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Unintended Consequences
As technology continues to evolve, it is creating new frontiers that government agencies will have to grapple with to determine if they include any discriminatory implications.
What ERISA Really Stands For
While outsourcing retirement-plan administration may make good business sense, it doesn't relieve a company -- or a CHRO -- from the obligations to ensure that the beneficiaries of the program are protected.
A Need to Know the Business Extends Beyond HR
CHROs aren't the only C-suiters being asked by their CEOs to understand business and talent imperatives. But they probably have some crucial pointers to share.
When the Boomer Levee Breaks
Many organizations aren't doing nearly enough to address the issues of an aging workforce or plan for the consequences when older workers do eventually retire.
A Call to Service
With pushes from Washington to increase veteran hiring, now is the perfect time to consider the merits of vets in civilian jobs and the work that needs to be done to ensure they play a vital role in today's workforce.
Winning the War Against Bias
A string of recent racist and sexist incidents serves as a stark reminder that HR still has an important role to play in helping to dispel the subconscious biases people bring to the workplace.
An Invitation for Trouble
If you're among those working for one of the many organizations without a formal attendance policy, it's time to do something about it. The cost of not acting is simply too high.
Being a Truth Teller
When HR executives serve as coaches to their CEOs, it means helping them get their talent strategy right. But just as important, it also means letting CEOs know when they're making mistakes.
Some Hard Lessons from Las Vegas
A visit to the recent HR Technology Conference and Expostion® in Las Vegas underscores a need for HR executives to get better versed in the latest technological trends -- especially predictive analytics -- and their impact on organizations.
On Karma and Comp
In the aftermath of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments about women's compensation -- and the round of retractions and clarifications that followed -- one thing remains clear: HR has an important role to play when it comes to ensuring pay equity between genders.
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