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Cultural Competency Training: How to Do it Well
More companies than ever are providing cultural competency training to their employees, but many are still struggling to figure out how to do it well. A panel of experts tackled the problem at the SHRM Foundation’s Thought Leaders Retreat on Oct.7, 2015.

SHRM Foundation Report a Primer for Change Management
A new report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a guide for HR professionals on how to effectively manage change at their organizations. Leading Effective Change: A Primer for the HR Professional, is the latest among the more than 20 titles in the Foundations’ Effective Practice Guidelines series.

Major Shift in HR's Role Predicted
Major changes in the world of work will occur over the next decade that will require a tectonic shift in the concept of HR as a profession, a group of high-level HR professionals, academicians and other thought leaders are predicting. 

New Research Spotlights HR Management Policies, Practices in U.S
Senior-level HR professionals say their role is becoming increasingly strategic, according to the findings of a new report from the Cranfield Network on International Human Resource Management, the Center for International Human Resource Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Company Retreats Should Mix Fun and Work, Re-Engage
It’s important to make time for fun during business retreats—“anything that just breaks up the day”—said Kris Duggan, CEO BetterWorks—an information technology and services provider in the San Francisco Bay Area. His company’s retreats have included participating in Scotch and wine tastings and playing miniature golf.

HR ‘New Frontier’ for Data-Driven Business Strategies 
Top executives are relying more heavily on HR leaders for innovative, data-grounded business strategies, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey of U.S. CEOs. 

Skills Gap, Turnover Are Top Talent Concerns
Although finding qualified talent to fill skilled positions is still the biggest concern for employers surveyed (cited by 48 percent of respondents), keeping and engaging employees is a rising priority, according to new research.




Leadership Development: Growing Talent Strategically
This paper addresses the importance of linking leader development efforts to organizational strategy, as well as program design and participant selection considerations. It also presents a model for evaluating leadership development programs.

Evolution of Employee Opinion Surveys—The Voice of Employee as a Strategic Business Management Tool
In recent years we have evolved our understanding of the critical concepts to measure, as well as the practical application of research methods, analytics and interventions surrounding employee surveys.


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Workforce Planning and Workforce Analytics Simplified
Oct 7, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Oracle
In this session, Pamela Stroko of Oracle will look at practical approaches and simple practices that can help any organization understand, communicate and incorporate workforce planning and analytics into its talent strategy.

Steps to Successful Alignment: Ensuring Your Leadership Programs Drive Organization Success
Available for on-demand viewing through Sept. 7, 2016
Sponsored by PeopleFluent 
In this program, Patti Phillips, Ph.D., president and CEO of the ROI Institute and co-author of Measuring the Success of Leadership Development, discusses how to measure the success of your leadership development programs and align your programs with business needs.



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Destination Innovation: HR’s Role in Charting the Course
demonstrates that the responsibility for guiding an innovative culture rests largely with HR professionals.