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Who's Really Moving the Big-Data Needle for HR?
While HR struggles to capitalize on the potential of big data, other departments such as IT are already finding business value within the numbers -- and conveying that information directly to the powers that be.
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Re-evaluating Assessment
Considering their obvious importance, you'd think employers would have perfected the candidate-screening and performance-evaluation processes by now. But thanks to a range of factors, including some that are quite subtle, bias continues to persist and cloud the judgment of assessors.
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How Disney Solved Its Skills-Gap Problem
There are some valuable training lessons to be learned from Walt Disney's method of developing world-class animators, but companies in China seem to be the only ones taking note.
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Rethinking the Retail Model
Zeynep Ton's terrific new book titled The Good Jobs Strategy strengthens the case that many retailers might be well-served to reconsider their strategy and put human-capital investment higher on their priority list.
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Rethinking Performance Appraisals
Why is it so difficult to change an organization's performance-appraisal process? Because it requires a change in the culture of the organization -- an outcome that only can be brought about through some very different HR practices.
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A Failing Grade
What's causing Americans' skills to fall well behind those of other countries after they leave school? For the answer, you don't need to look outside the workplace.
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Bracing for a Higher 'Quit Rate'
Given the current focus on hiring experienced candidates from outside the organizations, employers would be wise to make retention practices a higher priority.
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Hiring Lessons from the NFL Draft
A look at the National Football League's annual draft shows not only that there may be huge benefits from shopping in talent pools that get less attention, but also that hiring with your gut could be an expensive proposition.
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Breaking Down the Safety Net
Critics argue that welfare programs -- including unemployment insurance -- discourage the unemployed to look for work, but is that really the case?
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Who Says 'Yes' When the Headhunter Calls?
New research finds there may be a credibility problem when company leaders complain about a lack of loyalty.
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