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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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Most Workers Say Their Boss is Easy to Work With
In the wake of widespread evidence that American workers are frustrated and stressed, a majority still feel their bosses are easy to work with, according to a nationwide survey of 540 employed Americans. Only 6 percent said their boss was hard to work with.
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'Ambient' Bullying in the Workplace
It's one thing to be bullied by a co-worker or a boss, but simply witnessing the behavior in the workplace can be enough to make a worker call it quits, according to a study of "ambient" bullying.
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The Future of HRO
As the human resources outsourcing sector continues to evolve, end users should benefit from the formation of new segments as well as the advancement of existing ones, experts say.
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Temporary Workers: Employ with Caution
The use of temporary talent has risen as the economy has fallen, but organizations need to be aware of the perils of the "joint-employer agreement" among other HR pitfalls.
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Weighing In on the HR Standards Debate
The HR Policy Association and Laurie Bassi, leader of the SHRM Workgroup on Investor Metrics, take aim at Peter Cappelli's The Dust-Up Over HR Standards and more. Cappelli's response follows.
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Connecting to Generation C
As a new generation emerges that is connected socially and technologically like never before, organizations must adapt their talent-management strategies in order to engage with these workers on their terms and leverage their next-generation skills and know-how.
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Stop Trying to Get a Seat at the Table
It's time for HR leaders to stop concerning themselves with trying to get a seat at the proverbial table, the author says, and answer the question: Are you there to be valuable, or merely to be seen as valuable?
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Success in Outsourcing Leave Management
The three keys to finding success in leave-management outsourcing include anticipating cultural change, engaging employees with a clear communications campaign and managing expectations.
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Taming the M&A Beast
Experts shed light on what it will take for HR professionals to become true strategic partners to top managers during mergers and acquisitions.
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Room for Improvement in Change Management
To execute change management, organizations must set up and develop systems, and focus staff on the change, according to experts and a recent study on the issue.
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The Competency Question
SHRM is introducing a new competency model for the HR profession. However, some experts -- Dave Ulrich, in particular -- want to know more about the methodology used to create it.
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The Pros -- and Cons -- of Parenting Skills in the Workplace
A new survey finds female professionals in executive positions think raising children gave them skills which are portable to the workplace, but 45 percent of the female corporate executives polled also say they believe their career-growth prospects have been stymied "somewhat" by having children.
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Talent Turnover Going Up ... Again
After six years of declines, voluntary turnover rates among all full-time workers are on the rise again.
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Fluent in the Language of HR
Corey Turner

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Setting the Right Expectations
Melanie Curtis

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The Future of HR
The HR profession may be the best organizational function adept at understanding and dealing with the dynamic business environment of today -- and the future.
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Getting to 'Yes' with Mentoring
Author and corporate consultant sheds light on what successful mentoring is, and why senior executives should be involved in the process.
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HR Leadership Column

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.
On Karma and Comp Oct 27, 2014
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