Our Best HR & Tech Posts Selection – March 2013

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Extract: When business operates across international borders, economic situations as well as diversity can affect your operations! And being a strategic business partner HR professional’s contribution to the success of their organization can be really critical. And that can be from complying with different rules and regulations to integrating markets across nations and managing diverse culture of your workforce…

 

 
Why Are Companies Hiring Overseas? They’re Going Where Revenues Are, by Jacque Vilet, TNLT
 
Extract:  Companies now target “emerging markets” for revenues. These include greater Asia, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and even Africa. These are the “hot” markets. They have middle classes (as defined by the World Bank) with money and insatiable appetites for spending. And they are growing exponentially. According to The Economist, Western multinationals expect to find 70 percent of their future growth there…

 

 
Extract: The first generation of recruiters or “ headhunters” maintained a Rolodex containing the names of potential candidates and relied on print publications to get the word out about open positions. They also collected resumes at trade shows and purchased attendee lists to locate talent with particular skill sets…

 

Close the Talent Gap These 6 Ways, by David Anderson, Ere.net

Extract: If you’re a hiring manager or a recruiter in the trenches, you’re not seeing a way out of it any time soon. You may need a production manager who knows calculus, or an experienced software developer, or a technology strategist with cloud-based computing experience; and you need them yesterday. Oh and, by the way, you need them at a “competitive salary” (i.e., the lowest wage possible)…

 

Social Media’s Real Legal Issues, by Heather Bussing, HR Examiner

Extract: When companies adopt social media, they are usually concerned about people saying bad things about them. Their first instinct is to issue a policy that dictates what people can and cannot say. This can often backfire, since being able to talk about wages, hours and working conditions is protected by the NLRA. Employers want to be careful about disciplining employees for off-duty conduct…

 

Rethink Performance Appraisals, by  Susan M. Heathfield, About.com (Human Resources)

Extract: “In some organisations the PA system is linked to pay rises; this only leads to nepotism, favouritism, distortion , manipulation and outright cheating. What I do advocate is strong leadership and management development. Teaching those in such roles to counsel for performance improvement and the like…

Selection by Holger Falk and Alfonso Mazariegos

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