March 2013 Archives

As any talent manager knows, having satisfied, engaged, and loyal employees leads to a more productive, efficient, effective, and positive workplace. According to a 2010 survey of executives from around the world conducted by Boston Consulting Group and the World Federation of People Management Associations, "enhancing employee engagement is one of four most critical HR topics to focus on in volatile times--along with managing talent, leadership development, and strategic workforce planning." Specifically, the findings show that high levels of engagement significantly affect productivity, retention, loyalty, brand or reputation, and stakeholder or customer satisfaction. There are a number ways organizations can ...


It is important for K-12 talent managers to stay up-to-date with state and federal legislation impacting labor, human resources, and education. Since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) by Congress in 2008, there has been a dramatic increase in claims and settlement amounts. But, why is the ADAAA making headlines five years later? In his February 2013 article "ADA Statistics Show Reinvigorated Law," Allen Smith of the Society of Human Resource Management discusses a recent report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) indicating that some of the largest increases in mental and physical ...


A man of realities. A man of facts and calculations. A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four, and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over. --Charles Dickens, Hard TimesImage courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net user, Stuart Miles In HR, we talk a lot about goals--organizational goals, department goals, individual goals--and how they should align. This alignment allows employees, teams, and departments to move in the same direction to help organizations succeed. While it may seem simple to set goals, in practice, this can be more difficult than one ...


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