human resources

Challenge The Consultants’ M&A Synergies? ‘You Have Every Right’

San Diego — Managing travel programs and contracts for a company acquiring or getting bought by another is no picnic. That’s fine, suggested veteran travel buyer Colleen Kearney. It’s no time to watch the clouds roll by.  A lot of things are out of the travel manager’s control in such a situation. “Clean” teams tend…

Op Ed: Legaroo’s Alex Thompson On Considerations For The Corporate Digital Nomad

Alex Thompson, founder and CEO of legal support provider Legaroo, thinks the digital nomad lifestyle is “wonderful.” He’s also got some words of caution. _________ The growing, geographically free lifestyle of digital nomads challenges companies to update their recruiting, legal and risk procedures. The trend is part of  business travel’s evolution since these employees work…

Managers Can’t Do It All

In recent decades sweeping reengineering, digitization and agile initiatives — and lately the move to remote work — have dramatically transformed the job of managers. Research shows that most managers are struggling to keep up. Managers now have to think about making their teams successful, rather than being served by them; coach performance, not oversee…

Companies Scramble To Work Out Policies Related To Employee Abortions

Some companies will cover travel and other expenses for employees seeking abortions out of state, but as Emma Goldberg writes, ensuring safety and confidentiality is no small task. There is no clear blueprint for corporate engagement on abortion. After numerous companies came forward to announce that they would cover travel expenses for their employees to…

PSNGR1 CEO Clashes With People He Dismissed By Slack, Tries To Avoid Squandering Tesla Win

Former employees of PSNGR1, the online booking tech firm flying on fumes thanks to what founder and CEO Chris Moss called a funding shortfall, said trouble with finances was not the company’s only problem. They accused Moss of mismanagement and claimed that frequent pivots hurt staffers, partners, customers and, they assumed, investors. Making the situation…

Researchers: Take Breaks To Maximize Effectiveness Of International Business Travel 

Corporate policies and training programs should facilitate and encourage post-trip recovery to mitigate the ill effects of international business travel, according to new research. That could mean allowing extra time to deal with jet lag or personal tasks, encouraging relaxation during trips, establishing minimum rest periods between long-haul excursions or suggesting moratoria on work communications….

I Was A Manager In An Ageist Workplace

Travel sourcing manager-turned-career coach Lea McLeod told us last year that ageism was “alive and well in the job search market.” That also goes for the workplace generally. But even though it’s common, leaders can recognize and combat ageism to make organizations equitable, supportive and inclusive. In this article, Nicole D. Smith, editorial audience director…

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