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Revolutionize How Your Employees Learn
The 70:20:10 model for learning and development may be widely regarded, but many learning programs ignore its basic principles.
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Facebook's Bold Move
With its new job-posting service, the social-networking giant moves into territory that's been dominated by LinkedIn. Will it succeed?
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Why Isn't Employee Engagement Engaging Employees?
Despite good intentions, employee-engagement programs seem to be falling short of their promise, and end up engendering frustration and, far worse, cynicism among the workforce.
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Hiring Freeze, Not HR 'Down Time'
A 90-day federal hiring freeze gives HR leaders an opportunity to focus on long-range missions, including succession planning, experts say.
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The Trouble with CM Programs
A new report finds many employees feel the need to look outside their own organizations in order to advance their careers. Experts say HR needs to employ a more personal touch when discussing promotions and opportunities with workers.
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Little Movement on Maternity Leave
New research shows the percentage of women taking maternity leave has stagnated over the past 20-plus years. What can HR do to get that number moving in the right direction?
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Trends in Telecommuting
While the concept of telecommuting has seen its ebbs and flows, experts say the benefits to both employers and employees remain steady. But research finds there is a price to be paid for the ability to work from outside the office.
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What Job Switchers Want
The most recent survey on what workers really want changes the discourse slightly, making the top reason for leaving a company the need to pursue a more challenging position or assignment.
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Who Owns Innovation?
While recent surveys show a disconnect between employers and employees regarding innovation, experts say the onus is on both parties to drive creativity.
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More Focus on Ethics, Less on Checklists
When it comes to business ethics, experts say HR leaders need to do a better job managing both employee behavior and their company's corporate culture, rather than simply relying on a check-the-box approach to the issue.
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Meeting the New Minimum
More than half of U.S. states have increased their minimum-wage levels since last year. Experts discuss what effect such mandates might have on the greater labor market.
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The Language of Job Listings
A recent analysis finds job listings for many of the fastest-growing roles and industries use predominantly "female" language that deters men from applying and thus limits the candidate pool. What can HR do to prevent gender bias -- conscious or unconscious -- in job descriptions?
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Responding to Changing Times
President Trump's executive orders have inspired many companies to respond in a public way, highlighting an opportunity for employers to tout their benefits programs as differentiators in a crowded market for talent.
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Hanging Up on On-Call Scheduling
Having employees call in to find out whether they have to work that day may be on the way out as a scheduling practice, but industry observers still are concerned that legislation may make it even more difficult to preserve flexible scheduling for retailers and other service-intensive sectors.
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Giving Them a Chance
Ford Motor Co. has joined the growing list of companies that are actively seeking to hire people with autism.
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Committing to Gender Pay Equity
More than 100 employers have signed on to the White House Equal Pay Pledge, but will it actually move the needle on the issue?
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Beyond the Resume
Coding competitions can help companies find talented software engineers and programmers who would otherwise be screened out by the traditional hiring process.
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The Year in Gender Diversity
While a woman may not have made her way into the White House, I believe 2016 was actually a pretty good year for gender diversity in corporate America. If nothing else, workplace gender diversity has been highly topical this year.
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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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