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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?
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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.
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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.
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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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Paring Down the Interview Process
In recent years, surveys have found employers taking longer to fill open positions. New data from the Talent Board, however, finds many companies cutting down on the number of interviews they conduct before selecting a candidate. Are hiring processes about to pick up speed?
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Familiar Challenges, Global Scale
HR processes have become fraught with peril as companies become increasingly global and managers are overseeing employees who hail from a number of different countries and cultures, with many of them working remotely.
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Building an HR Analytics Team
As companies work to assemble in-house HR analytics teams that deliver actionable results, experts say having the right blend of data scientists with clearly defined roles is essential.
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Zika Virus Do's and Don'ts
The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus a "public health emergency of international concern." Doctors and experts weigh in on how HR leaders can respond to this outbreak that may affect the regions in which they operate.
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Appealing to Women
As new online options are making it easier for job seekers to evaluate whether a prospective company really has earned its reputation as a female-friendly environment, experts say HR must commit to building a culture of inclusion at all levels of the organization.
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Hire!
A glimpse into the world's most massive recruiting effort behind the Olympic Games -- in this case, the upcoming mega-event in Rio de Janeiro.
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The Burden of Unclear Expectations
Whenever change occurs in an organization, experts say HR needs to focus on setting and communicating realistic expectations to the workforce.
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A Deeper Dive into the Pay Gap
Many HR professionals are trying to figure out if the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission's newly proposed revisions to its EEO-1 form are really justified or if they will simply turn out to be one gigantic administrative burden.
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The HR Roles That Matter Most
How can HR leaders ensure their units are meeting the strategic-talent needs of the organization and operating with an edge? The answer, according to one expert: Build a strong HR "top team" around four key roles.
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Banking on Executive-Team Diversity
While traditional research often measures diversity in demographic terms, one team of researchers took a different approach to considering diversity among company leaders and found that U.S. companies with more executive-team diversity made more for their investors over time.
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Fostering Feedback
Organizations need candid feedback, yet it's often not supplied as frequently as needed to make solid business decisions. Two experts discuss ways companies can improve their employee-feedback programs.
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An Employer Mandate for Wellness?
A recent ruling in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit now makes it possible for employers to tie employee participation in wellness programs to availability of healthcare coverage.
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How Emotion Can Help HR Win the Talent War
While all-out rationality may be a useful approach to conducting business or interacting with fellow employees, HR departments are starting to allow for a broader approach and actually tap emotion to attract talent.
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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise
Large employers report a collective desire to expand financial well-being programs in 2016, according to a new report. How can HR help both the company and its workforce get the most bang for its buck?
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A "fundamental attribution error" often leads HR leaders to assume that poor performers are just bad apples, because it is difficult to consider that circumstances might be contributing to their subpar performances.
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