Tag: Yahoo


What Google, Adobe, and Cargill Changed About Their Performance Management Strategies

Much has been written on the failures of old-school performance management, the dreaded annual review, and how it alienates managers and their direct reports alike. Enough about the negatives though; grab a coffee, sit back, and enjoy discovering the positive changes performance management has prompted in companies the world over.

Better Recruiting for Growing Companies

BLR’s RecruitCon in Las Vegas included a session from thought leader John Sullivan, PhD on how to be an aggressive recruiter. Let’s take a look at what he had to say.

Update on the Ultimate Dead-End Job—Literally

Last year, HR Strange but True! reported on a call for applicants by Dutch organization MarsOne to staff a trip to Mars. Well, according to Yahoo! News, it looks like the “hiring process” is still progressing and has become the subject of a short film, “Mars One Way,” featuring five of the “applicants” and why […]

What Tips Does Marissa Mayer Have for HR Managers in the New Year?

While she works for a “Silicon Valley” company, the Yahoo CEO’s experiences (some would say exploits) over the past year offer some lessons and some challenges for every HR manager. The act that gained her the most notoriety was her rule that all employees must report to work at the physical office—no more telecommuting. The […]

The Likeability Factor: How to Boost Your L-Factor and Achieve Your Life’s Dreams

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka looks at the book The Likeability Factor: How to Boost Your L-Factor and Achieve Your Life’s Dreams by Yahoo! executive Tim Sanders. Here are a few big ideas for HR professionals and others from Yahoo! executive Tim Sanders’ latest book, The Likeability Factor: How to Boost Your L-Factor and Achieve […]

Employment Law Tip: Protect Your Trade Secrets

As the Yahoo! suit against MForma Inc. highlights, things can get ugly if you suspect former employees have walked off with your trade secrets and joined a competitor. The best way to head off trade secrets disputes—and the potentially disastrous business consequences of your trade secrets getting into a competitor’s hands—is to take steps on […]

Yahoo! Wins Trade Secrets Injunction Against Ex-Workers

Recently, Yahoo! sued startup MForma Group, Inc., a wireless content provider based in San Francisco, claiming that a group of seven Yahoo! workers left the Internet giant to join MForma, taking trade secrets with them–including proprietary source code and other confidential business information. The lawsuit included charges that one former employee, David Chang, copied over […]

News Notes: Employers’ Snooping Impacts Internet Privacy

A recent survey by the American Management Association shows that employers are stepping up their monitoring of employees’ Internet use, with 61% of employers reporting that they monitor Web surfing and 46% stating they keep tabs on e-mail. And some employers are going even further when it comes to trying to track down the identity […]