Business in Action, 8th Ed.
Chapter 11: Human Resources Management
"It’s unfortunate that in an attempt to simplify the landscape, the different age groups have been reduced to caricatures with incomplete generalizations.
"As a business owner, you probably want your employees to be happy.
"A college student breaks down the five unique skill sets this generation brings to the workplace.
See the breakdown of a study by LeanIn.
"Some behaviors are less obvious -- but no less problematic.
"Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli [photo, left] has spent decades studying the complicated dynamics of employment.
"Before leaving work each day, employees at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings press a button in the lobby.
"The tech company’s new employee review system gets rid of the company’s historic approach to evaluating worker performance.
"Of all the reasons why applicants’ resumes get tossed in the circular file, “the O word”, for overqualified, has long been in the Top Ten.
"Lynn Steenberg owns Sports Physical Therapy of New York -- known as Sports PT.
"Nothing is more costly to an organization’s culture than a toxic employee.
"McKinsey Global Institute director Jonathan Woetzel (photo, left) and MGI senior fellow Anu Madgavkar discuss the economic and ethical reasons why gender equality is a worthy goal.
Natalie Sportelli (photo, left) reports.
"Most people have no idea how their paychecks compare to the market average.
"I don’t like performance reviews.
"Here are five truly idiotic HR policies that will keep your best employees racing for the exits the minute they get the chance — and keep you re-filling the same positions over and over until somebody pulls the needle out of your chief executive’s arm.
"The results couldn’t be more conclusive.
"From a manager’s perspective, a new hire can’t come up to speed fast enough.
According to Leigh Steere (photo, left), "If you see a pattern of discontent in a staff member, the kindest thing you can do is pull the employee aside for a frank, tough-love conversation that covers some or most of the following points: .
"Millennials self-define themselves as a generation that has grown up with constant encouragement.
"Last month, I worked with a manager who was eager to develop her staff, but was overwhelmed by her senior management’s charge to accelerate top performance with highly ambitious goals," writes Wendy Axelrod (photo, left), in a piece at SmartBlogs.
Emma Seppälä asks, "How should we react when an employee is not performing well or makes a mistake?
According to Drake Baer, "When now co-CEO Monty Moran was surveying Chipotle's 1,500 restaurants, he found a fascinating consistency: the best-performing ones all had a manager who had come up from the crew level.