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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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JetBlue Names New 'Chief People Officer'

September 17, 2010
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An insider is tapped for the airline’s creatively titled HR post, which has been open since just before a fed-up flight attendant fled a plane via emergency chute. A spokesman says the appointment is not related to the incident.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Are First-Time Managers Really Better Off With Training?

June 28, 2010
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I hear a lot about managers being promoted without sufficient training. The theory is that people are pushed into management without first having the required skill sets. Anecdotally this might be true, but are there any empirical data that prove this approach is leading to a generation of underequipped managers? —Skeptical in Services, Charlotte, North Carolina
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What Would the Workforce Say

April 28, 2010
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Commentary: Have the actions that HR took during the recession eroded its credibility with rank-and-file employees? Professionals would do well to ask themselves this most pertinent of questions.
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HR vs. Fear

April 8, 2010
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Commentary: Great HR people stand between the employees whose energy and talent drives their companies and the fear-based decision-making that seeks to paint every move as a choice between business and its opposite—call it lack of rigor, wimpiness or sob-sister do-goodism. Great HR people know better. They’re willing to be called non-businesspeople, if that’s what it takes to make the right call.
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Why the Best HR Leaders Are Moderate Republicans

March 23, 2010
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Commentary: Both Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan could have been great HR pros. Turns out that in order to be a great HR leader, it’s more important to be a moderate than either a Republican or a Democrat. Need proof? Let’s examine the relationship between getting things done in politics and getting things done in HR.
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HR Groups Use Scholarships, Discounts to Keep Members

February 19, 2010
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Demand for a new scholarship program at WorldatWork has exceeded expectations and SHRM has seen a similar spike in interest for its educational and certificate offerings.
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The Top 5 Reasons to Get Out of HRand Then Come Back

July 31, 2009
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A career in HR that also includes some time outside the function can help us to become that much more effective when we come back.
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General Motors Shakes Up HR Leadership

July 30, 2009
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The appointment of a new human resources chief comes just weeks after the automaker emerged from a structured Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the goal of overhauling the company's bureaucratic and bloated corporate culture, especially within its executive ranks.
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The Last Word Hunkering Down and Getting Back to Basics

June 30, 2009
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SHRM’s 2009 conference will likely be remembered for its subdued atmosphere, lack of rah-rah speechifying and pragmatic focus in the Year of the Big, Bad Economic Downturn.
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