalized annual process does. Continuous feedback: Good, but not enough There…

SeeMore’s ‘Big Data’ Prowess Is Now Available to Small Employers

Today, talent-focused big data comes to small business. While in France, big data comes to big employers. Both developments involve Monster’s cloud-based semantic search, SeeMore. Both are big news for the company, representing in the first instance a market push into the long tail of employers, while in the second, a broadening of…