Tag: Force

What You Won’t Hear At The Diversity Task Force Meeting

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity extends far deeper than rhetoric. We engage in safe, polite discussion about how to make our workplace environments more diverse, inclusive and equitable while valuing differences, and welcoming everyone regardless of those differences, and so on… We’ve all heard the normal conversation. While it’s a nice tune, it doesn’t take into consideration the deep undertones of racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, implicit…

Supreme Court Says Employers Can Force Workers Into Arbitration Instead of Class Action Suits

Editor’s note: A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employers can force workers to go to arbitration over workplace grievances, rather than filing lawsuits. The 5-4 decision by the court’s more conservative members upholds arbitration clauses in employment contracts. These provisions effectively prevent workers from filing class actions, instead requiring workers to take action individually. The decision rejects the position taken by…

2018 HR Advice:  Let The Force Be With You; Control Your Destiny.

First and foremost — I’m not going to give away any Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers.  Exhale.   If you’ve read any non-spoiler piece about TLJ, you know significant themes of the movie include examining the past, distinguishing nostalgia from fact, and exploring when the past needs to be just that… the past.  Human conundrums, indeed. And to make things more interesting, these…

Use The Force: A Sourcer’s Story

Return of the Jedi was released in theaters when I was four years old. Although I was young, I will never forget the opening scene from this cult classic. Princess Leia in disguise enters Jabba the Hutt’s palace and attempts to free Han Solo. Of course, she gets captured. Luke Skywalker, now a Jedi, comes to save the day using the Force. I always remember…

Steve Boese shares CHART OF THE DAY: Trends in Labor Force Participation

It’s been ages since I broke off a CHART OF THE DAY post and even longer since I talked about the Labor Force Participation Rate, so let’s remedy both of these situations in one shot. Courtesy of your pals at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, have a look at a recently published chart on participation, this one broken down by gender. As always,…

How To Cut Onboarding Costs For Your Sales Force

From an engagement standpoint, a 2014 Employee Engagement survey from TINYpulse has some actionable, surprising insights on how to cultivate an engaging work environment. According to their report, “peers, not money, are the number one reason why …

John Whitaker talks HR – A Force To Be Reckoned With

“The Force of Human Resources” is the third in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. You probably guessed we would arrive here. In the first post of this series, I crystallized the HR function into a four-word statement – “We Make People Move.” Is it…