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Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations

Preliminary results of the 2019 HR Global Study

The Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) has administered surveys of the human resource function in 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019. The results of the surveys yielded important data and publications on how Human Resource departments have operated and changed throughout the years. It is frequently cited and provides valuable information about HR effectiveness. Recently, CEO has completed its ninth study, and fourth global study.

HR Leaders Must Accelerate Preparations for the Future Digital Organizations

New evidence from the Center for Effective Organizations’ Global HR Excellence survey suggests HR leaders must move faster to prepare for the fast-emerging digital organization.

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The Practitioner-Academic Gap: A View from the Middle

The practitioner-academic gap has been widely discussed for decades along with recommendations for increasing the practical application of management research. We review some of the reasons for this disconnect and argue this has been the norm going back to the beginnings of the field. At the same time contemporary management practice has obviously been greatly […]

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New CEO-WorldatWork (WaW) Monograph on Cutting Edge Performance Management

Cutting-Edge Performance Management: 244 Organizations Report on Ongoing Feedback, Ratingless Reviews and Crowd-Sourced Feedback
Published by WorldatWork, September 2016

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2019 Sponsor Meeting Presentations

Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations in PDF format from the 2019 Sponsor Meeting at the Portofino Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Mind the Gap: How Human Resources Can Become More Integral to the Corporate Boardroom Agenda

A chapter for the second edition of “The Handbook of Board Governance,” authored by Jay A. Conger, Ph.D. and Edward E. Lawler III, Ph.D.

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The Elusive Linkage Between CEO Pay and Corporate Performance

Gerry Ledford and Ed Lawler comment on Aguinis, Martin, Gomez-Mejia, O’Boyle, and Joo, adding another perspective on CEO pay.

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Control, Services and Decisions: The Evolution and Impact of the HR Value Proposition

Control, Services and Decisions: The Evolution and Impact of the HR Value Proposition

Does HR drive more effectiveness and organizational performance by improving traditional HR value propositions, such as compliance and services, or by improving decisions? John Boudreau and Ed Lawler explore this using surveys of HR leaders in over 100 U.S. organizations in the years 2010 and 2016 by the Center for Effective Organizations.

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