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Microsoft's STEM Worker Solution
Microsoft recently launched what it calls its National Talent Strategy, an initiative it believes will help secure U.S. competitiveness and economic growth. But can it actually work?
Creating a Consumer-Grade Experience for Employees
Want to attract and retain key employees? Make change relevant by understanding how they spend their time.
Who Owns Talent Management?
The best-performing organizations have joint accountability between the HR leader and CFO in overseeing talent management, experts say.
Ending Workplace Bullying
Workplace bullying is mistreatment severe enough to compromise a targeted worker's health, jeopardize his or her job and career, and strain relationships with friends and family, among other things. But HR leaders first need to learn how to recognize the signs of it in order to stop it.
More Coaching, Less Counting
A new study finds only 37 percent of employers think their organization is effective in incorporating career development into the performance-management process, and experts say coaching, feedback and goal setting are all getting less attention than workers require.
Global-Talent Challenges Growing, Changing
Cultural intelligence is a highly nuanced and critical competency, yet some respondents to a recent study reported that they believe their corporate leadership is sometimes lacking in depth of knowledge and understanding of the stakeholders in various countries.
Buyer Behavior Changing HRO Market
The HRO market is aligning to meet the buyer's needs through alliances and partnerships. Buyers can now define their longer-term vision, and they can pick and choose the order of the building blocks by HR process priority.
Virtual Volunteering
Microvolunteerism, designed to let employees help out a little here and a little there via phone or computer, appears to be a win-win for all involved -- so long as it's managed properly.
The 2012 HR Honor Roll
This article accompanies Leading the Talent of Tomorrow.
On Cancer Survival and Hiring Tips
Jim Roddy, president of Jameson Publishing in Erie, Pa., just wrote a book titled Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer, to drive home his newfound perspective on just how crucial it is to hire the right people -- gained through his own bout with colon cancer at age 32.
Leading the Talent of Tomorrow
Mara Swan, HRE's 2012 HR Executive of the Year, is helping to bring ManpowerGroup's changing talent strategy into clear focus. Since entering the HR world, Swan has accomplished much, including being named a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2008 and a Woman Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2010, the same year she was inducted into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame.
Don't Single Out Middle Managers
I am responding to a June 12 news analysis I recently came across on ("Rise of the Middle Manager?") discussing the rising importance of identifying and developing high-potential middle managers in the eyes of top business leaders, including CEOs.
Steady at the Helm
Michelle Kirby, CHRO at Texas Health Resources, draws on many strengths as she guides her department and organization through a changing healthcare landscape.
We Need to Get Past Diversity/Training
I am responding to an Aug. 20 news analysis titled Calling All White Men (to Diversity Training).
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