While cleaning the greasy gunk out of the crevices of my stove, I had an epiphany: The reason HR is so female heavy is that HR fills that motherly role in the business. Some examples. Mom: Has to clean up messes made by other people.HR: Has to clean
Another thought on liability from Fortune: In today’s Sarbanes-Oxley world, the chief financial officer post – once a finishing school for future CEOs – has become the crummiest gig in the corporate suite. Combine the workload necessary to comply with the controversial 2002 legislation and the knowledge that
One of my employee relations colleagues informed me that she can’t help it–she just sees all managers as walking lawsuits. I laughed along with her, but it’s really not funny. Managers do stupid things all the time–ask wrong questions in job interviews (Do you have children? You do?
When running for office Tennessee Democrat Stephen I. Cohen pledged that he would join the Congressional Black Caucus if elected. Not an overly dramatic pledge–most politicians pledge something like single handedly bringing about world peace–but a pledge that should be fairly easy to keep. Except for one small
Casa del Herrero Se Usan Cucharas de Madera At the silverware makers house, they eat with wooden spoons. Rabble told me this one today, in reponse to my comment that everywhere I’ve worked, the HR department was the worst of all groups at actually firing incompetent people. From
Your Looks: Attractive people earn about 5 percent more in hourly pay than their average-looking colleagues, who in turn earn 9 percent more per hour than the plainest-looking workers. This means if an average-looking person earned $40,000, their prettiest co-workers would make $42,000 while their least attractive colleagues