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How Do We Get Managers to Loosen Control Over Employees?

October 4, 2011
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Rather than enabling our employees to innovate, our management tends to stand in their way. They would rather exert tight-fisted control over employees. This makes for a work environment that isn't conducive for strategic innovation; we are unable to keep enthusiastic and talented people. How could I persuade management to drop its hierarchical approach so that employees are encouraged to initiate projects that help the company?
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Phony Open Doors Lead to Naked Emperors

September 23, 2011
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The Corporate Executive Board found that among the 12 key indicators it tracks in its “cultural diagnostic” of companies, the one that is most strongly correlated with 10-year total shareholder return is employee comfort with speaking up.
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Multiple Choice Unrest: HRCI-SHRM Link Leaves Many Stumped

September 16, 2011
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A low pass rate on exams and high cost for study materials have HR practitioners seeking to earn their credentials questioning the blurry relationship between SHRM and HRCI.
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HR Certification: Preferred or Unnecessary?

September 16, 2011
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Some jobs require certification, though other companies say they want nothing to do with an HR practitioner with an acronym after their name. HR Certification Institute officials say that while certification has long been preferred, it is now a requirement for some jobs, thus fueling demand for the credentials.
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‘Say on Pay’ May Put Spotlight On HR Leaders

September 16, 2011
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Shareholder "say on pay" proposals seem to be picking up steam, and experts say this could put HR executives in the spotlight.
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Dear Workforce How Do I Handle an Employee's Drinking Problem?

September 7, 2011
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How do I approach a new employee that I suspect may be drinking prior to arriving at work?
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Dear Workforce How Valuable Are HR Certifications in Career Growth

September 7, 2011
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I aspire to be a vice president of human resources one day, and wonder if I need a certification. How important is it in pursuing my career goal?
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SHRM, Dissident Group Set Summit to Air Differences

August 2, 2011
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The SHRM Members for Transparency, which formed last year largely over concerns about the SHRM board’s 2005 decision to pay board members, had been asking to meet with SHRM leaders since the fall of 2010.
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Men Dominate MBA Enrollment in Chicago

July 5, 2011
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But East Coast schools such as the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Harvard Business School are enrolling record percentages of women in the upcoming academic year.
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The Search Is on for HRs Best and Brightest

May 2, 2011
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This is an excellent opportunity for you to publicly recognize your employees or professional colleagues. We also will accept self-nominations as long as they are accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an executive in your organization.
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