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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Puryear's Perfect Evolution
Pamela Puryear

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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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Transforming Work
Yvette Cameron, a speaker at the upcoming 2012 HR Technology® Conference, will explore how social tools are changing the way work gets done.
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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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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.
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