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Where Has HR Gone?
HR departments today have an uphill battle just getting replacements for team members who leave, yet a new study finds that, despite anticipated growth, companies are expecting to reduce their HR staff.
Building an Effective 'Speak-Up' Culture
Getting workers to step up and speak up when they have a complaint about misconduct in the workplace is never an easy task, but here are some things HR leaders can do to foster a more open culture within their organization.
HR's Top Earners
Who made last year's HR's Elite list -- and what did they take home?
HR: Catalyst for Workforce Change
HR should show the way for organizational change in any company, and demonstrating leadership in creating a variable workforce-management strategy is a good place for the function to start.
Better Ways to Deliver Bad News
Giving bad news to employees is never easy, and fumbling its delivery can inflame emotions and decrease company morale. In the wake of Microsoft's stumbles in announcing a mass layoff, experts chime in on ways employers can soften such situations, and -- possibly -- come out looking good.
It's (Still) All about Engagement
HRE's latest "What's Keeping HR Up at Night?" survey finds employee retention and engagement remain the top concerns for HR leaders, a trend experts predict will only intensify as the economy slowly regains steam.
A Dynamic Duo
A new study released by EY suggests a connection between CHRO/CFO collaboration and business performance.
Assessing SHRM's Move into Certifications
SHRM's sudden and surprise announcement that it was launching a new HR certification initiative based on competencies is raising a considerable number of questions about the future of accreditation.
Eight Skills Needed to Become Chief HR Officer
The CHRO role is much different than a top divisional HR role or a position leading a center of excellence within the function. So what does it take to reach the C-suite?
New Strategy? Don't Forget The Execution
In a Q & A with author and Wharton Professor Lawrence G. Hrebiniak, he explains why it's critical for firms to create a "culture of execution" in order to succeed.
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HR Leadership Column

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.