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It’s been said that “in youth we learn; in age we understand.” Those words may be prophetic when it comes to understanding the seismic impact an aging U.S. workforce could have on our way of life. There’s cause for concern—and a real need for action.

As the first Baby Boomers move into their sixties, a much smaller generation of lesser-skilled employees have begun entering our workforce. If we don’t accommodate the former, and better prepare the latter, the consequences could be severe and long term.

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November 16, 2010

This poll examines pay and benefits that organizations provide to employees who have been mobilized to serve on active duty service either as a reservist or as a member of the National Guard and the challenges organizations face when an employee has been mobilized to serve on active duty. The benefits and challenges of hiring military veterans are examined, as are the areas that would assist organizations in recruiting and hiring veterans.

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November 9, 2010

There is a gap in the Indian talent market—with significantly more jobs than talented people—and it is difficult to find candidates with the required skills and competencies.

However, one way for Indian employers to expand their talent pools and, ultimately, their leadership pipelines, is to adopt proactive human resources policies and programs to promote diverse management practices and open doors to women in management.

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November 5, 2010

What do CEOs want from HR?

That question was posed to two chief executive officers Sept. 27, 2010, at the 13th World Human Resources Congress held in Montreal, where the theme was “HR Without Limits.”

The answer was simple for the two CEOs interviewed by a noted Canadian journalist on the first day of the conference, where attendees discussed the impact of social media, leadership in Africa, global diversity trends, and a host of other issues.

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November 5, 2010

In November 2008, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted the
SHRM 2008 Workplace Flexibility Survey. The purpose of the survey was to identify

1) the prevalence and types of flexible work arrangements (FWAs) that employers offer

2) employee utilization of FWAs

3) employers that collect metrics/analytics on FWAs

4) successful FWAs, as well as success factors

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October 19, 2010

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is urging members to get their organizations to become “Business Champions” by signing a pledge to embrace workplace flexibility policies.

The national Business Champions campaign, which was launched in March 2010 and ends in March 2011, comes from a coalition SHRM has joined that is encouraging the business community to be more competitive globally and to meet the needs of a 21st century workforce by embracing flexible workplace arrangements.

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October 19, 2010

Global firms in 2020: The next decade of change for organisations and workers is an Economist Intelligence

Unit report, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted the survey and analysis and wrote the report. The findings and views expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.

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September 29, 2010

Gathered by the SHRM Foundation, this report presents an effective model for the recruitment process. It offers specific recommendations based on peer-reviewed research and covers a wide array of interrelated topics.

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September 27, 2010
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The SHRM Foundation takes a look at the latest research findings on employee turnover and retention and offers ideas for putting those findings into action in your organization

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September 27, 2010
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In today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, understanding what fosters and forwards employee motivation—and, thus, organizational performance—is critical. Based on theories, studies, best practices, case studies and resources about motivation, this solutions-focused research article presents valuable information for the senior HR leader seeking competitive advantage.

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September 13, 2010

Assessing and preparing executives for succession is not easy, but it's also no longer an option for companies in today's changing workforce. In order to ensure a successful future, companies today are facing growing challenges as older employees are retiring.

In January 2010, PricewaterhouseCoopers published a survey that found that  40 percent of board directors are dissatisfied with their companies' management of succession planning

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August 31, 2010

Battle-tested: From soldier to business leader

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August 24, 2010

Nikki Jackson, secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, takes a different approach to talent management with employees working for the state.

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August 11, 2010

Today's workforce is rapidly changing. From Baby Boomers retiring in record numbers to new technology changing where and when we work, the most successful companies are planning for what’s next.

As the workforce grows more complex, the role of Human Resources is changing as more HR professionals are partnering with the C-suite to help companies stay focused on what’s next in the workforce. Here are some examples of strategic HR helping companies remain competitive and boost the bottom line:

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August 9, 2010

Human resource professionals like me, who tap into the talent pool of former military personnel, tend to keep quiet about our best resources. But the fact is, military officers have special skills that serve private industry well.

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June 18, 2010

President Obama and the First Lady recently held a forum with policymakers and businesses to discuss workplace flexibility. Read the full story from The Chicago Tribune here.

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April 1, 2010

The SHRM Special Expertise Panel compiles lists of trends and offers expert insight into a wide array of HR-related topics and trends as a way for SHRM to tap into the cutting-edge insights from the most experienced thought leaders in the HR field with this forward-looking piece of content. Some of the trends in 2009 include the impact of the global recession on business strategy and employees, the continuing importance of work/life balance, the importance of globalization and integrating markets, and continued emphasis on performance management, among others.

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March 16, 2010

Though there are signs of recovery in the global economy, areas of weakness continue, especially in the labor market. HR professionals will be among the first to see signs of life return to the job market and any accompanying increase in turnover. With many disengaged employees staying put rather than risking an uncertain job market, HR professionals in 2010 will be focusing on how to reengage employees and retain the most valuable talent.

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March 16, 2010