This Might Help Explain Why Corporate Boards Are Still an Old Boy’s Club

Companies with the highest percentage of female directors have been shown to outperform on return on equity, return on sales and return on invested capital. They pay less to gobble up other firms. They have lower stock price volatility. And those with more women at the top have even been shown to have fewer governance controversies, such as bribery and fraud. Yet according to a … [ Read more ]

This Big Change Was Supposed to Make Performance Reviews Better. Could It Be Making Them Worse?

There’s a revolution going on in corporate human resources departments, and the much-hated annual performance review is in the cross-fire. Over the past few years, a fast-growing number of high-profile companies have been blowing up this annual rite of corporate life, replacing the traditional yearly review with something more frequent, less formal and, they hope — less reviled. But as the uprising gains steam, a … [ Read more ]