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Aspiring to become an HR Executive? Earn a Graduate Degree and Establish a Stay With Your Company

Every HR professional aspires to earn a seat  at the C-Suite table, but how do you get there? Software Advice Analyst, Erin Osterhaus, decided to conduct an in-depth study of 100 top HR executives from some of the largest global organizations to find out if there were any trends in their professional tenures and academic backgrounds. The 100 executives sampled were compiled from HREonline’s list of the highest paid HR executives, HREonline’s list of top HR executives by number of employees, and Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2013.   In case you’re wondering how you stack up against these 100 HR executives at the top of their field, here’s a...

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Guest post: Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Learning

Learning is often considered to be a normal part of working and personal life. Both learning for achieving a job as well as for achieving knowledge should not be neglected. Online environment is changing continuously and it represents a great opportunity for learning. It is very important to discover how to learn using all available communication channels and choosing the ones that best suit a person’s style of filtering the information. Nowadays, online learning turns out to be more and more practiced. Many traditional universities started to share their courses online for free. It represents an easy and comfortable method to achieve knowledge in almost every field,...

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Guest post: For HR Pros —The Time is Now

There are many problems facing higher education in the United States—including the rising cost of college, increasing student debt and lack of readiness of graduates to apply their skills in the workplace. While the cost of higher education is a barrier preventing many from obtaining a degree, 35 percent of Americans reported they don’t have the time to get everything done in their lives and go to school, according to a recent Bellevue University study released this month, “Closing the Nation’s Skills Gap: Making Higher Education Achievable.” The same holds true for Human Resource professionals. Those who may wish to obtain a degree in HR or...

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Guest post: How Workplace Safety Contributes to Business Success

Workplace safety is a transformative habit. Take, for instance, the Aluminum Company of America (or Alcoa) which in 1987 had a very poor safety record. Paul O’Neill took the helm as CEO. In a speech to investors and stock analysts he discussed only one thing: making Alcoa a safe company for workers. He didn’t talk about business cost reduction, supply chain optimization or profit margins. He didn’t talk about any of the things one expects from a CEO. Within a year of his declaration the company’s profits hit a record high. When he left 13 years later, the company had more than quadrupled its annual net income. All because of a focus on worker...

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The High Cost of New Hires

Interesting infographic from Compliance and Safety on employee turnover and training costs:  

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How to find an internship

The job market is super competitive these days, especially for new college graduates and entry-level applicants. It has become almost a requirement that candidates have some type of in-field experience. One of the best ways to get this experience is by doing internships. Click here for some tips on how to find an internship.

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