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How Do We Measure Turnover?

August 18, 2014
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Our university is trying to determine the best way to calculate turnover. Is there an industry standard for how turnover is calculated in higher education?

More precisely, we aren't clear whether to base it on total employee count, number of full-time equivalents, and whether adjunct/non-tenure-track faculty should be included in the turnover ratio. We would love to know how other universities are calculating turnover ratios.

— Numbers Game, budget and finance, government, Colorado


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How Do We Get People to Accept Working Apart?

August 18, 2014
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How do I help my managers overcome the idea that people have to work in physical proximity to each other to be productive? They insist that most jobs require close exchange of information and collaboration.

—Trapped in the Past, senior vice president of human resources, nonprofit, Baltimore


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Why 'Key Results' Are Key to Changing Company Culture

August 11, 2014
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It’s been said that leadership is defined by results. We think a better version reads: “Leadership is defining 'key results.' ”
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HR Is No Longer a Nonstarter at Nonprofits, Research Shows

August 11, 2014
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Nonprofit organizations are increasingly recognizing that a focus on strong talent leads to stronger output.
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For Workers, There Are Lots of Distractions

August 11, 2014
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A new survey names personal technology as the No. 1 culprit behind work distraction.


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State of Retirement: Legislators Mull Retiree Funds

August 11, 2014
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Advocates say the best place to address these issues is at the state level, and California is the closest to implementing a state-run plan.


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Do the Math: The ACA Means Correct Counting

August 8, 2014
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Employers who have not accurately counted the number and type of employees within their organization by Jan. 1, 2015, could end up with unnecessary expenditures as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. 


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The Untapped Talent Pool of People With Disabilities

August 7, 2014
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In an economy where companies are facing serious talent shortages, workers with disabilities offer a great value proposition.
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Job Titles Won’t Bring Your Workers Happiness, but a Wonderful Workplace Will

August 7, 2014
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Not to pick on those happy-go-lucky folks whose goal is to bring about happiness at work, but true happiness comes from organizations doing right by their employees.
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Special Report: HRMS Vendors Say, 'Hey, You, Get Onto My Cloud'

August 7, 2014
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And after a lull in software purchasing the past few years, companies are spending more on human resource management systems this year, one analyst notes.
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