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How Do We Use Data to Identify Quality Candidates?

January 7, 2014
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We've completed our skills gap analysis and competency profile - but we can't find enough good candidates in the job market who have the right skills. Now that we have all this information, where do we go from here?

— Only Half the Problem, HR consultant, Nairobi


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Delivering Holiday Bonuses? Remember These Rules

December 10, 2013
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As the year draws to a close and the holiday spirit abounds, employers can anticipate reviewing year-end figures to determine who goes on the naughty or nice list.
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Leadership Gets a Checkup at Kaiser

December 5, 2013
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‘It’s not what we say that matters, but how we behave,’ said new CEO Bernard Tyson.


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What Are the Keys to Engaging Employees?

December 4, 2013
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How should our organization define the term employee engagement?

—Open-Ended Question, staffing/HR services, Highland Mills, New York


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How Should We Treat Our Contingent Workforce?

December 4, 2013
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We are an apparel maker that uses contingent workers for a variety of high-level tasks, such as designers and engineering. Is it important for us to engage them like our paid staff, and if so, why and how do we do it? 

—Laboring to Make the Connection, generalist, manufacturer, Memphis, Tennessee


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How Do We Know When Is the Right Time to Use an Assessment Center?

December 4, 2013
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We've been hearing about this idea for a while, but as I understand it, assessment centers can be pretty pricey. Given that we have a tight budget, is there a good way to assess whether the ROI is there for us? We're a medium-sized company and putting a premium on strong leadership.

—Assessing Our Options, senior HR consultant, legal/consulting, Zagreb, Croatia


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Holy Crap(s)

November 12, 2013
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I’d never played craps before. But at a recent conference at the Mandalay Bay resort I gave it a try. Almost immediately, the employees manning the tables earned my respect.
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Workforce Analytics: Disney’s Real-Life Fairy Tale

October 9, 2013
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Disney has become data-conscious in the way it manages its creative workforce.
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Former Groupon CEO Singing a New Tune

August 15, 2013
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Review: Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason’s business self-help album is well done but also incredibly silly.
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2013 Game Changer: Matthew West

August 11, 2013
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Vice president/chief talent officer, McCann Regan Campbell Ward, New York
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