| Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Last Friday, we launched our annual HR Technology Survey, and thank you to all who have participated thus far! For those who have yet to respond, it’s not too late—we’re eager to hear your opinions on how technology and software are drastically changing the way things are done in HR.
| Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Would (or does) telecommuting work for you? Yahoo® and Best Buy® curbed it; meanwhile, Cisco® reported it improved retention and saved $277 million. In today’s Advisor, attorneys Deanna Brinkerhoff and Cathleen Yonahara offer ten practical tips for your telecommuting program.
| Friday, January 16th, 2015
Are technology and software drastically changing the way things are done in HR? Please help us learn what’s happening with HR tech in the real world—What are best practices? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!
| Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Many EVPs (Employee Value Propositions) consist of nice-sounding platitudes that are a litany of things that don’t reflect reality, says consultant Stephanie Tarant, PhD. Take Enron, for example.
| Monday, January 12th, 2015
The Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is the total rewards value an employee or applicant derives from the everyday employee experience, says consultant Stephanie Tarant, PhD. Including compensation and benefits and more, it is the foundation of an organization’s reputation as a place to work.
| Friday, January 9th, 2015
I often talk about the characteristics of the people with whom I want to work. In their book How Google Works, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg talk about the type of people they had at Google. And the two of them should know—Schmidt is the executive chairman and ex-CEO, and Rosenberg is a former SVP of products. Both came to Google after its founding and had to adapt to an existing culture that was very particular and reflected the principles of the founders.
| Thursday, January 8th, 2015
You don’t spend nearly enough time simply thinking. Before you take offense to that statement, consider how much time you spend talking, responding to e-mail, even reading—my guess is that you spend more time doing any one of them than you do thinking.
| Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
In yesterday’s Advisor, Clare Novak gave tips on understanding the basics of finance; today, how HR relates to this side of your business and some advice on how to turn financial know-how into funding for your comp plan.
| Monday, December 29th, 2014
To implement an effective compensation and benefits program, you need to speak the language of the CFO, and it can be daunting. Perceptions sometimes block understanding, says Clare Novak, president of Novak and Associates. We think “I can’t do this” or “This is boring,” and we get in our own way. But you can do it.
| Friday, December 26th, 2014
The other day, I was driving through a small town and saw a sign on the side of a building that read, “Nobody ever regrets buying quality.” That got me thinking about quality. Did the proprietor of this business have it right? Does no one ever regret paying for a quality product or service?