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The Place Makes the People

As fresh-faced hires become seasoned vets, their on-the-job skills aren’t the only things that change. So do their personalities. By Peter D. Harms, Ph.D.  “The people make the place.” Anyone in human resources has heard the expression. In fact, you’ve probably said it a few hundred times yourself. The basic […]

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Struggling to Recruit Great Employees? Maybe You’re the Problem

You have too many filters blocking great employees from breaking into your organization. It’s time for some maintenance and repair. By Beverly Kaye, Connie Bentley, and Linda Rogers By 2030, the global worker shortage could reach 85.2 million people. In the U.S. alone, in the one-month period from June to July […]

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Yes, You Should Use Big Data. But Not the Kind You Think.

Your path to becoming a better leader starts with following this simple, data-driven process. By David M. Sluss, Ph.D. There’s a big trend in leadership today. Top leaders are embracing big data and all things digital as the new way to connect with customers and stakeholders. Amazon seemingly knows what we want […]

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Hey HR, Quit Playing Games

Any company that uses reaction time tests to make personnel decisions is fooling itself. These game-like measures simply don’t measure much at all. By Ryne Sherman, Ph.D. You might see this article as an attack on your business practice. Maybe you’ll even find it an affront to your livelihood. I […]

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Do You Really Know Your People?

Understanding the ins and outs of personality psychology could be the key to unlocking success up and down your organization. By Robert Hogan, Ph.D., and Ryne A. Sherman People are the deadliest invasive species in the history of Earth. They have the potential to kill every living thing, and in […]

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7 Crucial Hiring Traits You’re Completely Ignoring

Shun them at your organization’s peril. By Gabriel Fairman As a society, we should have mastered the art of hiring long ago, but we’re still trying to figure it out. At least know that it’s basically a question of belongingness: Does the candidate belong in that role, and in that […]

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How to Tame the Talent Marketplace

Before you dive head-first into HR tech’s hottest trend, here are nine truths you need to know. By Allan H. Church, Ph.D., and Natalie Cori, M.A. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably familiar with the concept of a “talent marketplace,” or you’ve at least heard other people use the […]

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Who Becomes an HR Leader?

We looked at the personalities of more than 1,000 HR executives to see how they stack up against other workers around the world. Here’s what we found. By Ryne A. Sherman, Ph.D., and Matthew R. Lemming The primary task of human resources has historically been to handle employee benefits and […]

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7 Ways Bosses Can Accelerate New-Hire Onboarding

The faster you integrate a new team member, the sooner you’ll reap big rewards. Here’s your new plan. By Michael Watkins, Ph.D. No one has a bigger impact on a new employee’s success than the boss who hired him. Only the boss understands what the new hire needs to accomplish. […]

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Are You a Talent Hoarder?

Stockpiling your all-stars isn’t smart—it’s short-sighted. You should be sharing the wealth instead. By Beverly Kaye, Connie Bentley, and Linda Rogers Hoarding is just as human as sharing—really. The words have a common lineage, and both helped our species survive for millennia. Thousands of years ago, storing food and concealing […]