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Four Tips to Raise Your Leadership Bar
A new study finds more than half of executives worldwide agree that problems with talent and skills are affecting business performance. In other words, a company's level of revenue growth is affected by how well -- or poorly -- they are developing their leaders.
The Power of Treating Employees Like Family
The parallels between running a successful company and raising a happy family are more plentiful than one may expect at first glance.
Improving the Conversation
A new survey finds many organizations need to improve how they communicate vital information to the workforce. Here's what HR can do.
Buckingham: Team Leaders Matter Most
Marcus Buckingham, the opening keynoter at the 18th HR Technology Conference, says today's team leaders are being hobbled by ineffective tools and processes.
Disclosing Illness in the C-Suite
When a chief executive announces he or she has been diagnosed with a serious illness, HR must play a central role in communicating the news and helping the organization prepare for the future.
Going World-Class (for Less)
New research shows that world-class HR organizations excel at efficiency while also spending less than typical HR organizations. What's their secret?
Addressing Internal Competition
While some companies seem to thrive on internal (employee-to-employee and/or department-to-department) competition, others seem to do much better with a focus on collaboration. Which approach makes more sense? The answer is not a simple one.
A North Star for HR Executives
Today's HR leaders need to approach their profession more holistically, partnering with other functions across the organization to meet business goals and focusing on five key criteria -- like the points of a star -- to guide them.
Don't Blow Up HR, Appreciate and Evolve It
For the last 20 years, the war for talent has been the dominant metaphor for HR. But now many HR leaders are looking beyond winning the talent and focusing their attention on the organization and business.
How HR Can Remain Relevant in the Freelance Economy
The strategic use of freelance talent will gain momentum as processes emerge to help organizations shop for workers with specific skill sets. Technology will make the transaction side of the equation frictionless, so where does that leave HR?
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HR Leadership Column

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.