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Crowdsourcing: The Way of the Future?

If you work in human resources, a trend to keep an eye on is something called crowdsourcing. It is part of a larger trend in business where having access to resources is more and more replacing the traditional model of ownership of resources, according to Rita McGrath, a business school professor. One example of this… Read More »

The Problem with To-Do Lists

If you work in human resources, you probably have the ever present to-do list. Everyone has them, and they may think that using them is helpful, but one business analyst says get rid of them – and he offers an alternative. Daniel Markovitz says that there are a number of problems with to-do lists that… Read More »

Getting Right to the Point

Have you ever sat through a business presentation and, after it was over, were not sure what the point of it was? This has become a more common problem in business generally, according to business consultant Ron Ashkenas. The amount of information people have to deal with has exploded, while the amount of time available… Read More »

Developing Competencies for Your HR Department

Developing a competency model for human resources is essential, but it doesn’t have to be hard or complicated, according to human resources expert Patsy Svare. When people in business talk about competencies, they usually are referring to the skills, knowledge, and behavior that are needed to be successful, Svare says. Skills can involve a lot… Read More »

Rethinking Your Company’s Compliance Policies

As cases of malfeasances and fraud continue to occur in corporate America, human resource departments need to readjust and rethink compliance programs to insure their effectiveness, according to Stephen Paskoff, a human resources specialist. Getting people to do the right thing involves overcoming hurdles that may be higher than generally thought, Paskoff said. We all… Read More »

Workforce Trends for Independent Workers

In what certainly could have a big impact on the way human resource departments operate, a recent report has predicted huge increases in the coming decade in the number of independent workers. It’s no secret that there is a trend among businesses toward using more independent contractors, especially with the uncertainty in the economy. But… Read More »

Embrace the (Healthcare) Data!

Human resource departments can help their companies improve employee health and hold down costs by doing more extensive reviews of healthcare data, according to business experts. According to health experts, companies can get a lot of benefits by looking at the data in the company’s health plan. Such data can be used to spot trends… Read More »

Human Resources: The Healthy Food Police?

Some companies are developing policies regarding healthy food and drink in the workplace as part of their wellness initiatives, something employees view favorably. However, many human resource workers do not feel it should be their responsibility to oversee such policies. In a recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, about 40 percent… Read More »

Wellness Programs and Employee Productivity

If you work in human resources, and your company does not have a wellness policy, it might be well worth looking into because of the benefits to efficiency and productivity of employees, not to mention having healthier and happier people. Especially with the less than healthy economy, stress has definitely become a big issue for… Read More »

Increasing Efficiency in Human Resources

Businesses always are working to improve efficiency. Increasing efficiency helps them reduce costs and get their products out more quickly and smoothly. There are always new strategies and procedures for increasing efficiency. But in always looking for the next best thing, businesses – and human resource departments — shouldn’t lose sight of some of the… Read More »