A More Practical Approach to HR Analytics

HR analytics invokes images of big data sets and smart data scientists. There’s a place for that, but it’s difficult to do in any but the most sophisticated of firms. Others narrow their view of analytics to better...

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How to be the Consummate Internal Advisor

By Robert Harris We all know that relationships are important. But relating effectively to people doesn’t always mean being nice. I’m not suggesting we should be mean or nasty; far from it! But the reality...

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Cyber Security as a Test for Proactive HR

By David Creelman Imagine your CEO has heard the stories about ransomware and other cyber-threats; do they look for help from the CIO or do they ask the CHRO? We can let that question hang there for a moment because two...

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Let’s Fix HR Reporting Once and For All

By David Creelman My clients often start a discussion by describing their vision of advanced analytics. However, the discussion usually veers to today’s reality of getting basic HR reporting right. This topic has been around long enough that’s there’s no...

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Exiting Employees: How HR can Minimize the Impact

By Erez Harel, CPHR Never is there a more daunting time in an employee’s life than when he or she is about to announce to their employer that they are leaving the company. The uncertainty of starting in a new location...

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Perspective: A Tip for Being More Strategic

By David Creelman Everyone tells us we should be strategic thinkers, but what does that actually involve? Here’s a little exercise you can do right now that will make you more strategic. Look Up Take a moment to see the world from...

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Can You Teach Business Savvy?

By David Creelman The universal complaint about HR is that it is not sufficiently business savvy. Is this something we can fix through training and development or are we stuck? If we teach people to read financial statements will that...

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HR at the Crossroads: Strategic Partner or Policy Police?

By Lindsay Macintosh, CPHR Human resources as an effective business partner within the organization is increasingly seen as a competitive advantage—as more organizations recognize it as a strategic role improving the interface between human capital and business operations.  In short,...

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