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Parting Pearls of Wisdom
HRE's HR Leadership columnist shares some final thoughts and advice to professionals looking to advance their careers in the field, including a call to be proud of HR's role within an organization.
When Trust Matters
What should an HR executive do when their CEO or another top executive relies on a close friend and colleague who may be giving out ill-advised or misplaced advice?
Collaboration Expectations
The time spent by managers and employees in collaborative activities has ballooned by 50 percent over the past 20 years, according to new research. But what do we know about the effectiveness of all this additional time spent working together?
A Cry for Help
From big cities to small towns, employers can no longer afford to stay on the sidelines when it comes to addressing today's workplace substance-abuse problem. But HR executives must exercise care as they walk through a substance-abuse legal landscape that includes issues of medical privacy, disability law, and balanced and effective performance management.
The Vital Role of Volunteers
Why is it that HR pays attention to volunteer experience on applicants' resumes, but many HR professionals don't think to volunteer themselves?
A Question of Trust
Trust in the foundational institutions of our lives is at an all-time low, according to recent reports. So why should HR executives care about whether workers trust their employers?
Caught in the Middle
With a swiftly changing business environment, HR executives need to remember their role in helping people and organizations survive and thrive despite disruptions.
A 'Super' Lesson on Resiliency
As the New England Patriots recently demonstrated in their comeback win in the Super Bowl, the capacity to recover quickly from failure and difficulties is an important trait for all leaders, including CHROs and the people they support.
HR and Fake News
Some HR professionals are practicing HR based on hearsay or what's been done before -- which may be the equivalent of "fake news." Turning this around requires more diligent recruiting and questioning about practices that are in place.
The Trump Effect
While a Trump presidency will inevitably have a noticeable impact on employment and labor policy, HR leaders shouldn't be tempted to make changes just because a new administration says it's legal to now do so.
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