Workforce Management

A semi-monthly professional magazine focused on human resources management, providing news, trend analysis, case studies, advice, and information about tools for HR managers..

Articles from Vol. 89, No. 2, February

Accentuate the Positive
Focusing on what people do right is the way to get more of what's right out of them.THE LAST WORDOK, we're past the New Year's festivities, the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl and well into 2010. So, I'm dying to ask - are you feeling the economic recovery...
Ads Educate C-Suite about Disability Diversity
ANTI-DISCRIMINATIONWith the unemployment rate hovering in double-digit territory, it's difficult for many people to find a job. It's an even bigger challenge for Mark Karner, a polio survivor who uses a wheelchair and ventilator.His disability limits...
Allies in the Talent War
How an agreement between Teach for America and its competitors helped all the organizations grow and serve their common mission.What if the war for talent ended in a peace treaty?That was the question Teach for America asked itself several years ago...
Burden of Proof
Employers will soon be asked to provide empirical evidence for screening and hiring practices based on assumptions about workplace criminality - but they'll be hard-pressed to find it. Stories by Fay HansenEMPLOYMENTGROUP's December job postings included...
Contingent Staffing in the Public Sphere
5 Question ANDREW JONES, Manpower Public SectorDuring the past year, President Baraek Obama has put the federal government at the forefront of responding to the recession while tackling health care, energy and environmental policy. Yet demands are growing...
Employees Want Feedback-Even If It's Negative
ENGAGEMENT STUDYThe best way to drive employee engagement is for managers to accentuate the positive in employee performance. The second best engagement approach is to focus performance discussions on employee weaknesses. Worst choice: Give no feedback...
Hr Groups Use Scholarships, Discounts to Keep Members
EDUCATION IN DEMANDHolding on to their jobs and positioning themselves for better career opportunities when the economy improves has motivated many HR professionals to seek education and training, even as the recession puts a premium on financial aid.Demand...
It's Who You Know
FEEDBACK | from our readersI FOUND FAY HANSEN's article on concentrating recruiting efforts on passive candidates (workforce.com/passiverecruiting) to be excellent. All of these articles on how to manage job boards and worrying about applicant tracking...
Legal Briefings
'ME TOO' EVIDENCE IN SEX HARASSMENT CLAIMSTHELMA ALANlZ, Noelia Galvan-Santiago, Mary Tipton and Angelica Zolis worked for a medical clinic owned and operated by Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada in McAllen, Texas. They alleged that Zamora sexually propositioned,...
Minorities Still Lagging in Retirement Participation
RETIREMENT BENEFITSIt's well known that workers in general aren't doing everything they could to save for retirement, but a recent study shows many minority workers aren't taking even a basic first step in preparing for retirement: enrolling in their...
Personality Tests Adapt to the Times
EMPLOYEE TESTINGAn award earned recently by scientists at assessment firm PreVisor highlights the emergence of a new form of online personality tests.Computer adaptive personality tests, advocates say, offer the promise of shorter, more secure, more...
Ready for Battle
The Employee Free Choice Act, a top priority for unions, faces tougher prospects with the Democrats' loss of a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, but the labor movement is gaining traction in Washington in other ways. Here are the labor-relations...
Small Firms Face Spiking Health Care Premiums
REFORM IN JEOPARDYWith the passage of health care reform uncertain in the wake of the Democrats' loss of their supermajority in the Senate, small businesses that would have benefited from subsidies and insurance market changes are instead staring at...
Steal Our Data, Please
Mike Saylor, who shows firms how vulnerable their most sensitive data is by taking it, says that even the most elaborate corporate security can be undermined by basic human nature.INFORMATION SECURITYAs a consultant, Accretive Solutions' Mike Saylor...