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Practice Makes Perfect
New research finds two-thirds of first-time leaders feel unprepared for their job, and experts say HR has a pivotal role in preparing the next generation of an organization's talent.
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The Stay Interview
In a Q & A with HRE, the authors of a new book argue that stay interviews with current employees yield more helpful retention insight for organizations than exit interviews currently do.
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Are You Asking Illegal Interview Questions?
A CareerBuilder survey finds one third of hiring and HR managers unsure of many interview questions' legality. Experts say "competing messages" are partly to blame for this uncertainty, which HR should be helping to eliminate.
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The 'Intrapreneurial' Dream
"Intrapreneurship" -- which describes employees who are doing things above and beyond their day jobs -- can be harnessed everywhere, from the smallest start-up to the largest multinational. Here's how.
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Alert, Productive -- and Addicted
A growing number of young adults entering the workplace take ADHD medications on a daily basis, with some abusing those drugs as an easy -- but dangerous -- way to improve their concentration and alertness at work. While experts say it's difficult for HR to address such medical issues and treatments, there are options available.
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The Trouble with Longer Commutes
A new study finds employees' commutes are getting longer, and experts say that may present a roadblock for organizations looking to land and retain the best available talent.
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Gender and the Global-Mobility Gap
Recent PwC data sees seven out of 10 women expressing an interest in working outside their home countries, but also finds just one in four expatriates is female. Why does this gap (still) exist, and what can be done about closing it?
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When Mentoring Isn't Enough
A growing number of companies are turning to sponsorship programs, rather than just mentoring, as a way to help women advance.
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Harnessing the Power of People Analytics
People analytics now helps HR organizations make data-driven decisions that once used to be made based on intuition. Wharton professors Cade Massey and Adam Grant discuss why a data-driven approach to managing people at work is gaining traction at forward-thinking organizations.
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Transforming the Long-Term Unemployed into a Sustainable Pipeline
If organizations are willing to break down the policies keeping long-term unemployed candidates out of their talent pool, a flood of qualified applicants may come rushing in.
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Why Promotions Fail
New research finds that a worker's lack of compatibility with a company's culture is the biggest reason that promotions fail. Experts discuss ways HR can ensure success in future promotions.
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Making 'Magic' at NASA
One of the keys to NASA's success in terms of employee engagement is focusing on areas that resonate most with the workforce.
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Good Soldiers or Good Actors?
A conversation with an academic researcher uncovers why savvy supervisors aren't often fooled by the underlying motives of employees who go above and beyond the call of duty.
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Employees Power Sustainability Efforts
For the contagious enthusiasm of green champions and green teams to spread throughout an organization, it's important to celebrate their successes and build on them.
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Winter Storms Warning
A new survey reveals that most companies barely earn a passing grade on how they cope with winter storms.
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Internal Affairs
Are employers paying a price by not looking first to current employees to fill open positions? The answer depends upon whom you ask.
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Champions of Telework
A new analysis singles out companies offering the most jobs with remote-work options. While flexible-work programs vary based on employee and organizational needs, experts say top companies for telecommuters tend to share a few common traits.
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Cushioning the Blow
While offering severance packages to departing employees can provide benefits on both sides of the employment equation, new research uncovers how employers may be missing the mark when separations become necessary.
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When there's something in your organization that everyone knows about, but no one is addressing, the fine line between "radical candor" and "being a jerk" can get awfully blurry.
Recognizing the Line Dec 28, 2015
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