Blog Profile / On Faith: Guest Voices

Filed Under:Religion
Posts on Regator:1877
Posts / Week:7.8
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker pay

Thousands of public U.S. companies are likely to soon be forced to share a number many would rather keep under wraps: how much more their chief executives make than their typical rank-and-file employees. The Securities and Exchange Commission  is expected to finalize on Wednesday a long-delayed rule forcing businesses to share their "pay ratio," a simple […]

A disturbing look at personnel issues inside federal agencies

Roughly two-thirds of federal managers say it's rare for government workers to be reassigned or dismissed for poor performance. The majority say they can't recruit the best employees. Little more than half say they want to become part of the senior executive ranks. Show More Summary

How to cure federal workers’ biggest workplace pains

My recent column on how federal senior executives have vastly different perceptions than their employees on a number of critical workplace issues struck a chord with readers, many of whom described their own experiences. The readers were responding to an analysis of a federal employee survey, which revealed that senior executives are quite satisfied with […]

The average worker loses 11 days of productivity each year due to insomnia, and companies are taking notice

Corporate America has long tried to help its employees stop smoking, eat healthier and get in better shape. More recently, companies have been rolling out ways to help them manage their finances. And now, more are making it their job to help workers get better sleep. Show More Summary

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook will publicly share its internal diversity training

Despite the fact that its own diversity numbers haven't moved much in the past year, Facebook has decided to publicly share its internal program for training employees on unconscious bias. Sheryl Sandberg, the company's chief operating...Show More Summary

Nearly 30% of new board members appointed this past year were women

Amid all the dismal statistics about how few women have corporate leadership roles—women make up less than 5 percent of CEOs and hold less than 20 percent of board seats—one new number may offer a little hope. The executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles is releasing new research this week revealing that nearly a third of all newly appointed directors in 2014 […]

LinkedIn reverses course after backlash from its users

Who knew that taking away the ability for users to immediately download their LinkedIn contacts could spark a protest? Last week, that's exactly what happened. The professional social network quietly removed the feature—and though LinkedIn users could still export their contacts by requesting an archive of their data, doing so would take as long as 72 hours. Angry users […]

Talking leadership with the head of the Maritime Administration

Paul “Chip” Jaenichen leads the Maritime Administration, where he's responsible for overseeing the Department of Transportation’s efforts to promote water transportation and the viability of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Jaenichen, who spent...Show More Summary

How our workplace environment affects our weekend mood

John Helliwell studies happiness. The University of British Columbia economist helps edit an annual report on global happiness, has written about marriage and happiness, and has studied whether there's a link between how happy you are and the number of friends in your social network (there isn't). His most recent paper, released earlier this week by the […]

This CEO lets his workers elect their bosses

Americans vote for their president. They vote for their local officials. They vote for aspiring pop stars on television shows. But they do not, in general, vote for who will be their boss. The CEO of a small tech startup thinks that should change. On Tuesday, Dane Atkinson, an entrepreneur who runs the 42-person data analytics firm […]

Accenture CEO explains why he’s overhauling performance reviews and fighting the status quo

Pierre Nanterme has spent 32 years working for Accenture, culminating in his current role as CEO of the global professional services firm. And yet, that longevity has done little to make him fixed in his ways. Maintaining the status quo, he says, drives him "nuts" and "reasonably mad," and he describes his own generation as "quite […]

Silicon Valley’s love affair with founder-CEOs

The revolving door at the top of Silicon Valley companies has ushered in a lot of familiar faces lately. In April, Zynga founder Mark Pincus, who had left the CEO job in 2013, returned to the helm at the online game company. Then in June, Twitter named co-founder Jack Dorsey as its interim CEO while it searched for a new leader […]

In Silicon Valley, many want sharing salary info to be less taboo

Talking openly about salaries is still viewed as taboo for many people and many companies, even if it's perfectly legal. But that didn't stop former Google engineer Erica Baker from broaching the subject anyway. In a series of 34 tweets,...Show More Summary

In big move, Accenture will get rid of annual performance reviews and rankings

As of September, one of the largest companies in the world will do all of its employees and managers an enormous favor: It will get rid of the annual performance review. Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme told The Washington Post that the professional services firm, which employs hundreds of thousands of workers in cities around the […]

McCain’s response to Trump is everything it should be, and more

Opinion Donald Trump's comments over the weekend criticizing Sen. John McCain's war record mark a new low point, even for an ego-driven candidate who appears to have been out for a laugh. Among his remarks, Trump said "he's a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured." Monday morning, both Trump and McCain sat for separate […]

Chinese workers get a break from having to smile—in a really unusual way

Don't feel like smiling at work? Too bad you don't have a job at this Chinese service company, which allowed its workers to wear masks "to reduce pressure and relax themselves," according to China Foto Press, a photo agency in China. Sure, there's plenty of research about the health benefits of grinning more, but that doesn't mean […]

Reddit’s new CEO wants to revise the site’s content policy

Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman, who returned as CEO following Ellen Pao's resignation last Friday, promised that one of his first priorities would be to "re-establish a relationship" with the angry community of Reddit users who have revolted in recent weeks. Show More Summary

What on Earth is Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wearing?

Investors watching the earnings video that Netflix put out, which discussed the company's second-quarter earnings results, likely spent most of the 45 minutes with one question on their minds. It wasn't how much higher the company's shares can go (the stock soared following the discussion). Show More Summary

Should we name and shame companies that pay women less?

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has a goal: When his daughters, now 11 and four, enter the workforce, he hopes unequal pay for men and women will be a distant memory. “I want them to look back at the gender pay gap in the same way we look back at women not voting and not working […]

The huge gap between how federal workers and federal leaders see the workplace

Federal senior executives, you’ve got a problem. Employee surveys show that, across government, senior executives have vastly different perceptions than those lower down the ranks have regarding critical workplace issues—including the...Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC