human resources

Freeport-McMoRan’s DreamBuilder Program Launches in the United States

Press Release

May 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Thunderbird School of Global Management will launch an English-language version of the Freeport-McMoRan DreamBuilder program.

Freeport-McMoRan’s DreamBuilder program is designed for women entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a small business. The online learning program is available throughout the United States in association with the Small Business Administration.

Ecolab Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies for Ninth Consecutive Year by the Ethisphere Institute

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ST. PAUL, Minn., March 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has been recognized as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

Deloitte Survey: Global Organizations Face Looming Crisis in Engagement and Retention of Employees

Press Release

NEW YORK, March 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Lack of employee engagement is the top issue currently facing 87 percent of HR and business leaders (up from 79 percent last year), according to Deloitte’s third annual “Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the New World of Work” report released today. Yet, the majority of organizations are still failing to take action to improve their culture, potentially jeopardizing future growth. 

How Analytics Helped Kimberly-Clark Solve its Diversity Problem

In just four years, the company dramatically increased the number of women in management. Here’s how.

What do you do when most of your customers are women, but the majority of your top managers are men?

Kimberly-Clark (KMB) faced that exact dilemma in 2009. The parent company of Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex and Cottonelle had data showing that just 17% of its director-level-or-higher employees were women, while a whopping 85% of its consumers were female.

MetLife Receives 2015 Seal of Distinction from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress

Press Release

February 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ - MetLife has been awarded the 2015 Seal of Distinction from WorldAtWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) for creating a culture that supports employees at work and at home.

“MetLife is committed to helping our employees integrate their work-life responsibilities,” said Elizabeth Nieto, MetLife’s global chief diversity and inclusion officer. “We’re proud to offer a range of programs and policies that help our employees be their best at work and at home.”

Rebuilding Together Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer Sandra Brooks Henriquez

Life-long housing advocate to lead all operational aspects of the organization
Press Release

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ The national board of directors of Rebuilding Together has elected Sandra Brooks Henriquez as chief operating officer. Henriquez, who has dedicated her life to housing others, will lead all aspects of the operation of Rebuilding Together, including finances, human resources, team management and strategic planning.

MGM Resorts Achieves Recognition for Employee Training and Engagement Programs

Company offers to employees classes in language, leadership and computer skills
Press Release

LAS VEGAS,  Jan. 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - MGM  Resorts International (NYSE: MGM)  has been named a recipient of two prominent awards recognizing a company culture that places a premium on training and engaging employees.

This week, software provider Achievers named MGM Resorts among its Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America.  The award comes on the heels of Training magazine naming the company a 2015 Training Top 125 award-winner.

Most Hiring Processes Are Ineffective and Worse, Insulting


Writer Jeff Haden recently posted an article on LinkedIn that shared his thoughts on why most hiring processes are ineffective. The article is no longer available, but I thought it had great merit and his insights provide some food-for-thought for companies that are pulling out the stops to hire great people.

Here are some highlights from his post. Enjoy.

How some companies drive away some of the best candidates:

1. They haven’t decided what they truly need.

New CBRE Research Report Debunks Generational Myths About What Employees Want in the Workplace

Contrary to Current Assumptions about Millennials, Report Finds Few Differences in Workplace Preferences Across Generations
Press Release

November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Age is less of a factor than widely thought when it comes to workplace preferences in the U.S., according to a new workplace strategy report by CBRE Group, Inc., Designing the office of the future? Don’t plan it around (what you think you know about) U.S. millennials.

Doing Well by Doing Good: It Works!

Celebrating Pro Bono Week 2014

A guest post by Pamela Paton, Financial Services Executive and Common Impact Board Member

After 30 years of managing people in the corporate world, I've learned that the best employees are happy employees.  Not just happy because their job is challenging and the salary is great, but because the company that they work for recognizes the importance of giving back to one's community.  This concept is not new, even Ben Franklin referred to it long ago, and there are many studies available on the topic.


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