Category: Leadership

For the HR executive.


The Ideal Team Player: 3 Key Characteristics (Patrick M. Lencioni)

“Teamwork is such a competitive advantage,” says Patricki Lencioni, founder and president of the Table Group, author of The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable. Lencioni says he likes to keep it simple. He recently shared his three characteristics of the ideal team player at SHRM’s […]


U.S. Employees Give Senior Leadership Low Marks, Willis Towers Watson Research Reveals

U.S. employees give their senior leadership low marks on key aspects of people management, including the ability to develop future leaders, evoke trust and confidence, and demonstrate sincere interest in employees’ well-being, according to research from Willis Towers Watson—a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company. Employees, however, give their immediate managers higher grades, although […]


SHRM Session: How Non-Hispanic Supervisors Can Lead Hispanic Employees

We at the HR Daily Advisor are here at SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans. Yesterday I attended a session by Glenn Llopis, a best-selling author, columnist, and senior advisor to Fortune 500, entitled Leading Hispanic Employees (for Non-Hispanic Supervisors).


Are Hybrid Offices the Future of Work Design?

In part one of this article, we probed the fast rise of the “hybrid office” trend, as more companies—with an eye toward greater innovation and productivity—shift their focus away from “open” floor plans in favor of a mix of work areas that better meet employee needs.


Are ‘Open’ Offices on Their Way Out?

It’s no secret that for years, “open” office spaces dominated current workspace trends. Companies of all sizes had shunned the so-called “cube farm” cubicle culture and flocked instead to the space-saving, minimalist floor plans to boost employee collaboration, engagement, and productivity.


Establishing a Pet-Friendly Policy for Your Workplace

Yesterday we discussed why a pet-friendly policy may be a great addition to your internal culture. Pets help reduce stress and improve employee morale. However, you also want to ensure your office doesn’t end up proverbially going to the dogs.  Here are some tips for introducing a pet-friendly workplace:


When Fido’s Your Colleague: The Benefits of a Pet-Friendly Worksite

Does the presence of a pooch make workers more productive? Does hearing a cat purr cause workers to be more creative? Is it easier to study legal briefs with a beagle at one’s side? If none of this sounds absurd to you, you’re not alone. In fact, more worksites are going pet friendly, either allowing […]


Achieving the Prudent Health Plan Audit

Yesterday’s Leadership Daily Advisor explored how organizations are focusing on specific audits and design reviews to better pursue health plan accuracy and cost-effectiveness. Today we take a look at how compliance audits and performance guarantees may soon take center stage as well.


The Health Plan Audit: Why It’s More Critical Today

Even after the first attempt at a proposed rewrite of the nation’s healthcare law was pulled from a congressional vote back in March, the potential of the president’s American Health Care Act, aka “Trumpcare,” still weighs on the minds of employers and employees alike.


With Age Comes Expertise: How to Keep Older Employees on the Job

In the 2015 film, The Intern, Robert De Niro plays an 80-year-old widower who discovers that he’s bored with retirement and becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site. In true Hollywood fashion, he becomes the hero of the day and rescues the company’s thirtysomething founder, both in terms of her professional and personal […]