The Plight of the Gen Xer
By Kristen B. Frasch
Latest research underscores the special difficulties Gen Xers are having making ends meet and planning for retirement. While promotions may be scarce in a slowly recovering economy, there are some things HR executives can do to help this pool of future leaders.
By Carol Patton
In light of rising expat costs and problems linked to mismatched assignments, more HR leaders are taking extra measures to ensure proper fits between expats and their assignments.
Making the Business Argument for Marriage Equality
By Kecia Bal
As prominent employers show their support for furnishing same-sex married couples with the same rights afforded to heterosexual couples, HR leaders point to the positive effect such a stance may have in the war for talent.
Ce-le-bra-tion, Come On! Workday Rising
Workday had many reasons to celebrate at its recent annual user conference, Workday Rising: its wildly successful IPO, its seemingly delighted 350+ customers and its continuing sales momentum. Plus, with three releases a year, Workday is filling the holes in its software faster than customers can fall into any of them.
Author and researcher Sylvia Ann Hewlett thinks huge benefits could be reaped by recognizing the similarities between baby boomers and Gen Yers.
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.
An Ethical Double Standard in the C-Suite?
By Kristen B. Frasch
Judging from the recent goings-on at Best Buy, are members of C-suites running renegade, answering to completely different sets of behavioral rules, or none at all?
Top 25 Most-Read HREOnline Stories
Since a redesigned website for Human Resource Executive® was launched in May 2006, we have offered readers timely analyses of HR trends and issues as well as thought-provoking columns and articles by thought leaders, along with posting our print magazine content online.
These top 25 most-read stories give you an idea of what HR professionals have been most interested in reading about on HREOnline since that time.
By Michael O'Brien
New York-based ING U.S.
hired Kevin D. Silva
as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. He reports to ING U.S. CEO Rodney Martin.
An initiative taking place in the UK is designed to ensure individuals from lower social-economic backgrounds are not excluded from opportunities. It's something HR leaders in the United States should think about as well.
Most-Read Stories of 2011
Stories on the future of the HR profession; tips on managing, engaging and retaining employees; the impact of social media; and the ever-changing HR technology world were most popular with readers this year. See the top 25 most-read stories.
Women's Tug of War
By Julie Cook Ramirez
For employers in emerging markets, women hold the key to winning the talent war -- if they can overcome the cultural issues that have traditionally held them back. "The goal is not to become Western women," says one expert. "The goal is to reconcile tradition and culture with ambition."
Top of the Line
By Tom Starner
It may be getting harder for large organizations to attract top talent, as corporate life has lost some of its appeal due to fears of layoffs, reorganizations and massive bureaucracies. Adding to the challenge is the impact of social networking, which makes it easier for employees and job candidates to connect with new opportunities.
The Hottest Trends in HR Technology
Innovation is alive and well in Silicon Valley, where vendors continue to develop new apps that can benefit not just HR's own productivity, but the entire business.
A Delicate Dialogue
Planning for a CEO succession requires HR leaders to tackle a sensitive and potentially thorny subject with their chief executives. In light of this, HR needs to tread carefully and be aware of the undercurrents of such conversations.