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Our Best HR & Tech Posts Selection - August 2014


The Hot HR Technology Trends Of 2014, by Megan M. Biro in Forbes

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a solid independent survey of HR tech trends that will affect the workplace in 2014. The Information Services Group III +3.56% (ISG), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, recently conducted the ‘Industry Trends in Human Resources Technology and Service Delivery Survey’. Released in February 2014, the survey presents findings, which, while not surprising, should be top of mind for leaders and talent managers everywhere.

Why Aren’t We Training More Managers to Manage Virtual Teams?, by John Zappe in TLNT

Notwithstanding Yahoo’s end to employee telecommuting, the global trend toward virtual workplaces is accelerating. Surveys vary widely on the percentage of companies with remote workers — from about 30 percent in some surveys up to SHRM’s finding that nearly half (46 percent) of all companies have at least some contractors, freelancers, or remote workers who rarely, if ever, come into the office…

How To Create Social Impact Through Thoughtful Networks, by Katrina Pugh in The Huffington Post

For the first century after Darwin published the Origin of the Species in 1859, sociologists and biologists claimed that we act as self-serving individuals. They pointed to Darwin's "survival of the fittest" and prevalence of competition in our markets and hierarchies. Yet in the 1970s researchers such as Steven Jay Gould, Richard Lewontin and others exposed new dynamics of human culture…

The Art Of Leadership Is Not Without Struggle by Lolly Daskal in her blog

At the age of seven, a young boy and his family were forced out of their home.

The boy had to work to help support his family.

When he was nine, his mother passed away.

As a young man was keen to go to law school, but had no education.

At 22, he lost his job as a store clerk…

What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights, by Jessica Gross in T ed Blogs

“When we think about how people work, the naïve intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze,” says behavioral economist Dan Ariely in today’s talk, given at TEDxRiodelaPlata. “We really have this incredibly simplistic view of why people work and what the labor market looks like.”…

You are all diseased – The four most common business behaviours that damage organisational health, by John Hackett in The HR Review

Did you realise that every second of every day, your body’s immune system is fighting off a multitude of infections? To function properly, your immune system must detect a wide variety of agents, known as pathogens, from viruses to parasitic worms, and distinguish them from the body’s own healthy tissue. Having done so, it can fight them off and prevent the body from being overcome by disease.

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