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Email Dumpster Diving and LinkedIn Reviews Can Reveal Who's Leaving the Company

November 8, 2010
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Don't hate me because I've got a plan. Hate me because I’m treating human capital like any other marketplace and making measured bets based on the best facts I can find, not on emotion.
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Four Ways to Make Your Existing Performance Review Process Better

October 14, 2010
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There are ways to help make the effectiveness of the process you currently have better. Rather than tell you you're doing it wrong, here are some thoughts that can help maximize what you have in place.
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Six Reasons Why You Are More of a PR Manager Than an HR Manager

October 14, 2010
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Is it your duty to share the company's spin on changing medical insurance options, premiums and coverage levels? Do you also deliver negative corporate news yet tell team members that they have it better with you than the firm across the street? Some would say you’re more PR than HR.
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Ask Managers for Probabilities and Forecasts in Employee Relations Situations

September 27, 2010
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Sharp HR pros know what needs to be communicated in any employee relations situation, but they’re not the ones who get to say it. That duty belongs to manager of the employee in question.
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MBA Oath How About an HR Oath

September 2, 2010
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What the HR profession really needs isn't respect, more business savvy or better metrics. We need an oath.
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The Wisdom of Choosing 'Good-Enough' HR Over 'World-Class' HR

July 22, 2010
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Name a segment of the HR and talent world, and it’s easy to find complex, overloaded solutions that confuse HR pros and, more important, the team members we support. Nowhere was this more apparent than the vendor floor at the SHRM 2010 annual conference.
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The Only Question You Need to Figure Out Who Owns Your Culture

July 16, 2010
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It's easy to talk about engagement, but it's harder to measure. It's even harder to do well and feel like you have your arms around the concept as an HR leader.
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First Mover vs. Disruptor How Would You Change HR if You Could Start From Scratch

May 20, 2010
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Without question, first-mover advantage is great to have. However, here’s an alternative view: The first-mover advantage can and will diminish over time, especially as that nimble approach/solution you started with grows into a legacy battleship that’s hard to move and vulnerable to the disruptor.
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All I Ever Needed to Know About Performance Management I Learned From Little League Baseball

April 16, 2010
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Commentary: You can learn things from big-name management gurus, but coaching a bunch of scrappy 9-year-olds is a smarter play. They can really show you what it takes to develop high performance players—on a sandlot or in your workplace.
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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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