Yahoo’s Merissa Mayer has faced a barrage of criticism since her HR chief announced a crack-down on home working in a leaked memo on Feb 22nd. Many of the criticisms are valid. Banning home working is not the only way to reform a culture that lacks collaboration and innovation. It also looks like turning the [...]
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The Career Thought Leaders consortium have published their latest review of trends, including future résumés / CVs, social media, and career development. The review features the CareerPulse™ health check from Ci, which is part of the new Career Innovation Zone platform for professionals. The Ci team are continuing to develop the platform with employers and [...]
Despite an oversupply of educated workers, critical skills gaps remain many organisations’ big challenge. Accenture suggested six strategies for a world in which people with multiple specialist skills are in short supply. “Redesign the work” they said, and “Mine internal talent by improving mobility”. Statistically, external hires can be an expensive mistake confirms Wharton professor [...]
Switzerland is ranked the world’s most innovative nation. But what helps create an innovative company? The media often highlight innovative physical spaces like these wacky desk layouts or the office at Facebook, or the places people get ideas. One study from Silicon Valley finds the best companies are ‘Need Seekers’. Here are ten other top [...]
Not all good conversations are slow or face-to-face. Social media create a new dynamic and organisations are increasingly using them for customer communities and with employees. McKinsey predicts a 25% productivity gain from everyday benefits such as reduced email. These developments raise concern about privacy, copyright, democracy and Gen Y, as debated by Don Tapscott [...]