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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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How to Be a C-Suite Influencer
From building a solid reputation to utilizing the power of persuasion, learn the five key competencies of the most influential HR leaders.
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Serving More than the Bottom Line
New research shows the economic value of the "servant leadership" management philosophy, while experts debate whether organizations should seek to build similar cultures at their organizations and how HR fits into the equation.
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HR and the Bottom Line
New research finds a definite link between an organization's HR policies and its financial performance, which experts say should give HR leaders the confidence to promote their policies to the C-suite.
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Expanding HR's Expertise

INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra discusses with HRE Staff Writer Mark McGraw the importance of leaving one's comfort zone in order to become a true business leader.
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HR Leadership-Development Opportunities Lagging
A new survey finds leadership-development opportunities lacking for HR professionals, and experts say there are two main causes: simple economics and the failure to make an effective case for training people in the evolving HR role.
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Google's HR Playbook
People operations chief Laszlo Bock elaborates on some of the key takeaways that can be found in his new book, Work Rules.
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HR Leadership Column

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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