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The Performance-Management Divide
A new global survey of 2,100 leaders and employees highlights the continued disparity between the number of organizations that want to move past traditional performance management and those that actually make the leap.
Reaching Record Levels
A trio of new surveys finds workers are more engaged than ever before, which some see as a sign that HR is getting better at embedding engagement principles into its overall strategy and strategic initiatives.
From Me to We
New research finds that "marking" or claiming ownership of an idea can stifle creativity within an organization. Experts say HR leaders must train managers to grant employees permission to express their candid views on everything from peer ideas to business problems and challenges.
How Layoffs Hurt Companies
Several decades' worth of research shows layoffs are a poor way to boost a company's profits. Wharton experts discuss socially responsible ways of handling employment in light of the influence of financial markets on corporate decision-making.
Unlocking Leaders' True Potential
New research finds many business leaders feeling their organization could do more to help them pursue their motivations and goals. Are you doing enough to help executives flourish?
Alternative Approaches
While competitive base pay may play an important role in recruiting candidates, a new survey shows more companies are planning to boost their reliance on alternative rewards to bolster their offers.
Nurturing Boomerang Employees
While nearly all HR managers recently surveyed said they would be glad to welcome back employees who had left on good terms, more than half of workers surveyed said it's unlikely they would apply for a job with a former employer. Where's the disconnect and how can HR repair it?
Behind the Numbers
When organizations fail to consider the employee implications of a merger or acquisition, experts say, they risk imperiling any positive gains made by the transaction.
Improving Absence Programs
Here are some innovative ways HR leaders can help their organizations improve the efficiency of absence programs in an effort to control costs.
Raising the Bar
A new survey reveals employers have ramped up their educational requirements. Is this simply proof of "education inflation" or do today's jobs truly require a higher level of education?
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Approximately 15 percent of people who are in the current labor force are working under an alternative arrangement, as opposed to "regular" employment. Does this mean there is a new normal in the working economy?