photo credit: HAMED MASOUMI Our blog and press release last week regarding how companies deal with extreme weather generated a lot of interest. I've had interviews with the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal radio, and HR Executive - all looking to follow up on what employers should do to prepare for and manage through extreme … Continue reading Snow Crazed
February 22, 2008 From mountains of snow and sheets of ice to torrential rain and whipping winds, many regions across the United States have experienced record-breaking extreme weather during the past few months. According to “Extreme Weather Wreaking Havoc on Employee Attendance”, a new survey sponsored by The Workforce Institute™ at Kronos® Incorporated conducted online … Continue reading When it rains, it pours
Today we've released the results of our most recent survey concerning the impact on the workplace of extreme weather. In Boston, we've had several severe workday snowstorms this year that ground the region to a halt. The picture here is from our storm on December 13th - when just about everyone's commute became a nightmare. … Continue reading Dealing with Extreme Weather: An Inconvenient Truce
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we share an article entitled "Corporate Philanthropy: Breakthrough or Buzzwords?" by our board member, Ruth Bramson. After a long corporate career, Ruth has recently joined Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts as their CEO. In this article, Ruth explores the positive relationship between philanthropy and both customer and employee engagement. In … Continue reading How can corporations share the love?
When we met with our Board of Advisors on December 4th to formulate our research and publication agenda for the coming year, we determined that the most urgent human resource challenge for many organizations today is the retention of successful employees. Relatively little has been written, however, on the topic of hourly employee retention - where voluntary turnover can … Continue reading Launching Hourly Worker Retention Series
...when the Patriots lose the SuperBowl. Over at Boston.com, Boston fans are feeling the pain. In a portent of the sad things to come for our New England Patriots, this blog from Friday got a few people's hackles up. Over at Cali & Jody, the authors took issue with my comment that in a time … Continue reading The Sun Also Rises
We've just published the results of a survey we did this week of 1430 full time adult workers regarding the likelihood that the Super Bowl will impact their attendance at work on Monday. According to our survey, 3% or about 1.5 million workers are likely to call in sick while another 4.4 million are likely … Continue reading Super Bowl Sick Days