Training (13)

'Weird' HR Department Touts Unusual Onboarding Policy

Starting a new job at online retailer Zappos means recruits get to work for four weeks before deciding if they want the job. And if the company decides the new hire is not a good fit or the recruit decides they don’t want the job, the company will pay them for the month and wish them well.


Starbucks Deploys Racial-Bias Training on Massive Scale

Starbucks wasted little time trying to minimize damage stemming from alleged racism at one of its locations by ordering all its U.S. shops to undergo racial-bias training.


Pushing Firms Beyond Simple Training Approach

While human resources must equip employees with a solid grounding in compliance and other legal requirements, it is important to go beyond rote training. So reports Forbes.


A Vestige of the Industrial Revolution on the Way Out (or Not)

If and when it really goes mainstream, it will mean a sea-change for the way business is conducted in the U.S. (and around the world).


The Road to Employee Satisfaction Runs Through Culture, Employer Loyalty

Excessive employee turnover is costly, and retaining top talent has increasingly become a challenge in a harsh and competitive labor market.


How Diverse Is Your Workplace?

Arguably, both the federal government and the business community reflect more diversity in their respective ranks than ever before. Does that mean – as was said in some corners when President Obama was elected in 2008 – that we’ve entered a “post-racial” era? Or, when it comes to ethnic and other types of diversity representation, are we still a work in progress?


How Some Firms Are Grappling With the Leadership Gap

Companies that want to succeed in an increasingly competitive corporate climate must attract the best and brightest candidates, but simply getting them on board isn’t enough. Putting in place a plan that improves those in leadership roles, and gives all employees a chance to succeed when called upon to take the reins is a necessary reality that, according to some reports, is being ignored.


What Managers May Not Learn in Biz School But Should Think About

Probably nothing is more challenging for corporate managers than managing people. It’s a skill that somehow slips through the cracks both in academic and on-the-job training. So reports Fox Business.


Personnel Pointers from a Most Unlikely Source

It's not every day we receive advice in our business from a U.S. President, past or present, living or dead. Theodore Roosevelt (popularly referred to by historians as "TR") is thought of as a superb manager as president and in other chapters of his career: politics, events, departments, and especially people. So reports OmegaHRSolutions.  


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