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On September 27, 2014, in Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Dr. Todd Dewett
Great science over the last few decades has clearly demystified what makes great teams function. There is nothing complex on the list.

The View From The CFO’s Office 5/5

On September 26, 2014, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
The Conclusions. From the CFO’s Desk Information about Human Capital never occurs in a vacuum. It simply isn’t possible to separate the details that HR collects from the reality that generates them. For the most part, HR delivers data that helps us understand the insides of HR. What we need instead is information that can […]

The View From The CFO’s Office 4/5

On September 25, 2014, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
More from the CFO’s Desk E. Recruiting Top Talent For the most part, HR arrives at meetings with data about averages. They tell anecdotal stories and generalize time scales across the firm. Our operational issues have to do with getting the right person in the right place at the right time. Averages do little to […]

The View From The CFO’s Office 3/5

On September 24, 2014, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
More from the CFO’s perspective D. Turnover Analysis: Keeping Your Best and Brightest It’s common for CFO’s to view HR as an obstruction to attracting and retaining the best employees. It seems like there are endless layers of rules, regulations, and procedures that prevent us from harnessing and cultivating critical talent. This sense that HR […]

The View From The CFO’s Office 2/5

On September 23, 2014, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
More from the CFO’s POV B. Reducing Unnecessary Overtime Expenses Overtime is one of those indicators that helps us see where the system is having trouble. In a healthy enterprise, paying overtime is a tool that helps us deal with surges. Fluctuations can be seasonal or sustained parts of overall growth. Like the red line […]

The View From The CFO’s Office 1/5

On September 22, 2014, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
This week, we’re going to paint a picture of how things  look from the CFO’s office. ======================= “I am tired of being cast as the limiting factor by the HR Team,” says one Silicon Valley CFO. Here is an open letter to HR from the CFO on how Finance and HR can work more effectively. […]

HRExaminer v5.33

You don’t suppose it’s an accident that Engagement emerged as a magic cure all potion in the heart of the downturn? Read more in Engagement Voodoo, this week’s feature by John Sumser. Heather Bussing has a two-part series that explores how irrefutable data like video evidence will change how companies deal with wrongdoing and scandal. Read Data and Unexpected Truth and Dealing with Unexpected Truth. In, Shortages are Regional, John Sumser examines STEM job shortages. On HR Examiner Radio we have two shows: Episode 70 with Guitar Center learning guru Chris Salles, and Episode 69 where John speaks with Dave Martin and Matt Alder, co-founders of Three Sparks Global, a mobile recruitment marketing company. Enjoy!

Dealing with Unexpected Truth

On September 16, 2014, in Data, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, Leadership, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Everything, especially everything at work, is on the record. It’s not just information, it’s evidence.

Data and Unexpected Truth

On September 15, 2014, in Big Data, Data, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
Knowing the truth and making changes based on what we learn is complex, difficult, and often involves revising our stories about ourselves and the world.

Engagement Voodoo

On September 11, 2014, in Engagement, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Most engagement projects are really fancy happiness pills. Voodoo dolls are likely to produce better results.
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