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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Delivering a Better Experience
Though the winners of the 2013 Candidate Experience Awards won't be announced until next week, an analysis of the materials submitted for this year's competition reveals a number of best practices that can have a huge and positive impact on not only the employer brand, but the HR brand, too.
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Walking a Fine Regulatory Line
Federal contractors will soon have goals for employing people with disabilities and protected veterans, but HR leaders will need to tread carefully as they try to achieve them.
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Linking Neuroscience and HR
HR leaders could soon reap the rewards of recent efforts to better understand the workings of the brain, especially in areas such as workplace fairness and compensation.
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