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April 22, 2012

HR and ROI (Return on Investment)

Return on investment, or ROI, has been a focus of businesses for decades, but rarely talked about in education. It *SHOULD* be in every HR professional or talent manager's lexicon. What is ROI? - Return on Investment The ROI calculation was developed in the 1970s by Dr. Jack Phillips and used ...

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...

December 28, 2011

Finding A Balance: Work vs. Life

I'll never forget when I was a young child my father taking phone call after phone call to assist his customers during our family vacations. I also remember as a teenager my mother answering our home phone at 4 a.m. some mornings to help resolve disputes between her employees. At the time, I wondere...

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...

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