human resources

Will 2017 Be The Tipping Point for HR and Artificial Intelligence?

If artificial intelligence company acquisitions are any indication, then the answer is a resounding yes.  In fact, A.I. might be the next “land grab” with Apple, Google, Intel, Oracle…

Season’s Readings from Ira S Wolfe

It’s time to wrap up 2016…and what a year it was.  Now it’s a time to reflect on the past and prepare for the…

Is It “Code Red” for Talent Management and HR?

  Talent management is in a “state of confusion.” Those were the words of Mike Haberman, a long term friend and colleague of mine. I respect Mike a lot and…

6 Employees Will Quit Their Jobs Before You Finish Reading This!

In the time it takes most of you to read this article – about a minute or two, here’s what will change around the world and inside our bodies. There…

Is Yahoo’s Ban on Telecommuting Brilliant or Blunder?

Yahoo’s recent decision to ban telecommuting has created quite a buzz.  Reactions have ranged from outrage to praise.  You could almost hear the huge sigh of relief expelled from…

A Plea for Common Sense When Screening Employees

Many Human Resource Departments are so busy guarding their houses against discriminatory hiring and unlawful firing that the competition is just walking in and raiding their chicken coop of talent…

Hiring the Wrong Employee is the Mistake That Keeps On Giving

Hiring the wrong employee is an expensive mistake. For example, let’s say a professional services firm recruits and hires a new customer service representative (CSR).  After 2 months…

Shouldn’t job applicants be treated as valued assets too?

Based on a quick survey of career pages on company websites, management and HR apparently haven’t gotten the message that qualified workers and quality hires are difficult to find…

Is it okay to use Facebook to screen applicants?

Facebook is back in the news. And guess what? The stories have to do with privacy. (So what else is new?) But this time the shoe is on the other…

War of Talent Heats Up; Employers Unprepared

The war for talent is heating up and despite nearly two decades of warnings, employers are woefully unprepared.  I’m not just talking about not being ready. I’m talking…