I’m not about to compare myself to Alexander Hamilton. Frankly, all I know of banking can be summed up in two little words: “Overdrawn? Again?” But there’s a recurring line in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s depiction of that particular founding father that I can relate to: …writing and writing, like you’re running out of time! After all, […]
100 Best Companies
Is Your Company a “Summer Soldier” or a Hero?
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” Thomas Paine famously (if sexistly) said. It was the middle of the American Revolution, and he meant “try” in the now-archaic sense of “test,” contrasting “summer soldiers and sunshine patriots” with real heroes willing to put their lives on the line. In 2020, a soul-trying year if […]
In Unique Times, What Makes A Great Employer?
Pity Great Place to Work! For nearly two dozen years, the global consulting firm has been producing “best workplace lists” around the world, including the best known one here in the United States, Fortune’s annual “100 Best Places to Work.” As I have described in past posts, the entire process and approach got a makeover […]
Why Some Employers Deserve a Valentine, Too
Last year, in a moment of cute synergy, Fortune published its annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list on Valentine’s Day. It seemed so fitting! After all, if you’re lucky enough to work at one of those great companies, then perhaps you really are a member of that shockingly rare breed—people who love their […]
What Have the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Got That Your Company Doesn’t?
Working Mother’s annual 100 Best Companies list was released in late September. Companies on it range in size from just over 600 employees to 170,000 plus. Industries vary from advertising to law, healthcare to high tech and manufacturing. They are headquartered in every region of the United States. But they all have one thing in […]
What do the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Have That Other Employers Don’t?
Last month, Working Mother magazine released its “100 Best Companies” list. Companies need to apply to get onto the list, and one of the things I do is help my clients with these applications, so I know a thing or two about what it takes. Yet it’s still always gratifying to see the extent to […]