Workforce http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6625/more en Is It Worth the Effort to Teach Improvement Tools to All Employees? http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/it-worth-effort-teach-improvement-tools-all-employees <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If your company is only relying on a handful of “experts” to implement improvements, don’t be surprised when the improvements are not sustained. Or, if an expert is not provided to support a team and there is no attempt to train or facilitate the team’s efforts, expect minimal impact. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/it-worth-effort-teach-improvement-tools-all-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/it-worth-effort-teach-improvement-tools-all-employees#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Engagement Leadership Operations Workforce News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 144131 at http://www.industryweek.com History of the U.S. Labor Movement—Part 3: 1925-1950 [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-3-1925-1950-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><em><strong>The roots of the labor movement in the United States</strong></em> can be traced at least as far back as the settlement of first British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, when, according to the AFL-CIO&#39;s Labor History Timeline,&quot;English planters founded the Jamestown colony and complained about the lack of laborers.&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-3-1925-1950-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-3-1925-1950-slideshow#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:58:00 +0000 143951 at http://www.industryweek.com Exec Pay Study: Top Companies Emphasize Stock Options, Flexibility http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/exec-pay-study-top-companies-emphasize-stock-options-flexibility <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study finds that high-performing companies' executive pay programs differ from others in the S&P 1500 in several key ways, including putting more emphasis on stock options and targeting pay levels at median market rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/exec-pay-study-top-companies-emphasize-stock-options-flexibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/exec-pay-study-top-companies-emphasize-stock-options-flexibility#comments Compensation Strategies Workforce News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:22:00 +0000 143931 at http://www.industryweek.com Are Private Exchanges Right for Your Organization? http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/are-private-exchanges-right-your-organization <div class="field-byline"> Alex Tolbert, Founder, Bernard Health </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With Private Exchanges, the sickest employees can select the plan with a low deductible and the employees who don't expect to use their health insurance can purchase a health plan with a low monthly premium and high deductible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/are-private-exchanges-right-your-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/are-private-exchanges-right-your-organization#comments Workforce News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:07:00 +0000 143911 at http://www.industryweek.com Disney Movies and the Art of Productivity http://www.industryweek.com/blog/disney-movies-and-art-productivity <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether they are making movies or manufacturing light bulbs (or shoes or ....), companies are always seeking new ways to meet the need for speed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/labor-operations-leadership">Labor &amp; Operations Leadership </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/disney-movies-and-art-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/disney-movies-and-art-productivity#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Teamwork Operations Workforce Labor &amp; Operations Leadership Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:22:00 +0000 142751 at http://www.industryweek.com Sharing an Office with the Boss http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/sharing-office-boss <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Yoshiharu Ueki, president and representative director of Japan Airlines Co., doesn't have his own office.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/sharing-office-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/sharing-office-boss#comments Corporate Culture Engagement Leadership Workforce News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0000 143601 at http://www.industryweek.com Image courtesy of Yoshiharu Ueki What Can Organization Leaders Do to Create and Manage Culture Change? http://www.industryweek.com/ask-expert-lean-leadership/what-can-organization-leaders-do-create-and-manage-culture-change <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The most important thing senior leaders must do is lead from the front.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/ask-expert-lean-leadership/what-can-organization-leaders-do-create-and-manage-culture-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/ask-expert-lean-leadership/what-can-organization-leaders-do-create-and-manage-culture-change#comments Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership Change Management Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Leadership Operations Workforce News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:55:00 +0000 143511 at http://www.industryweek.com <div> Larry Fast, Founder and President</div> <div> <a href="http://pathwaysllc.net/" target="_blank">Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence</a></div> Top 7 ROIs of Effective Employee Communications http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/top-7-rois-effective-employee-communications <div class="field-byline"> Louise Dickmeyer, President, People Driven Performance </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From the past decade of experience working with clients in the employee communications field, I've outlined what I've learned are the top seven employee-communications returns on investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/top-7-rois-effective-employee-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/top-7-rois-effective-employee-communications#comments Recruiting / Retention Workforce News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:45:00 +0000 143421 at http://www.industryweek.com Mark Wilson, Getty Images <p>Louise Dickmeyer | President | People Driven Performance</p> Reducing Waste Often Reduces the Need for Manpower http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Improved supplier quality performance leads to less of a need for receiving inspectors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower#comments Procurement Supply Chain Workforce Next Generation Supply Management Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:04:00 +0000 143361 at http://www.industryweek.com Community Colleges Chosen to Use Mentor Program for STEM Advancement http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/community-colleges-chosen-use-mentor-program-stem-advancement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px;">In order to help colleges lead innovative projects in biotechnology, biomanufacturing, virtual labs, engineering technology, advanced manufacturing, clean energy, geospatial technologies and cybersecurity, on July 15 ten were chosen to participate in a MentorLinks program.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/community-colleges-chosen-use-mentor-program-stem-advancement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/community-colleges-chosen-use-mentor-program-stem-advancement#comments Workforce Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:51:00 +0000 143191 at http://www.industryweek.com