Category: Employee Relations

What HR Can Learn From Timehop’s Work-from-Home Experiment

The CEO of Timehop, an app development team that helps you create a photo album for the digital age, recently tried out something new and innovative. In the middle of a blustery New York City winter, Jonathan Wegener sent all of his employees home with instructions to work remotely, preferably from warmer locales. While some
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Authenticity and Transparency Lead to Increased Profitability and Productivity

“A lot of us women lawyers, we looked the same, like robots on an assembly line,” says Bonnie Flatt, a human resources coach/consultant who used to work as a practicing attorney. Zappos, a company that prides itself on putting culture first, acknowledges “weirdness” as one of its core values. The difference between a work environment
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2 Out of 3 Companies Have Lost Employees Who Didn’t Fit the Company Culture

  In many ways, landing the right employee is similar to playing the popular game show, “Wheel of Fortune.” You’re competing with other contestants (companies) to solve puzzles and win big prizes (employees) while sidestepping those pesky landmines like candidates whose actions can bankrupt your company. You’re also doing more than a fair amount of
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Three Uncomfortable Truths That Can Derail Your Organization

A previous HR & Talent Management article, “Millennials in the Workforce: Separating Fact From Fiction,” was based on an IBM study that dispelled five common misconceptions regarding the behaviors, habits, and expectations of working Millennials. However, the second half of IBM’s groundbreaking study, “Myths, Exaggerations and Uncomfortable Truths,” reveals that workers from every generation feel
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