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    Workforce Management in a Time of Crisis
    by Wayne F. Cascio, PH.D.

    The biggest challenge we are facing right now is: Uncertainty. Employees want answers to "me" questions and Employers need an overall strategy.. 

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    Why Instilling Business Ethics is Key for an Engaged Workforce
    by Jill B. Smart

    Here's how HR executives and organizations can address their policies and processes to instill and champion a culture of ethical behavior. 

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    https://hrexecutive.com/why-instilling-business-ethics-is-key-for-an-engaged-workforce/

    Based on 30 years of practice and research, Fit to Compete: Why Honest Conversations about Your Company’s Capabilities are the Key to a Winning Strategy (Harvard Business Press January 14, 2020) addresses this reality in detail. 
    by Michel Beer

    Organizations get stuck—unable to change rapidly—because their top managers do not lead honest conversations involving key people across the enterprise. My book shows why honest conversations are the key to accelerating change in effectiveness, performance, trust and commitment. It goes on to illustrate how senior managers can lead such an honest conversation and execute the changes they know are needed. Honesty can also re-establish an enterprise’s moral center and overcome historic low levels of trust in our institutions and their leaders.

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    The Amazon Management System: The Ultimate Digital Business Engine That Creates Extraordinary Value for Both Customers and Shareholders
    by Ram Charan and Julia Yang

    What has propelled their record streak of growth? Their management system, and it can do the same for you no matter what business you are in or what level.

    Learning it is as simple as six building blocks distilled by New York Times bestselling author and global CEO advisor Ram Charan and Julia Yang in The Amazon Management System.

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    How High-Performance Organizations Measure D&I Program Efforts
    From i4cp's  Chief Diversity  Officer Board

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    Diversity & Inclusion Practices that Promote Market Performance
    From Institute for Corporate Productivity

    Companies that succeed at diversity and inclusion (D&I) do so because their leaders truly get it—there is authentic recognition of the value of D&I, which is defined as a shared set of values and practices that are integral to an organization’s identity and consistently reinforced through the culture. 

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    Inclusive Leadership Behaviors Checklist
    From Institute for Corporate Productivity

    The following list of inclusive behaviors from i4cp’s Diversity & Inclusion Values and Behaviors Survey are ranked in order of importance for building a diverse and inclusive organization. If these behaviors are important to your organization’s culture but are not exemplified by your leaders,    it may indicate the need for intervention in either the leadership development process or the way that leadership performance is evaluated.

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    2019 Outlook: What Will Be Different?
    News for Chief Human Resource Officers from HR Policy Association

    As we embark on another year of a highly unpredictable and vitriolic era in American politics, the question of how this season will differ from those that went before it will turn largely upon how the House Democrats handle their new position of power.  Traditional political leadership is being challenged on a global scale with economic uncertainty at a heightened level.  2019 will prove a testing ground for whether either of our two major political parties can find a voice that is both relevant and resonant.  Health care is already being teed up as a bellwether issue, with Democrats split over whether to move toward some form of a single payer system or fine-tune the Affordable Care Act.  On the workplace regulation front, the first order of business for the House will be a minimum wage increase, but that and many other measures likely to follow will face a high—if not insurmountable—hurdle in the Senate.

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    Technology-Driven Changes in Work and Employment by Wayne Cascio

    We live in a global society where technology, especially information and communication technology, is changing the way businesses create and capture value, how and where we work, and how we interact and communicate. 

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    A 'C' Change in the C-Suite by Eva Sage-Gavin

    Last week I received an email electronically signed by a business colleague. Her name was familiar, but her title was not: chief collaboration officer, a designation unique to her organization. I’ve also seen other new, disruptive titles: chief experience officer, chief culture officer, chief ethics officer and chief analytics officer. Some of these titles replace the traditional CHRO title, while others are new additions to the C-suite that require close partnership with HR chiefs. Still others are entirely new executive titles and may exist within HR or as part of other functions in the C-suite.

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    What Makes Great Leaders Great? by Dave Ulrich

    The workplace is one environment where effective leadership is incredibly important. In this path you will learn that it can mean the difference between success or failure for the company. What makes a great leader? There isn't one simple answer to that question, as there's so much that goes into effective leadership.

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    Being Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable: Advice to New CHROs and Others! by Dave Ulrich

    Feeling comfortable by knowing what to expect and how to respond is certainly nice. But in a world of dramatic uncertainty and constant change, maybe we need a bit more comfort with discomfort— a recognition that my new surroundings may mean that I feel in over my head, that I am not sure I can do what is expected of me, and that I don’t always know what to do or how to do it.

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    Going off the Grid by Donna Morris

    Remember that last day of school before the summer break? There was a collective sense of excitement as students and teachers counted the seconds to the final bell of the school year that signified the start of summer.

    Once we leave school, we lose that sense of collective excitement as summer nears. Fast forward to 2009, Adobe was going through several key business changes and, as part of that, re-evaluated its employee rewards programs, including the vacation benefit. Adobe made the decision to replace accrued vacation time for exempt employees in the U.S. and Canada with two shutdown periods — one in summer and one in winter, complemented with additional PTO to be used throughout the year — which, initially, was viewed by employees as modestly beneficial (that is, being positive).

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    The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73 Thought Leaders.

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    Speak the Language by Jill B. Smart.

    You might be asking, “Well, what language is that?” Business language, of course! Every human resources professional needs to be first and foremost a business professional. Yes, even before being a human resources professional. You might have two reactions to that statement:

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    Every HR Leader Needs a VR Mindset by Eva Sage-Gavin

    To lead in the new “imagination economy,” HR leaders have new ways to perceive—and steer—our organizations for agility and reinvention.

    As HR leaders, we have unprecedented new opportunities to reimagine and transform our competitive and workplace realities. There are new ways of viewing our ecosystems to gain breakthrough insights and ideas from “peripheral vision” that extends outside the boundaries of our organizations. We are able to create a virtual version and expanded scenarios of future possibilities to allow us to easily test and experiment with new ideas before we pilot them in physical reality. We can move from conventional HR roles to predictive-workforce experts, deeply steeped in organization agility and innovation.

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    Google’s former head of HR wants to help people act more human at work

    Laszlo Bock left Google in 2016 after running its HR shop for a decade, during which he racked up “best place to work” awards, built a data-driven operation known as “people analytics" and wrote a bestseller. Last week, he revealed new details for the first time about Humu, a start-up he co-founded with two other former Google executives that has raised $40 million in funding.

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    Employee Engagement 3.0: Humu Launches Nudge Engine

    On the heels of LinkedIn’s acquisition of Glint, which lights a bonfire under the engagement market, I want to talk about something entirely different: Humu. Humu is the first behavioral change company focused on building an AI-based “nudge engine.”

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