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Free Community College: HR Boon or Bust?
While President Obama's recent proposal to make community college education free for some students was warmly received in some quarters, experts take a look at some of the HR challenges such a proposal would create for organizations.
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Going(Globally) Mobile
Despite a growing need for globally mobile employees, a new survey finds almost half of companies do not have a strategy in place for addressing this need. Experts offer a few tips on how HR leaders can help get one up and running at their organizations.
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Creating Effective Hi-Po Programs
While a high-potential program can be an effective tool for use in an organization's succession- and workforce-planning efforts, a new survey finds less than half of organizations actually have one.
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Innovations in Mobile Learning
Having an effective mobile learning strategy does not include simply repurposing existing content, say experts.
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Hitting the Mark
New research from Bersin by Deloitte connects "high-impact" employee-goal-setting practices with improved business outcomes.
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Finding Leaders Early
What makes the companies on Aon Hewitt's 2014 Top Companies for Leaders list exceptional is different than in years past, and these organizations are more focused than ever on identifying and nurturing would-be leaders early on, experts say.
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Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow
Experts confirm and bemoan survey findings showing millennials and recent college graduates are likely to leave first jobs within one year.
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Empowering Hi-Po Women
Despite evidence of a direct and positive link between women leaders and the financial performance of an organization, a new report finds they are not receiving key work experiences deemed necessary to gain entry into the C-suite. What can organizations can do to close the gender gap?
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What Makes for an Engaging Leader?
Recent research suggests that leaders capable of engaging employees are ones who can, among other things, help them understand their role in helping the business meet its goals.
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Certifying Career Readiness
To help provide better qualified job candidates, an organization that's worked with high-school students for three decades has joined with 10 companies to create a new certification program that organizers are calling a "true differentiator."
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A Costly Lack of Training
An appeals court recently ruled that a company's "failure to train" an employee can be an actionable form of employment discrimination. Experts cite the case as another example of the need to be able to demonstrate why an employee didn't receive an opportunity at advancement.
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Education versus Experience
A new study finds that while many employees still value their education, they believe specialized training is often more beneficial than a degree in the workplace. But are employers also beginning to put more stock in real-world experience than academic credentials?
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A Matter of Trust
Despite what recent headlines about General Motors and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may suggest, some American enterprises are dedicated to being trustworthy and ethical, and they have been deriving a competitive advantage from their efforts for years.
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A Bipartisan Effort to Build Skills
A new bill in Congress that has generated bipartisan support promises to reduce administrative burdens and provide states the ability to tailor services to meet their local employment and workforce needs.
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Class Appeal
Although Starbucks is getting a lot of attention for the new tuition-assistance program it offers employees, at least one other company offers even-more-generous educational benefits.
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Career-Path Conundrum
With the global business landscape changing constantly, helping employees plot their careers has become a more complex process for many organizations.
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Better Than School?
Apprenticeship opportunities in the United States may be declining, but some federal grants are aimed at helping to turn that trend around.
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Who's in Charge of Career Development?
A recent study shows a disparity in worker versus manager perceptions regarding their roles in career planning. What can HR leaders do to help employees move forward more effectively in their careers?
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When there's something in your organization that everyone knows about, but no one is addressing, the fine line between "radical candor" and "being a jerk" can get awfully blurry.
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