Happy family in a pumpkin patch

Sweden is switching to a six-hour workday. Maybe you should too

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 03:43 pm

Employees seem down and disengaged? Maybe you should consider a six-hour workday. It’s catching on in Sweden and for good reason: it works.

Category: Human Resources, Management
Gerod Roth

Would you have fired this guy over his social media post?

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 02:39 pm

Another day, another cautionary tale about social media use. This time it comes courtesy of Atlanta, GA, where one Gerod Roth has lost his job at a marketing firm after posting a picture on Facebook of himself and a co-worker’s three-year-old black child

Category: Human Resources, Management
Woman yawning at her desk

Science says you’re basically a self-sabotaging tyrant if you make your staff start work before 10 a.m.

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 17, 2015 01:03 pm

A new study suggests that people under the age of 55 are not cut out for 9-5 work hours, and that businesses who force it are costing themselves and harming their employees.

Category: Management
Happy team

Six steps to inspiring loyalty in your employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 15, 2015 01:11 pm

Retaining talent can be a challenge these days. Here are six ways to get your employees to stay.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management
Two men making a deal in a dark parking garage

Don’t trust anyone. New study shows a third of your employees would sell your data

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 25, 2015 04:41 pm

In the aftermath of the recent Ashley Madison debacle people are probably wondering how safe their information is with any given organization. And if you think your data is safe with your employees, you might be kidding yourself.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management
Happy team working together

How to fix a management team that sucks

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 23, 2015 10:43 am

In the last two articles I talked about the signs you management sucks, and why your management sucks, and now we’re going to talk about what to do if your management sucks.

Category: Management
Skeptical woman looking at an employee

Why your management team sucks (and who to promote instead)

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 22, 2015 02:52 pm

So, we looked at the signs your management team sucks. Now let’s talk about why that is, and the type of person you should be promoting instead.

Category: Management
Man pressing the down button on an elevator

Why new employees fail

Colleen Clarke| July 6, 2015 04:26 pm

The majority of job failures during probation are the fault of the company and the manager, not the employee. Here are eight things employers do wrong.

Category: Human Resources, Management, Recruitment Challenges
Executives celebrating after work

Exec fires staff, celebrates, taunts former employees online

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| June 19, 2015 10:27 am

Dear executives, don’t be these guys: the J. Crew executives delivered layoff notices to their staff and then went out to celebrate their own survival in a tasteless use of social media.

Category: Management
Cat on a keyboard

Watching cat videos at work might not be bad for productivity

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 17, 2015 04:34 pm

The next time you catch an employee watching videos of Grumpy Cat or Lil Bub when they’re supposed to be working, don’t worry about it. Maybe you should even go watch a cat video yourself.

Category: Human Resources, Management