About the Competition
This article accompanies Leading the Talent of Tomorrow.
OK to Fail...and Innovate
By Scott D. Anthony
HR leaders have a key role to play in changing management perspectives when it comes to building a culture of innovation. One way to start is to de-stigmatize failure and start rewarding innovative behaviors instead of outcomes.
Company Secrecy Can Damage Long-Term Success
By Janet Aschkenasy
Involving managers and leaders in the communication process and creating an internal-communications department are both vital to increasing transparency at organizations, experts say.
Bullies (Still) in the Workplace
By Lin Grensing-Pophal
New research finds bullies are still lurking in many American organizations, and experts warn that the companies that are ineffective at addressing bullying may be subject to decreased worker productivity and the loss of valued employees who decide to leave because they do not feel safe.
What CEOs Expect from CHROs
Learn what CEOs expect from their chief human resource officers in this checklist from Bloomberg Businessweek.
Can You Really Have It All?
By Katie Kuehner-Hebert
When it comes to employee retention, a new survey finds work/life balance is more important to workers than pay, and experts say HR leaders need to recognize that workers need more than just a flex-time option to achieve that balance.
The Criminal-Background Catch-22
By Kristen B. Frasch
Though employers have had a few months now to become familiar with the U.S. Equal Employment Occupation Commission's guidance on the use of criminal background checks, questions and confusion about how best to respond have only grown.
What's Keeping You Awake?
By Maura C. Ciccarelli
Employee engagement, top-talent retention and leadership development continue to lead the list of concerns keeping HR executives up at night.
CHRO Succession at the Crossroads
By John Kador
What confidence can stakeholders have in the succession plan of the enterprise when more than half of the nation's CHROs fail to put sufficient energy into identifying and
grooming their own replacements?
A New Direction in Skills Training?
By Jeffrey S. Eisenberg
An online retailer paying for its employees to study aircraft mechanics, nursing or another field they might like to pursue sounds like quite a stretch of the imagination. But, Amazon.com plans to do just that, and its move could lead to a new direction in developing employees' skills.
Coming to Terms
By David Shadovitz
Gartner's Thomas Otter will explain to those attending this year's HR Technology® Conference why they shouldn't "go it alone" in negotiating a SaaS HCM contract, whatever its scope.
Going Global: An HR Handbook
By Paul Salvatore, Legal Columnist
The 2012 Olympic Games were truly global -- the actual and virtual coming together of people, ideas and cultures. This inter-connectedness is something multi-nationals are embracing as well, or ignoring at their own peril.
By Jac Fitz-enz
Does today's market require us to redesign the human resource function by taking it apart? A strong case could be made for answering "yes."
The Fine Art of Ticker Tinkering
By David Shadovitz
Want your employees focusing on producing better products and not the day-to-day performance of the company's stock price? Evidently, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo Inc.'s just appointed CEO, does, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal
Competency Model Raises Questions
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
So, just how good of an HR professional are you? How about the people who report to you?
HR's Elite: The Class of '11
By David Shadovitz
With the average compensation 21.5 percent higher than last year, it was a very good year for HR's top earners, but an exceptional year for one person in particular -- Daniel Walker of J.C. Penney.