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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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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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Think Outside the 9 Box

Sick of the performance-by-potential paradigm? So are we. Let’s replace it with something better. By Allan H. Church, Ph.D. No matter how hard we try to ditch performance ratings—and many organizations have made valiant attempts—we just can’t quit them. Psychologically, whether we like it or not, companies need ways to […]

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The Startup Formula

Great ideas can’t get off the ground without a brilliant team to lift them. Do you have the right people in place? Start by inspecting their personalities. By Michiel Castelijns and Tanja Vlug There’s never been as big of a focus on entrepreneurship in the business world as there is […]

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A Good Woman Is Hard to Keep

Where has all your young female talent gone? To your competitors, for starters. Here’s why. By Wanda T. Wallace, Ph.D., and Annie Rodgers If you ever need to illustrate the glaring lack of female leadership at the top of organizations, any number of statistics can help you make your case. […]

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The Retention Champions

The race to keep your brightest employees is as cutthroat as ever. It’s up to some hidden organizational heroes to help seal the deal. By Beverly Kaye, Ph.D., and Lindy Williams No matter how many long hours and sleepless nights you’ve devoted to carefully wording questions, ensuring distribution schedules are […]