There’s a definitive link between creativity and dishonesty, according to recent research. But companies are not about to stop seeking out innovative and creative talent, so what lessons are valuable for HR’s role in keeping everyone honest in the workplace?
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Just like the baseball owners of years past, many human resource professionals and line managers are making mistakes in assembling their teams — by misvaluing their employees. Now, more than ever, a holistic approach is needed to ensure that the right data is being selected, tracked, reported on, compared and used to improve talent management.
The allegations involving Wal-Mart’s actions in Mexico are only the latest to highlight the importance of effective internal compliance programs. One recent study finds that most companies agree with the need to focus more resources in that regard. Yet fewer than half say their current programs are effective.
Just in time for spring, optimism about pay among American workers seems to be growing, according to a new survey. So how can HR make the most hay with this bit of sunshine?
Total-rewards programs are designed to attract and motivate employees. But it appears many companies — thanks to poor execution and lack of communication — aren’t seeing much of a return from their investments.
There is a cost to collaboration, a recent study finds. Working in teams apparently makes people less receptive to outside input — and that can have an impact on the value of a team’s contributions.
Employers have to focus on benefits if they are going to attract and retain talent. Educating workers about opportunities and offering additional benefits can help boost morale. This article accompanies Facing the Future: Announcing The 2011 Top Employee Benefits Consultant winners.
Employers are permitted to — and frequently do — require proof of marriage before providing healthcare benefits to dependents or spouses. But, in this era of increasing legalization of gay marriage and civil unions, the proof employers require must be the same for all married couples.
Training employees on ways to meditate may be a low-cost method of reducing stress. While research on the subject is still ambiguous, such a method may be worth exploring by HR leaders.
Unhappy employees may ‘retire’ on the job Livemint That attitude shows up a lot in surveys of folks who want to change jobs . Keeping employees engaged is a huge problem facing companies as the US claws out of the economic doldrums, according to participants in several workshops at HR Houston’s 21st …