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    Real-world Application of the Strategic Business Partner Role

    Real-world Application of the Strategic Business Partner Role
    Fourteen years after the publication of Dave Ulrich's ground-breaking book HR Champions, organizations are still grappling with how to implement his recommended model for organizing HR to deliver optimum value. A key to that model is becoming a strategic partner, or what has come to be known as the creation of a strategic business partner (SBP) role. According to a recent ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Creating an Onboarding Plan

    Creating an Onboarding Plan
    There have been some very good posts written on the subject of onboarding. You can check them out here, here, and here. Some people think of orientation and onboarding as the same thing. I view onboarding as a longer process which includes orientation. Unfortunately, in many companies, orientation has become that half-day event where employees sign paperwork and review the employee handbook. That’s ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Strategies of Successful HR Executives

    Strategies of Successful HR Executives
    For HR professionals who suspect that the never-ending quest for the proverbial "seat at the table" is an unattainable objective, there are a growing number of examples of HR executives who have not only gained entry to the inner circle but have leveraged positions of significant influence within their organizations with great success. Such wins give those still wrestling with the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Defining the Role of Human Resources

    Defining the Role of Human Resources
    The workplace is stressful these days and people are on edge. If it's not increasing demands, decreasing dollars and limited staff, it's the human resource staff standing in the way of supervisors and managers doing what they want to do, how they want to do it, and when they want to do it. The No-No Girls Back in the day, me ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Reimbursing Employee Meals?

    Reimbursing Employee Meals?
    A reader writes: Our office has a number of staff that travel to our various satellite offices – most of the travel is same day (home to office back to home)(no overnight stays). There are a few staff members that feel like they need to be reimbursed for breakfast and lunch and sometimes even dinner (if they leave after 5pm) from ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional
    Considering HR? Your timing is great. Human resources is transforming itself. Once widely viewed as mere tacticians, paper pushers, or in-office enforcers, today’s HR professionals are increasingly seen as integral to their companies’ business success. This growing strategic role means HR now has a place at the table where real business decisions are made, and that offers unprecedented opportunities for those ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +27
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    What's Cool About HR

    What's Cool About HR
    Cool HR readers, this one's for you! I asked a question, "What's so cool about HR?" and you answered. On the Twitter front,@adowling says making offers to qualified job candidate & letting frustrated employees vent is cool and @beneubanks says it's finding, developing, motivating, rewarding, & retaining talent- this ain't your daddy's personnel department! There is tons of coolness in the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is Human Resources Fatally Flawed?

    Is Human Resources Fatally Flawed?
    Don’t think about it. Just answer me quickly: Is HR fatally flawed? How many of you answered yes? When I first started writing this in April, I said yes too. Yes, this has been on my mind since April, sitting in my draft folder waiting for me to answer the question. And I can tell you, if I waited until I ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Does Leadership Coaching Work?

    Does Leadership Coaching Work?
    Tell me about leadership coaching." A simple request and a post is inspired. Leadership coaching is one of the best professional decisions I made for myself. I started working with a leadership coach while a member of an executive team strategically preparing for company growth. I continued the coaching relationship after changing employers and focused on my leadership. For me, coaching ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Meetings: A Necessary Evil

    Meetings: A Necessary Evil
    How much time do you spend in meetings? How much of it is necessary? Industry Week reports that the estimated cost of wasted time in unproductive meetings exceeds $37 billion annually. Estimate a meeting’s cost by taking the average hourly rate of the participants - a conservative estimate for managers is $40/hour - and multiplying it by the number of people ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Top Paying Specializations for HR Professionals

    Top Paying Specializations for HR Professionals
    In HR, you have the opportunity to specialize in a specific area, or work as a Generalist and wear many hats. Below is a list of the main specialty areas within HR that you may find yourself choosing from. We have also included salary information so you can match your interest with your earning potential. Click on the profiles below to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    I Can't Do Salary Surveys Anymore

    I Can't Do Salary Surveys Anymore
    I love spreadsheets. Is it the ISTJ in me that loves the boxes, the formulas, and the grids? Does anything compare to the excitement of figuring out how to round down in Excel instead of rounding up? I enjoy compensation. I could spend hours, reviewing salary surveys; analyzing data; determining benchmark rates; and working with others to develop and articulate a ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid

    Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid
    *Tip 1:* Prioritize your efforts, starting with the federal government. Then turn to the private sector for additional assistance. Visit www.finaid.org to learn about all your funding opportunities. *Tip 2:* Learn all you can about the college financial aid process. Be sure to meet your aid administrator and establish a relationship. Tip 3: Submit a FAFSA, even if you don't think ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Projected Human Resources Earnings Guide

    Projected Human Resources Earnings Guide
    You've heard that your base salary is largely determined by your education level - but did you ever wonder exactly how much education matters? If you've got enough smarts, it shouldn't matter whether or not you have formal training - right? Wrong. At least, it might not be so simple. As job scarcity continues to drive more competition to each open ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Sign Up for HRPeople's Weekly Newsletter

    Sign Up for HRPeople's Weekly Newsletter
    Would you like to hear from us? Every week, HRPeople sends out a recap of the best and most popular content from our site. Sign up for our newsletter today. To receive the newsletter: 1) In your profile, there are tabs at the top to set your site preferences. Here, you can go into your Account Settings. 2) Scroll down to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    An Important Message from the Editor of HRPeople

    An Important Message from the Editor of HRPeople
    In today's uncertain economic times, you - like many others - are probably focusing on saving more and spending less. You may be anxious about your job security, salary and employment opportunities. Over the years, I've found the best way to combat stress is to put together a plan and stick to it. Here at HRPeople we are 100% focused on ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Advance Your Education: HRPeople Degree Center

    Advance Your Education: HRPeople Degree Center
    It can be difficult to find factual and well-written information about the different educational paths which lead to careers in human resources. What degree is right for the job you want? Which degrees generate real opportunities for job seekers, and which fail to make the cut? HRPeople has created a comparative degree guide to help you choose your path. We'll assist ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Go to Business School for Free

    How to Go to Business School for Free
    Many business school applicants figure their essay writing is done when they learn they've gotten into one of the top business schools. Devin Griffin took the opposite tack when he received his Wharton acceptance letter, sitting down at his computer and writing yet another essay for the admissions committee. His thoughts on leadership would, he hoped, give him a shot at ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search

    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search
    HRPeople's job search capabilities offer a lot more value to those searching for HR jobs than might be noticed at a first glance. We can help you find exactly the jobs you are looking for - this article will help you get the most out of your search for HR jobs. Seven Secrets: Power Job Searching Awaits We can help you ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Temp in HR

    Temp in HR
    You've been trying to break into HR for a while now, so a friend suggests you contact a temporary placement agency about an opportunity in an HR department. At first, this sounds like a great idea, but now you're having second thoughts. Will this move help or hurt your career? Before you decide, consider the advantages and disadvantages of temporary work ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +7

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?