Best Buy has been laying off workers for the past several months, leading employees to refer to the most common day for firings as “Tornado Tuesdays” or “Termination Tuesdays,” sources say. “My experience with these piecemeal layoff situations is that they fuel a never-ending amount of employee gossip and speculation to the point that little […]
When somebody on your team presents you with some surprise good news, the results of a job done well, or a task accomplished with extra merit, you really need to react quickly, and well. Here’s wha…
With more and more of our professional and social lives moving online, telecommuting is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception in the workplace. Earlier this year, Marissa Mayer took a lot of heat for banning Yahoo’s employees from working remotely, and now other companies are beginning to follow suit. Is this some sort […]
It’s a matter of establishing Facebook’s value as a recruiting network, which we see more and more clearly as adoption grows.
If you ever find a man who is better than you are – hire him. If necessary, pay him more than you pay yourself.
The Senate took a step toward overhauling job training and vocational education Wednesday, with a rare bipartisan committee vote for a bill to streamline federal job training and other vocational programs but the bill’s future is uncertain. The House passed its own overhaul of the long-expired Workforce Investment Act earlier this year, combining…
Some of your employees may be indispensable, but being too dependent on them may make you and your business vulnerable
The online job application process, which is so critical to hiring, needs to be flawless. Here’s why.
Factory jobs were not inherently high-wage. They were good only because they paid decently, thanks to unions and government policy. We need to do it again with the service economy.
Today I missed lunch. I frequently do when I write these articles. Sometimes I end up writing through the night despite the fact that I was tired at 11 p.m. I lose track of time. Why? Because writing these articles and helping others with my advice is something I am …
In one recent ranking of companies with the highest employee turnover rates, Google is among the leaders.
Getting employees excited about a new corporate blog for which there’s no traffic is not easy. Get it going and keep it going by creating internal gamification and peer pressure to participate.
Employee engagement and being an employer of choice or having a great employer brand are all worthy company objectives. Many companies spend many dollars to make sure they score well on “best places to work” and to make sure their next employee satisfaction survey and engagement survey is better, badder and more in-your-face than the […]