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The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources

August 19, 2013 | Josh Bersin | Bersin by Deloitte

The World is Local:  A New Model for Human Resources
Despite continued focus on globalization, new research by DHL shows that the world is not as "flat" as once believed.  While low cost networking has made it easier than ...

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The Latest Data on Millennials

August 19, 2013 | Brenda Kowske | Bersin by Deloitte

The Millennial generation is hitting the workforce, and the media and organizational leaders have...well, let's just say, concerns. To understand the situation better, Telefónica just released new data on our youngest employees, the ...

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What This Economic Recovery Looks Like for HR

August 19, 2013 | Josh Bersin | Bersin by Deloitte

Last week's unemployment report showed a slow but steady economic recovery taking place. Let's look briefly about how the recovery affects HR.

While the number of people "discouraged from work" did not change, the ...

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Why Big Data Is Not Truth

August 19, 2013 | QUENTIN HARDY | New York Times

The word “data” connotes fixed numbers inside hard grids of information, and as a result, it is easily mistaken for fact. But including bad product introductions and wars, we have many examples of bad data causing big mistakes.
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The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources

August 19, 2013 | Josh Bersin | Bersin by Deloitte

The World is Local:  A New Model for Human Resources
Despite continued focus on globalization, new research by DHL shows that the world is not as "flat" as once believed.  While low cost networking has made it easier than ...

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10 Talent Management Lessons Every Company Should Embrace

August 14, 2013 | Meghan Casserly | Forbes

When Microsoft opened the doors of its Redmond, Washington “Garage” in 2011 they knew that the idea of a physical space for its engineering employees to experiment with new ideas and innovations could possibly create an idea or two to ...

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Capability Building in China

August 14, 2013 | Karel Eloot, Gernot Strube, and Arthur Wang | McKinsey & Co.

Capability building—leadership, managerial, and team-based skills rather than technical ones—has become an urgent imperative for many companies in China. As the country loses its extreme low-cost-labor advantage, businesses must look ...

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Twin-track training

August 14, 2013 | Henrik Thiele | McKinsey & Co.

A member of the board of Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific explains how the German braking-systems company has developed a global–local approach to capability building in China.

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Why More Vacation Doesn't Always Mean Happier Workers

August 14, 2013 | Olga Khazan | The Atlantic

When American writer Russell Shorto first moved to the Netherlands, he at first experienced some sticker-shock: 52 percent of his income, he learned, would be taken away in taxes. A few months later, though, some of that money reappeared in ...

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Talent management in a project-based workforce

August 9, 2013 | Matthew Franceschini | ProjectManager.com

In May 2013 a group of business leaders, industry commentators and academics attended a forum discussing the challenges associated with a ‘blended workforce’, one that relies on a mix of permanent employees and flexible staff such as ...

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Is the recruitment industry set for a big data revolution?

August 9, 2013 | John Burn-Murdoch | The Guardian

Sports teams have realized the potential of taking a data-driven approach to recruitment, but with staffing taking up a large chunk of firms' costs, is corporate recruiting ripe for the same transformation?

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New Ideas in Onboarding Thought Leadership

August 5, 2013 | Forbes

The most important new ideas coming out of last week’s Conference Board Onboarding Lab include 1) Deploying a systemic integrated approach to onboarding, 2) Personalizing onboarding efforts and 3) Not leading until you’ve earned the ...

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Social Tools Can Improve Employee Onboarding

August 5, 2013 | HBR

Remember for just a moment the first few weeks in your job. Chances are it took you a while to get in the swing of things and to get fully comfortable and productive. Thinking even further back, once you accepted the job and before you showed up ...

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Onboarding Done Better

August 5, 2013 | Inc Magazine

Picture this: You've just hired some wonderful new talent to join your company but you don't have a specific role intended for them. Instead, you give them three months to explore all the different departments of the company and you train ...

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The 10 Commandments of Employee Onboarding

August 5, 2013 | Careerbuilder

Effective employee onboarding has a positive domino effect: it ensures that new hires feel welcome and prepared in their new positions, in turn giving them the confidence and resources to make an impact within the organization, and ultimately ...

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Big Data for HR Doesn't Have to Be Rocket Science

August 5, 2013 | David Bernstein | Business 2 Community

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking with both customers and industry analysts. Two themes have emerged from those conversations. The first is the reminder that any analytics endeavor will be pointless unless there are knowledgeable ...

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