In the 19th and early 20th centuries, 234 of New York City’s 241 clothing factories were owned by Jews with production worth $55 million annually. By 1900, the industry grossed over $100 million a year and employed 45,000 people. By 1913, there were over 16,000 small-size factories, most with 10 or ...
January 27, 2020Angus Young
Empowerment As organizations decentralize, empowerment of individuals becomes evermore crucial. But we cannot empower individuals unless we trust them, and we cannot expect them to run with ideas and risk failure unless they trust us. For example, Frontier Communications has undergone three major acquisitions during the past five years, the most ...
July 10, 2018Lumesse Africa
Leaders need to know when to shut up. Leaders rise through the ranks because they’re good at adding value. Their ideas boost the bottom line, time and again. But there comes a point when a leader’s relentless need to add value to every discussion becomes a liability. Several years ago, I had dinner ...
May 3, 2018Lumesse Africa
In any organization, HR can be playing fundamentally different roles. In my previous articles here and here, I distinguished three possible roles. One is a kind of “administrator” acting principally as agent implementing processes on behalf of the top management. A second is ...
April 12, 2018Lumesse Africa
3. Establish a flexible, humane, inclusive workplace The third major element of an irresistible organization is the need to build a flexible, humane, and inclusive workplace. Most employees today have complicated lives. Studies show that 68 percent of women would rather have more free time than make more money, and while ...
March 7, 2018Lumesse Africa
Becoming irresistible: A new model for employee engagement Deloitte Review Issue 16 Josh Bersin January 26, 2015 The employee-work contract has changed, compelling business leaders to build organizations that engage employees as sensitive, passionate, creative contributors. Two years of research and discussions with hundreds of clients suggest ...
March 5, 2018Lumesse Africa
Without a strong and well-trained workforce, a business cannot hope to keep up with the competition. People are the backbone of any organization. They are the innovators, the doers and the thinkers. So investing in employee development best practices for your people and their potential is key. But how do you ...
January 30, 2018Lumesse Africa
Data Proves that Culture, Values, and Career are Biggest Drivers of Employment Brand by joshbersin · We just completed a detailed analysis of Glassdoor data among more than 6,000 companies and 2.2 million employees and I ...
January 23, 2018Lumesse Africa
Happy employees are more productive. So why is engagement still seen by some as a potential waste of budget? Employee engagement still causes plenty of debate. Is it a crucial investment – and a critical business measure – or a complete waste of time, effort and budget? The jury, for ...
January 11, 2018Lumesse Africa
According to a survey conducted by Office Team in 2015, 38% of HR professionals consider training and developing employees their greatest staffing concern. Of course, companies that manage to train and develop their employees win the jackpot. Training programs boost employee satisfaction and improve employee retention Employees appreciate being ...
January 3, 2018Lumesse Africa