Tag: business

Defined Contribution Plans: Socially Responsible Investment Options on the Rise

By 2010, 60 percent of defined contribution plans will offer a socially responsible investment (SRI) option, according to a study released this past summer by Mercer Investment Consulting, a global provider of HR and related financial advice and services, in conjunction with the Social Investment Forum, a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible investing. Nineteen percent […]

Employment Tests: New EEOC Fact Sheet Highlights Avoiding Bias When Screening Job Candidates and Employees; Five Best Practices

Selecting the best person for the job—be it a new hire or a candidate for promotion—is crucial to any organization’s success. But if you’re using tests and other selection procedures to help you make sound employment decisions, it’s important to be aware of how federal antibias laws limit the use of screening tools. To that […]

How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves from the Board to the Boardroom

Resources for Humans editor Celeste Blackburn reviews the book How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves from the Board to the Boardroom by Garry Kasparov. Reviews highlights how book’s theories on strategic thinking can be used in HR, business, and personal life. Despite what the title seems to imply, Kasparov doesn’t give secret grandmaster […]

Boom! 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual

HR consultant and author of 13 bestselling business books Carol Hacker reviews the book Boom! 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual by Drs. Kevin and Jackie Freiberg. Review highlights the choices employers must make to create a workplace environment that works for both employees and customers. Dr. Kevin and Jackie Freiberg are out […]

Best Audio Books of 2007

For many of you, it’s the first day back to work after the holidays, which means you’re swamped with voice-mails, e-mails, meetings and performance appraisals. As (reading) time is short these days, enjoy the following Hot List, which ticks off the top business audio books for 2007. This list is courtesy of the “Audies.” Think […]