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A business meeting, circa 1950s.

Hate performance reviews? So does human resources

Jan 27, 2015
More companies are ditching the practice in favor of ongoing feedback.
Posted In: human resources, performance reviews, Adobe
A giant plastic ice cream cone glints in the sun on the South Beach on July 17, 2014 in Lowestoft, England.

Why we take so little vacation

Oct 31, 2014
American workers left some $52 billion in vacation time unused last year.
Posted In: vacation days, workplace culture, human resources
Demonstrators with the United African Congress (UAC) hold a rally for the 'Stop Ebola' movement in New York.

The Ebola fight's HR problem

Oct 27, 2014
How do groups recruit healthcare workers who are needed to contain the outbreak?
Posted In: Ebola, doctors, human resources, HR, west africa
A man smokes marijuana

Legalized pot use vs. employer drug testing

May 7, 2014
A court case in Colorado challenges the rights of employers to test their workers for legal pot use.
Posted In: marijuana, human resources, employee monitoring, drug testing
Toby - The Office

Look out, Human Resources departments

Apr 10, 2014
Nancy Koehn of the Harvard Business School says nixing HR's a bad idea.
Posted In: human resources

Open for business on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 20, 2014
How businesses observe Martin Luther King Day has changed over time.
Posted In: Martin Luther King Jr., holidays, human resources, employment

The delicate art of rejecting a job candidate

Jul 9, 2013
Why some companies are trying to close the door on job candidates a little more politely.
Posted In: Jobs, job interview, job applications, human resources

What does teambuilding get you, anyway?

Jun 5, 2013
The IRS has come under heat for spending on conferences and teambuilding training, but teambuilding is big business.
Posted In: IRS, team building, human resources, workplace culture

Can HR snoop too much on social media sites?

May 29, 2013
Employers often search social media sites to learn more about job applicants. But some companies prefer to avert their eyes.
Posted In: social media, employers, human resources, office

What can ants teach us about our own corporate ladder?

May 2, 2013
A new study out of Switzerland finds carpenter ant colonies have some startling similarities with the structure of our own corporate ladder.
Posted In: human resources, career, insects

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