Whitepapers

HR Must Eliminate “Innovation Killers” Within Their Firm

I) – Factors, activities and events that can harm innovation There are many "corporate events" or actions that can impact a company's culture, processes and ways of doing business.  If HR is to help improve innovation in a corporation, it must identify the corporate events that are likely to have a negative impact on risk-taking and innovation driving activities.  After …

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How Should HR React in the Aftermath of Terrorism Events?

Below is a list of potential business issues that may arise as a result of the events:  Potential employee fears and anxiety Employees may fear working in (or even near) tall buildings, especially landmark or symbolic buildings. Employees will likely fear taking commercial airline flights, especially out of major airports. Some may even refuse to fly. Employees in the New …

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An Action Plan For The Anniversary of September 11th

There is no catchall answer as to the exact actions corporations should take. Whatever you do, it must fit your culture and situation.  Individual managers and corporations need to allow their people the time and the flexibility they need to reflect, mourn, or just work through any anxiety that might occur on or around that day.  Managers can begin the …

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Forecasting “Headcount Fat” in Order to Avoid Large Scale Layoffs

Why it's essential to avoid layoffs Laying off thousands of workers is not only embarrassing, it's also expensive. Because the company has invested thousands of dollars in recruiting and training these employees, it makes no sense to release them in large numbers. The negative publicity related to the lay off hurts the firm's image among potential customers and investors and …

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SELECTING AN HR STRATEGY

Summary Of The 10 Basic HR Strategies The 10 basic HR strategies or models are: Personnel Generalist Business Partner Call Center Outsourced Centers Of Excellence Self-Service Fact-Based Decision-Making e-HR Performance Culture Strategy Models Defined 1. Personnel Model Priority And Focus: Low costs, basic transactions and legal compliance.     Description: The traditional approach to HR and the most common strategy. …

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Helping Employees Handle The Stress of Heightened Terror Alerts

Why do you need to act? ·        present and potential employees will judge your firm based on your reaction to this issue ·        having stressed out or nervous employees coming in to work may actually be disruptive and actually be worse than letting them stay at home ·        even if workers do come in, breaking news and rumors during working …

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Preparing for the Upcoming War For Talent — How To Identify the “Leading Indicators” of an Upcoming

"Leading indicators or precursors are events or data points that generally occur shortly before an event materializes.” There are two types of warning signs for indicating that there is a coming upturn in employment.  The first group contains precursors that are internal to the company.  These precursors are generally changes in financial and operational ratios within the firm.  Once you …

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Stop Being Surprised (Workforce Planning) Part 1 of 2

It's an unforgiving world for those that don't plan. Times have changed. In the fast changing world of business and technology that we live in today, a failure to plan effectively can mean disaster. Why? Because we no longer live in the world of isolated companies and markets. In a global economy, when a major player stumbles, there is always …

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HOW CAN I TELL IF I AM BEING STRATEGIC?

Identifying Which Corporate Strategic Goals And Objectives To Impact As you can see from each of the above definitions, strategic actions are designed to impact corporate goals and objectives. Before HR can increase its strategic impact it must first determine what goals the organization considers strategic. At some companies identifying the top corporate objectives is relatively easy while at others, …

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Assessing Your Ability to Develop Talent

The checklist is broken down into 14 different sections, each covering a unique set of talent development processes. I. MEASURING THE RESULTS AND IMPACTS OF TALENT DEVELOPMENT World-class talent development departments include these elements and characteristics in the design of their measurement systems: 1.      ROI — The ROI  or Cost/Benefit ratio of each major development initiative is calculated and reported …

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