Just like households should be putting money into an HR emergency fund with every paycheck, HR has a responsibility to prepare for the unpredictable yet inevitable. Only for HR, the “emergency” in question isn’t a
If you announced tomorrow that you would no longer be paying your employees, how many would show up to work the next day? Better yet, how many would get up and leave then and there?
While generational rivalry in America is nothing new, it may seem a bit more widespread and aggressive these days thanks to the internet. Popular online question and answer platform Quora has a trove of leading
Popular mythology, particularly among America’s older generations, imagines that kids today are born knowing how to use smartphones, computers, and tablets. Before they so much as crawl or exclaim, “Ma-ma!” they seem to intuitively know
The decisions that face patients in end-of-life situations are not the sort that elicit a shrug. How do you feel about resuscitation? What about intubation? What’s your stance on organ donation? Even the basics –
On a scale from 1 - 10, how much pain are you in? It has always been a rather perplexing question, and one almost impossible to answer objectively. Pain is subjective; that’s the challenge in
It might be time to move “remote work opportunities” from your company’s Perks and Benefits column into Survival Strategies. America’s economic history has depended on mobility of workers and opportunities. People have followed jobs out
More than anything, Millennials want engagement at work, but often have to settle for morale. In countless organizations, engagement is often conflated with morale--as if engagement is just another metric assessing how employees feel about
I once had a boss who banned the entire organization from ever saying “sorry.” Whether we were talking to customer, a manager, or each other, no one was allowed to say “sorry” under any circumstances.
One of my very first managers had a little catchphrase she liked to use whenever she assigned out a new tasks. Without fail, she would tell us, “I won’t ask you to do anything I