2012 - Great Place to Work® Institute Contact Us Share Home Best Workplaces Europe Germany emploi Marketing - Communication - Bruxelles-Capitale Collaborateur Business Customer Service (BCS) - Infrabel (M/V) Bruxelles Infrabel est une entreprise publique dynamique qui contribue activement à une mobilité durable au service du développement économique et social en Belgique. En tant que gestionnaire de l'infrastructure du réseau des chemins de fer belges, elle a pour mission de mettre à la dispos... Company Wellness Programs Don't Really Save Money - Al Lewis by Al Lewis | 10:00 AM March 8, 2013 If you run a large organization or its human resources department, you are probably starting to wonder if your financial commitment to wellness programs makes sense. Your consultants and vendors assure you that they save lots of money. Yet you still have plenty of obese workers, and recent academic literature overwhelmingly reports no savings from the programs.
Stop Requiring College Degrees - Andrew McAfee by Andrew McAfee | 7:00 AM February 26, 2013 If you’re an employer, there are lots of signals about a young person’s suitability for the job you’re offering. If you’re looking for someone who can write, do they have a blog, or are they a prolific Wikipedia editor? Case Study: The Unmanageable Star Performer - Abhishek Goel “Did you see the report from the India office?” “I’m just opening it now,” Caroline said on the other end of the line. Stefan Konrad and Caroline Dougherty went way back.
Is HR ready for analytics? I’ve spent that last decade building people-centric analytics solutions for a broad spectrum of industries; from intelligence & law enforcement (where they are looking to characterize criminals) to healthcare & pharma (where they are looking to characterize patients). Recently I’ve been interested in the challenge of the Smarter Workforce; specifically investigating analytics approaches that would allow companies to characterize skills, expertise, influence, sentiment, needs, desires, relationships, connectivity, or any patterns that would help them to better engage, develop, and maximize the value of their diverse and often globally distributed workforce, and allow employees to have more fulfilled careers that leverage their skills to the fullest. Now its hard to consider analytics for social business without considering the role of HR in this new Smarter Workforce.
Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic How much should people earn? Even if resources were unlimited, it would be difficult to stipulate your ideal salary. Intuitively, one would think that higher pay should produce better results, but scientific evidence indicates that the link between compensation, motivation and performance is much more complex. In fact, research suggests that even if we let people decide how much they should earn, they would probably not enjoy their job more. Even those who highlight the motivational effects of money accept that pay alone is not sufficient. The basic questions are: Does money make our jobs more enjoyable?
Sustainability Matters in the Battle for Talent - Jenny Davis-Peccoud Employees at semiconductor-chip-maker Intel recently devised a new chemistry process that reduced chemical waste by 900,000 gallons, saving $45 million annually. Another team developed a plan to reuse and optimize networking systems in offices, which cut energy costs by $22 million. The projects produced financial and environmental benefits, of course. But just as valuable is the company’s ability to energize and empower front-line employees.
Why a Minimum Wage for Interns May Not be a Reason to Celebrate This week the German Parliament will start the debate on whether to vote into law a minimum wage that would apply to interns who have joined their position voluntarily or for more than six weeks. The draft law in question would set the minimum wage at €8.50 per hour. This means that interns in the startup scene who are accustomed to earning between €400 to €600 per month – or who are unpaid – will now make a gross salary of €1,400 in the case of working 40 hours a week. The German Government’s motivation for the minimum wage is to encourage companies to hire full-time employees instead of using interns for cheap labor.
Competing for Talent in Every Geography - Raghu Krishnamoorthy by Raghu Krishnamoorthy | 10:00 AM June 24, 2014 In the late 1990s, Steven Hankin of McKinsey provoked a lot of discussion when he coined the phrase “the war for talent.” As the phrase became more popular (and was elaborated in a book), others used it to warn corporations of impending talent shortfalls, advocating that it be considered a strategic business challenge that required attention at the highest levels. With the dot-com burst, the recession, and other upheavals, the imperative took a backseat, but the challenge still remains. It’s Time to Retool HR, Not Split It - John Boudreau by John Boudreau | 10:00 AM August 8, 2014 Let’s be clear. Ram Charan’s recommendation is wrong. CEOs and organization leaders who read only his column (or worse, only the title) and split HR as he suggests, will make a serious mistake that will destroy value for their shareholders and constituents.
The Rise of the Rude Hiring Manager - Anne Kreamer When his three-hour board interview ended with an offer to join the executives for a beer, 35-year-old Martin* figured he’d nailed the job. He had spent the last two months interviewing for a position as director of operations at a sporting goods company. His resume was spot-on — he’d spent five years as a sporting goods sales rep and several years as an operations manager doing “everything from ordering for shops, to speaking with dealers, to sales.” Senior management at the new company knew him, his successful track record, and the companies he’d worked for. On LinkedIn, a Reference List You Didn’t Write Photo is the industry leader in helping people make work connections. Log on, and this professional-networking site displays a sampling of “people you may know” — often including colleagues at a user’s own workplace — with whom to start hobnobbing.