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What lies ahead
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Experts say the coming year will bring us all kinds of crazy. While HR leaders will continue to deal with benefits cost increases and talent and skills shortages, they also may face new issues — such as setting up health care exchanges or fighting over social-media personas. More

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5 workplace trends for 2012
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As the year winds down, talent managers need to address and capitalize on workplace trends in an effort to move their organizations forward. The recession has impacted how individuals view work and the workplace. Though it may appear little has changed as employees who've managed to keep their jobs hunker down, try not to get noticed and wait things out, the workplace continues to evolve as new trends emerge. More

Coaching Gen Y employees: What to do when they think they're ready to advance — but you don't
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Do you have Gen Y, or millennial, employees who, in your opinion, think they are more proficient than they are or think they should advance faster than you believe is realistic? If so, join the club. While it may be frustrating, how you handle this will make a huge difference in what you can expect from your Gen Y workers. More

Survey: HR and finance will partner more closely in future
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HR, meet finance. You two are going to be spending a lot more time together over the next few years. That's the upshot of a recent Towers Watson/Forbes Insights study, which indicates that the implications of health care reform will likely forge a tighter partnership between corporate finance and human resource executives. More

Nitpicking incentive travel
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With more companies struggling with smaller budgets to reward productive employees, some are restricting travel to certain locales or limiting items eligible for expense reimbursements. Such an approach may be penny-wise and pound-foolish, however. More

'I'm a leader, not a manager.'
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Some years ago, management was the more inclusive term and included leadership — along with motivating, planning, communicating, organizing and the like — as one of many functions necessary to make groups of people productive. Then in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the perception took hold that the U.S. was in danger of falling behind innovative competitors because traditional management as practiced by U.S. businesses didn't promote change and innovation. The solution was leadership, which was singled out as the ability to do exactly that. Thus was born the new age of leadership in which we've heard even senior managers say, "I'm a leader, not a manager." More

Job interviewers: Avoid these 6 gaffes
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Interview mistakes aren't limited to job candidates; interviewers make lots of mistakes, too. Here are six of the most common mistakes interviewers make, and what to do instead. More

Absolute ban on all who fail drug test upheld
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reinstate a lawsuit based on a "one strike, you're out" drug testing policy. Here is the recent case. More

Things to consider when ordering criminal database searches for background checks
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There are a number of employers who rely almost solely on criminal database searches as background checks for their employment screening services. This is not a great idea. More
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