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Time to Telecommute

July 7, 2008
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Rather than waiting for national gas prices to top out this summer, HR leaders should act now by enabling more remote work options that help inflation-battered employees save on energy costs.
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As Gas Prices Go Up, So Can Productivity

May 23, 2008
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HR leaders should enable more remote work options that help inflation-battered employees save on energy costs. Employees will not be the only ones to benefit. Studies show that telecommuters are often more productive than office-bound employees doing the same work.
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Recruitment Battle Plan

May 19, 2008
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Every corporation, from Google on down, can learn a lesson from the comprehensive and bold recruiting practices currently in use by the military.
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Bearing Blame

April 17, 2008
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It's my contention that the failure of HR professionals at Bear Stearns to move beyond the traditional business partner role to become true business leaders was a primary cause for the firm's failure.
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Kill the HR Speak

February 21, 2008
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The bewildering array of meaningless terms builds a language wall between human resources and the rest of the business.
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HR Responsibility Stop Whining and Take Ownership of Your People Processes

January 30, 2008
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In business, those who manage a process are responsible for the process's results. Period. The same established connection between ownership of a process and accountability for results must finally be accepted in HR.
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Ready for a Crash

January 28, 2008
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Business strategies are purposely designed to flex whenever the economic environment shifts from expansion to contraction. Most HR departments, on the other hand, don't flex.
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Search Google for Top HR Practices

November 30, 2007
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If you expect your HR function to make a major bottom-line contribution, comparing yourself to the world's first true 'talent machine' is essential.
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Résumés Paper Please

November 5, 2007
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I'm a big fan of technology, but at this time, the pitfalls of video resumes outweigh the benefits.
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When HR Becomes iCSI-i

September 7, 2007
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HR can take some lessons from a wildly popular television show- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation -to develop methodologies for uncovering what's killing success in an organization.
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