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Tap the CFO on Metrics

October 22, 2006
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HR metrics currently in use by most organizations prove nothing. I find that most HR metrics fail to excite anyone in the executive suite because the ones selected are the wrong metrics. Few organizations involve the CFO in developing a suite of measures that have real meaning and value.
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HR goes MIA at HP

September 18, 2006
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The inaction, or mis-action, by HR during and after a corporate scandal can have a greater financial impact than the scandal itself.
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Flushing Out HR Snakes

August 25, 2006
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The movie "Snakes on a Plane" depicts the terror of being trapped in a confined space with life-threatening pythons, rattlesnakes and the like. While some might see this movie as having no connection to human resources, I see it as the perfect metaphor for the typical HR department.
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Listening to HR's Critics

July 28, 2006
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Rather than relishing a seat at the table, HR must transform from top to bottom and learn to act solely as a business-impact function.
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Listening to HR's Critics

July 28, 2006
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Rather than relishing a seat at the table, HR must transform from top to bottom and learn to act solely as a business-impact function.
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End Your Recruiting Problems … Without Spending a Dime

June 30, 2006
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If you want to attract the very best talent, it doesn’t take a lot of money or technology. All it takes is the courage to try something new.
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HR's Hand in Productivity

May 1, 2006
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Few HR leaders attempt to take responsibility for their workforce's productivity.
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Personalizing Motivation

March 27, 2006
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Beginning with this post. Dr. John Sullivan will write a monthly column for Workforce.com and Workforce Management . Sullivan, a professor of management at San Francisco State University, is one of the leading strategists in the field of workforce management. Human resource professionals must accept the responsibility of providing managers with a list of what motivates and frustrates a new or recently transferred employee.
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