Hank Gilman is the Deputy Editor of Fortune, and You Can't Fire Everyone is a meandering blend of thoughts on management, leadership, hiring and firing people. Gilman has a witty and engaging prose style. I didn’t really learn anything from this book, but yet I happily read it cover to cover, wondering what crazy rant … Continue reading Book Review: You Can’t Fire Everyone
Social networking’s vast usage has encouraged organizations to explore strategies to harness or use its power. 75% of major U.S. companies have a policy in place requiring their recruiters to check online reputational data. The most common online research involved search engines (78% of recruiters), social networking sites (63%) and photo and video sharing sites … Continue reading Recruiters use Social Networking sites, but Should They?
Is employee retention overrated? It almost sounds heretical for an HR guy to write that, but do we sometimes worry too much about retaining our employees in organizations? Hall et al (2001) describe the paradox of commitment where "people are most able to develop internal commitments and attachments when they have the free choice to … Continue reading The Paradox of Commitment