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The Politics Behind H1-Bs
Despite what you might hear from political pundits these days, the H1-B program isn't about immigration. It's about temporary workers, and a new study finds that bringing in foreign workers slows down the process through which the U.S. labor market adjusts to new demands.
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What's Been Driving HR this Generation?
The old days, when HR was actually seen as an advocate for employee interests, have essentially disappeared, and the profession now is facing its most serious challenge: justifying its existence by showing how its actions benefit shareholders.
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How Accounting Affects Hiring
There's a big difference between a dollar spent on a robot and one spent on a worker. And this difference helps explain investors' and employers' general reluctance to invest in employees.
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Maybe Women Are Smarter to Negotiate Less
While the Lean In approach calls for women to push more often for higher salaries, new research finds women are actually more economically rational about when to negotiate than men.
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Stuck in Reality
Two new publications shed light on why the prospects for game-changing innovation aren't as good as many might like to think.
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The Decline of 'Dynamism'?
Talent acquisition and rising quit rates are all the talk in HR circles these days. But in today's labor market, there's evidence that job hopping is actually declining and people are staying in their jobs longer. What's really going on?
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Still Waiting on Robo-Revolution
The robot takeover has yet to materialize despite repeated predictions that it inevitably would. Here's why.
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Why the Appraisal Revolution Matters
The trend toward dropping performance appraisals is igniting passions and pushback. Why? Because it cuts at the very heart of a long-entrenched relationship between employer and employee.
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A Misguided Fix
How Massachusetts' efforts to shrink the pay gap between women and men will actually make matters worse.
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Is 'Ban the Box' a Pandora's Box?
Efforts to improve job outcomes for felons released back into society have been mixed, and current legislative fixes seem to just create new problems.
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