Human Resource Management


Microsoft Said to Announce Big Layoffs

Microsoft Expected to Announce Major Job Cuts Next Week

Microsoft is predicted to fire a number of employees according to a New York Times report....

Jul 8 2015, 5:02am CDT

J. Crew Cuts 175 Jobs

J. Crew Cuts 175 Jobs

J. Crew sacked its lady’s design head and underwent some downsizing to boot....

Jun 11 2015, 8:04am CDT

Los Angeles Approves $15 Minimum Wage

Los Angeles Approves $15 Minimum Wage Increase by 2020

The LA City Council voted on 19th May to increase the minimum wage in America’s second largest city to $15 by 2020....

May 20 2015, 6:30am CDT

McDonald’s will raise Pay for US Employees on 1st July

McDonald’s will raise Pay for US Employees on 1st July

McDonald's also joins the raising pay trend and the company is planning to raise pay for of 90,000 US employees starting o...

Apr 2 2015, 4:12am CDT

Glassdoor Releases Annual Report of The 25 Best Jobs in 2015

Glassdoor: 25 Best Jobs in US for 2015

Glassdoor just released its annual report identifying 25 specific best jobs ideal for the year 2015 based upon its unique Job S...

Jan 29 2015, 12:31am CST

Managers more likely to shop Cyber Monday during Work Hours

Managers more likely to shop Cyber Monday during Work Hours

A new survey finds senior-level employees more likely to shop for Cyber Monday deals on Monday during work hours. You can tell...

Nov 30 2014, 4:48am CST

IKEA Promises 17 Percent Wage Increase By End of 2015.

IKEA Promises 17 Percent Wage Increase By End of 2015.

Swedish-based IKEA offers a minimum of $3.51 increase in wages for all retail outlets and distribution centers by the end of 20...

Jun 27 2014, 5:42am CDT

Minimum Wage Hike Shunted by Republicans

Minimum Wage Hike Shunted by Republicans

The minimum wage hike plans of President Obama and several Democrats have been shunted by Republican Party members. Their objec...

May 1 2014, 11:42am CDT

Michigan Minimum Wage Increase is a Part of Obama’s Agenda

Michigan Minimum Wage Increase is a Part of Obama’s Agenda

The minimum wage increase in Michigan and several other states is a part of President Obama’s agenda. And despite the forestall...

Apr 3 2014, 8:03am CDT

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee

We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2500 organizati...

Mar 15 2014, 4:11pm CDT

5 Steps to Make Flexible Work a Reality at Your Company

5 Steps to Make Flexible Work a Reality at Your Company

A few months ago I wrote a post on why we don’t need offices which sparked some interesting discussion both in the comment...

Mar 4 2014, 1:16am CST

5 HR Skills That Are Now Trending

5 HR Skills That Are Now Trending

I love HR. But in all honesty, sometimes I forget why I love it. There are so many bells and whistles these days, so many techn...

Mar 2 2014, 10:26pm CST

Workday Acquires Identified: A Potential Disruptive Move in Recruiting

Workday Acquires Identified: A Potential Disruptive Move in Recruiting

This week Workday announced the acquisition of Identified, a private company which was focused on using Big Data techniques to...

Feb 27 2014, 8:01pm CST

Gap Hourly Wage Rate Increased to $9

Gap Hourly Wage Rate Increased

The economy of the United States needs a boost. And is there a better way of fomenting this monetary ferment then by increasing...

Feb 20 2014, 9:30am CST

Breaking - Facebook Buying WhatsApp - $16B In Cash And Stock

From the regulatory filing: On February 19, 2014, Facebook, Inc. (“Parent”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Re...

Feb 19 2014, 4:21pm CST

The Junk Science Of The Human Resources Department

The Junk Science Of The Human Resources Department

Apple asks some prospective Design Engineers to infer from a table of deconstructed parts the intended function of a motorcycle...

Feb 12 2014, 2:42pm CST

AOL's Dilemma: Turn-around or Benefits?

AOL's Dilemma: Turn-around or Benefits?

For someone who came up through sales, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong sure seems to put his foot in his mouth a lot. He is in a firestor...

