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The Intrapreneurial Dream
Intrapreneurship -- which describes employees who are doing things above and beyond their day job -- can be harnessed everywhere, from the smallest start-up to the largest multinational. Here's how.
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Alert, Productive
-- and Addicted
A growing number of young adults entering the workplace take ADHD medications on a daily basis, with some abusing those drugs as an easy -- but dangerous -- way to improve their concentration and alertness at work. While experts say it's difficult for HR to address such medical issues and treatments, there are options available.
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The Trouble with Longer Commutes
A new study finds employees' commutes are getting longer, and experts say that may present a roadblock for organizations looking to land and retain the best available talent.
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Gender and the Global-Mobility Gap
Recent PwC data sees seven out of 10 women expressing an interest in working outside their home countries, but also finds just one in four expatriates is female. Why does this gap (still) exist, and what can be done about closing it?
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When Mentoring Isn't Enough
A growing number of companies are turning to sponsorship programs, rather than just mentoring, as a way to help women advance.
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Harnessing the Power of People Analytics
People analytics now helps HR organizations make data-driven decisions that once used to be made based on intuition. Wharton professors Cade Massey and Adam Grant discuss why a data-driven approach to managing people at work is gaining traction at forward-thinking organizations.
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Transforming the Long-Term Unemployed into a Sustainable Pipeline
If organizations are willing to break down the policies keeping long-term unemployed candidates out of their talent pool, a flood of qualified applicants may come rushing in.
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Why Promotions Fail
New research finds that a worker's lack of compatibility with a company's culture is the biggest reason that promotions fail. Experts discuss ways HR can ensure success in future promotions.
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Making 'Magic' at NASA
One of the keys to NASA's success in terms of employee engagement is focusing on areas that resonate most with the workforce.
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Good Soldiers or Good Actors?
A conversation with an academic researcher uncovers why savvy supervisors aren't often fooled by the underlying motives of employees who go above and beyond the call of duty.
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Talent Management Column

For all its promise for HR, big data and its "machine-learning" component still only give us facts about, and factual relationships within, our workforces; not conclusions based on the statistical analyses HR has always needed -- and always will -- to make meaningful predictions.
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