Happy Anniversary Marissa Mayer

A lot of people may not agree with me, but I’m a big fan of Marissa Mayer.  Today marks her first year anniversary at Yahoo.   ImageStock is up 73% (mostly because of investments, I’m not going to paint over that and give her all the credit).

She has made some huge changes, not all popular.  She came back to work very fast after giving birth.  Good for her I say, she didn’t make everyone else do the same.

She stopped allowing telecommuting to bring the workforce together.  I can only speak for myself, but I am much more productive with people around me.  I feed on the energy.  I assume that was her intention, not to destroy the American Family as we know it.  

She recently joined the board of Jawbone and has decided to “gift” all the Yahoo employees a fitness band.  Great press and a nice step for the wellness plan. I’ll be watching to see if they receive HSA dollars for high scores.  She’s one smart woman!  

Happy Anniversary Marissa, I applaud your year of hard work, tough calls and success! Keep it up…The world is watching!  

What exciting or difficult changes have you implemented this year?


When I Say Jump … Marissa Mayer Gives Yahoo Employees Up Fitness Bands – Kara Swisher

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Once upon a time there was a boring HR person sitting in a back office filling out paperwork spouting sections from the handbook. I’m not that HR person. Work is a scary and sometimes funny place with lots of lessons to learn along the way. People don’t follow the rules, it’s HR’s job to steer them in the right direction. Unfortunately there are no apples with spells to make the bad employees fall asleep until we can recruit new ones. My Name is Denise Benages and I have been in the Human Resource field for over 16 years. I am president of HR Midwest, Inc. I plan on telling the epic lore of the workplace and help with solutions. Don't Bite the Apple...Work is not a fairy tale! www.dontbitetheapple.net www.hrmidwest.com
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