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Churn, Churn Churn Turnover ... and Over

August 20, 2007
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There are many signs that constant employee churn is already happening. Like it or not, get ready for it.
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College Refresher

August 8, 2007
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Educational reimbursements for college degrees are a serious contender for the worst-managed-or least beneficial-program in HR.
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Not All Turnover Is Equal

June 8, 2007
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Measuring and reporting turnover might seem simple, but that is because most organizations report only on aggregate turnover, a generic measure that can be very misleading. While aggregate turnover adequately shows the number of positions vacated, it does not account for some turnover being positive, some negative and some catastrophic.
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A Step Ahead of Trouble

April 30, 2007
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More often than not, HR departments get so caught up in fighting the daily fires of people management that they have no time left for forecasting.
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A Step Ahead of Trouble

April 30, 2007
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More often than not, HR departments get so caught up in fighting the daily fires of people management that they have no time left for forecasting.
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HR's Dinosaurs

March 29, 2007
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Generalists view HR as "art," basing decisions on emotions rather than management science.
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HR's No. 1 Priority Profit

March 2, 2007
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Functions that do not have a clearly visible impact on profits are doomed to battle for funding or may face elimination. I's either "show me the money" or you will be "shown the door."
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Why VPs of HR Don’t Become CEOs

January 8, 2007
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It’s incredibly rare to find a Fortune 500 vice president of HR who has been promoted to CEO within his or her organization. It’s a striking indication that HR still has a long way to go.
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I Am NOT a “Business Partner”

December 1, 2006
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The overuse of this invented term can be attributed to wishful thinking. Calling yourself a partner doesn’t make it true.
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Think Competitively

November 16, 2006
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Building and proving a competitive advantage is now a requirement for every function, including HR.
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