HR Development

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An Interview with Kirsten Hawley of Brown-Forman Corporation

At a company with a 150-year history, its culture, tradition, and values inform everything HR does. For a company with a 150-year history that includes five generations of family of the original founder, George Garvin Brown, Brown-Forman Corporation, based in Louisville and best known for its flagship Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, is all about values and…

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An Interview with Roxanne Lagano of Zoetis

CHRO Roxanne Lagano had two main challenges when her company spun off from Pfizer: Easing the transition and handling a big layoff. When Zoetis, the world leader in animal health, spun off from Pfizer, they had the third-largest IPO of 2013. Although the company had more than 60 years of experience delivering a diverse portfolio…

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An Interview with Lisa Paul of Oclaro

Creating one culture and one team from a siloed group of acquired companies was a challenge for Lisa Paul at Oclaro, but HR made it happen. When Lisa Paul signed on to take the helm of Oclaro’s HR department after some 30 years in HR for firms like Cisco and others, she knew the company…

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Using Assessment Tools to Build More Successful Teams

Human resources professionals commonly turn to assessments to evaluate job candidates, or to help guide the development of current employees. But assessments can also be a powerful tool for building and developing a team, and the information they glean can help team members better understand how to work together optimally. “One common staffing challenge is…

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How Does Your Company’s Turnover Rate Stand Up to the National Average?

Turnover is an inevitable part of doing business. While some turnover is considered healthy — pushing low-performing employees out while bringing fresh perspectives in — losing high-performing employees or too many in short periods of time destroys productivity and kills morale. As a HR manager or leader at an organization, it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse…

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Is Your Open Office Plan Killing Productivity? Tips to Lessen Visual Noise

Open office settings have taken over corporate America over the last decade. In fact, about 70 percent of U.S. offices have no or low partitions, according to the International Facility Management Association. Silicon Valley has been the leader in this trend, touting that lack of walls increases collaboration, creativity, and innovation. And after all, who wouldn’t want…

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A Road Map for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Corporate Culture

Diversity and inclusivity: two things organizations strive for, but few actually achieve. In fact, according to recent research, 71 percent of organizations aspire to have an inclusive culture, but only 12 percent have achieved this objective. The new “High-Impact Diversity and Inclusion: Maturity Model and Top Findings” report from Bersin by Deloitte finds that companies need to go…

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An Interview with John Walker of Trust Capital Partners

The chief human capital officer for the Chicago-based investment firm came aboard with ambitious ideas, almost immediately introducing a five-year plan designed to upgrade the department toward better managing the firm’s recent growth. When he arrived, the company had a recruiter in place but a minimal hierarchy of management, no performance evaluation system, and no overarching program for handling other elements of HR.

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What Performance Review Best Fits Your Company?

From traditional to trendy, there are varied approaches for reviewing employee performance. You may have had the same review policy in place for decades, but is it best serving employees and management? As companies evolve, so too should their process for reviews. Each methodology has positives and negatives, but above all else, it’s important to select…

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