HR writer Sarah McAdams reviews the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heat. Review shows how HR can use the book’s advice on how to effectively communicate ideas. Some ideas just stick with us. And one of them from Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller The Tipping Point: […]
The people have spoken. And, as you might have guessed, the worst HR moment in The Office occurred when Michael handed out the Kama Sutra to all employees during a staff meeting. What a human resources nightmare. On a related note, I’m encouraged to hear that the writers guild and the studios have reached a tentative agreement. […]
An employee told HR that we can’t make him work on Sunday because of the state’s “day of rest” law. Is that true?
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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 […]
HR manager David South reviews the book StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath. Review discusses how book and accompanying website helps employers find employees’ talents. Tom Rath leads Gallup’s workplace research and leadership consulting worldwide. He coauthored How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life and most recently authored Vital Friends: The People […]
Welcome to the first issue of Diversity Insight. The topic of workplace diversity has never been more important than it is right now. Employers across the country are struggling to manage a new workforce that is becoming increasingly diverse and complex. As a result, HR is required to settle differences between ethnic groups, bring peace […]
Ralph Gaillard reviews the book Recruiting the Workforce of the Future by Bruce Tulgan. Review praises book’s striaghtforward advice and checklists to help HR recruit the right employees. Let’s face it: Recruiting is no picnic. In fact, it’s one of the biggest headaches facing HR today. The pressure to find that perfect candidate has never […]