CEO Turnover Up in First Quarter
Global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., reports that chief executive officers (CEOs) left their posts in droves during the first quarter of 2014—the highest quarterly total since the third quarter of 2008.
Avoid Costly Layoff Errors
It should come as little surprise when laid-off workers believe their employers could have handled the life-changing situation better—or avoided it altogether. A recent academic paper notes that many executives, too, believe their companies made major mistakes in conducting layoffs and suggests ways they can improve.
Study: 70% of Indians Want Change in Leadership
According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 70 percent of workers in India are looking for a change in leadership—mostly due to rising levels of dissatisfaction over that country’s political and economic course.
Male Executives: Work/Life Balance Is a Women’s Issue
It may not be a man’s world anymore, but when it comes to work/life balance, male executives still view family conflict as a problem that should be handled by women, according to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review.
Make Training a Strategic Business Practice
In today’s uncertain business environment, change represents the biggest constant. Competitive forces, technological innovations, shifting regulatory climates and economic volatility continue to increase the pace at which our world evolves. To survive and thrive, organizations must stay vigilant to market shifts and continuously plan for and adapt to new conditions.
Employees Prefer Female Leaders, Studies Show
When it comes to executive leaders, people prefer women. So says a new study of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, who prefer their leaders to be more collaborative--a trait they associate with women, according to Pershing, a global financial business consultancy.
To Raise Your HR Profile, Follow the CFO
Once upon a time, chief financial officers (CFOs) were considered glorified accountants. Today they are crucial members of the C-suite, often second in line to the CEO. If HR managers want to rise in prominence, they must transform themselves, as CFOs have, to become both more creative and strategic.
Banning the B Word
Celebs, politicians, and HR professionals are embracing the Ban Bossy movement, Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s media campaign, which encourages girls to rise above demeaning labels that quell their assertiveness.
More Business Acumen Expected from IT Departments
New Study Encourages Leaders to Support Risk-Taking
CEO Turnover Rose in 2013