Becoming innovative during urgent times

Innovation has long been a priority for many CEOs. Now, the pandemic has added new urgency to the quest: COVID-19 has driven a jump of 10 percentage points (to 75 percent) in the share of companies reporting innovation as a…

Four disruptive steps to transform the work environment and finally beat Covid-19

For the second year in a row, the US celebrates Labor Day during a dramatic transformation of work and high anxiety for CEOs and workers. The difficulties presented by a chronic labor shortage of skilled and unskilled jobs are complicated…

Ready, Set, GO: Get ready to win the race for HR digital transformation!

The year of the pandemic is just about over. An HR digital transformation is at hand. The coronavirus pandemic, the switch to digital business models, and the hybrid work environment -- triggered by working from home -- have accelerated HR’s…

5 Predictions About the Future of Work for 2021

Last year ended with the FDA approval of Pfizer’s COVID19 vaccine and the vaccination of the first US health care workers on Monday, Dec. 14. The US still has several months of rising COVID19 infections and deaths before 60 percent…

Bad management practices killed employee surveys. 7 ways to get reliable employee feedback

In the wild pandemic world of constant fear and change, management needs feedback from employees to keep them aligned, motivated, safe, and innovative. Are employee surveys still useful — given how they have been carelessly overused and in the face…

Driving Bias Out Of Selection, Performance & Promotion Decisions

The homicide of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the divisions in our national politics has dramatically raised the topic of race relations and equality at work. Diversity and inclusion is frequently a difficult subject of "haves" and "have-nots," with perceptions…

Work from home has become the new normal. Boldly adapt now!

Eighty-one percent of US office workers have been working at home four or five days a week since COVID-19, and 71 percent would like to continue working from home. Further, some 70 percent of managers report that their workers’ performance…

Work Rebooted conference examines everything from AI to cultures and the gig economy!

The issues of automation and digital transformation and how to create inclusive, transparent, and innovative cultures were some of the many topics discussed by CEOs, technologists, and human resources leaders last week in San Francisco at the Work Rebooted conference. Julie Douthart, biochemist…

Happy New Year! My Most Popular Blogs of 2019

Wishing you a happy and joyous New Year. Below are my most popular blogs in 2019! Newly Promoted to VP? Your Learning has Just Begun! A new vice president reached out to me recently to discuss how to prepare for…

The Future of HR Tech and Advice for Buying It

When buying HR technology, know what you want, have great questions, and follow the 80/20 rule. Learn more and the future of HR technology by watching my "Hack Recruiting and HR" podcast with serial entrepreneur and CEO of Place Technology,…