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Why the Annual Performance Review Isn't Enough
How can HR create sufficient executive and managerial engagement in performance management so the organization remains agile, keeps its employees engaged, fosters the future skills it needs and, ultimately, thrives?

This article accompanies There's Got to Be a Better Way.
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Job Hopping Isn't Hazardous to Employers
Employers would be well served not to pay much attention to a candidate's job history.
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Is That Degree Really Necessary?
A recent EEOC discussion letter opines that adopting education requirements for jobs may screen out certain applicants, and that employers shouldn't apply the standard unless they can show that the requirement is job-related. While including education requirements in job listings isn't likely to become illegal, HR professionals may want to rethink asking about candidates' educational backgrounds.
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Using Facebook to Predict Success on the Job
A new study could be a game-changer in the way social media, namely Facebook, might one day be used as a viable predictor of job success.
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Collaborating to Fill Skills Gaps
On this long and winding road to economic recovery, the skills gap in the world's labor force is the pothole that impedes progress, and all private and public entities -- indeed, even competitors -- must work together on talent-mobility initiatives to smooth the way forward.
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Employees Feeling More Confident
Employees are more confident about future pay raises and company outlook than they have been in the past four years.
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Not Ready for Recruiting
Most employers are not ready to take advantage of an anticipated surge in recruiting. Their career websites are not enticing or easy to use. And their employee value propositions are murky.
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Taking the Long View of New Hires
Don't be too quick to measure the impact of new hires, experts say. Even though many companies are "concerned" about the way they appraise new professional and managerial-level hires, it's important to allow them to develop and grow before determining their worth to the organization. It's also important to establish meaningful metrics.
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Job Gains by Demographic
Despite the weakening jobs data of late, signs of an economic recovery abound. But is the rising tide lifting all demographic boats equally?
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Job Hopping Isn't Hazardous to Employers
Recruiters who focus on an applicant's history of frequent job changes instead of analyzing the overall fit for the position may be shortchanging their organizations, experts say. Such a focus also is an indicator of risk avoidance, rather than a positive strategic outlook.
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Seeking Global Leadership
While human resource professionals across the globe consider leadership skills as a requirement for C-suite positions, those in fast-growing, emerging regions may not be able to demand such competencies.
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The Value of Hiring Veterans
The current economy is especially challenging for veterans. Yet, the experience and education learned in the military is an excellent basis for any business, especially because the military emphasizes action, not rote memorization or theoretical case studies. That is often the key factor responsible for personal and professional success.
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"A Guy Walks Into An Office ..."
A person's sense of humor may be like their own fingerprint: kind of loopy and definitely unique.
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Bringing Them Onboard
Too often, employers ignore the importance of onboarding and orientation programs, focusing on technical information such as benefits when it's more important to focus on culture and mission. It's a critical, but often overlooked, link to productivity and retention, experts say.
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Interviewing Fools
On the first of every April, we take time out of our busy schedules to pay homage to the fools among us: those who cross streets without first looking both ways, gulp hot beverages before first gauging just how hot the liquid is and -- for the purposes of this column -- fail gloriously during job interviews.
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Are Creative Types More Dishonest?
There's a definitive link between creativity and dishonesty, according to recent research. But companies are not about to stop seeking out innovative and creative talent, so what lessons are valuable for HR's role in keeping everyone honest in the workplace?
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The Imaginary War for Talent
An organization's difficulty in recruiting and retaining top talent may be due to its corporate culture, its absurd job requirements or its faulty recruiting procedures. But it's probably not due to a lack of talent available on the job market.
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