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Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations

Shouldn’t You Be Working Right Now?

John Boudreau (CEO) share how most HR and management systems presume that maximizing meritocracy and differentiation between performance levels is always a good thing. Leaders would do well to question that assumption, and to become as savvy about performance differentiation as they are about differentiation when it comes to customers, financial investments and operations.

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The Search for Global Competence: From International HR to Talent Management

This article by Wayne F. Cascio (University of Colorado Denver) and John W. Boudreau (CEO) describes the evolution of the search for global competence through a fifty-year content analysis and review of published research in the field of International HR Management (IHRM), and more recently, Talent Management (TM), with special emphasis on the Journal of World Business.

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Talent Management of Nonstandard Employees

Wayne F. Cascio (U Colorado Denver) and John W. Boudreau (CEO) discuss how more and more workers are operating outside the traditional confines of regular, full-time employment. They may be “free agents” or “e-lancers” (that is, freelancers in the digital world) who work for themselves, or they may be employees of an organization a firm is allied with, employees of an outsourcing or temporary-help firm, or even volunteers.

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Corporate Boards and HR

John W. Boudreau (CEO) and Edward E. Lawler III (CEO)
As boards face growing pressure to step up their understanding of strategic options, risk management, change management and globalization, it is particularly important that they have good data about the human capital issues that organizations face.

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Finding the Strategic Talent Pivot-Points, 9/1/15

In this webinar, John Boudreau (Research Director, CEO), discusses how job descriptions usually describe work performed by full-time employees, throwing together a series of skills and requirements that seem large enough for an employment contract.

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Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment

Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment

A detailed look at the evolution of employment and its far-reaching implications Lead the Work (John W. Boudreau, Ravin Jesuthasan, David Creelman (Wiley, 2015) takes an incisive look at the evolving nature of work, and how it’s affecting management and productivity at the organizational level.

The Future of HR, 7/21/15

John Boudreau (CEO), Ian Ziskin (CEO), and Ravin Jesuthasan (Towers Watson) shared their latest research, examples from companies, and next steps on the Future of HR. They reviewed cases and examples of what companies and CHRO’s are doing today to meet the changing demands of business.

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Making Talent Analytics and Reporting Into a Decision Science

John W. Boudreau (CEO) and Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) explain how talent analytics and reporting must shift from a focus on cost-efficiency and process effectiveness, while familiar and important, to a balanced combination that also extends to strategic measures that enhance talent and business decisions.

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