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Retiring at 65 Is So Last Century

Have you heard about this group yet? Respectful Exits calls itself the “organized voice of aging workers,” and it aims to give voice to a group that is often forgotten (except in the most legalistic way) in the whole question of…

Reimagining Pay for Today’s Workforce

Comprised of four or even five generations, today’s workforce is a melting pot made up of employees of all ages and demographics. It’s more diverse than ever, and as a result, can pose challenges for HR professionals and employers when…

Why You Don’t Have to Fear Google for Jobs

While the power of Google is undisputable, and the response to the launch of Google for Jobs has been overwhelmingly favorable, the limitations of the platform are now becoming increasingly clear. Ambiguity over job titles and role requirements, for example, remains…

The Power of People Skills In the Age of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has quickly become a billion dollar industry and its impact can already be seen in today’s workplace. In fact, 54% of human resources (HR) executives believe these technological advancements will affect key roles in the HR organization….

3 Reforms for Non-Disclosure Agreements

It’s a very specific legal problem faced by many corporations: How do you admit wrongdoing without hurting the company’s public image? The solution: In exchange for compensation, have the victim sign a non-disclosure agreement and keep quiet about their experience….

The Case for a Chief People Officer

Over the past few years, human resource departments have had a renaissance. They’ve evolved from an administrative team into a skilled unit that builds and manages a company’s most important asset – its people. This next-generation HR department needs to…

The Importance of Resilience

Note: This article is part of an occasional series dedicated to exploring the contribution of human capital assets (people!) to the valuation of a business. Welcome to The New ROI: Return on Individuals. Previous articles in the series can be found here. ∼∼∼∼∼ The ability to bounce back…