| Friday, March 20th, 2015
March is Women’s History Month. Let’s face it, the business world has been dominated by men for too long. Episodes of Mad Men come to mind, where just 50 years ago the majority of women served as assistants or secretaries. Sure, we’ve made progress, but has it been fast enough?
| Monday, March 16th, 2015
Some employers believe that deducting from an employee’s pay can be done at their own discretion. However, the law scrutinizes pay deductions very closely, and the scope of acceptable situations for them may be far narrower than you think. Attorney Ted Boehm shares what you need to know.
| Friday, March 13th, 2015
There’s still time to take our Benefits: Perks & Insurance survey and shape the conversation—as well as get a look at what your competitors might be up to!
| Friday, March 6th, 2015
A solid benefits package can be a great asset to a company wishing to attract top talent. What’s happening with benefits (including perks and insurance) in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!
| Friday, February 27th, 2015
Have you ever wondered why good things happen to bad people? I know I have. It’s not something I’m particularly proud of, but I must admit that sometimes I scratch my head and wonder how someone with questionable character or who demonstrates unethical behavior seemingly ends up on top.
| Friday, February 20th, 2015
Over the weekend, I watched a movie with my wife. I won’t say which movie because my guy friends will make fun of me. But in my defense, this past weekend included Valentine’s Day. Anyway, the movie talked a lot about fate and destiny and got me thinking about how much of what happens to us is within our control.
| Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
In yesterday’s Advisor, we explored five dangers of big data; today, we present distribution dangers, stratification problems, and more.
| Monday, February 16th, 2015
Big data—it’s touted as HR’s new source for actionable information. In fact, big data analysis does produce some fascinating results. But beware, there are a lot of dangers of big data.
| Friday, February 13th, 2015
If you are like me and are interested in politics, you know Ronald Reagan was considered the “Great Communicator.” His effectiveness as a communicator was often credited to his career in radio, television, and movies. His detractors often said of his oratory skills, “He’s just up there acting.” But to me, Reagan’s effectiveness as a speaker went beyond his smooth voice and polished delivery. Reagan, through the use of stories and illustrations, could educate his audience and move them to take action.
| Friday, February 6th, 2015
The 2007 book Lone Survivor tells the true story of a failed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan from the viewpoint of the only person who survived, Marcus Luttrell. The book—and later a film of the same title—recounts the details of a mission gone wrong and the battle for survival.