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Seeking Sensible Compliance Guidance
Keeping up with changing regulations -- part of an HR leader's job -- may soon get a whole lot harder, thanks to new rules from the Department of Labor regarding getting outside counsel.
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Getting on Board
Joining a board can be a win-win for both company and CHRO. So what does it take to prepare yourself for the role?
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Putting 'Best Practices' into Context
A best practice for recruiting workers in the food-service industry is likely to be the worst practice possible when recruiting engineers for missile-defense systems. So how can HR choose the best approach for a particular organization or industry? It's all about context.
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Digging in for the Gig Economy
As nontraditional worker models continue to grow in popularity, HR leaders are going to need to brace for changes on the legislative front, as policymakers and the courts begin to weigh in.
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Tackling the Conflict-Avoiders Syndrome
Four steps HR leaders can take to ensure conflict avoidance doesn't stifle innovation and creativity.
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Being a 'Truth Teller'
It's unrealistic to expect a CEO to truly know and understand how his or her company's culture is experienced by others. That's where HR comes in.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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