Human Resource Management

Follow These 4 Simple Steps To Avoid A Hiring Crisis

Entrepreneur - April 17, 2014

Entrepreneurs often make poor decisions about hiring and staffing because they are stuck in crisis mode: They need help immediately. Stephen R. Covey popularized this notion with the "Urgent/Important Matrix" in his 1994... Read »

How Do You Help Your Employees Find Flow?

HBR - April 17, 2014

Greater employee freedom can create a better sense of “flow,” which enhances engagement, retention, and performance. This can be achieved by loosening your grip on work practices — but you don’t have to let go... Read »

The Best Business Is Personal - April 17, 2014

What’s the biggest cause of wasted resources in nearly every company today? The answer might surprise you. According to the Harvard Business Review, most people spend countless hours at work doing a job that no one... Read »

7 Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don’t)

Gallup - April 15, 2014

To understand what drives that tremendous advantage, we looked for contrasts between these businesses and a much larger set of companies we know to be struggling to turn around bland and uninspiring workplaces. We found... Read »

Macy’s CEO Explains Why He’s Against Raising The Minimum Wage

Business Insider - April 15, 2014

Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren believes that raising the minimum wage would result in fewer jobs for Americans. "What you really have to be careful of is you don’t want to raise the wage and lay people off in order to be able... Read »

How To Build The Right Team For Your Startup

Fox Business - April 14, 2014

In the startup world, things are different. When the momentum is building and things are moving fast, your company begins to feel the push that comes with an early rush of success. The call to scale comes soon after.... Read »

Diversity Is Not Just A Buzzword - April 14, 2014

Diversity has become the third rail of business. No one knows this better than Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who received a firestorm of criticism recently for his ill-considered response to the accusation that his company... Read »

Why Golden Parachutes Are Bad For Business

Fortune - April 14, 2014

Now that David Letterman is leaving his Late Show on CBS, his former protégé Craig Ferguson reportedly stands to make at least $8 million -- but not for replacing him, since Stephen Colbert has actually landed that gig.... Read »

Why Women Should Negotiate For Higher Salaries

Businessweek - April 14, 2014

Women, who make an average of 77¢ for every dollar men do, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, have it especially hard when it comes to getting paid. For women, learning to aptly negotiate—a crucial aspect of long-term... Read »

Are CEOs Staying At Their Jobs Longer?

Forbes - April 11, 2014

The reduction in firings contributed to CEOs staying in their jobs longer. The average tenure is now 9.7 years, which reverses a decade-long trend of shorter stints in the top job. Read »

If You’re Not Using Big Data To Hire, You’re Missing Out

Entrepreneur - April 11, 2014

According to a survey by Silicon Valley Bank, 90 percent of startups believe finding talent is their biggest challenge. Yet, a solution to this problem could lie with Big Data -- massive amounts of structured and... Read »

How To Spot A Toxic Leader - April 10, 2014

Sigmund Freud once remarked that all his life he wrestled with “the demon” – the demon of irrationality. When individuals in positions of power refuse to acknowledge the extent to which irrationality governs their... Read »

Why You Can’t Be Friends With Your Employees

Business Insider - April 10, 2014

Last week, I worked with yet another business owner who had doubts about letting go of an underperforming, troublemaking employee. Why? She has only a few employees, and they are a tight-knit group. Friends, she said. Read »

5 Questions Your Employees Are Afraid To Ask You

Inc - April 9, 2014

When you are busy running a business, providing a culture of communication is often not as easy as you would think. In a fast-growing, fast-moving company, providing ongoing feedback to your employees can fall by the... Read »

Tech Firms May Find No-Poaching Pacts Costly

Yahoo! - April 8, 2014

A high-stakes negotiation is taking place in Silicon Valley among some of the biggest names in the industry — Apple and Google among them — over accusations that they were involved in a collusion to prevent their... Read »