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The Trouble With Tenure
An academic study found that workplace longevity hinders performance. But to some HR experts, it's not so cut and dried.
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Charting Their Own Path
A recent study found employees setting their own performance targets performed nearly 40 percent better than employees who were assigned goals. Experts say the employee-directed goal management approach can be advantageous, but HR must work with managers and workers to identify objectives that are fair to the employee and organization alike.
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Transformation Through Segmentation
Many companies still take a "blunt-instrument approach" to talent management, thus making it difficult to answer questions about where, how much, when and how to invest for optimal return.
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Guess Who's Most Engaged
Leadership IQ CEO Mark Murphy discusses why employers should be troubled by a recent study that found low performers are more engaged in their jobs than their middle- and high-performing counterparts -- and suggests a few steps they could take to remedy that situation.
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What Employee-Engagement Surveys Really Tell Us
A recent journal article has harsh words for the way employee engagement surveys are commonly conducted, claiming they can do more harm than good when conducted improperly. Nevertheless, the author and others still see value in administering engagement surveys, so long as organizations and HR leaders are able to craft them in ways that elicit honest, useful feedback.
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Millennial Myth Busting
Listing complaints about the younger generation is not a new pastime. Aside from continued dependence on constant connection, the rising millennial workforce seems to be most focused on personal fulfillment in all aspects of their lives, especially at work.
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The Telecommuting Tempest
Recent moves by Yahoo and Best Buy to end or limit telecommuting has drawn both criticism and praise, but even some telework proponents admit there are serious drawbacks to the practice.
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Keeping Pace with 'C' Change
New research finds employees must excel at the "four Cs" of critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity to succeed in a rapidly changing workforce, but company executives and managers are underwhelmed at their ability to do so.
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Making the Business Argument for Marriage Equality
As prominent employers show their support for furnishing same-sex married couples with the same rights afforded to heterosexual couples, HR leaders point to the positive effect such a stance may have in the war for talent.
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Why Leadership and Team-Development Programs Fail
Research shows that most development programs fail to deliver expected returns. Here, experts offer tips to master the real drivers of behavior for sustainable change.
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High Commitment from Low Performers
Despite the lousy odds for success, supervisors often use the "or-else" approach with low performers because it's quick and easy. But there is another way to coax better performances out of these workers.
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Turning Star Power into Company Power
Though their outcomes have been ultimately -- and dramatically -- different, Steve Jobs and Lance Armstrong both displayed narcissistic traits. Some now suggest organizations can accentuate the positive elements of employees with those traits, including contagious passion and drive, while taking steps to avoid destructive fallout that comes with arrogance and ruthlessness.
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SHRM Offers Performance Management Standard
Employers large or small looking for help when it comes to launching or improving their performance-management strategy can now turn to the Society for Human Resource Management's latest standard.
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Why They Are The Way They Are
Are you a Gen X-er or a baby boomer who just doesn't like working with the millennial generation? Understanding the younger generation is a must-do for organizations these days. Because, in just a few short years -- believe it or not -- we will be the workforce majority.
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Are Performance-Review Processes Really That Bad?
Recent research suggests the performance-review process is not quite dead, but certainly has room for improvement. Experts urge HR to help continue shifting toward the type of frequent and instant feedback that makes the process truly valuable for employees.
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Agile Succession: HR's Toughest Challenge
How often do the people responsible for recruitment, compensation or any other key HR function actually work with succession experts in a co-ordinated way which can deliver the agility a functional succession plan needs?
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The Generational Divide
With interpersonal dissension between baby boomers and younger generations flaring in online forums and family gatherings, some might think conflict is reaching a fever pitch. But the real issue is far more complex, experts say. HR practitioners need to evaluate and assess their workforces and be prepared to take steps to address issues if -- and where -- they exist.
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HR's Social Networking Troubles
Though a new survey shows HR executives fear social media's impact on productivity, some consultants say embracing the online platform can build trust among employees and improve collaboration.
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Talent Management Column

While the idea that employers would co-invest in an employee's education is certainly not a new one, IBM has begun retraining its workers with an old-school -- and perhaps replicable -- approach.
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