Don’t be stupid with layoffs. Follow these 7 best practices.

Last week’s announcements by Meta (11,000 employees let go), Twitter (3,700), Stripe (1,100), and Lyft (700) turned heads as the high-tech stalwarts of the US economy stumbled. Previously, Coinbase, Shopify, Netflix, Microsoft, Snap, Robinhood, and Tesla had cut employees. When companies…

Seven HR Strategies in the War Between Executives and Employees, 2023

As HR Departments finalize their strategies and budgets for 2023, their workforces face daunting challenges. According to The Conference Board, the US economy will continue to restrict and achieve only 1.5 percent GDP growth by the end of 2022 and…

Join me at AZ Tech’s MedTech Conference

Curious to learn all about the latest medical technology innovations being developed right here in Arizona? Join me at the @aztechcouncil’s 2022 MedTech Conference on Tuesday, June 21 to hear from an accomplished line-up of healthcare innovators and the businesses…

How to succeed with succession planning

As the great resignation rages on, employees have made it clear they want to work for organizations that provide great pay and benefits, flexible work option -- and career paths. Career pathing doesn't provide the organization with excellent leaders without…

Covid-19 endemic or epidemic? Smart firms need to be agile.

In past columns, I have advised business leaders to take precautions against the next wave of Covid-19. It keeps mutating. Although it appears to be transitioning from a pandemic to an endemic, it can still be epidemic and very dangerous.…

How the War for Talent looks different in the 2020s

CEOs are asking their human resources leaders to implement talent management strategies to beat the Great Resignation and attract new employees to their brands. This request is not a nice to have. It is essential for business growth. Talent management…

As work reopens, studies show workers prefer remote work, especially women

Studies by Pew Research and the Labor Department show that as work reopens, most employees prefer working from home, especially women. After the pandemic, women lag men in rejoining the labor force, exacerbating our labor shortage. Preference has replaced fear…

Beat the Great Resignation with Career Pathing

At the end of last year, I identified top strategies for HR in 2022. In the 2020s, HR strategies are shifting to reinstating powerful, comprehensive talent management strategies to offer employees careers with purpose, excellent pay and benefits, and equity…

Wellness programs don’t work. Try a new approach.

Implementing one of Honeywell Inc’s first employee wellness programs in North Carolina in 1991 was one of my most rewarding experiences in HR. Many of those employees learned for the first time the importance of maintaining blood pressure and controlling…

Biden changes visas to retain more foriegn STEM workers. More action needed.

The Biden Administration changed US visas to retain foreign STEM students in the United States, adding 22 new eligible degree fields last Friday, Jan. 21. These new fields included data science and financial analytics. STEM industries should celebrate these additions…