The Productivity Blog

The Future of HR Metrics
Over the last two decades, HR has advanced significantly in the area of strategic planning and metrics. The common wisdom today is that HR needs to...
Pandemic Preparations
“As business issues go, the dangers posed by global pandemics are barely on the radar screen,” TrendWatcher reported nearly two years ago.
Getting Creative with Innovation
Companies use a variety of strategies for pursuing innovation success. Sometimes they focus on the development of new products. Sometimes they...
Picking the Late Bloomers
In the U.S., the older members of “Gen Y” are already headed into their mid-20s. As they forge new careers and create new markets, they...
The Inevitable Storm
These days, living along the U.S. Gulf Coast makes one extremely wary and yet also thoughtful when it comes to hurricanes. They’re unpredictable,...
The Dual Peril of Identity Theft
Cases of identity theft are on the rise, presenting employers with a twofold challenge – protecting both worker and customer information.
The Demands of Future Leadership
Tomorrow’s top leaders will need to be able to do it all, finds a new survey conducted by HRI and commissioned by the American Management...
Stressed!!
It’s not exactly a news flash that a lot of people feel stressed and overworked these days. But the trend may be costing employers more than...
Diversity and the Bottom Line
The jury is still out on whether workforce diversity boosts the corporate bottom line, though there’s compelling evidence it might. Some...
The Diversity/Innovation Link
As global competition heats up, innovation has become a critical ingredient in gaining a performance advantage. Innovation is, for example, a...