What could you do with $150 billion?

Our board member, Jared Bernstein, speculated in a recent blog here on the options for the US government to intervene to stave off recession.   Even as we speak, George Bush is urging Congress to pass a $150 billion economic stimulus package that would, among other things, generate tax rebates for an estimated 117 million US consumers.  The … Continue reading What could you do with $150 billion?

Punching in at the Ritz Carlton

In a new article we've published,  Are Hourly Workers Professionals?,  David Creelman explores the qualities that differentiate professionals who happen to be paid by the hour from those who are merely punching the clock to earn a living.  In his article, he talks about duration in the job, content that requires expertise, and a feeling of pride in … Continue reading Punching in at the Ritz Carlton

Guest Blog: Jared Bernstein – Recession Obsession

The following guest blog was written by Jared Bernstein, a member of the Workforce Institute Board of Advisors.  Economists, including myself, are obsessed right now with the question of whether or not the economy is in recession.  It's obviously an important question, but for many in the business community, it is, shall we say, a bit academic.   … Continue reading Guest Blog: Jared Bernstein – Recession Obsession

Performance Management Tips for Britney Spears

It's performance review time at Kronos.  I've spent a fair amount of time in the 15 years I've been a manager giving feedback to people about how to improve their performance at work.  While every employee is unique, there are recurring themes that I've needed to address. Here are a few (illustrated with celebrity examples) that those of … Continue reading Performance Management Tips for Britney Spears