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Joining the 'Best' Crowd
A global certification organization has joined the field of "best workplaces" offerings, and is looking for companies that have the best HR policies and procedures for developing employees in the United States and around the world.
Alternative Approaches
While competitive base pay may play an important role in recruiting candidates, a new survey shows more companies are planning to boost their reliance on alternative rewards to bolster their offers.
Nurturing Boomerang Employees
While nearly all HR managers recently surveyed said they would be glad to welcome back employees who had left on good terms, more than half of workers surveyed said it's unlikely they would apply for a job with a former employer. Where's the disconnect and how can HR repair it?
Raising the Bar
A new survey reveals employers have ramped up their educational requirements. Is this simply proof of "education inflation" or do today's jobs truly require a higher level of education?
Paring Down the Interview Process
In recent years, surveys have found employers taking longer to fill open positions. New data from the Talent Board, however, finds many companies cutting down on the number of interviews they conduct before selecting a candidate. Are hiring processes about to pick up speed?
Gigging Up
As the number of ways people can find "gigs" increases, experts say HR leaders must first understand workers' current motivations before they can make the most of today's changing workforce.
New Options for Finding Tech Talent
Vendors are now offering new ways to connect companies with tech talent who may not be looking for full-time assignments. But experts caution there may be downsides to using such novel techniques to source talent.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Hire!
A glimpse into the world's most massive recruiting effort behind the Olympic Games -- in this case, the upcoming mega-event in Rio de Janeiro.
The HR Roles That Matter Most
How can HR leaders ensure their units are meeting the strategic-talent needs of the organization and operating with an edge? The answer, according to one expert: Build a strong HR "top team" around four key roles.
How Emotion Can Help HR Win the Talent War
While all-out rationality may be a useful approach to conducting business or interacting with fellow employees, HR departments are starting to allow for a broader approach and actually tap emotion to attract talent.
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Talent Management Column

Approximately 15 percent of people who are in the current labor force are working under an alternative arrangement, as opposed to "regular" employment. Does this mean there is a new normal in the working economy?