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Are You Losing at Leadership Development?
Recent research finds organizations are investing time and money in leadership development, but aren't getting the desired results. Why aren't more companies producing quality leaders, and what can HR do about it?
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Building Stress Resistance
With the holiday season upon us, experts suggest mindfulness and "resiliency" training can help employees better manage the attendant stress.
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Coping with Cancer
An increasing number of cancer patients are choosing to remain in the workplace. It's incumbent upon HR to ensure they have everything they need to remain productive during this difficult time.
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A Missed Opportunity?
Some companies view their onboarding programs as a way to build strong and lasting relationships with new hires. But surveys suggest that most organizations struggle with the basics.
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Retaining Senior Managers
New research shows that senior managers are overlooked when it comes to retention efforts. Experts weigh in on ways to keep top talent engaged and in place.
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Formalizing Flexible-Work Policies
A new survey finds 67 percent of managers offer flexibility to employees at their own discretion, but experts say a formal company flex policy is needed to avoid workplace inequities. Does your organization need a formal flexible-work policy?
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The Persistence of Gender Inequality
Despite widespread efforts intended to help women progress in the workplace, a new study finds few women aiming for the C-suite. What can HR do to turn the tide?
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Got Talent? Tap Big Data to Keep It
Big data analytics can serve as an early warning system for when people may be tempted to head for the exits, enabling HR to better target retention efforts and save on recruiting costs.
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Telecommuting, by the Numbers
While public sentiment about telecommuting tends to be largely positive, the science based on its ultimate outcomes shows a more complex picture of the policy as a tool that requires the right strategy for each organization.
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Overcoming the Silent Epidemic
A healthy workforce is essential to creating a healthy business, and that means employers must make efforts to assist workers with mental illness in the workplace.
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Time to Disrupt Succession Planning?
A conversation with the author of a new report on succession planning yields insights on what HR leaders need to be doing to ensure their organizations are prepared to fill future executive openings, such as including external candidates.
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The Big Disconnect
Fatigue can have a noticeable impact on the success or failure of change-management efforts, though a new study reveals a significant disparity between senior leaders and rank-and-file employees as to the part it plays within their respective organizations.
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Should Hiring Be Based on Gut -- or Data?
It's a question a lot of companies would like better answers to, considering the critical importance of people to a business' success and the high costs associated with recruiting, onboarding, hiring and firing.
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Elevating the ERP
Employee-referral programs often boost the odds of a successful job match, according to new research. So why don't more companies promote such programs?
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Hiring High-Profile Candidates
There is no single button that an HR department head can push to learn what they need to know when it comes to vetting high-profile candidates. Indeed, resourcefulness, time and expertise are the "magic bullets" for performing a rigorous key-hire review.
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'Sex and the Office'
A UCLA researcher and author offers an all-new premise behind why women aren't getting ahead -- that the men who could be helping them fear their own discriminatory foibles, a problem she says is exacerbated by current-day harassment training.
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In Search of Better Sleep
Employers and vendors are becoming increasingly aware of the toll sleep deprivation takes on the workplace, and experts suggest making sleep improvement part of your overall wellness initiatives.
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Background Screening for Big Hires
HR's role in the vetting process needs to go beyond criminal-record searches and perfunctory education and employment verification in order to proactively uncover the "good, bad and ugly" about a potential business leader.
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