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Our 5 favorite articles of the month! – August 2015


Understanding Leadership And The Meaning Of Life, by Tanveer Naseer in his blog

Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to participate in a number of projects and initiatives looking at collecting the thoughts and perspectives from a diverse set of experts, thought leaders, and personalities. For some of these projects, the contributions being sought were straight-forward and to the point. But others tended to take on a more thought-provoking approach. The most recent example of this came in the form of a web project I was recently asked to participate in where organizers asked people from different fields and life experiences to give their answer to this question: what is the meaning of life?...

The Emotions That Make Us More Creative, by Scott Barry Kaufman in

Artists and scientists throughout history have remarked on the bliss that accompanies a sudden creative insight. Einstein described his realization of the general theory of relativity as the happiest moment of his life. More poetically, Virginia Woolf once observed, “Odd how the creative power brings the whole universe at once to order.” But what about before such moments of creative insight? What emotions actually fuel creativity?...

The Changing Role of the CHRO, by Karen O'Leonard in Bersin by Deloitte

The Bold, Business-savvy CHRO

Lisa provided data showing that turnover among CHROs in F100 companies is high: 39% over the past two years, in fact. Many of these roles have been filled with leaders from outside of HR – executives from marketing, finance, operations, or lines of business.  The turnover isn't that surprising, given that only 5 percent of respondents in our global survey rated their organization’s HR performance as excellent (see Figure 1.)...

Is This The End Of Employment? by Liz Ryan in Forbes

Our client Scott got a great job offer and he was ready to accept it, but then at the last minute he wavered. He called us to ask for our advice. “Do you think I should take this offer?” he asked. “I was all ready to sign the offer letter and then I felt a twitch. You’ve taught me to listen to my twitches, but I don’t even know where the twitch came from.” “Think about your last conversation with these folks,” we said. “Did anything in that conversation give you pause?”...

How HR can get the critical process of job design right by Craig Donaldson, editor of Inside HR Magazine

Keeping knowledge workers motivated requires unique methods of job design, and there are a number of important steps HR can take to improve job design with a view to better talent management, according to an expert in the area. “It’s no secret and unless you’ve been living in a bubble, things are changing and change fast,” said Kez Tacar, director of management consulting practice The HR Landscape...

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Meta4, with 1,300 customers in 100 countries, manages more than 18 million people worldwide. The company’s R&D&I center located in Spain (Madrid) develops HR applications capable of meeting local and global needs of all types of organizations. The editorial team is made up of professionals with over 15 years of experience in the HR technology field.

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