Category Archives: Trends

Embracing Reverse Mentorship

September 11, 2016   

Most organizations have some type of mentorship program in place. When older workers with more experience, more wisdom and often a better sense of humor about the ups and downs of business pair up with younger employees, there is a lot to be gained. But what about the reverse? Can young workers mentor their elders […]

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Millennial Workers Mostly Disengaged

September 1, 2016   

In what is believed to be the most comprehensive study of millennial workers yet, Gallup researchers have concluded that most Millennials (71%) are either not engaged or disengaged at work. Since they will comprise up to 75% of the workforce by 2025, the finding is a major cause for alarm. The report, How Millennials Want to […]

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Makerspaces: New Way to Recruit Talent?

August 31, 2016   

If you don’t already know, “makerspaces” are one of the newest things in education. Taking a page from punk’s DIY (do-it-yourself) handbook, makerspaces have recently popped up in libraries, schools and community centers across the nation. While they are sometimes back-to-basics workshops complete with metal works and woodshops, most are equipped with 3-D printers, computers […]

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Is the Work-Life Divide Overrated?

August 10, 2016   

Last August, headlines about Amazon’s grueling demands on employees and punitive response to anyone seeking time off to care for themselves, a child or aging parent brought increased attention to the work-life divide issue. Indeed, Amazon’s workplace culture, which runs against the workplace culture of most high-tech companies, revealed that despite the growing focus on work-life balance […]

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Managing Talent After Brexit

June 26, 2016   

Last week at this time few people could have predicted that Britain would be leaving the European Union. Indeed, most polls suggested the remain side would win by a small margin. On Friday, in the UK and around the world, markets crashed and businesses and government employees went into crisis. Beyond the obvious business ramifications […]

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Fit versus Diversity in Hiring

June 25, 2016   

An increasing number of companies are running into a distressing conundrum that pits the need for hiring people who are a good “fit” for an organization against more recent notions that make a strong case for diversity as a hiring goal. Are these two common hiring goals mutually exclusive? If not, what is the way […]

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Analytics for Talent Management

June 25, 2016   

The age of Big Data is here, and just about every business knows they ought to be tapping into it to generate actionable insights and better business decision-making. Generating reams or gigabytes of data, however, is the easy part. Without the analytics tools and expertise to make sense of that data, the promise of Big […]

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Talent Management in the Age of Agile

June 25, 2016   

The whole concept of agile emerged from the software development industry as a way of making the development process more efficient and effective with streamlined communication and rapid decision-making in an intensely collaborative, typically cross-functional teamwork environment. It’s about rapid response to change and adapting quickly to ever-changing landscapes. The concept is being increasingly applied […]

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The Rise of Transgender Issues in the Workplace

June 25, 2016   

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 established as federal law the prohibition against private employers engaging in discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, it has only been very recently that that the law’s Title VII has been interpreted to include gender identity and gender expression, thereby providing protection to transgender […]

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Banning Email to Increase Productivity

June 10, 2016   

The news we’ve all been waiting for has arrived–email is dragging us down. What many workers have griped about for the past two decades is now making news: Email may not increase our productivity after all. A Short History of Email First, a short history of email may be in need. Email has existed since […]

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