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Harnessing the 'Spillover' Effect
New research finds bottom-line benefits when organizations spend time carefully considering which employees should sit near each other. But experts warn that the "peer spillover" effect can also have negative consequences.
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The Perils of After-Hours Email
While it may be part of the culture at some organizations for workers to respond to work emails after hours, the practice blurs the line on the work day and may also have harmful effects on employees, according to new research.
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Top Talent Expects Top Tech
According to results from two global surveys, equipping employees with smart technology to better perform their jobs not only attracts top talent, but may also aid in retention efforts.
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The Trouble with Diversity Training
New research finds mandatory diversity training sends the wrong message to employees. Instead, experts urge HR leaders to make such training voluntary, and to take different approaches such as integrating diversity-related content into existing programs.
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3 Ways to Keep Pace as Boomers Retire
Baby-boomer retirement has changed the face of the American workforce. And as aging employees retire -- more and more of them every day -- someone needs to fill their shoes. What is your organization doing to ensure the right people are being prepared to take their place?
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Wld U Like 2 Wrk Here?
Texting is becoming an important part of the recruiting process. However, companies must be aware of potential legal issues.
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Bringing Out the Best in Teams
Specialized military units offer lessons on the importance of choosing and coaching team members, given the "complex and chaotic problem sets" found on both the battlefield and in the boardroom.
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Changing the Channel
Former HR leader Fred Knowles left behind a career that included stops at Under Armour and Capital One and ended up making a sitcom starring Ed Asner.
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Juggling Paternal Rights and Job Duties
A new report uncovers some challenges men face when trying to make use of their company's parental-leave policies. Experts say incentives and managerial training are powerful tools to get more male workers to make use of such leave programs.
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Who Drives Change In Your Organization?
Business unit leaders, who often sit unnoticed between the C-suite and team leadership, play the most significant role in implementing change, delivering business benefits and ensuring high levels of sustained business performance, according to Accenture data.
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Millennials' New View on Training
A new report discovers millennials are willing to pay for their own training. What's driving this trend? Will employers begin requiring workers to foot the bill for their own training?
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'Googling' Your Managers
In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Brian Welle, director of people analytics at Google, talks about how hard numbers -- when used properly -- can uncover the key attributes that make people better managers and team members, when used properly.
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Condensing the Workday
An entrepreneur and author talks about how he enabled his employees to "hack" their workday to find better, faster, smarter and easier ways to get things done.
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A Talk Before They Walk
Recent research finds more than half of organizations are conducting "stay interviews" or planning to do so in the near future. How do these chats differ from exit interviews, when should they take place and what should they entail?
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10 HR Analytics You Should Know
Covering everything from absence to recruitment, here are 10 HR analytics that will help HR leaders make the right decisions to move their organizations forward.
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In Pursuit of Diversity
Building a more diverse workforce continues to be a major challenge for many companies. But thanks to a number of specialized hiring tools that have emerged in recent years, employers aren't without options.
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'Sham' Unions, Real Lawsuits
A nearly forgotten provision of federal labor law has come back to haunt wireless carrier T-Mobile. Experts say the case highlights a common practice -- collecting employee feedback -- that could be risky for other companies as well.
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'Fit' to Hire?
The dating site eHarmony is the latest vendor to enter the hiring arena, with a platform designed to match jobseekers with companies whose cultures best align with their personalities and values. But critics say it can potentially undermine workforce diversity, experience and other factors.
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Despite what you might hear from political pundits these days, the H1-B program isn't about immigration. It's about temporary workers, and a new study finds that bringing in foreign workers slows down the process through which the U.S. labor market adjusts to new demands.
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