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Downsizing's Impact on Diversity
A new study suggests downsizing by position or tenure can hurt managerial diversity, while performance-guided layoffs don't.
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The Engagement Challenge for 2014
With surveys suggesting employees are feeling more confident in their ability to find a new job this year, HR must be prepared to do more to hold on to them.
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A More Holistic Approach to Talent
Experts weigh in on recent research that suggests it's time for businesses to get out of their comfort zone and look at the broader picture when it comes to talent management.
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Do You Care Enough To Call?
Soliciting feedback is one easy way to confirm an outplacement-services vendor is delivering high-quality services to former employees, but to their detriment, not enough HR leaders are making the effort to learn what those affected think.
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Time to Focus on Your Best Performers
Your highest-performing employees may be just the ones most likely considering leaving your organization for another opportunity, especially because those with the strongest skills are generally also those in the highest demand. Keeping those employees should be paramount for your organization's success.
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An HR Exodus?
With the economy slowly trending upward, one-third of HR professionals say they will test the job market this year, according to a new survey. But will demand meet supply?
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The Slow Approach to Hiring
New research finds almost half of hiring managers have made a decision on a candidate within the first five minutes of an interview, but hiring experts say those managers who rush to judgment could risk passing over worthy candidates.
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Setting Up Autistic Employees to Succeed
A new study finds placing autistic adults in more independent work settings may help alleviate symptoms of the developmental disorder. Experts say there is no "ideal" work setting for autistic employees, but HR can help create an environment that enables autistic workers to thrive.
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The Power of Diverse Teams
Robert E. Moritz, chairman and senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the U.S. operation of PwC International Limited, recently spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about the experiences that have shaped him as a leader and the importance of financial literacy in nurturing the next generation of leaders.
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Helping Managers Help Employees
Supervisors have plenty of room for improvement in terms of assisting employees in managing their careers, according to a new study. Experts say HR can be instrumental in helping managers provide their people with a solid career support system.
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Stressed-Out Employee in Aisle Three
In the retail industry, poor employee health can be exacerbated by stressful working conditions. Some companies are trying to alleviate this by changing their practices in areas such as time-and-attendance and workforce management.
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Five Ways Talent Forecasting Transforms Recruiting
Talent forecasting is a growing field that uses data-rich software to help HR leaders to better understand and address the supply-and-demand challenges within their organization.
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Supporting Entrepreneurial Ideas
A new survey finds employees lack leadership support for entrepreneurial ideas. Experts say that a big part of building and nurturing a culture that actively supports entrepreneurship includes rewarding great ideas, not just waiting until they prove successful.
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Getting Gay-Friendlier
A new ranking from the Human Rights Campaign shows a record number of companies -- including 299 of the Fortune 500 -- are extending equality to LGBT employees.
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End the Fun?
Company-sponsored "fun" events may undercut short-term productivity, but at least one expert says they can more than make up for that by gaining a level of emotional commitment from employees.
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Culture Change is in the Air
A recent study finds 96 percent of respondents indicating their companies need some form of culture change. While culture may be difficult to define as a concept, experts say leaders -- including HR -- must still identify the critical behaviors they wish to see employees exhibit, and reward workers who exemplify those behaviors.
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Bringing Them Back Home
A recent study suggests the majority of expats are unaware of the repatriation assistance available to them upon returning home. While many large employers have an array of repatriation services to offer, many of these same companies must do a better job of making returning expats aware of them, experts say.
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Looking for Trouble
Two recent studies bring to the light the dangers of screening social-media accounts, including alienating job candidates who don't get the job -- and even those who do.
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