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Strong Global-Mobility Programs Start at Home
Global-mobility teams 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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Does Flextime Penalize Night Owls?
Though many studies and surveys show that flextime is among the most popular workplace flexibility programs -- and one that appears to drive productivity -- a new look at when an employee chooses to work reveals a potential bias toward early birds.
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Telecommuting: Benefit or Accommodation?
While only 10 percent of U.S. employees currently work from home, one legal case making its way through the courts stands poised to force employers to rethink their telecommuting policies.
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Is Employee Loyalty Dead?
A new survey finds a majority of employers have hired a "job-hopper," with nearly one-third saying they now expect workers to have shorter stays. While such applicants may raise red flags, experts advise HR professionals to look at the whole picture when evaluating them.
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The Two-Wheel Commute
With a drastic rise over the past decade in the number of workers who use bicycles to commute to and from work, experts say there are a number of simple things HR leaders can do to keep that momentum building in their own organization.
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Reflections on HR Certification vs. Competence
The Society for Human Resource Management's certification announcement raises a simple but important question: What is the role of certification (vs. competence) in the development of a field?
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Study: CSR Encourages Better Customer Service
Experts say an organization's corporate social responsibility program is just one of many factors that can influence how an employee performs on the job, but it can be an invaluable one.
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Cracking Down on Social-Media Misconduct
A new survey finds the number of companies disciplining employees for improper social-media use doubling in the last two years. Experts say now would be a good time to revisit and perhaps revamp social media policies to address the growing concern of inappropriate posts and shares on the job.
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The Power (And Peril) of Predictive Analytics
Although the use of predictive analytics has great potential for the hiring process, legal experts warn that HR has to carefully monitor it.
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The 'New Normal' and Employee Engagement
While the federal pay freeze, sequestration and last year's shutdown have certainly taken their toll on federal employees' morale and engagement, there is still cause for optimism.
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