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    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?

    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?
    When it comes to terminating employees, HR can help shape the process, guide the conversation and minimize potential damage to both company and employee. But it can't assume the responsibility nor make the task pleasant for anyone involved. Still, "HR should always be a significant part of any termination in any company," says Amy Schrameck, regional director of human resources for ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    The Qualities of a Great Hire

    The Qualities of a Great Hire
    We all know that an ideal prospective hire would be intelligent, competent, sensitive, curious, spirited, able, and confident. These attributes are at the top of our list. What should also be on the list are the basic and specific criteria for success that are non-negotiable and consistent with the specific organization’s mission, values, and culture. p((. • Job understanding. Are ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Emotional Mismanagement

    Emotional Mismanagement
    What's a manager to do about feelings in business? Why, manage them, of course. Not to mock your question in the slightest; we're dead serious. Because if there's one thing that doesn't get enough blame for undermining productivity, creativity, and the smooth functioning of business, it's the mismanagement of emotion in the workplace. Too many managers let people go, emotionally speaking, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    HR as a Strategic Partner: An Engagement Model

    This chart depicts the steps that must be undertaken for a Human Resources Office to become a strategic partner within its organization. The steps need not be followed in precisely the same order, but each step is important to the process. Earlier steps inform later ones, and sometimes a later step raises and helps answer questions about an earlier one. All ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Global Human Resources

    Global Human Resources
    With business and the economy becoming globally focused, many companies are sending their employees overseas. This global workforce has created new career opportunities for job seekers interested in the human resources field. What does a global human resources professional do? A little bit of everything. Individuals being sent abroad by their companies have many questions and need a variety of services ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Gender Diversity: Why They Leave, and Why They Stay

    There are key differences in the ways men and women evaluate potential job changes and make career decisions. Our findings show that men are more likely to value direct returns from work, like salary and benefits. They are also more aggressive and less risk averse with respect to using job changes to fuel career growth. In contrast, women tend to attach ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Workplace Gathering a Meaningful Ritual

    Workplace Gathering a Meaningful Ritual
    One of my former clients, a small department of a large organization, engages in a morning coffee klatch – staff arrives on or before 8 AM, turn on their computers, and then gather around the table in a small lunch room for coffee, tea, cereal, and/or a variety of goodies available. (The office always has a generous assortment of baked goods ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Critical Questions for the Employee Experience

    Critical Questions for the Employee Experience
    There’s an interesting guest post on Customers Rock! about customer experience and emotion by Colin Shaw, author of The DNA of Customer Experience. He writes that companies still don’t get the reality that more than half of a customer experience is about emotions – feelings that can either drive value or destroy it. So when he meets with companies, he asks ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs

    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs
    • Provide Another Job • Can She Work? • Length of Leave • Stay off Until Delivery? • Keep Job Open? • Status During Leave • Fringe Benefits • Hiring • Only Marrieds Protected? • All Female Workforce • Income Maintenance • Long-Term Disability • Fringe Benefits • Vacation Provide Another Job Q. If, for pregnancy-related reasons, an employee is ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How To Manage Employees Who Manage

    How many of the employees whom you manage are responsible for managing others? If you expect them to become as hands-on as you, you have to spend some time up front talking with each of them to prepare them. Focus on your managers intensely until they are up to speed and playing the new highly engaged management role you need them ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Maximizing the Schwartzkopf Generation

    We refer to the 7.5% of the workforce born before 1946 as the Schwartzkopf Generation, with all due respect to the General. In the United States alone that amounts to more than five million workers, representing an incredible store of skill, knowledge, wisdom, institutional memory, relationships, and the last vestiges of the old fashioned work ethic. Nine points on which to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Individual Development Plans (IDPs) Are Worthless

    Individual Development Plans (IDPs) Are Worthless
    …if no action is taken. I take a lot of pride in helping people write "Individual Development Plans", or IDPs. Thousands of people have stumbled upon Great Leadership searching on this topic, and I’ve probably helped write over 1000 of them as part of my day job. When working with a leader or aspiring leader, I’ll follow this process: We usually ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Master the Challenges of Global Collaboration

    Picture yourself starring in a foreign movie that lacks both a script and a director. You hear everyone’s words but feel you need subtitles to truly understand what’s going on. Sound confusing? That sense of dislocation is what global work experts say you can expect during the first six months of adapting to the rigors and challenges of a global work ...
    Published almost 10 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, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This

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