Charles Coy

About the Author

Charles is the Senior Director of Analyst and Community Relations at Cornerstone. He came to Cornerstone interested in the ways that technology can impact how organizations evaluate, motivate and value their employees. Charles is a study in permanence, having worked in every dark corner of Cornerstone since the early days of the company more than 16 years ago.

Is It Balance or Work/Life Integration?

Unlimited vacation. Free gym memberships. Nap pods. Such “perks” are increasingly commonplace — viewed as a smart engagement tool and a key strategy in driving workplace culture. But when it comes to improving work-life balance and helping employees feel rested and productive, is a nap pod really the answer? Perhaps not, according to…

On the Four Stages of Workforce Analytics, Where Are You?

When it comes to your HR projects list this year, put workforce analytics first. The talent management industry has been discussing workforce analytics for years, but 2016 witnessed some of the biggest leaps toward true big data capabilities. Organizations are moving from the simplest stages of workforce data analysis—”descriptive and diagnostic” analytics —…

How 3 Companies Improved Their Hiring

You may think you’re bad at judging which candidates will become star employees and which will crash and burn. But it turns out almost everyone is. According to a study out of the University of Toledo in 2000, interviewers tend to form an opinion about a candidate within 10 seconds of the person walking in…

Do You Wear Pants On Camera?

Skype. iMessage. FaceTime. Video conferencing and chat tools are ubiquitous in both modern life and work — but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re embraced. While video conferencing allows employees to connect across borders, work remotely and increase productivity, it has yet to become to the go-to communication tool in the workplace. Why? According to a recent…

Personal Interactions at Work: Is Technology Making Us Avoid Them?

Today’s workplace is fully wired, always on and untethered to geographical boundaries. We now have tools through which we can collaborate with people across the continent or even connect with colleagues we’ve never met. But as HR departments and management teams scramble to increase productivity via technology, it’s worth pausing to ask how…