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  • Helicopter Parents in the Workplace: It Happens and It Needs to Stop
    by Lindsey Pollak - October 11, 2017
    The concept of helicopter parents buzzing around the workplace, just like they hovered and swooped on the elementary school soccer field, sounds like a joke. No doubt you’ve heard of this phenomenon — parents sitting in on interviews or calling to re-negotiate a child’s compensation package. NBA recruit Lonzo Ball has recently received a ton of attention for his dad’s, um, involvement, in the draft p...
  • How to Manage Disruptive Organizational Events
    by Alexandra Levit - October 6, 2017
    Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, a world-renowned thought leader on Project Management and Strategy Implementation, recently penned an article for CIO around PM fundamentals for mergers and acquisitions. As he wrote: “Last year, some 40,000 companies changed ownership, for a total deal value of some $5 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. That means people are managing 40,000 massive transformation projects – but how...
  • The Perils of Your Company Culture Becoming Sales-Focused (Above All Else)...
    by Kris Dunn - September 28, 2017
    Nothing happens without sales. Treat your salespeople right, because unless they kill something, nobody eats. For the reasons stated above, it's not wrong for the leaders of your company to want to transform your culture into a sales machine. The problem happens when people who weren't hired to sell suddenly find themselves with quotas, but no idea of what to do next. I was reminded of the perils of leaders try...
  • Managing Millennials Q&A: What Benefits Do Millennials Really Want?
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 27, 2017
    Here’s a question I often hear from corporate leaders: “What benefits do millennials really want?” In the past, most of us were quite satisfied with standard benefits like health insurance, a 401(k) plan and the occasional casual Friday. Today, the benefits game has seriously leveled up. First came free breakfast, then all-day-chef-prepared meals and laundry services. Now, cool companies offer an onsite...
  • Employers should embrace people analytics to help solve problems
    by Alexandra Levit - September 22, 2017
    On a SilkRoad webinar with HR Daily Advisor last week, we talked about how advances in people analytics are augmenting the business and HR operations of modern organizations. The event, called, The Next Frontier of People Analytics, explored how HR can up its game to become a strategic partner and essential source of analytical guidance. As our hour concluded, there were many terrific questions, but very honest one in particul...
  • Unlimited PTO - More For the Employer or the Employee?
    by Kris Dunn - September 19, 2017
    Yeah, I said it. In my darkest moments, I’m a bit of a skeptic. And I think unlimited PTO might just be a scam to not pay out accrued vacation and sick time. With me? Against me? As with most things, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. Here’s 5 things I know about vacation/sick time and the connection to the concept of unlimited PTO: Unlimited PTO is limitless in its attraction as a co...
  • 3 Ways Leaders Kill Innovation
    by Sara Canaday - September 15, 2017
    Many companies today are worried they don’t have the right leadership to succeed in the digital and disruptive age. Maybe they’ve got it all wrong. What if they actually have the right leaders—but they’re being held hostage by the same old expectations, metrics, and rewards? Here’s the problem. The very nature of business is continually evolving. Consumer needs fluctuate. Technology keeps sh...
  • Be a Part of Understanding What Works in Implementing Section 503
    by Kathleen Lee, Sarah von Schrader - September 15, 2017
    Have we moved the employment needle for individuals with disabilities or just become more aware of disability inclusion initiatives? There has been tremendous buzz surrounding the business case for disability inclusion; however, this does not always translate into good jobs or career development. According to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, "Americans of all abilities must have access to good, safe jobs. Sm...
  • EEOC Delivers $2 Million Consent Decree to UPS
    by Cindy Karrow - September 15, 2017
    United Parcel Service (UPS) has agreed to settle a nationwide lawsuit filed in 2009 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement agreement will pay $2 million to approximately 70 current and former UPS employees who were alleged victims of disability discrimination. Read the EEOC Press Release issued August 8, 2017. The saga began in 2009 when EEOC charged that the world’s largest package delive...
  • Gen Z: What Every Employer Needs To Know
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 15, 2017
    Read the original post on Lindsey's blog. While millennials in the workplace have dominated our thinking about generations for years, we are learning more every day about their successors: Generation Z. Now is officially the time to get serious about Gen Z (the generation born approximately 1998 and later), especially if you hire interns or entry-level employees. The good news is that employers, especially Gen X m...