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These are usually the ideas of futurists, outsiders or authors — think Daniel Pink’s book “Drive.” But on Monday at the Milken Institute Global Conference, these ideas were championed by executives from companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Sanofi and FedEx Express.[…] Continue Reading »
On average, companies are paying women 77% as much as the guys in the cubes next to them, doing the same jobs. Traditionally this has been seen as a women’s issue, an issue of social justice, a reason for women ask for legislated change. However, I believe that this “fairness” argument has been masking something more important to modern leaders — leaders who want to run innovative, high-performance organizations.[…] Continue Reading »
I talked in late 2012 with Beth Carvin about politics in the workplace and what companies — and human resources — can do to steer workplace policy on talking politics while managing “politically verbal” CEOs, particularly in the aftermath of the 2012 election and the start of a presidential and congressional term. Carvin is the CEO of Nobscot, which offers online exit interviews, mentor-matching software and other services designed to help companies and employees “make the world a better place to work.” The interview below has been edited and condensed.[…] Continue Reading »
Recently, I was entering candidates into our database and came across the title “vice president of people and culture.” Because our system has a finite number of job categories, I was forced to choose “human resources” for this particular individual. Doing so just felt wrong because in my mind there’s clearly a difference.
This got me thinking: Is HR as a job category going away?[…] Continue Reading »
Making the rounds these days among my appalled colleagues is a photo of a pretty little girl, around 9, looking tragically earnest as she stands in what looks like a school pep-rally crowd. As she might in any other pep rally, she’s holding a sign hand-lettered in big bubble letters. But the sign does not say, “Go Cougars!” It says, “No One is Free if Someone Is Oppreessed” [sic, by the way].[…] Continue Reading »