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Seeking Flexibility in the C-Suite
A new survey finds executives placing more value on work/life balance when making career decisions. While addressing the work/life issue can be difficult, HR must be careful to present a culture that's as competitive and challenging as it is progressive and accommodating.
Strong Global-Mobility Programs Start at Home
Global-mobility teams now operate strategically within organizations and no longer focus solely on tactical activities. Instead, they serve as advisors to human resources and the business, providing insight into new assignee scenarios, alternatives to traditional assignment approaches, cost modeling and compliance requirements.
Surfing toward Productivity?
New research on employees' Internet habits shows that non-work-related web surfing may actually be good for both their health and productivity.
Decoding the Tech-Job-Loss Reports
A new survey on the phenomenon of "de-skilling" -- or replacing humans with automation or robots -- as well as a new report detailing losses in the tech industry combine to paint a bleak picture of the state of hiring. But is it an accurate one?
Is Your Severance Policy Hurting Your Employer Brand?
Top candidates rely on the public perception of an employer's brand to help guide their decision making when it comes to choosing a job, yet the HR industry tends to focus on branding while recruiting and hiring, and not on the one process where it may matter even more: a reduction in force.
Trying Before Buying
Even as the number of temporary workers in the United States reaches near-record levels, experts say companies appear to be adding more rigor to the selection process for both temp and temp-to-hire positions.
Shining a Light on Self-Awareness
New research coming from Columbia Business School suggests many in your organization are in the dark as to how they're being viewed by others. According to experts, however, this does not present an insurmountable challenge.
Reaping a Return from Boomerangs
New academic research highlights some of the thinking -- and precautions -- involved in taking on returning employees, something experts say is a growing hiring trend.
Risky Business
A new survey finds more employers are using social media to weed out job candidates, and experts say those that do it are making a serious mistake.
Standing Up for Productivity
The next move toward affecting change in sedentary work environments could very well be the "stand-up" meeting, which new research shows may benefit collaboration and, indirectly, work performance.
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At least a couple of factors may be behind the emergence of unpredictable work schedules, a trend that's understandably taking a toll on today's sizable part-time workforce.
Project Mismanagement Jul 14, 2014