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Pay Transparency Dont Drink the Kool-Aid

August 27, 2008
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It’s becoming trendy and progressive to say that you should arm employees with all types of pay information, up to and including the salaries of other employees. But this recommendation nearly always comes from people who don’t have to live with the decision to publicize pay information.
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The Five Sweetest Jobs in HR and Talent Management

July 30, 2008
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Kris Dunn says his list of the best HR jobs includes roles in talent management. If you’re a performer in HR, you’ll increasingly find strategic opportunities for growth in roles with talent management in the title.
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Rules of Engagement

July 10, 2008
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You don’t need a consultant to start getting more engagement out of your workforce. Some of the answers are common sense. The HR Capitalist has some tips on maximizing your employee engagement levels, starting with this one: Don’t hire clock watchers.
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The Five Worst Jobs in HR

June 13, 2008
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Can you guess what they are? Are you in one of them? Are you headed toward one of them? Here are the HR jobs to avoid—or spend the next few years of your career wishing you had.
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A Career Killer for HR ProsThe Employee Free Choice Act

June 5, 2008
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COMMENTARY: This piece of legislation would cripple the competitiveness of American business, limit the rights of employees and eliminate the need for independent-thinking HR pros, all in one easy-to-sign law.
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Five Reasons Gen X Is Cool with Gen Y

May 12, 2008
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Generational experts love to talk about boomers retiring and the workplace needs of Gen Y, otherwise known as the Millennials. If you're a recruiter or an HR pro, you can't escape it. When's the last time you read an article about the workplace needs of Gen X?
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Six Good Things That Happen to HR Pros During Recessions

May 1, 2008
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There's an opportunity in every crisis, and this one is no different. You just have to squint to see it.
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The Skills to Pay the Bills Hiring HR Pros Who Will Fight

March 28, 2008
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Getting to the table is one thing. Staying at the table requires sharp elbows and the willingness to compete. Here are five behavioral questions to determine whether your candidate has the ability to mix it up and thrive in the sometimes rough-and-tumble business environment.
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The Free and the Furious What to Do About Employees Who Post Their Rsums

March 13, 2008
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What do you do when you see one of your employees has posted a résumé to a service like Monster or CareerBuilder? That depends on why they're posting. Kris Dunn breaks it down for you.
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Avoid Hiring an HR Dud Behavioral Interview Questions for Finding Stars

February 14, 2008
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You don't need an HR drone; you need stellar talent. And the best way to find it is through behavioral interviewing. Here are five questions focused on the competencies that separate the players from the pretenders.
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