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    Ten Imperatives for Strategic Sourcing

    Ten Imperatives for Strategic Sourcing
    Great companies maintain their competitive advantage by almost unfailingly “getting the right people on the bus”. The first link in the chain is sourcing. Top sourcing and recruiting professionals implement and even invent “next” practices but they also have a solid grasp on the fundamentals. They are forecasters, strategic planners, savvy marketers, analysts and futurists. A profile of today’s top sourcing ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Employee Discipline “Just Cause” Checklist

    Before deciding to discipline or discharge an employee, employers should ask themselves the following seven questions: 1. Notice: Did the Employer put the employee on notice of the rule and the possible consequences for violating the rule? 2. Reasonableness: Was the Employer’s rule or work order reasonably related to the orderly, efficient and safe operation of the business, and the performance ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Wharton Study: Employee Satisfaction Contributes to Bottom Line

    Wharton Study: Employee Satisfaction Contributes to Bottom Line
    Concern for employees’ satisfaction is more than just a “feel good” aspect of management. Wharton professor Alex Edmans’ recent study confirms that happy workers positively impact financial success. His study examined the stock returns of companies from Fortune's “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” between 1998 and 2005 and found they had higher financial returns – more than double ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    How to Manage a Global Office

    How to Manage a Global Office
    Undercover Boss has become a new hit show, largely because it demonstrates the value of a basic management principle, first proposed by Peters and Waterman known as “managing by walking around”. But today’s global business world taxes a manager’s ability to apply this principle. Most of us don’t have corporate jets to fly us all over our company but it is ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Job Analysis Form

    This Job Analysis Information Sheet form is used to define a job within your company. It documents the purpose of the job, whom the supervisor will be, the job duties, the education level required for the position, the experience required, location of the job, environmental conditions, health and safety conditions, as well as the machines, tools, and work aids that the ...
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    Call-In Pay Policy

    _The **Call-in Pay policy** states that an employee shall be paid the applicable straight-time or overtime rate for the actual hours worked, or a minimum of 4 hours regular straight-time base pay, whichever is greater, on the occasion that it is necessary to call in hourly employees without notice outside of their regular shift hours to handle emergency repairs, equipment failures, ...
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    Enforcing Company Policies

    Enforcing Company Policies
    A reader writes: I recently started managing a department of approximately 15-20 people. I have found that there are a lot of rules and procedures in place but most are not being enforced. Obviously I've started to have all of these rules enforced or adjusted so what we are telling people to do matches what our written policies state. The problem ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Global Workforce Engagement Vs. Productivity: A Paradox?

    In Mid-April I travelled to Bangalore, India to deliver a two-day workshop on Advanced Talent Management. The workshop is aimed at sophisticated and senior talent management and HR professionals (most of whom will have read books like “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman and other authors like Jim Collins, Marcus Buckingham, Jeffrey Pfeffer, etc.). I facilitate this workshop throughout Asia, ...
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    Why Don't Most Companies Manage Performance Well?

    Why Don't Most Companies Manage Performance Well?
    There's a good reason the performance reviews in your company probably aren't going well. Most of your managers don't know what they're doing. Less than a fifth of organizations have leaders who are either highly or very highly skilled at conducting performance reviews, according to a new study i4cp conducted for a member organization. Companies should not expect employees to be ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Discuss an Employee Performance Problem

    How to Discuss an Employee Performance Problem
    The thought occurred to me the other day that while I’ve written a lot about the importance of accountability and dealing with poor performers, I’ve never actually written a post on exactly how to have a performance discussion. I have, however, written about how not to deal with underperformers. Knowing how to sit down with an employee and have an effective ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee
    Be Aware of Employment Laws! The interview process and application forms, in today's arena, are land mines waiting to be stepped on! There are more employment laws today than ever before and questions you used to be able to ask are now grounds for discrimination lawsuits. If you aren't familiar with these laws, you must become so, and the sooner the ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Verification of Previous Employment Form

    This Verification of Previous Employment form is used to gather information about an applicant’s previous employment history and contacts. It documents who was called, the contact phone number, and pertinent questions, such as length of previous employment, position held, title, reason for leaving, and whether the previous employer would consider rehiring the applicant. Verification of Previous Employment [gate] Applicant's Name: ___________________________________________________ ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Business Case for Leadership Development

    The Business Case for Leadership Development
    If you happen to work for a great company, then chances are you won’t have to spend a lot of time and effort convincing anyone how important leadership development is. The primary reason your company is so successful and admired is because you already are. Good for you! You can spend time actually developing your next generation of leaders and making ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Reorganizations: Don't Just Shake up the Bird Cage

    Reorganizations: Don't Just Shake up the Bird Cage
    I've heard some employees call frequent, questionable reorganizations "shaking up the bird cage". You get a lot of noisy chaos and ruffled feathers flying, and at the end of the say, the same bunch would just be sitting on different perches, albeit a little dizzy from all of the cage rattling. Nothing else seems to change. That kind of a cynical ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Diverse Candidates Demand Career Growth Opportunities

    Diverse Candidates Demand Career Growth Opportunities
    Employers need to be sensitive to the unique issues that can influence the career decisions of ethnically diverse job candidates, particularly when it comes to factors beyond salary and benefits. Monster's recent study on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce – "A Changing Landscape: The Effect of Age, Gender and Ethnicity on Career Decisions" – looks the commonalities and key differences ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What’s Behind Employee Turnover

    What’s Behind Employee Turnover
    Leigh Branham explores the real reasons employees leave in his book, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave. He provides insight across the continuum of what prompts employees to start thinking about leaving to their disengagement and ultimate departure. Based on the results of extensive employee exit interviews, Branham found these reasons why employees leave: • The job or workplace was ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    The Happy Employees-Successful Company Equation

    The Happy Employees-Successful Company Equation
    Most HR managers intuitively know the self-reinforcing relationship between employees and customers: if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers. But let’s take this one step further: Do happy employees ensure organizational success? The answer is: it depends. It depends on a lot of factors, such as the utility and value of a company’s offering, market demand, and competition, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employee Relations

    Employee Relations
    In this article, I'm going to look at three areas of discussion on the subject of employee relations: • What Employee Relations means • How Employee Relations works • What is needed to be successful What Employee Relations is: Employee Relations is, of course, the relationship between employers and employees. Here in the UK, this is known as Employer/employee Engagement. Perhaps ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Inclusion Measurement - Tracking the Intangible

    Inclusion Measurement - Tracking the Intangible
    Diversity and inclusion are, in some ways, like peanut butter and jelly. They're not the same but are often combined, making up a whole that's more than the sum of its parts. So when i4cp - on behalf of its members-only Diversity Accelerator group - decided to look at inclusion metrics, we first had to carefully define, identify, and separate the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    OD Pitfall: Internet Model of Organizational Change

    This model presents the perils of attempting sporadic organizational change. Unfortunately this model is used very often in organizations and the resulting failure gives the impression that change cannot be successfully conducted. 1. The process begins with the executive surfing the Internet around midnight. There are some really good ideas out there. Another organization’s success story really excites the exec. He ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?