Feb 11 2014, 3:18am CST

Study: Love for a Winning Leadership and  Better Employee Engagement

Study: Love for a Winning Leadership and Better Employee Engagement

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means that love is in the air. Unfortunately, it’s not in the air, or culture, or anywhere...

Feb 9 2014, 9:25pm CST

Obamacare Kills 2.5 Million Jobs? That Doesn't Count Independent Contractors

Obamacare Kills 2.5 Million Jobs? That Doesn't Count Independent Contractors

One of the precepts of Obamacare is that all employees ought to have affordable health coverage. That’s a laudable go...

Feb 6 2014, 1:40am CST

Unleash Your Employees Super Powers

Unleash Your Employees Super Powers

Make a list of five of your good employees. Not the stars, and not the laggards, but people who come in everyday, do...

Feb 3 2014, 12:53am CST

Higher Minimum Wages Means More Independent Contractors

Higher Minimum Wages Means More Independent Contractors

Did President Obama just make independent contractor v. employee issues bigger? Arguably, yes. His State of the Union...

Jan 29 2014, 2:22am CST

Talent Development improves with Data Science

Talent Development Improves with Data Science

With employee engagement continuing to trend towards all time lows, regardless of the economy per Gallup’s measure, talent mana...

Jan 28 2014, 2:38am CST

Yahoo's COO de Castro Hit Two Of The Three Main Causes Of Executive Onboarding Failure

Yahoo's COO de Castro Hit Two Of The Three Main Causes Of Executive Onboarding Failure

It’s not a surprise that Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has fired COO Henrique De Castro. Yes. He was her first big hire. Yes. It is...

Jan 18 2014, 8:46am CST

Telecommuting Is The Future of Work

Telecommuting Is The Future of Work

In many companies I work with, a certain percentage of employees work from home or are virtual employees – contractors or long-...

Jan 12 2014, 7:56pm CST

I4U news

What 2013 Teaches Employers For 2014 & Beyond

By Gene Connors and Amanda Haverstick 2013 left employees as the overall victors on the employment law battlefield, by arming t...

Jan 9 2014, 5:06pm CST

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake

The following guest post is by Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO of Okta. Many startups experienced successful exits in 201...

Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier

Congratulations. Your hard work and entrepreneurial instincts have paid off in the form of a fast-growing, profitable business...

Jan 9 2014, 9:16am CST

I4U news

2014: The Year Social HR Matters

In 2013, organizations finally began in earnest to integrate social technologies into recruitment, development and engagement p...

Jan 6 2014, 9:46am CST

Enterprise Architecture: Getting Organized For The New Year

Enterprise Architecture: Getting Organized For The New Year

With the new year upon us, and the precept of resolutions in the air, it’s a good time to think about getting organized (person...

Jan 3 2014, 9:06am CST

6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014

6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014

When it comes to management, I’ve always been a bigger believer in fundamentals than fancy.  Sure, there’s nothing at all wrong...

Jan 1 2014, 8:26am CST

New Leader Ideas 2013: Get The Job. Onboard Well. Be BRAVE.

New Leader Ideas 2013: Get The Job. Onboard Well. Be BRAVE.

Looking back at the New Leader’s Playbook articles that got the most traction in 2013, it’s clear that readers’ interests are s...

Dec 30 2013, 5:31am CST

Minimum Wage Hike will be Increased in 2016

Minimum Wage Hike Increased by WCC

The Washington City Council (WCC) will increase the minimum wage hike to $11.50 on an hourly basis in the year 2016. This decis...

Dec 24 2013, 5:03am CST

I4U news

New York's 5 Gifts For Employers In 2014: What State And City Employers Need To Know Heading Into The New Year

Mark Goldstein contributed to the content of this post. 2013, a hectic year for labor and employment practitioners in New York,...

Dec 23 2013, 9:56am CST

Jobs With Justice: New Campaigns Take Aim At Low Wages, Working Poor, Falling Middle Class

Jobs With Justice: New Campaigns Take Aim At Low Wages, Working Poor, Falling Middle Class

The organized labor movement is changing, reflecting two large-scale trends. On the one hand, union membership – once 35 percen...

Dec 23 2013, 9:16am CST

IBM Layoffs are Apparently Underway

IBM Layoffs are Underway

IBM is in another round of layoffs according to posts on union site....

Jun 13 2013, 7:28am CDT