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Leading in the Human Age

May 23, 2013 | ManpowerGroup

The ecosystem of the Human Age continues to evolve. The macro-economic forces conspiring to rewrite the rules that govern our societies, economies and even our interpersonal interactions are growing not only stronger, but more inextricably ...

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What Exactly Is Coaching?

May 10, 2013 | Cathia Friou

What Exactly Is Coaching?
 
At its simplest, coaching is a discovery-based process offering clients the lead role in finding their own creative solutions. Working with a coach is a unique opportunity to unpack your thinking around a ...

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Workforce Replenishment

May 2, 2013 | Ken Mall

Studies have shown a positive correlation between the extent to which organizations retain knowledge and the extent to which they perform well in the marketplace

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No Jobs For Job Seekers? Think Again

May 2, 2013 | Alexandra Levit | Careerealism

I talk to job seekers every day, and they have strikingly similar attitudes. They feel frustrated that the market remains so poor. Whether they are at junior, mid-, or senior levels, they find that the jobs just aren’t out there. ...

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Rehiring Retirees as Consultants Is Bad Business

May 2, 2013 | Dorothy Leonard and Steven Labate | Harvard Business School Publishing

 
Why would any organization set up a system that discourages experts from sharing their business-critical knowledge?
Obviously, no leader deliberately set out to do such a thing. Yet it happens all the time when companies make a practice ...

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How to Reduce Impact from Retiring Employees

May 2, 2013 | Ben Eubanks | Upstart HR

One of the topics that sometimes keeps me awake at night is knowledge. The sheer amount of knowledge in the minds of our staff members is staggering. In the past few years we’ve had a few highly competent people attempt to retire, and ...

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Why RPO – Why Now?

May 2, 2013 | Ryan Baca | The Staffing Stream

For those of us keeping a watchful eye on the staffing industry, the growth of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) has been on our radar for more than a decade. Based on a recent survey, Staffing Industry Analysts estimates RPO is a ...

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Knowledge retention: What practitioners need to know

May 1, 2013 | Jay Liebowitz, Ph.D., | KMWorld

With increasingly competitive environments and struggling economies, today’s organizations are trying to stay afloat in rough waters. Internal and external pressures are placing demands on organizations that are affecting their competitive ...

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Case Study RPO

April 29, 2013 | Agile 1

 

In 2003, the company sought a multi-faceted service provider to broker its labor spend and management strategies for future growth. A joint venture in 2010 further intensified the need for an enterprise-wide solution that could provide ...

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Knowledge Retention - The EDSI Way

April 29, 2013 | Jim Bitterle, Kevin Watson, Will Owen | EDSI Consulting

As America’s population ages, so does its workforce. In fact, in the first decade of the new millennium, the number of workers aged 55 to 64 increased by 52%. Unfortunately, most companies are unprepared to manage the loss of many highly ...

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Median Pay in U.S. Is Stagnant, but Low-Paid Workers Lose

April 29, 2013 | FLOYD NORRIS | New York Times

THE median pay of American workers has stagnated in recent years, but that is not true for all workers. When adjusted for inflation, the wages of low-paid workers have declined. But the wages for better-paid workers have grown significantly more ...

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Big Data, Trying to Build Better Workers

April 29, 2013 | STEVE LOHR | New York Times

BOSSES, as it turns out, really do matter — perhaps far more than even they realize.
In telephone call centers, for example, where hourly workers handle a steady stream of calls under demanding conditions, the communication skills and ...

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Who Owns Data 5: Privacy

April 29, 2013 | Heather Bussing | HR Examiner

 
This is the last part of the mini law school on ownership. Then we’ll start looking at who owns data. The last concept to understand is privacy.
Privacy is very fragile as rights go. (In the US. Privacy rights are much ...

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Measuring Human Resources Isn’t the Goal

April 29, 2013 | Ben Eubanks | Upstart HR

 
When we talk about metrics, analytics, and business intelligence, we forget thatmeasuring human resources isn’t the goal.
It’s an objective. Yes, we need to do it, but it isn’t the end of the process. At the end, ...

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Pay Satisfaction Reporting Made "Clear and Fair"

April 29, 2013 | Ann Bares | Compensation Force

 
A client of mine with a gift for distilling information recently came up with a simple and elegant chart that tracks employee perceptions of the company's pay program.  As someone who believes there is still a place for the ...

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Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

April 29, 2013 | Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | Harvard Business School Publishing

How much should people earn? Even if resources were unlimited, it would be difficult to stipulate your ideal salary. Intuitively, one would think that higher pay should produce better results, but scientific evidence indicates that the link ...

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Workplace Flexibility Practices Should Be . . . Flexible

April 29, 2013 | Juanita Phillips | SHRM

 
Workplace flexibility practices should be … flexible. I think it’s a no-brainer.  Right? 
Flexibility in our workplaces is key these days in helping us get and keep great employees.  But those practices have ...

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HR Recordkeeping and the Cloud

April 29, 2013 | Michael Haberman | Omega HR Solution

There are many, many companies today that are moving to “the cloud” for their data storage. Naturally there are legal issues that need to be considered in making such a move. HR in particular needs to be concerned with HR ...

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