Dinah Wisenberg Brin

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U.S. employers should take the lead in defining their labor needs and nurturing talent to fill key jobs, bridging the gap between millions of jobless Americans and industries that are suffering a chronic shortage of skilled workers, a new report recommends.

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December 16, 2014
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Having a chief human resource officer (CHRO) in the executive suite appears to be good for the bottom line.

Fortune 500 companies with a senior HR leader in the C-suite are, on average, 105 percent more profitable than their industry peers that don’t have an HR person in the top executive ranks, according to a recent analysis by SuccessFactors, a SAP AG company.

The findings illustrate the importance of HR executives in strategic planning and the need for strong company HR operations, SuccessFactors reports.

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December 4, 2013

Human resource leaders at Amadori decided in 2008 that the large Italian-food company needed to add emotional intelligence to its leadership culture. The following year the McDonald’s supplier teamed with emotional-intelligence consulting organization Six Seconds to help managers develop stronger people skills and insights, an effort later expanded to others in the company’s plants.

November 8, 2013

The recent firing of an Internet executive who had posted inflammatory tweets serves as a warning to managers and employees alike: Reckless social media utterances can have serious ramifications.

Pax Dickinson lost his job as chief technology officer at news website Business Insider this month amid an uproar over his Twitter posts that readers viewed as misogynistic, racist, homophobic and against working poor people.

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October 4, 2013

Most executives of companies that have divested a business consider employee retention key to a successful transaction, but they often aren’t using the most effective techniques to keep workers on board, a recent Ernst & Young LLP survey found.

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June 7, 2013

Perhaps it should come as little surprise that smartphones give people a sense of personal connection—that we use them throughout the day to stay in touch with friends and family through text messages, e-mail, Facebook and phone calls. However, recent studies paint a picture of startling social change as these multitasking minicomputers become all but universal, both at work and at home.

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May 27, 2013

The 2012 Summer Olympics will offer a technologically unprecedented opportunity for workers to plug in and slack off to watch live-streaming games on smart phones, tablets or company computers. That doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that the London games, which get under way July 27, will hurt productivity much more than previous Olympics.

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July 30, 2012

The brains of young people growing up “hyperconnected” to the Internet might be wired differently from those of their elders, suggests a recent survey of technology experts, who were split on whether the newfangled wiring is desirable.

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April 12, 2012
Young employees worldwide are more likely than their older colleagues to be weighing a move from their current employers, even though they tend to be more satisfied with their organizations.
 
That finding from a Mercer LLC survey of nearly 30,000 employees in 17 markets across Asia, Europe and the Americas illustrates a global generational workforce shift that has prompted some companies to adjust their approach to young job candidates and recruits.
 
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December 9, 2011