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Google's Firing Line
Experts weigh in on whether the tech giant made the right choice in firing the engineer who wrote what many considered to be an anti-diversity internal memo.
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Salary History: To Ask or Not to Ask?
A new Glassdoor survey finds many job candidates don't want to be asked about their pay in past positions, and some cities and states have passed laws prohibiting such queries. Legality aside, what sort of value does asking questions about salary history add to the hiring process?
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Going Agile
The agile approach to management uses teams to work through a process designed to respond to unpredictability. This new concept, however, will require organizations to adopt a new set of people-management practices, experts say.
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Getting Under Employees' Skin
A few innovative tech companies have begun implanting microchips into willing workers. Will this trend catch on in other industries and eventually replace the employee ID badge?
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4 Ways HR Can Accomplish More with Less
Here are four technology-related best practices that HR teams should keep in mind as they seek to accomplish more with less throughout the entirety of the employee lifecycle.
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Cultivating Passion
Engagement can be a problem at all levels of the organization -- and senior management is no exception, according to a new study.
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Air Quality Matters
As new research uncovers the bottom-line benefits of clean air in the workplace, experts say the time is right for HR to make the argument that the benefits of providing a healthy indoor environment far outweigh the incremental costs.
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Is Your Culture Working For or Against You?
Today's leaders face a new era of corporate reputational risk from both inside and outside their walls, making it more important than ever to articulate and embed a shared purpose and set of values that will serve as a guiding light during troubled times.
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A Bipartisan Skills Bill
A bill now working its way through Congress is a strong example of how work and education need to be closely entwined, experts say.
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Virtual Workers,
Real Engagement
A new Gallup study reveals that workers who spend a few days away from the office report being more engaged than those who do not work remotely. Experts say the right blend of virtual and in-office work options is critical for engagement efforts to work.
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What Good HR Looks Like
While HR is responsible for roughly half of an organization's operating costs, most HR professionals don't have the skills to be true business leaders. Here are some ways to build the skills HR executives need to excel.
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Production Over Safety?
A new survey uncovers employees' disturbing perceptions about job safety. What can HR do to ensure productivity and safety are equally balanced in the workplace?
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Accommodating Anxiety
As employers seek new ways to connect workers with the mental-health help they need, experts discuss possible workplace issues and some accommodations associated with depression and anxiety.
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Making Harassment Hotlines Work
In its initial defense of the beleaguered Bill O'Reilly, Fox News maintained that not one of his accusers used the company's harassment hotline to make claims against O'Reilly. Experts say the Fox case holds lessons in how to ensure HR hotlines do what they were designed to do.
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The Case for More Tortoises
Slow, methodical workers are best suited for jobs that require mastering complex problems, being thorough and not making mistakes. So why does HR design selection and evaluation systems biased against them?
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The Retention Connection
Some companies have retooled their onboarding programs to build a stronger connection between new hires and the organization.
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Getting Financially Fit
New research finds employers are stepping up to help workers become more financially savvy as they embrace the role they can play in helping to improve their workers' financial well-being.
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How to Bully-proof the Workplace
In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, the authors of a new book discuss ways organizations can start a conversation about -- and hopefully end -- workplace bullying.
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The short answer is no, but the reason the question is interesting -- and that so many people are raising it -- seems to be because they view HR as the police department of companies.
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