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.
A Game Plan for Risk Mitigation
As the National Basketball Association's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy moves forward, it should remind HR leaders that the path of "least litigation" may not always be the right choice.
Making a Difference on Overtime Regs
As the Department of Labor begins to revisit overtime regulations, HR leaders would be wise to revisit their organization's own situation and let their voices be heard.
Disruptive Technology Requires Change Management
HR professionals know that anything that causes business disruptions is certain to have implications for human resource management, including the growth of 3-D printing.
Dealing with Income Inequality
A single HR executive can't solve the problem of income inequality within an organization, but he or she can still make a positive difference in the lives of the people he or she works with.
The Making of a CEO
Mary Barra's recent promotion to the top post at General Motors is noteworthy not only because she's the first woman to head a major automaker, but also because it demonstrates that time spent in HR can help build important competencies for those being groomed to someday lead a corporation.
Seeking the 'Holy Grail' of HR
Yahoo! and Microsoft recently announced they are revamping their performance-management systems in very different ways, but the two also now share a best practice that shouldn't get lost in the debate over the pros and cons of forced rankings.
Redefining the Mentor
The traditional definition of a mentor -- someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less-experienced and often younger person -- needs to be both updated and broadened for today's workplace.