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Leading the Talent of Tomorrow
Mara Swan, HRE's 2012 HR Executive of the Year, is helping to bring ManpowerGroup's changing talent strategy into clear focus. Since entering the HR world, Swan has accomplished much, including being named a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2008 and a Woman Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2010, the same year she was inducted into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame.
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On Cancer Survival and Hiring Tips
Jim Roddy, president of Jameson Publishing in Erie, Pa., just wrote a book titled Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer, to drive home his newfound perspective on just how crucial it is to hire the right people -- gained through his own bout with colon cancer at age 32.
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Workforce Strategy Lacking Among Most Employers
A new survey finds many organizations either lacking -- or struggling to implement -- a workforce strategy. Experts say HR professionals must be willing to expand their thinking about what it takes to develop their talent pipeline.
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What CEOs Expect from CHROs
Learn what CEOs expect from their chief human resource officers in this checklist from Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Branding on the Inside is Good for Outside Business
When employees understand their brand better, experts say, they're more likely to be engaged with their company and more productive at work.
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Competency Model Raises Questions
So, just how good of an HR professional are you? How about the people who report to you?
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CHRO Succession at the Crossroads
What confidence can stakeholders have in the succession plan of the enterprise when more than half of the nation's CHROs fail to put sufficient energy into identifying and grooming their own replacements?
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Disassembling HR
Does today's market require us to redesign the human resource function by taking it apart? A strong case could be made for answering "yes."
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Global Nomads' Retirement Puzzle
Some call them "global nomads." Others say they belong to an "international cadre." Either way, they are expatriate employees who spend a decent chunk of time (three to five years or longer) on multiple international assignments, typically moving from country to country in the process.
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Talent-Mobility Imperative
A recent global study by PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax demonstrates some of the business implications of having the right talent in the right markets at the right time, including:
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Local Leaders Needed
When a U.S.-based company opens an office overseas, is the best person to lead that operation (initially, at least) an American? Not necessarily, says New York-based international executive-search consultant Gary Klein, although that has often been the prevailing wisdom at American firms, he adds.
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Coming to Terms
Gartner's Thomas Otter will explain to those attending this year's HR Technology® Conference why they shouldn't "go it alone" in negotiating a SaaS HCM contract, whatever its scope.
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Why Good People Can't Get Jobs
To stimulate discussion about the jobs crisis in this presidential election season, Wharton Digital Press is offering a free e-book edition of HREO columnist Peter Cappelli's Why Good People Can't Get Jobs through Sept.
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Ain't Misbehaving If You Ain't Bored
Workers who misbehave or are counterproductive may just be bored, say university researchers.
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The Secrecy of Succession Planning
When Steve Jobs announced his medical leave in January 2011 -- thereby raising obvious concerns about Apple's future leadership -- shareholders rejected a proposal that would have required the adoption and disclosure of a detailed, written succession-planning policy.
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How Do You Treat Global Workers?
With so many companies employing so many people around the globe, a question looms: Are the workers in smaller countries treated as full employees with access to the same information, policies and benefits other employees have?
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Mentoring Pays For All Involved
The notion that mentoring leads to rewards for the employees being mentored is pretty intuitive. But a recent report from New York-based Catalyst suggests it's also good for the one doing the mentoring, and for the business itself.
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Supplier Briefs
We begin this round with acquisitions: Corporate Executive Board of Arlington, Va., acquired privately held U.K.-based workforce- assessment market leader SHL in a cash deal reportedly worth $660 million.
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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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