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Note: This series is based on the paper  My Generation

Generational and life-stage issues affect us both consciously and subconsciously every single day.

A survey by Lee and Hecht Harrison tells us that “70% of older employees are dismissive of younger workers’ abilities and nearly half of younger employees are dismissive of the abilities of their older co-workers”. 

May 2, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

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April 27, 2012

It's not enough for an HR professional to get the basics right. Becoming a strategic business partner in your organization is also about knowing the right people and being able to establish and manage key relationships. The most effective HR leaders understand the importance of alliances in influencing behavior and overcoming resistance. Could you use more influence? 

April 16, 2012

17 Rules for Developing and Keeping Devoted Employees is a must read on how to foster commitment, respect, trust, honesty, fun and above all performance.

April 11, 2012

The time has come for HR to occupy a seat at the C-Suite table. Who better to advise and influence the CEO on corporate culture? Who better to recommend solutions regarding organizational health and workforce issues? Who better to identify talent from both a functional and cultural perspective? Who better to promote the CEO's vision and credo?

But is HR ready?

April 5, 2012

How do organizations manage social media effectively?

March 21, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

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March 16, 2012

A steady cutback in nonperformance-based pay components 

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February 17, 2012

To most of us, mentors are people of experience and knowledge who help the less experienced advance their careers and/or their education. There are plenty of well-known examples throughout the course of history; Aristotle mentored Alexander the Great, Laurence Olivier mentored Anthony Hopkins and Freddy Laker mentored Richard Branson. 
 
February 7, 2012
Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board announced in this press release that it had issued a second social-media report to help provide further guidance to practitioners and human resource professionals.
 
January 30, 2012
Lawsuits over social media are on the rise as employers and former employees wrangle over who owns Twitter handles and followers as well as LinkedIn connections. 
 
The law is developing on these questions, according to Eric Meyer, an attorney with Dilworth Paxson LLP in Philadelphia. He recommended that companies make their intentions about who owns what in social media clear in their policies and that they enter into separate agreements with employees who have Twitter handles and followers or LinkedIn connections that the company claims to own.
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January 25, 2012

File this one under Idle Curiosity.

CareerBuilder has released a survey noting senior leaders’ workplace habits and personal characteristics. Ever wonder if CEOs go out for lunch or bring a brown bag? What kind of car does the chief finance officer drive? Is the senior vice president of marketing more likely to wear black or red?

Now you know:

 

Typical Office Attire

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December 2, 2011

I work very hard at what I do with every client, presentation, and article I write.  Some may call me an overachiever.  I work long hours, solve complex problems and do it all with a passion and smile most days.  I love what I d0, but not everyone loves me back.

Hate is a very strong word.  It’s an emotion, a feeling.  Tied very closely to love and lust.  So why do organizations, leaders, and co-workers hate overachievers?

November 22, 2011

As a loud and proud advocate for diversity and inclusion, I am supposed to be all about harmony right? Well, I am not. Harmony scares me.

At the core of the definition of harmony is:

a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity

November 21, 2011

Why are some employees so devoted while others seem to have “checked out”? This is a question the Accenture Institute for High Performance sought to answer in What Executives Really Need to Know About Employee Engagement, a study published in June 2011.

Accenture surveyed 1,367 employees at various large, U.S.-based organizations to define four levels of engagement:

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November 15, 2011

By Shirley Davis and Lisa Horn, Co-Project Directors, SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative

November 7, 2011

I am a very lucky Human Resources professional. I began my career in the glamorous world of administration. I typed up timecards at a candy factory. I completed the VETS 100 and EE0-1 reports by hand. Yes, computers existed back in 1995. No, my employer saw no value in them.

November 1, 2011

When Newell Rubbermaid’s business model changed, HR helped leaders identify the skills employees need to execute new strategies.

October 31, 2011

The “Occupy Wall Street” protests are gaining steam across the country. Could employees who participate risk losing their jobs? Recent events show that the answer to this question is “yes,” at least in certain circumstances.

Public radio host Lisa Simeone, on Oct. 20, 2011, told the Baltimore Sunthat she had been fired by the public radio series "Soundprint" because series executives saw her work as a spokeswoman for one of the groups involved in the Occupy DC movement as a violation of the series’ producer’s ethical code.

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October 28, 2011