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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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Get Started with Twitter and HootSuite

April 8, 2013 | Alexandra Samuel | Harvard Business School Publishing

 
With so many people drinking from the Twitter fire hose, it's no wonder that some people have suggested that it can replace the soon-to-be defunct Google Reader. But that vision is based on the mistaken idea that Twitter, at its ...

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Evaluate Your Recruiting Process

April 8, 2013 | SHARLYN LAUBY | HR Bartender

 
For as long as I’ve been in HR, hiring and retaining talent has been the number one concern of business pros. This tells me that having a “near flawless” recruiting process is essential.
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Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?

April 2, 2013 | The New York Times

Just after noon on a Wednesday in November, Adam Grant wrapped up a lecture at the Wharton School and headed toward his office, a six-minute speed walk away. Several students trailed him, as often happens; at conferences, Grant attracts something ...

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Operational Improvement Has Improved

April 1, 2013 | Brad Power | Harvard Business School Publishing

 
If you've had a bad experience with an operational improvement effort (like Six Sigma or Business Reengineering), or if you haven't given it much attention lately, you should take a fresh look. Many companies and executives have ...

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De-Siloing Social Software

April 1, 2013 | Dr. Katherine Jones | Bersin by Deloitte

 
Human beings are social by nature.  And why shouldn’t the software that people use at work support that inherent social inclination? It can – if it is intrinsic in the way that they actually work. 
To date, many ...

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How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team

March 27, 2013 | Roger Schwarz | Harvard Business School Publishing

You are holding your weekly team leadership meeting. You are discussing with your direct reports how to handle the project delays that have caused the team to miss its quarterly numbers. You know that Ted — one of your direct reports ...

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Nonprofits: Master "Medium Data" Before Tackling Big Data

March 27, 2013 | Jacob Harold | Harvard Business School Publishing

Every day humanity adds approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data to our collective store of knowledge. Looking over this treasure trove, scientists, financiers, and business leaders are justifiably giddy about the potential of Big ...

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The Case for Crafting a Big Data Plan

March 27, 2013 | David Court | Harvard Business School Publishing

There's a growing appreciation among executives that the returns from big data are real indeed. But that doesn't make moving forward any easier. The investment, both in dollars and management commitment, can be large. CIOs ...

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On phone calls and productivity

March 27, 2013 | Steve Boese

Yesterday I took a fairly easy shot at everyone's favorite communication whipping boy, email, comparing the typical send/receive ratios of email to SMS, which continues to be the most engaging two-way communication medium. Today I want to ...

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Tackling Concerns of Independent Workers

March 27, 2013 | Steven Greenhouse | New York Times

SOON after landing a job at a Manhattan law firm nearly 20 years ago, Sara Horowitz was shocked to discover that it planned to treat her not as an employee, but as an independent contractor.

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Real-Time References

March 25, 2013 | Larry Stevens | Human Resource Executive

Every human resource executive is well aware of the problems related to reference checking - the seemingly interminable phone tag, the equivocal responses, the difficulty comparing the references coming from different referrers of different ...

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Establishing a Talent Management Culture

March 22, 2013 | David Forman, Chief Learning Officer

Economists, CEOs and thought leaders have recognized that we are in a different time, space and context than companies in the Industrial and even Knowledge Ages. In the 21st Century, success is based on the ability to innovate, be creative, ...

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Why Your Organization Suffers From Leadership Dysfunction

March 21, 2013 | Forbes

Have you ever wondered why organizations tolerate dysfunctional leaders? The answer is dysfunction is so prevalent it’s often not even recognized as problematic. Many corporations just desire leaders to go along and get along more than they ...

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Is There Life After Work?

March 14, 2013 | The New York Times

AT an office party in 2005, one of my colleagues asked my then husband what I did on weekends. She knew me as someone with great intensity and energy. “Does she kayak, go rock climbing and then run a half marathon?” she joked. No, he ...

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