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Don’t Leave Your Success to Fate

Over the weekend, I watched a movie with my wife. I won’t say which movie because my guy friends will make fun of me. But in my defense, this past weekend included Valentine’s Day. Anyway, the movie talked a lot about fate and destiny and got me thinking about how much of what happens to us is within our control.

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Dangers of Distribution, Stratification, and Interpretation (Big Data)

In yesterday’s Advisor, we explored five dangers of big data; today, we present distribution dangers, stratification problems, and more.

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The 9 Big Dangers of Big Data

Big data—it’s touted as HR’s new source for actionable information. In fact, big data analysis does produce some fascinating results. But beware, there are a lot of dangers of big data.

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Leadership Lessons from the Great Communicator

If you are like me and are interested in politics, you know Ronald Reagan was considered the “Great Communicator.” His effectiveness as a communicator was often credited to his career in radio, television, and movies. His detractors often said of his oratory skills, “He’s just up there acting.” But to me, Reagan’s effectiveness as a speaker went beyond his smooth voice and polished delivery. Reagan, through the use of stories and illustrations, could educate his audience and move them to take action.

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The Top 10 Mistakes in Compensation—Don’t Get Caught in 2015’s Perfect Storm!

In yesterday’s Advisor, experts Cassandra Faurote and Karl Ahlrichs presented some popular base pay options and how they work; today, they share the top 10 mistakes employers are making when it comes to compensation.

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Base Pay Programs: What Works?

Pay is going to be a huge factor in attracting (and retaining) high performers in 2015. What are some of the options out there that work? Here are some ideas for revamping your comp plans from Cassandra Faurote and Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR.

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Facing Setbacks? Adopt a Survivor’s Mind-Set

The 2007 book Lone Survivor tells the true story of a failed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan from the viewpoint of the only person who survived, Marcus Luttrell. The book—and later a film of the same title—recounts the details of a mission gone wrong and the battle for survival.

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An Up-and-Coming Recordkeeping Requirement: Paid Sick Leave

In yesterday’s Advisor, new recordkeeping laws for 2015 were presented by Attorney Usama Kahf; today, he shares more requirements to be on the lookout for.

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Get Those Papers in Order—New Recordkeeping for 2015

We’re only a little over a month into 2015, and there have already been some changes to recordkeeping requirements. Recordkeeping is a cornerstone of compliance, so be prepared! Changes to safety and paid sick leave are here or forthcoming, and Attorney Usama Kahf provides the info you need to keep the right records in the New Year.

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Survey—Last Chance to Share Your Thoughts on HR Tech!

Our HR Technology Survey has been launched, and many thanks to all who have participated! For those who have yet to respond, you still have a chance to join in and shape the discussion—we’re very eager to hear your opinions on how technology and software are drastically changing the way HR pros do business.

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