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Best Jobs in America – What do you think?

CNN.com recently posted several articles about the best jobs in America…They outline the best jobs for working parents, for people over 50, for our service men & women who are transitioning out of the military, for people who are craving a career change, etc.

Our passions and our lifestyles really play into our ideal jobs. What is YOUR perfect position and why? What kinds of jobs would you like to see Ad-VANCE offer in the future? Check out CNN’s page and tell us what you ...

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HR Metrics: Why are They Important, and Which Ones Should You Be Tracking?

Many HR professionals want to obtain and retain a seat at the executive table. If you are lucky enough to achieve one, how can you get your ideas across to the CEO, CFO or other executives? Learn to think like an executive: Are you using metrics? Are you using metrics that matter?

Why Should You Use Metrics?

There are several reasons to create, track and analyze metrics. One crucial reason is that doing so enables HR to speak to senior management in ...

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Harvard Business School: Grooming Next-Generation Leaders

Harvard Business School professors W. Earl Sasser and Das Narayandas are experts in leadership development. In an article from Working Knowledge, the school’s forum of faculty research, the two professors discuss their working knowledge of grooming future leaders.

The four major discussion points highlighted in the article are:

Targeting talent

Talent needs to be recognized and nurtured in order to fulfill leadership potential.

What should future leaders learn?

Talent should be given an understanding of more ...

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The Strategic Corporal: The New Empowerment

I often enjoy my talks with my brother Scott.  A retired Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Scott still doesn’t take himself too seriously, even after working at senior levels at the Pentagon and teaching at the prestigious Army Command Staff College.  Once in a while, we hit a note in our talks that brings about an “Aha” moment for me.  Earlier this week I mentioned how proud I am of the professionalism in the junior ranks ...

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Can HR Deliver Disruptive Innovation?

Disruptive technology and disruptive innovation are terms used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically by being lower priced or designed for a different set of consumers.  The original concept was introduced in an article by Josephe Bower and Clayton Christen (1995) that introduced the concept.

Henry Ford’s Model T, the PC, and the Iphone, are all examples of ...

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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

Do you know GINA?  (New employer posting requirement from the DOL)

On November 21, 2009, employers will be required to begin posting language about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). This poster should be displayed wherever you currently post other required labor law and state regulations in the workplace, and the template from the Department of Labor is attached.

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110-233, 122 Stat. 881, enacted May 21, 2008, ...

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FMLA and The National Defense Authorization Act

Recently, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2010 which makes significant changes to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). All employers who must comply with the FMLA, are strongly encouraged to become knowledgeable of these changes and incorporate them into their administration of the FMLA, and FMLA policy language.

This is a basic overview of those changes:

1) Up until these recent changes under the NDAA, the FMLA provided eligible ...

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Lower Labor Costs with Strategic Staffing

What business isn’t looking to control expenses? Staffing firms offer many effective solutions for reducing overhead, managing operating costs and improving organizational performance. Used effectively, staffing services can save you more than they cost.

Here are some key ways you can use staffing to reduce costs in your organization:

  1. Convert fixed expenses to variable. Develop a plan to staff your business strategically. Minimize the number of permanent employees on your staff to the level needed to sustain your core volume of ...
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