The Productivity Blog

HR’s Journey to Transformation
The destination is clear – HR needs to become an efficient and effective strategic partner – but the various roads that lead there each...
Alarming Disability Trends
In an unexpected and alarming trend for U.S. employers and government policymakers, disability rates for adults in their prime working years have...
Personality Tests: All in the Mind?
A good résumé just won’t cut it these days. Employers want more than just skilled and experienced applicants. They want the...
Cultures of Innovation
The successful companies of tomorrow must invest in innovation today. At least, that seems to be a premise of two lists recently developed by major...
HR Outside the Grid
In recent years, arguably the most influential model of the human resource function is the grid created by renowned HR thinker Dave Ulrich. In each...
Spirituality in the Workplace
Growing spirituality in the workplace is “a trend that is about to become a megatrend,” futurist and author Patricia Aburdene has...
Fixing the Science and Engineering Pipeline
Is the pipeline that produces scientists and engineers in the U.S. cracked and leaking? Yes, say some experts. They argue that the flow of foreign-bor...
Exploring the Future of Global Work
What will the world of work look like in the year 2013? That was the topic of discussion on October 19th and 20th at the University of Tampa, where...
The Uncertain Telework Trend
Maybe telecommuting isn’t the wave of the future after all. Various experts have predicted that the number of teleworkers will double by the...
Skills Shortages Today and Tomorrow
Nearly two-fifths of companies responding to a recent HRI survey say they are experiencing skills shortages, and many have developed specific...