The Hidden Value in Good Bosses
Good middle-management supervisors may create the most value when their role is to help good employees become great ones, rather than shoring up the weaknesses of the mediocre.
Why Your Company Should Have More ‘Slackers’
Devoting less work time to work by shoring up workers’ emotional health through techniques like yoga and meditation can give productivity a shot in the arm.
An 18th Century Solution to Human Capital Reporting Standards
“Bayes’ Theorem” on probability offers a bridge between two schools of thought about whether proposed standards are a good idea.
Why Education Can Help Drive Investment Risk
Online learning opportunities are exploding to the point where legions of the newly educated are becoming available worldwide.
Can You ‘Day Trade’ Talent to Hedge Risk?
If you believe in the concept of using investment diversification as a hedge, think about using different talent scenarios to hedge against future business outcomes.
Chasing Venus: Why CFOs Should Care about People Metrics
Finance chiefs and human resources will have to collaborate more effectively if the new effort to standardize human-capital metrics reporting is to create maximum benefit.
Does Finance Play Second Fiddle to HR?
Counterintuitively, finance executives actually spend less of their time acting as strategic business partners than do human-resources managers.
Do Your HR Leaders Spend Enough Time on Strategic Partnership?
The question brings to mind another, related one: Does human resources spend &splt;i>too much&splt;/i> time on it?
Human Capital in the Cloud
Your most pivotal human capital in the future may not be your employees, or even contractors or temps you hire.
For McDonald’s, Workers over 60 Are Precious Inventory
Optimizing human-capital inventory is a lot like doing so for traditional inventory: the 80-20 rule applies.
Is Human-Capital R*I*S*K a Four-Letter Word?
Rather than something to avoid at all costs, people-related risk should be optimized to a company's strategic goals and industry standards.