If your organization’s telework program has hit a snag, try repairing it before you abandon it. Otherwise, you could face fallout from unhappy former telecommuters. They’ll either look for another flex-friendly employer or—worse—bring hard feelings with them when they report to the office.
Verizon invested nearly $400 million in the development, education and training of its employees last year, and spent $100 million in tuition assistance for more than 23,000 employees. But it’s the company’s employees themselves who may be teaching one another the most.
New York-based public relations firm Weber Shandwick is helping its employees recharge mind, body and soul through an array of programs that encourage them to engage in new experiences, take care of themselves and keep in touch with one another.
Updating your recruitment strategy so it’s proactive rather than reactive can put you ahead of the competition and allow you to scoop up the best people.
In 2005, Georgia Power discovered that more than 53% of its 8,500 employees had or were at risk of developing a chronic health condition. Since then, the utility has enrolled thousands of employees in its “Southern LifeStyle” wellness program, helping workers slim down, eat healthier and cut their risk for diseases.
Chrysler Group doesn’t leave employee productivity, improving quality and safety or reducing manufacturing waste to chance. It sends employees to school to learn how to master the three principles of what Chrysler calls World Class Manufacturing (WCM).
If you hire interns, make 2013 the year you ramp up your summer program. Start viewing your internships from a workforce development perspective. Six ideas for transforming your internships from nice to necessary:
The irony wasn’t lost on execs at online travel giant Expedia when they learned that most of its employees weren’t taking all of their vacation time. So the Bellevue, Wash.-based organization started paying them to go.
The IRS has released regulations for determining the hefty penalties that apply when Affordable Care Act-covered employers fail to offer health insurance to employees starting in 2014. The rules seem daunting, but it’s critical to understand them.
The National Labor Relations Board in March announced it will appeal a lower court’s ruling that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority when he made three recess appointments to the board.