Tag: New York Times

What Do Driverless Cars Have to Do with HR?

Special from HR Tech Las VegasFrom the abject terror of riding in a driverless car, to the pleasure of cows being milked by a robot milker, the second machine age is affecting everything, including HR, says Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

What Do Driverless Cars Have to Do with HR?

Special from HR Tech Las Vegas The second machine age is affecting everything—take as examples the abject terror of riding in a driverless car and the pleasure of cows being milked by a robot milker–including HR, says Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts institute of Technology.

Soft Stuff (Rubber Chickens, Anyone?) Gets Results

Speaking about his unique recognition programs, Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak says, “Soft stuff gets hard results.” He ought to know, as he’s in charge of recognizing 1.4 million associates in more than 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell restaurants in 125 countries.

Do your employees have the right type of motivation?

by Dan Oswald A colleague shared with me an article published recently in the New York Times Sunday Review. In addition to the fact that the article had been recommended, its title, “The Secret of Effective Motivation,” was certainly enough to get me to read it. Who in management doesn’t want to know the “secret” […]

Are You a Social Businessperson?

Do you consider yourself a social businessperson? What exactly is a social businessperson? Right now we are looking specifically at how professional you portray yourself on different social media platforms. How professional do you think you come across on LinkedIn and Twitter? Take a look at your LinkedIn and Twitter pages right now…do you come […]

Real Estate Company Makes ‘Brand’ Permanent

Have you ever had so much pride in your company that you were willing to get a tattoo of your company’s logo?  Tattoos are becoming ever more popular in the workforce as younger generations are getting more career-oriented jobs.  One real estate company, Rapid Realty, in New York, is taking the tattoo idea to a […]

Include Autism in Your Diversity Training

This interview first appeared on HR.BLR.com and was conducted by BLR editor Elaine Quayle. Q: What are some best practices to help workers with autism learn job-related tasks and assimilate into the workplace? A: Give them a little extra time to get used to their new routine and environment and give them a lot of […]

Do You Include Autism in Your Diversity Training?

Patty Pacelli, author of the book, Six Word Lessons for Autism Friendly Workplaces, gives us her expert insight into the employer benefits from becoming an autism-friendly workplace. Her book addresses issues including disability laws, reasonable accommodations, unwritten social expectations, and the best and worst jobs for people on the autism spectrum. Pacelli says that with […]

Obamacare—Love It or Loathe It—Offers Lessons for Every Manager

(Dan Oswald, CEO of BLR, offered his thoughts on Obamacare in a recent edition of The Oswald Letter.) It’s not unusual for a talented, newly appointed executive to announce a bold and innovative course of action for the department or company she was just chosen to lead. And with bold plans come risk and detractors. […]

Big Data Blasts Some Long-Held Beliefs

What myths are being exposed by big data? According to a recent article in The Economist, “number-crunching has uncovered some surprising correlations.” For example, Evolv, a company that works with big data, found that: Employees who, when filling out their online applications, used a browser that didn’t come standard on their computer (software they had […]