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One of our previous posts discussed the role of HR professionals in furthering diversity in the workplace. However, beyond its obvious social benefits, various studies suggest that workplace diversity is also beneficial for a company’s bottom line. According to a report Diversity Matters by McKinsey & Company, a global management and consulting firm, companies that [...]
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The rise of Massive Online Courses (MOOCs) in recent years has raised some debate regarding the perceived value of a traditional business degree and its long-term sustainability. However, a recent study by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) finds that “while MOOCs are becoming… more popular among business school candidates, they are not [generally] seen [...]
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According to the 2016 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report, 88 percent of MBA employers expect to hire in 2016 — up by 8 percent from 2015. In the U.S., this trend reflects the positive growth projections among almost 70 percent of companies. The survey was conducted in the first quarter of 2016 and includes over 800 [...]
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As the overwhelming majority of Americans support the importance of protecting the environment, it is no surprise that sustainability plays a role in everything from attracting Millennials to join a company to keeping shareholders happy. According to a recent Deloitte survey, the majority of Millennials say they want businesses to focus on people, society and [...]
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According to a 2016 Deloitte survey, “Millennials judge the performance of a business based on what it does and how it treats people.” Among those who say a business means more than profit, innovation ranks highly as one of the key attributes they look for in an employer. But why is innovation important to Millennials? [...]
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If you don’t want your manager to ask you do something unethical, then wear your faith on your forehead…literally. When a team of researchers at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, surveyed managers in India asking them if they noticed anything religious about their subordinates, they discovered an interesting correlation. Employees whose managers identified them [...]
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A recent Harvard Business Review article, “It’s Time to Split HR” caused a lot of controversy with its strong criticism of HR’s inability to deliver on company’s talent needs. The author, Ram Charan, a business consultant and writer, suggests splitting the department into two branches: one focused on administrative functions like benefits and compensation and [...]
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Recently, Facebook announced a new way of helping local businesses reach more customers. The yet-to-be launched advertising feature will allow businesses to show local awareness ads to customers within a specified radius of a given business location. For example, a coffee shop in downtown Charlotte, NC, will be able to create a mobile ad, specify [...]
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