Topic: Human Resources

Marissa Mayer Finally Defends Her Controversial Work-From-Home Policy

Marissa Mayer Finally Defends Her Controversial Work-From-Home Policy

In February, Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines when she revoked her employees’ privilege to work from home. She also kicked off a national conversation about whether working from home makes employees more productive, or whether it makes them less innovative, and whether a male CEO would have gotten as much flak for making the same decision. But Mayer herself has remained silent on the issue since she issued the controversial memo — until now. More »

Why Diversity Is A Hard Problem To Solve In The Workplace

Why Diversity Is A Hard Problem To Solve In The Workplace

Diversity is currently one of the most talked about issues in the HR world — and for good reason.  Building a diverse team is seen as an increasingly critical part of building a successful company, essential to both creating better and more global products as well as establishing a work environment that is ideal for employees who want to connect and grow with people of different backgrounds. More »

10 Tips For Hiring The Best

10 Tips For Hiring The Best

Job Candidate #17 has just entered your office and is now seated, all smiles, focused on you like a laser beam, eager to answer your interview questions.

You’ve already read her resume and jotted down a few inquiries about her qualifications. After a long search, you’re hopeful. With this hire, you get the chance to make a key decision with long-lasting ramifications for the company.

What if, instead of choosing a dream employee, you pick someone who doesn’t know how to play nicely with others? Or, one who turns out to be just enh on the job? More »

Boldest Couple In America Posts Joint Job Ad Asking Employers To Apply To Them

Boldest Couple In America Posts Joint Job Ad Asking Employers To Apply To Them

Job listings for college professors in subjects like English or women’s studies are few and far between these days. The number of college-level teaching jobs of any kind is lower than it has been at just about any time since the 1970s. And consider how bad it is for a PhD to be married to another PhD: If you think it’s bad trying to find one job, imagine trying to find two—in the same area of the country. With that in mind, meet Benjamin Vogt and Jaclyn Cruikshank Vogt. They’re married and they both want to find jobs as professors. But instead of begging for work, they’re asking schools to come to them. Is this idea crazy, or so crazy it just might work? More »