9 Unique Types of Days Off
While all businesses remain determined to meet revenue goals and increase profits, there are those who are also looking to make life a little bit easier for their employees.
Agile HR: Creating Customer Interactions
Agile HR is all about developing a dynamic workforce that can be deployed and redeployed to meet the changing demands of industry and commerce. It’s about speed, precision, collaboration, and excellence. Agile HR impacts everything from an organization’s team structure to its feedback loop, and every aspect of agile HR is intended to improve employee performance and customer satisfaction.
Agile HR: How to Manage Small Teams
Organizations, both big and small, need direction and development. The Human Resources department is the conduit by which organizations are shaped and propelled forward. This designation has come to be known as agile HR whereas the Harvard Business Review describes, “HR needs to provide the same services it’s always provided – hiring, professional development, performance management – but in ways that are responsive to the ongoing change in the culture and work style of the organization.”
Agile HR: Systems of Transparency and Engagement
Technology is driving much of the innovation in the business world, and it’s the impetus behind the principles of agile HR. With this innovation comes new demands for organizations to develop a more agile approach to doing business, and this is made possible by, of all places, the human resources department.
Agile HR: P2P Rewards and Recognition
The unemployment rate in the U.S. currently sits at 4.3%, which is great for the economy in general and workers in particular. As a result, companies are having to reconsider the agile ways that they develop and mature the workforce that they already have, and that conversation often starts with compensation.
James Damore and Diversity in the Tech Industry
It has now been nearly six weeks since the James Damore memo blew the lid off the conversation surrounding diversity in the tech industry. Damore was fired shortly after publishing the 10-page diatribe where he quoted Wikipedia, debunked studies, and individual anecdotes to argue against gender diversity at Google. His memo drew outrage for suggesting, among other things, that women possess “higher anxiety, lower stress tolerance” and that for women, leadership positions “may not be worth it if [they] want a balanced and fulfilling life”. Men, he argued, want leadership roles and should have them, and so the industry should focus on endorsing part-time, low-stress work for women to keep them in the industry as well.
The Cost of Pregnancy and Maternity Leave Discrimination
The Equality Act 2010 states that it is unlawful to discriminate or treat employees unfavourably because they are pregnant, have recently given birth, or are on maternity leave. Unfortunately, the reality is that many women still have negative or discriminatory experiences during or after pregnancy, and often incur hefty costs and losses as a result.
The Three Steps of Innovation
Everyone wants to be considered innovative, and there a lot of ways that companies are clamoring to earn this distinction. Innovation is not a new idea, and its connotations have spanned the pejorative to the complementary. Of course, the 21st century economy is listed in the hierarchy of other disruptive time periods that profoundly altered the opportunities and obstacles of doing business.
How to Improve a Toxic Workplace Culture
Picture this. As a young entrepreneur you took a risk and started a new company. Maybe your company changes an industry and achieves a valuation of millions, even billions of dollars. You were driven to this level by an insatiable desire to succeed, to win, and to achieve. Just as you didn’t follow a yellow brick road to unprecedented success, neither did you plan for your workplace culture to become so toxic that talent would flee, management would be released, and your very role as the head of the company would come to an end.
Cycber Security Shortage for FSIs
This spring, the WannaCry virus made international headlines as hundreds of thousands of FSIs were hijacked and held hostage by this malicious ransomware. The most startling observation about this attack that compromised over 200,000 computers in over 150 countries is that it was neither shocking nor unexpected. From consumer credit card information stolen by hackers of Target Co, or compromised email accounts by continual hacks of Yahoo, high profile, prolific hacks of companies, governments, and individuals are increasingly commonplace.