I was reading a post on 2010 (originally attributed to Joyce Gioia, but without a link).  ((Quick note to my fellow bloggers, Even though I don’t always link, I do

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So you’re thinking about getting married.  You go out and buy a ring with a diamond in it, you figure out a romantic place to ask, and then you get

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The HR Capitalist had a post the other day about pricing candidate salaries.  But as usual, I have my own opinions. Say it with me – the market rate for

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What is “the singularity?” It’s basically the Terminator movie in practice.  The singularity predicts that there is a point where computers become so intelligent that they are able to self

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HR is certainly changing.  The trend over the last few years is that we are organizations focused on the strategic (over the administrative).  This has manifested itself in numerous redesigns

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So how much does it cost to drive up revenues by 1%?  There are many possibilities including: Cost of acquiring new talent versis: Cost of developing new talent Cost of

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Knowledge@Wharton wrote a few months ago about a “new” phenomenon within middle manager ranks. A number of men and women in middle management are increasingly reluctant to take the next

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A company that will go to the ends of the Earth for its people will find it can hire them for about 10% of the cost of Americans. ((Despair.com)) I

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Yesterday I posted some basic reactions to WorkUSA’s research on employee engagement and manager communications.  Today, I’d like to continue with some reactions to the second half of their “key

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There was a question posed on the web a while back (I’m hard pressed to find it) asking what linkages were important to the performance of an HR organization. I’m

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Hey… Dumb Little Man is the name of his website, ok?  Coming from a non HR practitioner he has some great insights about retaining engaging employees.  In fact, I’d be

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Online Conversion recently referenced a great study from Northwestern University that surveyed the economic impact of $1 trillion of sales incentives annually. What does not work as well as managers

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I actually saw this quote on a sign in a very touristy restaurant. Somehow, I decided that I probably wouldn’t see the situation quite the same way that the employee

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For all our lofty talk about employer branding, employee engagement, communications and change management, and for all the money we’ve been spending on implementing technology, process and workflow, we don’t

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One of the beautiful things about integrated total compensation is that it’s easy to get – you can buy if from any one of hundreds of vendors. (there are probably

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Unfortunately for most managers, technologists usually see a need to integrate performance scores with the compensation planning tools, but not much more than that. The reality is that if you

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This site has many recurring themes, but here are 2 of the most popular: There’s a talent drain and it’s only getting worse. Compensation is no way to retain your

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Looking at CedarCrestone (of Cedar Group fame) and their survey of HCM applications, it’s interesting to see the trends of what everyone is using, what they will be using, and

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Im realizing that I never actually defined why I called this series “responsibility.” Mostly, it was because we in HR have a responsibility to ensure that certain practices maintain the

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Watson Wyatt – Insider again pushes out a nice article tying together the correlation between effective HR program design and financial performance. First off, here’s a nice diagram of what

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