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No Such Thing as Perfect Performance Management
It was with a bemused smile that I read Andrew McIlvaine's article, "There's Got to Be a Better Way" (July/August cover story), lamenting the status of performance management. Six decades ago, when I took my first job in "personnel," managers were saying there's got to be better way to do the performance appraisal, their version of performance management. They were no more or less happy with the approaches used then.
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A New Direction in Skills Training?
An online retailer paying for its employees to study aircraft mechanics, nursing or another field they might like to pursue sounds like quite a stretch of the imagination. But, Amazon.com plans to do just that, and its move could lead to a new direction in developing employees' skills.
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The Minority Report
Studies consistently show that black and Hispanic employees save less for retirement than other groups. What can HR do to address this?
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'Ambient' Bullying in the Workplace
It's one thing to be bullied by a co-worker or a boss, but simply witnessing the behavior in the workplace can be enough to make a worker call it quits, according to a study of "ambient" bullying.
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The Fine Art of Ticker Tinkering
Want your employees focusing on producing better products and not the day-to-day performance of the company's stock price? Evidently, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo Inc.'s just appointed CEO, does, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
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Most Workers Say Their Boss is Easy to Work With
In the wake of widespread evidence that American workers are frustrated and stressed, a majority still feel their bosses are easy to work with, according to a nationwide survey of 540 employed Americans. Only 6 percent said their boss was hard to work with.
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Supplier Briefs
We begin this round with acquisitions: Corporate Executive Board of Arlington, Va., acquired privately held U.K.-based workforce- assessment market leader SHL in a cash deal reportedly worth $660 million.
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Teleworkers Isolated -- And Liking It
A recent university study dispels the myth that teleworkers feel disconnected unless they receive frequent communication from their organizations.
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Mentoring Pays For All Involved
The notion that mentoring leads to rewards for the employees being mentored is pretty intuitive. But a recent report from New York-based Catalyst suggests it's also good for the one doing the mentoring, and for the business itself.
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Ain't Misbehaving If You Ain't Bored
Workers who misbehave or are counterproductive may just be bored, say university researchers.
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Empowering HR Consultants
There are five strategies HR consultants should follow in order to create for themselves a more deliberate and uplifting future in the human resource field, including a conviction for collaboration and learning who to ignore, according to the author.
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Temporary Workers: Employ with Caution
The use of temporary talent has risen as the economy has fallen, but organizations need to be aware of the perils of the "joint-employer agreement" among other HR pitfalls.
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Calling All White Men (to Diversity Training)
A new study finds that training efforts directed at white males in the workplace can produce a measurable shift in their attitudes and behavior around the topic of "white-male privilege".
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Connecting to Generation C
As a new generation emerges that is connected socially and technologically like never before, organizations must adapt their talent-management strategies in order to engage with these workers on their terms and leverage their next-generation skills and know-how.
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Stop Trying to Get a Seat at the Table
It's time for HR leaders to stop concerning themselves with trying to get a seat at the proverbial table, the author says, and answer the question: Are you there to be valuable, or merely to be seen as valuable?
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A New Direction in Skills Training?
A new Amazon.com initiative provides employees with tuition reimbursement up-front for learning job skills outside the e-commerce industry. But will it catch on elsewhere?
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Rise Of the Middle Manager?
There used to be a time in America when the term "middle manager" was an aspirational position.
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Court Further Defines 'Employer'
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has established a new "test" for determining if joint employers cited as liable in class-action suits are, indeed, employers.
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Talent Management Column

Considering their obvious importance, you'd think employers would have perfected the candidate-screening and performance-evaluation processes by now. But thanks to a range of factors, including some that are quite subtle, bias continues to persist and cloud the judgment of assessors.
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