HR Management

3 Reasons Why Women Walk Away From Leadership Positions

One of the many societal changes sparked by the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and ‘70s was a shift in gender role ideology. The new way of thinking was especially empowering to working women, as it opened doors for them to take on and succeed in high-level positions. This progressive energy in…

The War for Talent is Dead: Is Open Source the Future of HR?

For the most part, the HR and recruiting industry has historically treated our work as strictly confidential. Outside of conferences or between individual colleagues we seldom see companies actively sharing their secrets for success or lessons learned from their failures for the benefit of other companies. As the competition for talent increasingly intensifies,…

Millennials Are Different — Very Different

Like any generation, millennials do a lot that give HR teams pause. Gen X was difficult to manage and motivate, and had different perspectives on work and work/life balance than previous generations. There are skill gaps between new young hires and many Baby Boomers now, namely in the technology arena. And, beyond that,…

Facebook Shows Us How to Do Recognition the Right Way

Even though his organization is all about connecting people virtually, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently did a stellar job connecting in person when he inadvertently delivered a clinic on workplace presentations for an employee’s ten-year anniversary. The KX Factor Employee Kang-Xing Jin, known as “KX” to his colleagues, was a dear…

Can You Enforce the Confidentiality of Employee Settlements?

A reader emailed me yesterday. “Hey Eric, Clients are wondering about value of settlement NDAs after ex-Fox News HWE victims go public despite contracts. Your reaction?” Wait! You mean employees actually violate confidentiality provisions? I know, right? By way of brief background, in late July, New York ran a story by Gabriel Sherman, suggesting a…

Without Consequences Managers Send the Wrong Message

Ryan Lochte certainly did realize severe consequences to his childish actions in Rio. They hit him where it really hurts – in the pocketbook. One hopes that Lochte learns from this experience, grows up and becomes a responsible adult.  Maybe. If, however, what happened to Lochte serves to influence other young athletes to…

How a Corporate Volunteering Program Benefits Everyone

Research consistently shows that employees are the happiest and most likely to stay at companies that are innovative, align with personal values, offer opportunities for growth and development, cultivate and encourage collaboration and teamwork, and foster an environment where employees feel inspired and play an integral role in making a positive impact in…

What It Takes to Change An Organization’s Culture

Note: This is part two of an interview conducted by Tim Kuppler with organization culture pioneer Larry Senn. Part one published yesterday. You can find it here. One of the greatest business challenges is effectively changing a workplace culture. It’s one that Larry Senn has been taking on for nearly four decades. In…

How One Company Makes Lateral Moves A Win-Win

It is no surprise that job-hopping has become the new normal for millennials. A recent Gallup poll found that 21% of millennials report changing jobs within the last year, which is more than three times the number of non-millennials. According to millennials, the top consideration when applying for a job is the opportunity…