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Three ways to win cooperation


It seems that everyone is stretched to the limit these days with their workload. As a result, it may be challenging to get others to cooperate, particularly when it means you need them to do something for you that they would not normally do. You can generate cooperation with these three strategies:

Four strategies for becoming more influential at work

Whether it’s within your HR team or the overall organization, building influence—making it easy for others to listen to your ideas and try your suggestions—will make you more effective. Try these influence strategies.

6 skills HR leaders must establish, cultivate

Success in a top HR spot these days requires establishing a track record in these areas, according to a new study by Aon Hewitt.

The HR certification wars: HRCI vs. SHRM


For nearly four decades, the HR Cer­­tification Institute served happily as the semi-independent certification arm of HR’s big-dog association, the Society for Human Resource Management. That long marriage ended acrimoniously last year when SHRM announced it was launching its own certification exam and credentials—the SHRM Certified Professional and SHRM Senior Cer­­tif­­ied Professional.

LinkedIn users: Educated, older and relatively wealthy

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a Pew Research Center survey found that the career-oriented social media platform skews older than such rivals as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. But age isn’t all that marks LinkedIn as a different kind of online territory.

Empty your email inbox every day: 4 tips

Rajeev Goel, CEO of California software firm PubMatic, has trained himself to empty his email inbox by the end of every workday. Here’s how he does it.

The HR I.Q. Test: September ’15

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR trends and issues.

SHRM survey: If you’re an HR generalist, you’re in demand

Human resource generalists are the most sought-after HR professionals, with 55% of respondents to a new Society for Human Resource Management survey who are hiring HR talent saying they were hiring for the position.

The HR I.Q. Test: August ’15

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR trends and issues.

Study: CEOs are leaning more heavily on HR

In this complex job market with a growing talent gap, executives are leaning more on HR leaders these days for innovative business strategies, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.