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March 20, 2012

What (REALLY) Motivates People?

It is important for talent managers to examine and discuss the underlying motivational and incentive theories connected to human behavior, management, and leadership. For centuries, psychologists have observed humans to understand why they do the things they do. Human resource professionals often lo...

February 17, 2012

Workplace Violence - Do You Have A Plan?

February 17, 2012. 5:30PM. Long Beach, California. Phones calls made to 911 from an office. Someone has been shot. This wasn't an ordinary business. It was the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office. And, the shooting wasn't the result of an angry outsider entering the building, but a...

February 02, 2012

Flipped Classroom: Flipped Talent Management Practices

Naima Khandaker, Battelle for Kids Human Capital Specialist, contributed to this post. Naima is a former teacher and current education policy nerd who believes that one day soon, education will be great for all kids. Most school districts across the country operate under a similar organizational ...

January 21, 2012

What Makes a Great Talent Manager?

Last week, Ron Ashkenas wrote a piece on Harvard Business Review called, "Stop Bashing HR," in which he discusses why HR is important and how it can add value to an organization. He begins this article with several quotes from HBR readers who expressed a less than favorable view of HR in response to...

January 16, 2012

Talent Manager Suggested Reading

I spend a great deal of time reading, researching, and exploring new ways to integrate HR practices in schools. I have found that while there are numerous books written by human resource and talent management professionals, there are very few that focus specifically on HR in education. One of these ...

December 21, 2011

8 Tips to Ensure Great Onboarding

Here's a short and simple question: Does your school district have a program to onboard new employees? I frequently ask this question to groups of educators, and more often than not, I get a puzzled look in return. Then, our conversation generally goes as follows: Me: "When a new teacher or othe...

December 15, 2011

What Education Can Learn from the Failures of Business

I'm not one of those people who think all school district functions should be run like a business. (So don't shoot me yet!) The superintendent of a 10,000-student district and the CEO of a Fortune 500 company face very different challenges that can't all be addressed with the same strategies or tool...

November 29, 2011

Is HR Leading Change in Education?

Brad Power, a researcher at the Lean Enterprise Institute, recently wrote a blog entry on the Harvard Business Review website asking, "Why Doesn't HR Lead Change?" He explains that it is difficult to find HR people "who are active in helping their organization improve the way it works." According t...

November 14, 2011

New (Strategic) Face of HR

Human Resource departments across the country in business, non-profits and education are working to give themselves a makeover. HR offices were once known as "Personnel" departments before they morphed into "Human Resources" in the 1970s and 1980s. Now, a number of HR groups are changing names again...

October 31, 2011

The HR Puzzle

Let's start this blog off right, with the 100 percent truth; I am a HR person. I would expect 50 percent of the people reading this post to cringe, 20 percent to picture their favorite scene from The Office and another 20 percent to just stop reading. I'm hoping that at least 10 percent of you will ...

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  • Brian Hansen: Great explanation of the flipped classroom! I'm starting to flip read more
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