Innovation

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From shortened workweeks, massages, unlimited sushi, to ball pits, spaceships, and dinosaurs – companies are looking to innovative ways to attract and retain top talent.

July 25, 2011

Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, discusses their unique hiring process, which includes interviewing for both skill and cultural fit.

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July 21, 2011

CHICAGO—A “Blues Brothers” comedic skit helped, but American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) President and CEO Tony Bingham and opening keynoter Daniel Pink are the ones who really got the crowd jazzed during the ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition, which kicked off here officially in the Windy City on May 17.

This year’s conference theme: Social media and learning.

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July 21, 2011

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and—SNAP—the job’s a game! —Mary Poppins

We live in an amazing time of demographic and societal changes, incredible communication and information developments, economic landscape alterations, globalization, and the continuing rise of the knowledge worker — all of which have contributed to the creation of a new world of work.

July 11, 2011

Ross Smith has worked in every corner of the software industry for more than 20 years and is currently a Director of Test at Microsoft.

June 23, 2011

A little more than a year ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) launched We Know Next, our external campaign to help business leaders, policymakers and human resource professionals — and those who influence them — better understand today’s ever-changing workforce. We believe human resources is a critical element — driving the policies, the perspectives and most importantly, the people — behind every business success. SHRM and its members are helping transform business by understanding what’s next.

June 21, 2011

Keeping employees happy at Zappos.com takes a little weirdness and a wilingness to make work fun.

You may not expect a woman whose footwear of choice is tennis shoes to work at one of the world’s largest online shoe companies, but for senior HR manager Hollie Delaney, PHR, Zappos.com Inc. is a comfy fit.

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June 21, 2011

Shannon Deegan discusses how how 20 percent time led to the development of Google products such as Google Sky and Gmail.

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June 20, 2011

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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January 19, 2011

Vineet Nayar explains how the value and innovation of employees can help drive growth strategies in emerging markets. 

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January 11, 2011

Business guru Peter Drucker called management "the most important innovation of the 20th century." It was well-justified praise. Techniques for running large corporations, pioneered by men like Alfred Sloan of General Motors and refined at a bevy of elite business schools, helped fuel a century of unprecedented global prosperity.

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December 5, 2010

The Post-Recession Workplace: Competitive Strategies for Recovery and Beyond presents the results of research conducted among SHRM members and HR practitioners around the globe about the business strategies that will define the post-recession workplace. This report also looks at innovative practices and staffing strategies for conducting business in the recovery economy.

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December 1, 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

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

SAN DIEGO—A panel of high-profile senior HR executives shared their insights at the June 29, 2010 general session of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference held here, discussing their challenges, victories and strategies as they craft the role HR plays within their organizations and industries.

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August 18, 2010

Human resource executives command many tools to foster innovative workplace cultures.

When U.S. athlete Dick Fosbury sailed over the high jump bar at 7 feet, 4¼ inches during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, he set a record with the "Fosbury Flop."

Twisting his body, he arched his back to sail over the bar with his feet above his head. The odd technique was a revolution from previous methods—the scissors kick, the California western roll, the straddle—and garnered Fosbury a gold medal and a place in history. It soon came to be the dominant method of high jumping.

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August 18, 2010

Shape your organization for the future by measuring workforce needs, analyzing trends and being open to new working relationships.


Senior executives spend only 3 percent of their workday thinking about the future, according to the Future of Work, a global community of organizations and individuals whose members study workplace trends. In an eight-hour workday, that’s a mere 14 minutes pondering the environment where they will be competing. As the Chinese proverb warns, “The person who does not worry about the future will shortly have worries about the present.”

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August 18, 2010

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August 10, 2010