It turns out that the worst offenders are American men. When psychologists Steven Karau and Kipling Williams carefully analyzed 78 different studies of free riding in groups, they found that it was more common among men than women, and in Western than Eastern countries. (On average, American men tend to be more individualistic and less […]
Surprised by a new hire’s sub-standard work? Try these tips for having a productive discussion about the issue.
Surprisingly, one of the biggest challenges for startups is recruiting the right talent. With all of the recruiting platforms available today, it can still be difficult to find the right candidates. However, there is one social network optimized for finding talent, and it’s about to maximize your recruiting process. Twitter is a popular platform recruiters…
Employee stock ownership plans are appealing for some company founders, but setting up these plans can be costly and complicated, writes Josh Patrick, principal at Stage 2 Planning Partners. And they might not be a good fit for the smallest businesses, he cautions. For an ESOP to be successful, it’s important to implement managerial training […]
The increase in the use of temporary workers is a “worrying trend” because such jobs offer few benefits or opportunities for advancement, Margaret Heffernan writes. The results don’t necessarily help companies either, she writes. “A highly casualized workforce may cut costs, but it will never increase productivity or profits,” Heffernan writes.
Success means different things to different individuals, departments and organizations. Regardless of how success is measured, advancing business goals requires a high-performing workforce that is focused, motivated and achievement-oriented. Taking a systematic approach to employee performance management – powered by technology and alignment of the workforce with business objectives – can ensure the workforce concentrates […]
People are sharing a lot of information these days. They share their daily activities with their friends on Facebook, post photos of their latest vacation on TripAdvisor, rate their latest dining experience on Yelp and now, theyâre reviewing their jobs and companies on Glassdoor.
Are your B players standing in the way of your future leaders?
Procter & Gamble recently replaced CEO Robert McDonald with his retired predecessor, A.G. Lafley. J.C. Penney Co ditched Ron Johnson, the CEO it poached from Apple Inc., and brought back his predecessor Myron Ulman. Before you jump on the bandwagon and hire an employee who […]
The “talent war” involves companies spending colossal sums to hire away from each other, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says management professor Peter Cappelli. Rather than getting into bidding wars, firms should put more resources into internal talent development, Cappelli says. “As a company, you make the decision not to grow your […]
Marriage made in heaven? Candidate relations can make or break an employer brand.
In honour of champion Andy Murray: career lessons that can be taken from Wimbledon 2013.
Why does LinkedIn care if you get your news there or anywhere else? The company knows the more news there is on LinkedIn, the more likely you are to visit, and you’ll keep the business cycle going.
If creating an environment of happy workers sometimes directly relates to creative fulfillment and what those employees get paid, what about those who have to work longer hours? Some companies are asking their employees to take on monumental projects that sometimes require working into the night. When that happens, is it fair for a business […]