HR Advocacy: Help Shape the Workplace
Why Do Companies Go Green?
What’s more important? Looking good or doing good?
An increasing number of businesses are responding: Why not do both?
Recent articles, including a McKinsey & Co. global survey report and a column in The Economist, have laid out the advantages that many organizations seek, and some organizations find, when they commit to environmentally friendly and sustainable practices. There are a variety of approaches to sustainability, and some of them depend upon the industry in which the company competes. For example, companies in the energy, transportation and extractive (or mining) industries have a greater incentive to be environmentally...
Washington Wrap: SHRM's 'Top 8' List for 2011
Between now and New Year’s Eve, just about everyone — from late-night comedy show hosts and newspaper editorial boards, to individual families — will be compiling their Top 10 lists for 2011. SHRM’s Government Affairs Team has taken a slightly different approach and compiled its Top 8 list of HR public policy accomplishments for this past year.
Jobs Blog: A Silver Lining Behind the Dark Clouds?
HR Professionals Target for Workplace Bullying
A side effect of HR professionals taking on more leading, visible roles in business could be becoming the target of workplace bullies.
More than 30 percent of HR professionals responding to a survey in the summer of 2011 said they had been bullied at work—about the same rate as other employees responding to recent surveys. But over half of the bullied HR professionals said they felt that the abuse was related to their role as an HR practitioner. (See Study Probes Bullying of HR Professionals, SHRM Online.)
“Because the role of HR has increasingly become less...
How Mentoring Can Save Even the Most Downtrodden Managers
Mentoring Saved Best Buy’s Future President
Brian Dunn started with Best Buy in 1985 selling VCRs, but his first day was so bad that he wanted to quit. He confessed to his store manager that it had been a “lousy experience.” At that the manager invited Brian to come in on Saturday morning and he would personally teach Brian how he operated on the sales floor when he was in Brian’s position. The manager mentored Brian. In doing so, he cleared the way for Brian to not only be good at his job, but to love it....
SHRM: January LINE Report
The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report found that January 2012 will mark the third consecutive month that hiring activity will decrease, while job cuts increase on an annual basis.
Comparing January 2012 to January 2011, service sector hiring will drop by a net of 15.4 points while manufacturing sector hiring will fall by a net of 4.4 points. Taking a closer look at the service sector, 6.1 percent of employers plan to add jobs in January 2011, compared with 21.5...