Unretirement: A New Phase in the Employee Life Cycle

Today's post comes to us from board member and HR Bartender, Sharlyn Lauby. Years ago, when I worked in the hotel industry, the company’s labor attorney would call once a year to ask a favor. It was for reservations in our restaurant on New Year’s Day. Every year. Reservations on New Year’s. Finally, I got up … Continue reading Unretirement: A New Phase in the Employee Life Cycle

Time to Lean? Time to Learn.

The following guest post is courtesy of our board member, David Creelman. Ray Kroc, who built McDonald’s into a global chain, is famous for saying “If you’ve time to lean, you’ve time to clean.” A better slogan for today’s front-line workers might be “If you’ve time to lean, you’ve time to learn.” Training front-line workers … Continue reading Time to Lean? Time to Learn.

5 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2018

Today’s post comes to us from board member Dan Schawbel, Research Director at Future Workplace and the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself. Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, and the stores are already stocked with Holiday items ready for the buying. This means one thing: it’s time for year-end predictions – if … Continue reading 5 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2018

Recruiting and Retention Tops the List of Public Sector Workforce Challenges

The following post comes to us courtesy of board member Neil Reichenberg. Neil is the Executive Director of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) , a nonprofit membership organization representing public sector human resource managers and professionals. Reflecting an increasingly tight labor market in the United States, recruitment and retention of qualified … Continue reading Recruiting and Retention Tops the List of Public Sector Workforce Challenges

Planning for – and Embracing – the Gig Economy

The following post comes to us courtesy of board member Veronica Baz, founder of profesionistas.org.mx, one of the most visited Spanish language sites focused on job search, career path, and work skills. As my fellow board member, David Creelman has written about here, the rise of the gig economy, driven by innovation and technological change, is transforming … Continue reading Planning for – and Embracing – the Gig Economy

Simple Math: Big Data – Big Focus = Big Failure

As technology advances allow us to analyze every aspect of business operations, many companies are inundated with data. Although we celebrate the advances in technology, this “data revolution” has also blurred the line between valuable insight and mundane non-value added information. As a result, many companies are now buried in indecipherable numbers. To successfully pierce through the mountains of useless data and focus on the strategic insights, it is critical businesses have the tools to translate heaps of distracting data into useful information.

Podcast: Wage Strategies in Senior Living

I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion at the SHINE Senior Care HR Executive Summit.  The panel was entitled "The Trifecta Tsunami - Minimum Wage, Overtime, Living Wage, and Paid Leave.  Senior Care and the New Normal".  Yes, the title is a mouthful.  And it's an important topic for any labor dependent … Continue reading Podcast: Wage Strategies in Senior Living

The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

Before we all get back to reality and the slow pace of the holiday season is nothing but a memory, let's take some time to reflect on this past year and the topics you found most interesting on this blog. Millennials, boomerang employees, and building transparency in the workplace were among the most popular posts … Continue reading The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015