The HR Roles That Matter Most
By Daniel Kaplan and Brian Bark
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
By Greg Monaco
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.
Developing Intellectual Diversity
By William Atkinson
New research finds a lack of intellectual diversity could be harming your organization, and experts say it is up to HR executives to increase the urgency around hiring this type of talent, who can bring unique and fresh perspectives to the organization.
Revisiting FCRA Requirements
By Mark McGraw
A recent spate of class-action suits should remind employers and HR of the steep cost of FCRA violations. Experts say the time is right for employers to reassess their background-checking processes -- and the role staffing and consumer reporting agencies play in those processes.
Rewriting the Job Ad
By Tom Starner
New academic research finds that making a few minor changes to the wording of job ads to focus more on the upsides an employer could offer the candidate -- as opposed to specific job requirements -- may boost the number and quality of real-life job applicants.
The 'Super Bowl' for Recruiters
By Carol Patton
Many large employers, including UPS and retailer Kohl's, are using a variety of novel tactics to recruit thousands of seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday-sales blitz, including a new focus on hiring veterans.
Joining the Social Conversation
By Mark McGraw
Recent research shows job seekers value companies' input on employee-review sites and social networks. Experts say engaging in dialogues through these channels can help organizations manage their online reputation and solidify their employment brand -- if done carefully.