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News, Strategies and Resources for Senior HR Executives (formerly The Leader Board)

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    You might say the parental-benefits bandwagon has just charged into the world arena. Copenhagen, Denmark-based Maersk Group announced recently that, starting April 4, it will be implementing a new global guaranteed 18-weeks-minimum, fully paid maternity leave  for all its female employees. Worldwide, the maternity policy would affect more than 23,000 employees. Once implemented in the United States, […]

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    It seems the revolutionary ride-hailing app is once again in the headlines at the start of another week, and for all the wrong reasons. As was widely reported over the weekend, Uber is now dealing with the PR fallout from the shootings in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Saturday night, allegedly by an Uber driver who may have even picked […]

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    Last year saw a veritable “merger tsunami,” including health-insurance giant Anthem’s proposed $47 billion acquisition of rival Cigna Corp., chemical giants Dow and DuPont becoming one and Dell’s announcement that it would acquire EMC. The trend is expected to continue through 2016, as low interest rates and volatile capital markets spur companies to grow via […]

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    Many people think their company’s culture is about its heritage, about “the way we’ve always done things.” Jim Knight thinks those people are wrong. “At its core, a company’s culture is about the present — it’s really a collection of individuals and, as they join or leave the organization, it changes,” said Knight, the opening […]

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    If you’ve become accustomed to having job candidates jump through hoops in order to land positions at your organization, then you might want to brace yourself for change: Candidates are simply less willing to put up with lengthy application procedures and cumbersome hiring processes than in years past. That’s one of the major findings from […]

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    The maker of the Post-it Note has displaced the world’s best-known technology company atop the list of organizations that millennials most want to work for. 3M, which in addition to the aforementioned product makes Scotch tape, packaging products, laminating systems and a whole host of other things you can actually touch or hold in your […]

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    The gender gap. The generation gap. The wage gap. The skills gap … Disparities abound in the workplace, unfortunately. And, according to Randstad U.S., we can go ahead and add “attributes gap” to the lengthy list. The HR services provider’s recent survey of more than 200,000 respondents—designed to measure “the market perception of employers with […]

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    I guess my biggest surprise after speaking recently with Joel Cheesman — creator of the new Ratedly anonymous employee-review monitoring service for employers that launched in May — is that competitors don’t seem to be furiously chasing or even nipping at his heels since the launch. Equally surprising is Cheesman isn’t that concerned about competition or heel-nipping at all. He’s doing […]

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  • 10/26/16--08:30: Recruiting Takes to the Air
  • Recruiters dreaming up new ways to reach passive talent are going to have to dig down pretty deep—or go sky high—to top Kiwi.com.

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    A number of firms have reached out to us recently about their internal feedback tools, which they say can increase engagement and improve performance by letting employees send their colleagues kudos or offer constructive criticism. Now that “continuous performance management” is officially a thing, it would seem that the time is ripe for HR leaders … Continue reading The Perils of Anonymous Feedback

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    You might say the parental-benefits bandwagon has just charged into the world arena. Copenhagen, Denmark-based Maersk Group announced recently that, starting April 4, it will be implementing a new global guaranteed 18-weeks-minimum, fully paid maternity leave  for all its female employees. Worldwide, the maternity policy would affect more than 23,000 employees. Once implemented in the United States, … Continue reading Maersk Goes Global with New Maternity Benefits

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    It seems the revolutionary ride-hailing app is once again in the headlines at the start of another week, and for all the wrong reasons. As was widely reported over the weekend, Uber is now dealing with the PR fallout from the shootings in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Saturday night, allegedly by an Uber driver who may have even picked … Continue reading Uber’s Horrifying New Headache

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    Last year saw a veritable “merger tsunami,” including health-insurance giant Anthem’s proposed $47 billion acquisition of rival Cigna Corp., chemical giants Dow and DuPont becoming one and Dell’s announcement that it would acquire EMC. The trend is expected to continue through 2016, as low interest rates and volatile capital markets spur companies to grow via … Continue reading Mercer: People Risks Can Undermine Mergers

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    Many people think their company’s culture is about its heritage, about “the way we’ve always done things.” Jim Knight thinks those people are wrong. “At its core, a company’s culture is about the present — it’s really a collection of individuals and, as they join or leave the organization, it changes,” said Knight, the opening … Continue reading SHRM Speaker: Culture Must ‘Rock’

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    If you’ve become accustomed to having job candidates jump through hoops in order to land positions at your organization, then you might want to brace yourself for change: Candidates are simply less willing to put up with lengthy application procedures and cumbersome hiring processes than in years past. That’s one of the major findings from … Continue reading Job Candidates’ Rising Expectations

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    The maker of the Post-it Note has displaced the world’s best-known technology company atop the list of organizations that millennials most want to work for. 3M, which in addition to the aforementioned product makes Scotch tape, packaging products, laminating systems and a whole host of other things you can actually touch or hold in your … Continue reading 3M Displaces Google Among Millennials

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    The gender gap. The generation gap. The wage gap. The skills gap … Disparities abound in the workplace, unfortunately. And, according to Randstad U.S., we can go ahead and add “attributes gap” to the lengthy list. The HR services provider’s recent survey of more than 200,000 respondents—designed to measure “the market perception of employers with … Continue reading Are You Giving Job Seekers What They Want?

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    I guess my biggest surprise after speaking recently with Joel Cheesman — creator of the new Ratedly anonymous employee-review monitoring service for employers that launched in May — is that competitors don’t seem to be furiously chasing or even nipping at his heels since the launch. Equally surprising is Cheesman isn’t that concerned about competition or heel-nipping at all. He’s doing … Continue reading Ratedly Review-Tracking App Rates

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  • 10/26/16--08:30: Recruiting Takes to the Air
  • Recruiters dreaming up new ways to reach passive talent are going to have to dig down pretty deep—or go sky high—to top Kiwi.com.

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  • 08/02/17--11:24: Speaking Up in the C-Suite
  • A recent series of experiments, which we wrote about here at HRE, sought to get a sense of employees’ feelings about corporate leaders who base business decisions on their moral beliefs. In that study, researchers found that workers saw executives who staked out positions on moral grounds and later changed their minds as being hypocritical, and “less … Continue reading Speaking Up in the C-Suite

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