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The ROI of HR Practices: Employee Lifetime Value

Several decades ago, management guru Tom Peters spoke about the customer as an “appreciating asset.” While a customer might only purchase $100 worth of groceries a week, over 10 years that adds up to a “portfolio” worth roughly $50,000. 

Dec 12, 2016

Topics: Human Resources

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Old & New Models of HR (The Rise of HR 3.0)

“Over the last several years, a cottage industry of business writers has made headlines by sharply criticising HR.

Sep 20, 2016

Topics: Human Resources

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15 Books Every HR Pro Should Know


This list includes books that have been selected because they are either extremely popular, frequently referred to, or groundbreaking in business literature. Every HR, OD professional, and management consultant should at the very least be aware of their existence, if not well-versed in their ideas and theories.

Jun 15, 2016

Topics: Human Resources- Culture & Organisational Development

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People Leave Managers, Not Companies


“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; to make them truly ours, we must think them through over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience." — Goethe

May 10, 2016

Topics: Leadership- Human Resources- Employee Engagement

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Praise & Criticism: The 80-20 Rule

The 80/20 rule or Pareto principle is named after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who discovered in the early 1900s that (among other things) 80% of the income and wealth in Italy was owned by 20% of the population.

Mar 24, 2016

Topics: Human Resources- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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The Stress Chronicles (Part 1): Getting to Know the Workplace Epidemic

1983: Stress appears on the cover of TIME magazine, as part of their feature story “The Epidemic of the Eighties,” referred to as the leading health problem in the US. Stress, or rather stress reduction, is a hot business topic. 

Mar 3, 2016

Topics: Human Resources

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Praise & Criticism: ADDIE Model

The ADDIE model is virtually synonymous with instructional design or instructional systems design (ISD). Instructional design is the discipline concerned with the design of training programs (both online and classroom).

Mar 1, 2016

Topics: Human Resources- Learning & Development- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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Praise & Criticism: NLP

The field of NLP as a whole has been shaped by the combined efforts of a large number of contributors, however the original co-creators can be clearly identified as Richard Bandler and John Grinder.

Feb 20, 2016

Topics: Human Resources- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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