Dazzling U.S. Productivity Trends

Dazzling U.S. Productivity Trends

Tired of rotten U.S. economic news? Then try dwelling on the terrific productivity trends that have emerged over the last five years. But beware...
Merit Pay Raises

Merit Pay Raises

Administering merit increases may be a traditional HR duty, but that doesn't make it simple to do in today's high-performance organizations. There are...
Converging on the Future

Converging on the Future

These are confusing times. The boundaries between things keep slipping. Connections grow denser and events converge. In fact, we could call it "co...
Why Is Change So Painful?

Why Is Change So Painful?

Change pushes people's buttons. People may intellectually grasp that workplace changes are inevitable and perhaps even worthwhile, but that doesn't...
How Complexity Is Adapting

How Complexity Is Adapting

Anyone who hasn't heard about complexity theory just wasn't paying enough attention in the late 1990s. For several years, some business thinkers...
The Worker Satisfaction Conundrum

The Worker Satisfaction Conundrum

Here's an HR conundrum. During perhaps the greatest economic boom in U.S. history, a time when companies vied with one another to become "employers of...
Identity Theft in the Workplace

Identity Theft in the Workplace

A customer storms into your office. Someone has gotten hold of her personal information, set up accounts in her name and ruined her credit. She blames...
Insights from the HRI Annual Conference

Insights from the HRI Annual Conference

You know business conferences. For the most part, they've not changed too much in the midst of so much other change. There's the quiet clinking of...
E-Learning for HR Professionals

E-Learning for HR Professionals

E-learning for HR professionals is still in its infancy, but it's fast approaching what promises to be a thriving adolescence, suggests a new study...
Factors Affecting the Global Labor Force

Factors Affecting the Global Labor Force

It's often said that people are the most critical resource in business today. If that's true, then recent studies suggest that the world, taken as a...