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2015
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Top 7 posts in the HR space ( August 25th – August 31st)

We know that being an HR manager can be particularly taxing – from outlining workplace rules to preventing the next discrimination lawsuit. Wouldn’t you just love it if all the latest in HR news was condensed into a capsule for a quick read? Help us, help you stay updated. Subscribe to our blog posts for the latest updates, every Monday. Alternately, follow us on Twitter for live updates on what’s hot and what’s not in the HR space.
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Aug
2015
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Data and tech-driven HR: Is it future perfect?

Do you like being told how to behave? No, not even me. That’s why, in almost every organization, it is very easy to find critics of HR. Harvard Business Review very nicely captured general people’s perception about the HR practices in its July/August 2015 edition, with a very PROVOCATIVE HEADLINE: “It’s Time to BLOW UP HR And Build Something New.” Articles, published in this edition, are thought-provoking but not as intriguing as the headline suggests. This is almost two months old story now and during these months, we were patiently reading and listening experts’ take on this spicy story. We...
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Aug
2015
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Performance Review Process Demystified

Performance review is an important activity for all organizations and HR either implements a new performance review process or improves the existing process. In this procedure, HR has many queries on the performance review best practices. In my earlier blog Competencies across performance appraisals, I had analyzed the competency usage in existing performance appraisals. Analyzing 120K performance appraisals once again, I will be talking about the common trends in performance reviews. The analysis process addresses the following queries: Who are the participants in performance reviews? Who starts (initiates) the process? How many steps does the process contain? What forms are...
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25
Aug
2015
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HR Department – a whipping boy for failing businesses

When a business is failing who do you blame – and is any of it HR’s fault? This topic is trending on LinkedIn currently and the discussion is apparently yielding interesting, and useful insights about HR practices. The whole discussion looks biased with two old clichés. HR controls the hiring process, and is also responsible for training of resources. That’s why, they are the culprit! Managers cannot manage competent resources although HR is finding the best people. Therefore, managers should be responsible for the downfall Evolution of HR practices Before drawing any conclusion, we should acknowledge that the concept of...
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