The Demand for Leaders of High Integrity

The Demand for Leaders of High Integrity

Over the last several months, there's been a rash of magazine articles questioning both the ethics and abilities of some of today's corporate leaders.
IT Staffing Concerns Persist

IT Staffing Concerns Persist

Is the shortage of IT workers – a major U.S. staffing problem during the 1990s – a thing of the past? You'd think so in light of the dot-com failures,...
HR Gets an 'Incomplete' in Metrics

HR Gets an 'Incomplete' in Metrics

Despite recent studies that link specific HR practices to improved corporate financial performance, relatively few organizations seem to be collecting...
Executive Pay Takes a Turn

Executive Pay Takes a Turn

Now that the data on executive pay is in, some compensation experts are breathing a sigh of relief. After years of promising that executive pay was...
Leadership Training Goes Global

Leadership Training Goes Global

Leadership training is a global phenomenon in many large companies, suggests a new survey conducted by the Human Resource Institute. Not only does...
The Age of Alliances

The Age of Alliances

In the 1990s, corporations went on a mergers binge, committing to expensive marriages that often turned out to be unhappy unions. Today, the rush...
Labor Pains in Changing China

Labor Pains in Changing China

China is fast becoming the world's preeminent manufacturing power, but it has to cope with the labor issues arising from this transformation. These...
The Productivity Dilemma

The Productivity Dilemma

The U.S. productivity gains of the 1990s did more to raise worker wages than corporate profits, according to a recent analysis in BusinessWeek...
The Ups and Downs of Variable Pay

The Ups and Downs of Variable Pay

Although a growing percentage of U.S. companies have adopted variable pay systems over the years, the budgets for such pay have dropped recently, a...
Leveraging HR to Boost the Bottom Line

Leveraging HR to Boost the Bottom Line

Companies that are good at leveraging their human capital have a significant financial advantage in today's marketplace, suggests a new study from...