The Impending Shift to an Older Mix of Workers By: Ross Guest and Kate Shacklock International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Volume 10 (3), 713-728 AUSTRALIA’S AGEING POPULATION Australia’s population and workforce are ageing. Australia is not alone in facing these new phenomena; other developed countries have forecast and designed a range of strategies to deal…

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Money Ball and HR Department

It worked in Baseball, why not HR?  Companies can calculate the return on investment from everything from marketing and now to their workers.  By analyzing the characteristics of their most successful employees, companies can go through resumes and make smarter decisions to hire the most successful and high potential talent. Read more from Bloomberg Business…

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By: Constantine Karbaliotis Many companies utilize third parties in the handling and processing of personal information. This can range from marketing campaigns, to handling mail and fulfilment, to outsourcing of data processing. And most companies address the issue of personal information as a sub-set of that catch-all term, ‘confidential information.’ But is the standard approach…

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By Vikki Ali, Barrett Rose & Lee, Inc. The employee turnover costs are pervasive and are often staggering. The phenomenon coined the Revolving Door Syndrome is an inevitable part of business and can ultimately seriously impact a company’s bottom line. The problems associated are common among organizations and has reluctantly become accepted as a necessary…

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Want a Loyal Workforce? Build an Ethical Corporation By Rushworth M. Kidder What’s the price of loyalty? It’s an old and cynical question. Roughly translated, it means, “What will it take to buy you off?” For global corporations, there’s a far more important question: “What’s the value of loyalty?” How important is it to have…

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By Robert Angel “When the responsibility for different aspects of the solution rests in different places, it’s often hard to muster the organizational resolve to pull in the right people, unclog bottlenecks, and make effective decisions………[companies experience]a lack of ownership, a failure to choose the right features, and an inability to meet performance goals. “…

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By Peter Langford and Louise Parkes Work/life Balance has often been touted as a key to attracting and retaining staff. However, as Peter Langford and Louise Parkes write, employees don’t care much for the concept of striking a balance between their personal and work lives. AS ORGANIZATIONS face a shortage of talent and record low…

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To those that have, shall be given The Economist December 19, 2007 The ugly are one of the few groups against whom it is still legal to discriminate. Unfortunately for them, there are good reasons why beauty and success go hand in hand. IMAGINE you have two candidates for a job. They are both of…

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Even Jack Welch recommends that you use a quality of hire metric By Dr. John Sullivan I am an unabashed follower of the HR philosophy of Jack Welch, former CEO of GE. He is a proponent of a “business-like” approach to HR that emphasizes its critical role in impacting organizational results. Welch is certainly controversial…

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It’s 2008: Do You Know Where Your Talent Is? Part 1 of a Deloitte Research Series on Talent Management By Robin Athey Despite millions of unemployed workers, there is an acute shortage of talent: science educators to teach the next generation of chemists, health care professionals of all stripes, design engineers with deep technical and…

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