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If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

October 8, 2013 | Mehran Mehregany | HBR

As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In the race for relevance to future ...

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Is Losing Talent Always Bad?

October 8, 2013 | Andrew Shipilov | Harvard Busniess Review

Conventional wisdom might say that the recent departure of Marc Jacobs from Louis Vuitton is terrible news for the company.  But if you look a little more closely at the fashion industry you’ll find that turning over your ...

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The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don’t Know It Yet

October 8, 2013 | Lalin Anik and Jordi Quoidbach | Harvard Busniess Review

Ask your employees this: “How would you like to be rewarded for your efforts and performance, in addition to your fixed salary?” They will likely respond by asking for a cash reward in the form of a raise or bonus, which they can then ...

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WHERE HR AND INNOVATION MEET

October 4, 2013 | Trish McFarlane | HR Ringleader

I recently read Elements of Successful Organizations, a compilation of articles from many of today’s thought leaders in the human resources and leadership space.  The book, put together by Kronos, was one I offered to ...

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The Impact of Measurement on Employees Now and in the Future

October 3, 2013 | Michael Haberman | Omega HR Solutions

As HR drives toward measurement of as much as possible one of the areas impacted is the measurement of employees. We are developing and using measures of merit. One economist thinks that this has bigger implications than just performance in your ...

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Leadership Burnout: A Simple Way to Re-engage 

September 30, 2013 | Janice L. Marturano, Founder and Executive Director | Huffington Post

All too often, we as leaders lose our way. Rather than face into what is most important, we allow ourselves to get pulled into the surrounding chaos or distracted by the 'emergency of the day' while the truly important matters are left ...

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Closing the Leadership Gap 

September 30, 2013 | Stedman Graham | Huffington Post

We are living in times of the greatest opportunity ever experienced in human history. The changes taking place today, and over the next several years, are creating opportunity and access to markets around the world like never before. ...

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Finding Balance With Flexi Time

September 30, 2013 | Joanna Lyall, Chief Planning Officer | Huffington Post

The world of work is evolving to allow people to work in their own time and own way. This makes a huge impact on the possibilities for working parents or people with other time intense interests outside of work. However, what does this mean for ...

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How To Build A Great Company Culture With No Office

September 30, 2013 | Corey Michael Blake | Business Insider

Being surrounded by an entire team that doesn't feel like they work for you can be a ridiculous blessing. But is there a magic formula that makes work feel like joy, happiness and fun all rolled into a single cupcake you can munch on all day ...

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Six Ways to Grow Your Job

September 30, 2013 | Herminia Ibarra | Harvard Business Review

In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move. As one of my executive ...

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4 Ways to Avoid a Bad Hire

September 27, 2013 | Inc.

One jerk can ruin an entire office. That’s why our very first rule when we started our company was a strict “No Jerks” policy. But it doesn’t stop there: It is equally important to avoid hiring someone who might be a ...

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Story-driven Data Analysis

September 27, 2013 | JUDY BAYER AND MARIE TAILLARD | Harvard Busniess Review

Great analysts tell great stories based on the results of their analyses.  Stories, after all, make results user-friendly, more conducive to decision-making, and more persuasive.
But that is not the only reason to use stories.  Time ...

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Nice Managers Finish Last, Study Finds

September 26, 2013 | TIME

According to a new study from the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, the problem stems in mixed perceptions: managers tend to view giving their employees emotional support as going above and beyond their job descriptions. Thus, many ...

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Handling Data II: Scraping

September 26, 2013 | John Sumser | HR Examiner

Vendors can make data acquisition painful. With precedents beginning back in the heyday of Monster’s run, the world’s sources of people data have tried to claim ownership because they had possession. It turns out that ownership really ...

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Handling Data I

September 25, 2013 | John Sumser | HR Examiner

Over the next several weeks, we’re going to look at the problems and opportunities for using data in HR. The topic is related to the industry’s concern about big data. It’s the grungy part of the topic.
In many cases, the ...

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Stop Assuming Your Data Will Bring You Riches

September 23, 2013 | SUNAND MENON | Harvard Busniess Review

“We have a treasure trove of data, it’s highly valuable”.
“If we can unlock the value of all our data, we will have a wholly new revenue stream”.
“Hedge Funds will love our data — they will ...

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The Beauty of Delayed Gratification

September 23, 2013 | Dr. Todd Dewett | HR Examiner

Our myopic focus on satisfying short-term needs and desires is killing us – both individuals and organizations.  We simply are not good at understanding the beauty of delayed gratification, hard work, patience, and smart risk ...

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6 HR Functions That Drive Results in Manufacturing

September 13, 2013 | theoverturegroup.com

Many small to mid-size manufacturing companies have become increasingly aware of how an effective human resource leader can contribute to the success of the business’s bottom line. The following points discuss how an effective HR leader and ...

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