Yes, American Workers Can Learn a Lot From Their Uber-Loyal Canadian Cousins

Everybody knows that Canadians, our English-speaking cousins to the North, are wonderfully courteous and kind, but guess what? They’re also incredibly loyal to their employers as well. Yes, this is yet… Get the Rest

Election Day as a Paid Holiday? This Is a Workplace Benefit We Need a Lot More Of

The older I get, the more I find that I treasure one long-standing workplace benefit. Yes, let's hear it for the three day holiday weekend. I'm thrilled anytime I can

Cultural Meltdown: When Values Don’t Match Workers’ Day-to-Day Reality

"If there is one job that I as CEO must do for our team members, customers, communities, and shareholders, it is to be the keeper of our company’s

It’s High Time We Give Up the Ghost on Employee Engagement

Aren't we all sick and tired of employee engagement? I know I am. I've been writing about it for years (here's one from July 2010), and the story never changes. A

Getting Rid of Managers Is a Bad Idea That Just Keeps Getting Worse

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Business fads predicated on eliminating managers are a bad idea. I know, I know -- Zappos has generated a lot of media attention

Here’s a Hollywood Lesson on Diversity — If You Don’t Get On It, You’ll Get Behind It

FOT Readers: It's great to be here -- finally! -- and able to provide my perspective on HR and talent management from the West Coast.   Let me be clear about