HR Data and Analytics: What Does Your Organization Need to Know?

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HR data has been in the news a lot lately. In particular, the topic of big data in HR is being debated in HR publications, on HR blogs, at HR conferences, etc. Take a look at these headlines from just the past month.

HR Bartender Sharlyn Lauby: Strategic HR Partnerships—Why They Matter and How They Can Be Developed

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In conjunction with the release of our Strategic HR Partnerships Best Practices Report, APQC is conducting a series of interviews with people who have experience with and are thought leaders on the topic of strategic HR business partnerships.

Restart Your Performance Management Process

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Let’s face it—the performance review process as most of us know it is broken. For too many companies, the performance management process is a purely administrative exercise, with HR pros forced to strong-arm managers to complete wayward reviews so annual increases have some type of justification.

HR Plans for a Higher Level of Performance

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Today’s HR functions are performing moderately well. What will it take to reach a higher level of HR performance in the future? Read our latest human capital management white paper Making the Journey from Moderate to High-Performance HR to find out.

Human Capital Management Articles—Favorite Reads from APQC

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It’s December and workers across the globe are engaging in a similar yearly tradition—reflecting on the lessons of the past and aspiring for an improved future. For the many workers considering issues related to people management, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite APQC articles on human capital challenges and best practices.

Happy reading and best wishes for continued improvement in 2013.

3 Talent Development Best Practices

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Talent development lessons for all can be found in best-in-class finance functions. This was my big take-away after co-presenting a webinar for Business Finance Magazine on developing finance professionals.

Job Stress: Time to Give Employees a Break?

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Job stress is the aspect of employment that U.S. workers are least satisfied with according to Gallup’s Work and Education poll (“U.S. Workers Least Happy with Their Work Stress and Pay,”, November 12, 2012).

Recently, APQC launched a new stress-reduction initiative—a sabbatical program for benefits-eligible employees. Designed to reenergize and retain its work force, APQC’s sabbatical program offers extra paid time off (PTO) at different points in an employee’s tenure.

HR's Future

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 “HR ‘has wasted the past 20 years,’ says survey.” This headline, from a recent Personnel Today article, sure got my attention. The article presents the results of a KPMG Management Consulting/Economist Intelligence Unit survey. Whether you agree with the conclusions or not, the article and the survey raise an important question:

How can HR best prepare for a value-adding future?

STEM Deprived? More Help for STEM Employers

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 The STEM shortage (the deficit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematical talent) has been a reoccurring topic in my blog posts. Recently, I had the opportunity to guest blog about STEM talent on the website of Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (KellyOCG), writing about 3 Effective Strategies for Retaining STEM Talent.

Evaluate Your HR Shared Services Performance

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When managed well, HR shared services organizations (HR SSOs) can reduce HR costs, while maintaining or increasing the quality of HR services delivered. But, how do you know if your HR SSO is fully delivering on these benefits? APQC has two new resources that can help you assess the performance of your HR shared services organization (HR SSO).

Take APQC and ScottMadden’s 2nd Annual HR Shared Services benchmarking survey.