Leadership & Career

4 workforce planning tools and how to use them

July 22, 2022
Strategic workforce planning is a means of helping an organization fulfill its “big picture” goals. But a business first must know where it is going before it can build the right workforce to take it there.

Make an appointment to prune your meeting invite lists today

July 15, 2022
Before yet another meeting where not everyone seems fully engaged, ask yourself why each person is there.

Is the news ruining your productivity?

July 13, 2022
In a world addicted to doom-scrolling, those who can step away from all the bad news are more calm, centered, logical and productive. Here are steps to take now.

Planning: a basic building block of mental health

July 13, 2022
Not only does it feel good to look forward to something, it turns out that it’s also very important for mental health. Here are a few benefits of drawing up even the simplest tangible plan for a future event or activity.

The lesson of Amazon’s ‘flywheel’

July 13, 2022
“Amazon’s retail flywheel is famous,” writes John Rossman in the book Think Like Amazon. “Yet what is it exactly?”

Are you a scary boss?

July 8, 2022
If your vision of a scary manager consists solely of someone who goes around the office yelling at the top of her lungs, think again.

More of your employees can now use Labor Department’s Timesheet App

July 5, 2022
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division on June 30 launched an Android-compatible app to help employees track work hours, break time and overtime hours and calculate how much they should be paid.

Project management using what’s in front of you

June 24, 2022
Using proper project management techniques will help you keep things on track and have eyes on ways to improve your processes. There are a few tech tools you have right in front of you that can help.

Learn from Lorne Michaels’ boundless energy for a problem

June 24, 2022
The creator and producer of “Saturday Night Live” has long been a kind of opaque manager prototype blend: a brilliant, mysterious, powerful and sometimes infuriating entity. For a glimpse into the processes of Lorne Michaels, we go to a snippet from Doug Hill and Jeff Weingard’s book about the early days of “SNL,” called Saturday Night.

In their own words: Lessons from the SHRM22 conference

June 24, 2022
Here is some bite-sized advice from last month’s Society for Human Resource Management annual conference in New Orleans.