Tag: innovation

Embrace the Speed of Change

We live in a world that is changing rapidly. It’s a reality that we all recognize and must accept. Driven by rapid advances in technology, we’re living in a world in which information is at our fingertips 24/7, we’re constantly connected to the world around us, and a task that once took hours or days […]

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Develop these 5 skills to foster innovation

by Dan Oswald At our company, one of our core values is innovation. We believe creativity and progressive thinking are critical to our success. I happen to share the opinion of former Ford CEO Mark Fields, who said, “Without innovation, I strongly believe companies die over time.” In 2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) conducted its 20th CEO […]

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Immigration

New Immigration Bill Called Radical and Not Proemployment

The new immigration bill President Donald Trump touts as a way to “restore our competitive edge in the 21st century” calls for cutting immigration levels in half over a decade and creating a system that favors highly educated and skilled immigrants with English ability over those with family in the United States.

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Are Hybrid Offices the Future of Work Design?

In part one of this article, we probed the fast rise of the “hybrid office” trend, as more companies—with an eye toward greater innovation and productivity—shift their focus away from “open” floor plans in favor of a mix of work areas that better meet employee needs.

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New Report Showcases Most In-Demand and Emerging Jobs of 2017

With recent unemployment figures at historic lows, candidates are eager to find the hottest positions in 2017. Randstad US, one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the United States, is helping those seekers determine the most promising industries and fields with insight and predictions in its annual 2017 Hot Jobs report.

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Simplify Compliance executives share their leadership resolutions for 2017

by Dan Oswald Last month, BLR was involved in a merger that resulted in a new company with four business units being established. The combined company, Simplify Compliance, serves HR, safety, and environmental professionals as well as the healthcare, telecommunications, and financial services industries. As we start 2017 with a newly constituted executive team, I […]

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Organizational Network Analysis—Cracking The Code for HR

by Patti Anklam, principal consultant, Net Work Knowledge flows along existing pathways in organizations. If we want to understand how to improve the flow of knowledge, we need to understand those pathways —Larry Prusak The effectiveness of an organization—innovation, productivity, decision-making, and employee satisfaction—hinges on the strength of the relationships among its people. The sum […]

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