Category: Strategic HR

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The Future of HR: Bringing Human Resources into the 21st Century

The words “Human Resources” conjure up images of paperwork for some, but true HR professionals understand the value of effective human resource management. The time is ripe for HR leaders to step up to the plate. A new article by Peter Cappelli provides must-read tips for anyone looking to take a company’s people processes to the next level.

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Generational Differences in the Workplace: Careers Aren’t What They Used to Be

The “olden days” means something different to everyone. For me, it means a time when the internet wouldn’t start without a 60 second cacophony of assorted beeping and scratching sounds. But we can all agree that in the olden days career paths were different than they are now. How have careers changed? And how have generational differences in the workplace contributed to how people handle these changes?

Restrictive Work Policies: Gaining Employee Buy-In

No one wants to have to enforce restrictive work policies, but managers often have to do just that. How can they get employee buy-in, when a policy is something their employees will naturally feel inhibited by? An analysis of four studies reveals an interesting technique for getting buy-in on restrictive work policies without altering the policies themselves.

Implementing Creative Ideas at Work

Change dominates the modern business landscape. Business as usual can no longer enough outpace the competition. In all sectors of the global marketplace, creative solutions to complex problems prove critical to success. Unfortunately simply hiring creative employees isn’t enough. The perfect creative solution still requires implementation.

Inviting the Inquiry of Science into Strategic Planning (IO Psychology)

Topic: Business Strategy, Creativity, Strategic HR Publication: Harvard Business Review (SEPT 2012) Article: Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy Authors: A. G. Lafley, R. L. Martin, J. W. Rivkin, and N. Siggelkow Reviewed By: Megan Leasher Strategic planners sit down once a year.  They pride themselves on their scientific

Improve service climate to retain customers and increase profitability

Topic: Organizational Performance, Strategic HR Publication: Human Resource Management (MAY/JUNE 2011) Article: The service climate-firm performance chain: The role of customer retention Authors: Towler, A., Lezotte, D. V., & Burke, M. J. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin When an organization wants to improve customer retention and therefore its profitability, it will

Is Bureaucracy Bad for Creativity? That Depends on You

Topic: Creativity, Strategic HR, Teams
Publication: Academy of Management Journal
Article: How does bureaucracy impact individual creativity? A cross-level investigation of team contextual influences on goal orientation-creativity relationships
Authors: Giles Hirst, Daan Van Knippenberg, Chin-Hui Chen, & Claudia A. Sacramento
Reviewed By: Katie Bachman