April 2010

Strategic HR: Outsource Yourself?

April 28, 2010

Human Resources has undergone a major transformation over the past three decades.[1] Instead of solely pursuing a functional approach of delivering services, HR professionals now seek to develop and support the critical firm capabilities that drive business strategy.

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Combatting Skepticism Towards HR

April 26, 2010

When assessing the essentiality of HR within a firm, one must first ask what is meant by the word “essential” within a business context. The trickiness here, however, is that such a definition is highly contingent on the type and size of a particular firm.

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Winners Announced for Inaugural Essay Competition

April 26, 2010

On the afternoon of April 22, the Cornell HR Review held an awards ceremony for its annual essay competition. Open to all Cornell students, this year’s competition challenged students to respond to one of three prompts, which addressed such topics as talent management, the right to organize, and the essentiality of HR.

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Believable or Biased? Overestimating the Impact of HR Practices on Firm Performance

April 21, 2010

Download KEY FINDINGS · HR and line managers intrinsically believe that high-performing companies have more progressive HR practices and effective HR functions. Likewise, they assume less successful companies have less effective HR functions. · Experienced people (such as senior executives with long tenure) are more likely to hold personal beliefs about the impact of HR […]

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Identify Critical Factors to Turn Workforce Satisfaction into Bottom-Line Results

April 21, 2010

Download KEY FINDINGS · While practitioners and researchers assume that higher employee satisfaction equals higher sales and profits, analysis shows that there is no direct link between the two. · Between the beginning point of employee satisfaction and the endpoint of profitability lie three crucial intervening factors: employee retention, employee responsiveness to customers, and customer […]

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Building a Green Collar Movement

April 15, 2010

Environmental sustainability is a widely debated topic—one that the labor movement has tightly embraced and one that more and more HR practitioners are required to confront with regards to personnel policy, training, and CSR.

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Single-System Expatriate Compensation

April 7, 2010

Paying for expatriate support is a necessary cost of doing business. And that cost becomes more and more difficult to control as expatriate assignments increase in number and geographic diversity.

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Work-Family Conflict Not Just a Women’s Issue: Helping All Employees Find Work-Life Balance

April 1, 2010

Download KEY FINDINGS * If employees feel their family life interferes with their work, they tend to feel guilty. They’re actually less likely to feel guilt when they feel work interferes with their family life, possibly because it’s increasingly acceptable for work to spill over into our private lives. * People with traditional gender role […]

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