HR Leads Business

Sep 22, 2017 | Dave Ulrich, HRCI Guest Blogger

5 Career Tips for HR Students

Human resource management studies have certainly changed since I first began in this field in the 80s. Today, HR students face new challenges that no other generation has had to face and they need to be more prepared than ever. The typical skills taught in even the best institutions worldwide won't be enough if students don't begin now to know themselves and stand out.

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Sep 18, 2017 | Barry Lawrence, MBA, aPHR, HRCI Staff Writer

Several Companies Jump Off the Telecommuting Bandwagon. Should You?

Several prominent companies have recently reigned in their telecommuting options for employees. It was one of Marissa Mayer’s first moves as CEO of Yahoo! In May, IBM told thousands of employees to report to offices or leave the company. Bank of America, Aetna, Reddit and Best Buy are also pulling back.

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Sep 11, 2017 | Barry Lawrence, MBA, aPHR, HRCI Staff Writer

HR and the Art of Partnerships

The art of partnerships. It is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, competencies for human resource managers who want to drive business results.

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Sep 1, 2017 | Barry Lawrence, MBA, aPHR, Staff Writer for HRCI

Hurricane Harvey: A Reminder of HR’s Duty to Keep Employees Safe

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas and Louisiana in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. For human resource professionals, this is also a reminder to take steps to maintain organizational resilience and ensure the safety of employees.

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Aug 21, 2017 | Barry Lawrence, MBA, aPHR

Employees Get Mixed Messages About Working on Vacation

At the beach, the mountains and other summer getaways, half of non-essential workers believe there are no company expectations for them to work while on vacation. The other half? About a third of employees remain unsure whether they are expected to combine work with relaxation; and 16 percent believe they, indeed, must pack laptops along with their flip-flops to conduct work while taking paid time off (PTO).

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