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Blog Post Archive

Your boss uses Facebook at work more than you do

Anyone who's ever tried to hide their Facebook use at work should take heart in this news: Your boss may be looking at social media during office hours more than you are. A new study by researchers in Norway, reported recently in the...Show More Summary

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s love of literary quotes

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent out an employee email on Thursday morning, it contained a few things most people don't expect from a CEO's musings: namely, references to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Show More Summary

Barclays joins the bet on women-led firms

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In movement could be more than a manifesto. It may have helped to create an actual market for investing in companies that put more women at the top. On Thursday, Barclays will begin offering its Women in Leadership exchange-traded note, an investment that tracks an index of 85 U.S. companies that are led by women. To be considered for […]

Who will step up to lead Brazil against Germany in the World Cup

The stakes for a World Cup win were already unimaginably high in futebol-crazed host nation Brazil. The president of the Brazilian Football Federation actually said last month "if we lose, then we all go to hell." The team's psychologist had to be called in after its players have teared up -- some sobbing uncontrollably -- on the sidelines. […]

Trying to improve morale in government

Reginald Wells is the deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Human Resources and also serves as the agency’s chief human capital officer. Since 2007, SSA has been ranked in the top 10 large agencies in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. Wells spoke about managing Social Security’s […]

Lessons from a drowning nation

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far even from some of its closest neighbors — Hawaii and Fiji — the small island nation of Kiribati is being swallowed by the rising sea. Anote Tong, who has served as president of the country since 2003, has spent the past decade rallying the international community to pay attention to climate change, […]

Google CEO Larry Page knows what you think about work

The Monday after the July 4 holiday, many people are probably asking why we can't work only four days every week. Google CEO Larry Page thinks maybe we actually can. Over the weekend, technology site Recode flagged a video from a "fireside chat" that Page and his Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, held with veteran technology investor Vinod Khosla. It was […]

Indra Nooyi on why women can’t have it all

  The Aspen Ideas Festival is winding down its annual confab today, with speakers ranging from Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust talking about what it takes to get into Harvard to Hillary Clinton sounding off about the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. But we can't let the week close without highlighting remarks from PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who got […]

Sharing the news when a CEO gets sick

On the ten-year anniversary of his employment at JPMorgan Chase, CEO Jamie Dimon had some news for shareholders and employees: He has been diagnosed with throat cancer. In the announcement Tuesday, Dimon said the prognosis from his doctors is excellent, that his condition is curable, and that there is no evidence the cancer has spread. He said he would begin an […]

The World Cup leadership of Tim Howard

The United States Men's National Team may have lost its World Cup chances on Tuesday, but it won us a new American sports hero. U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard racked up an astonishing 16 saves in a riveting game that went scoreless during regular play time and ended with Belgium beating the U.S. 2-1. Howard gave an extraordinary performance that earned him […]

Sexism and tech

The popular dating app Tinder was hit with a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit Monday. In the suit, former marketing vice president Whitney Wolfe claims she was repeatedly subjected to inappropriate and harassing messages from Justin Mateen, the company's chief marketing officer. Show More Summary

What Bob McDonald could bring to Veterans Affairs

President Obama's pick of former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald to lead the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs agency is an unusual choice, to say the least. For one, though McDonald is a West Point grad and served five years in the Army, he is not a military general, as many recent VA leaders have been. His experience leading P&G, a company that makes consumer […]

Helping women in Iraq

When Suaad Allami founded Women for Progress, it became both the first legal clinic in Sadr City, Iraq, and also as the country's first clinic focused exclusively on helping women. Allami grew up in Baghdad and has seen her homeland devolve into war, go through reconstruction, and recently fall back into strife. Show More Summary

When company founders fight back

Dov Charney is not planning to fade into the California sunset. The controversial founder of Los Angeles-based American Apparel, whose board announced last week that it was stripping Charney of his chairman's title and intended to fire...Show More Summary

IKEA to raise workers’ pay to a ‘living wage’

What's Swedish for higher pay? IKEA, the Sweden-based global retailer of flat-pack furniture, plans to announce Thursday that it will raise the average minimum wage for its U.S. retail employees by 17 percent, to $10.76 per hour, beginning next year. The company said it's overhauling how it determines wages for workers in each of its 38 U.S. stores, and […]

ZZzzzz: Report says Marissa Mayer overslept

Everyone has slept in at some point. It just usually doesn't make headlines when it happens. Then again, this is Marissa Mayer we're talking about, and everything she does — from what she wears to how long she took off to have a baby to whether she calls herself a feminist — seems to generate interest. On Monday afternoon, […]

A funny thing happened on the way from the forum

It has been one year since riots erupted in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and 25 years since the granddaddy of them all, Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, was burned into our consciousness with the image of a young man staring down a column of tanks. Particularly since the recent spate of upheavals following the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, […]

Which office perks are in, and out

Your employer is increasingly spending money to try to keep you healthy, even if it comes at the cost of other benefits. That's one of the key findings from the Society for Human Resource Management's annual Employee Benefits Survey, released Tuesday. Show More Summary

Small management tweaks with a big payoff

Federal leaders can have a major influence on employee satisfaction, but it can sometimes be hard for them to figure out where to start. They know it's critical to boost worker morale, successfully fulfill agency missions and develop high levels of employee productivity. What they don't always realize is that those bigger changes are often the result […]

The Lake Wobegon of government

For anyone who wonders why HR departments would ever adopt performance reviews with a "forced ranking," mandating that a certain ratio of workers get top and bottom scores, recent headlines have provided an answer. On Friday, duringShow More Summary

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