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Research Identifies Factors that Create a ‘Positive Employee Experience’

New global research from Globoforce and IBM discusses the ineffectiveness of workplace bureaucracy in a time of growing complexity, change, and competition—and provides insights on how organizations can “effectively get out of the way by providing the right environment and context” by dismantling bureaucracy and energizing their employees to make their workforce more adaptable and […]

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Is it Time to Ditch the Performance Review?

We’re in the midst of a revolution, where more than one-third of U.S. companies are replacing traditional annual performance reviews. Companies like Adobe®, Microsoft®, IBM, Deloitte, Dell, General Electric have opted for informal, regular check-ins between employees and their managers.

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Ask the Right Questions—Find the Right Answers

Many leaders believe they must have all the answers—that it’s their responsibility to have the answer to every question and the solution to every problem. In my estimation, it’s more important to ask the right questions than it is to always have the answer.

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Ask the Right Questions—Find the Right Answers

Many leaders believe they must have all the answers—that it’s their responsibility to have the answer to every question and the solution to every problem. In my estimation, it’s more important to ask the right questions than it is to always have the answer.

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What Do Driverless Cars Have to Do with HR?

Special from HR Tech Las Vegas The second machine age is affecting everything—take as examples the abject terror of riding in a driverless car and the pleasure of cows being milked by a robot milker–including HR, says Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts institute of Technology.

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Will Your Investigation Hold Up? Expert Offers Tips

Take care with your investigations, says investigator and trainer DeDe Church, or they may do more harm than good. Here are some things you need to know about doing your investigations, she says. Church (DeDe Church & Associates, LLC, www.dedechurch.com) offered her advice at the Employers Counsel Network Convention held recently in Austin, Texas. The […]

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You Won’t Believe What Your Next Workplace Robot Will Do!

Your next workplace robot may not sweep the company floor or assume a manufacturing function. Instead, it may be advising the C-suite! That’s right! Your next robot may handle your company’s legal and litigation issues as “Robot, Esq.,” according to an article by Josh Blackman, JD, who specializes in the intersection of law and technology.

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NLRB guidance on confidentiality in workplace investigations

Conducting a workplace investigation usually involves confidentially interviewing witnesses and other parties involved in the situation at hand. But what if asking employees to keep the information confidential was actually violating those same employees’ rights? This is what the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has implied in recent cases. What should HR do?

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