The Corporate Cure for Global Ills?

The Corporate Cure for Global Ills?

The idea of using business partnerships to help alleviate global ills has taken on a higher profile in recent weeks. At the United Nations' World...
HR's Roles: Beyond the Functional Expert

HR's Roles: Beyond the Functional Expert

The roles of HR professionals have significantly evolved and become more well defined over the last four years, suggests a recent survey conducted by...
KM Gains Ground Yet Faces Challenges

KM Gains Ground Yet Faces Challenges

Today, most large firms have developed knowledge management (KM) systems, but only a fraction say that their systems could be considered a success,...
Comparing Productivity Across the World

Comparing Productivity Across the World

In a world of growing business competition, which nation is performing best in terms of productivity? That depends on which data you're using and...
The Jury Factor

The Jury Factor

In the U.S., large corporations are increasingly likely to be sued by employees, and class actions have raised the potential stakes ever higher. Amid...
The Challenges Facing Workforce Planners

The Challenges Facing Workforce Planners

In today's fluid work environment, dependable and up-to-date information is one of the secrets to good business planning. This applies to all areas of...
Transforming the HR Function

Transforming the HR Function

In recent years, various companies have transformed the human resource function, using a combination of new technologies, new models of service...
The Next Crisis?

The Next Crisis?

The events of the last several years have, again and again, demonstrated that business thinkers need to pay at least as much attention to what's...
HR's Role in Improving Corporate Governance

HR's Role in Improving Corporate Governance

These days, the business media are rife with ideas for improving corporate governance. Much of the discussion has focused on steps the U.S. government...
The ABC’s of HR: Analytical? Behavioral? Collaborative?

The ABC’s of HR: Analytical? Behavioral? Collaborative?

With all the talk about HR needing to develop programs that contribute to the bottom line, one might think that the corporate HR professional of the...