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Mergers and Acquisitions: Harmonizing HR Policies (3 of 10)

As we continue our series of blogs on the topics of mergers and acquisitions, let us examine the importance and some key considerations on how to go about reviewing and harmonizing compensation and benefit programs between the two former companies. Build a Relevant and Competitive Benefit Portfolio The primary objective in determining the degree to which compensation and benefit programs should be harmonized is not...

Sparking Innovation through Staff Augmentation

As surprising as it might seem, two trends can be married together that most businesses are overlooking today; the need for CIO’s to fuel business innovation and the shift of the workforce towards more temporary workers. The news headlines have recently been peppered with articles about how the job rebound is partially fueled by temporary workers – with technology being a top contributor.  In fact,...

Become a Listening Leader

I was introduced to the topic of listening leadership by Dr. Rick Bommelje when I was working on my graduate degree.  I had enrolled in a Leadership course that would help define my career style. Listening is something I continue to work on today but has paid off in my self-awareness, building trust with others, and my ability to learn from others. The approach that always stuck with me is called SIER: Sensing –...

What Motivates Knowledge Workers to Achieve Quality?

We have to admit that we work in the knowledge business. We demand high skills from our employees and we meet customers who are equally highly skilled. Our deliverables are complex and the quality of our deliverables can only in part be measured in exact terms. If our jobs demanded less skill and the outcome was easily measured, we could solely depend on controlling mechanisms to ensure the quality delivered. It is...
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