As anyone who has had the misfortune to work for a micromanager knows, success only makes the manager worse. A few lessons from micromanagers through history.
Nearly every facet of corporate life has gone digital, so corporate boards are scrambling to recruit newcomers to advise on strategies for mobile devices and social media.
Daphne Koller, co-founder of online education provider Coursera, discusses where teachers fit into the model for massive, open, online classes.
The right type of pressure can boost daily performance. Key ingredients in transforming the bad into good: taking more control and finding better support.
A handful of new facilities are targeting freelance workers who want to work in an office with colleagues and need child care.
Companies are equipped to handle job fatigue among employees, but what happens when burnout hits the boss?
Pierre Beaudoin, who took over plane and train maker Bombardier from his father in 2008, hopes the global company can hold true to its roots as a family-run operation
B-school admissions officers are increasingly trying to assess applicants' EQ—or emotional intelligence quotient—to decide which would-be M.B.A. students could be tomorrow's business stars.
As the competition for critical talent in the U.S. intensifies, organizations must better understand the supply and demand for critical workforce segments. Companies must begin to identify the skills in their organization that will help drive future growth. "With the relative aging of the population, it is bound to bring with it many changes to the economy of the U.S.-some foreseeable, many probably not," according to Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve emeritus.
Today, the average cost to replace an employee is one and a half times their current salary when you factor in benefits, on-boarding and training and development. That cost is expected to double in the next 25 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2012 there will not be enough skilled workers in the U.S. to staff all of the nation's jobs.
The real talent gap in the United States involves selected skill sets. Four industries in particular will suffer a mass exodus of employees including: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy and the Public Sector. With a decrease in the employee workforce, companies are challenged with the question of whether or not there will be enough qualified workers in the United States to do the work at an acceptable cost. Organizations must be prepared to manage divisions or business units that will be heavily impacted by waves of retirement and the impact retirement will have on critical skill sets and productivity needs.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Deloitte research 2008-Do you know where your talent is?
- HR Magazine Vol. 50, No. 3