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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.
A Case Against Licensing
While there are some undeniable benefits associated with a formalized licensing process for HR professionals -- including a likely rise in compensation -- they are easily overshadowed by reasons for not pursuing such a path.
Avoiding Depression's Devastation
When dealing with depression in the workplace, it's essential to ensure that supervisors have the training to recognize the signs of trouble and employees suffering from this widespread and troubling illness have access to resources and tools that can provide much-needed assistance.
HR's Perception Problem
As the HR profession engages in healthy discussions about its future, let's focus on what we can change and ignore the noise from those who are complaining because they had a bad HR experience or know someone who did.
Rethinking vs. Redesigning HR
While breaking up the HR function may not be the best remedy for what ails the profession, reconsidering its priorities -- including its need for practitioners to have better business judgment -- may be.
A Sad -- But Not Surprising -- Breakup
There's plenty of disappointment to go around in the wake of the divorce between the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Certification Institute over certification programs.
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