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Two Out of Three Ain&#8217t Bad Cost, Time and Quality in the Talent Game

October 18, 2008
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As Meat Loaf said, ‘two out of three ain’t bad,’ and that’s certainly true in recruiting: You can get new hires for any position good and fast, good and cheap, or fast and cheap. You just can't have all three.
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The Four-Day Workweek Now Wrecking Innovation at a Company Near You

October 14, 2008
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Commentary: Put the four-day workweek in, and you’re sending an institutional message to your salaried workers that your organization expects 40 hours rather than continuous effort until their objectives are met.
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What Your Personal Board of Directors Wants From HR

September 19, 2008
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Rather than give you the usual ‘blah, blah, blah’ from me, I’ve commissioned my own personal board of directors to tell us what HR should do to take the seat. Here’s HR’s real path to influence and achievement, as outlined by a CEO, a CFO, a VP of marketing, a director of customer service, a general counsel and a VP of sales.
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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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