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Facing Today's Toughest HR and Business Challenges: India Speaks at the 2012 SHRM Annual Conference

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Economic growth around the world is likely to remain below its potential for several years to come. The current unstable business environment has resulted in major challenges to which companies have responded with changes in strategy and operations. The times are especially tough for human resource professionals. A volatile economy is a major obstacle in the way of employee promotions, rewards and retention. In addition to which there is a looming talent crunch for the next generation of middle and senior leaders at domestic and global levels.

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Future Bytes-Crystal Gazing into Tomorrow's HR

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Crystal Gazing into Tomorrow’s HR


Each second that passes brings us face to face with the future and its unending possibilities. As Abraham Lincoln remarked, ‘the best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.’ Though difficult to predict with full accuracy, we, as HR professionals are fashioning the future every day through planned and informed steps in organizational settings.

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Process of Normalization in the Annual Performance Assessment Cycle

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What earns HR the most brickbats?

A frequent gripe of people working in supporting or enabling functions is that they do a thankless job! They get few bouquets and more brickbats…

Brand Yourself to Fight the Bad Economy

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My friend Dan Schawbel is a leading voice in the area of personal branding, focusing on helping individuals gain self-confidence, discover their passion, and develop a brand by using social media tools.

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Preparing Your Company for a Crisis

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Many organizations are in such a state of crisis today that it can be very overwhelming. Do you think there's a purpose or a lesson in what we're experiencing?

My friend, Dr. Ian I. Mitroff, noted author and professor, has an intriguing perspective that may provide an answer to this question that the rest of us had not considered. He works on both organizational purpose and spirituality. I asked Ian if he'd answer this question. Here's his response:

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Extraordinarily, ordinary - Condoleezza Rice to keynote at the 2012 SHRM Annual Conference

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"When Rice speaks, she speaks for the president," according to a Forbes magazine write-up on the Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. "With her silver-tongued diplomacy and steely nerve, Rice has played a key, behind-the-scenes role in helping to steer the United States through two wars, as well as the resulting controversies," the piece noted.

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Built to Last and Great by Choice - Jim Collins speaks at the 2012 SHRM Annual Conference

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His office door bears the sign “ChimpWorks.” His website profile teasingly urges you to “discover your chimpness within.” He is an avid rock climber. For his 50th birthday — as a gift to himself, he trained for 18 months to climb El Capitan, the 3,000-foot vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, in a day while most climbers take a few days for the ascent.

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Malcolm Gladwell to Speak at SHRM Annual Conference 2012

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Malcolm Gladwell is a phenomenon. This trailblazing Canadian journalist, bestselling author and speaker has written four books that have brought together disparate views and research from unrelated subjects like science, psychology, sociology and marketing to create a whole new way of looking at the world and what we do. His book Outliers had the rare distinction of being advertised on MSNBC, despite being a non-fiction title.

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Expatriate Management: Global Mobility – Expats as Business Leaders

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If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. – John F, Kennedy

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Global Leadership – Developing your Global Talent & Leadership Pipeline in Asia -Pacific

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“The world is changing. Are we ready?,” asked Anita Zachettin, Managing Director -Global Strategy, Aperian Global at the beginning of a session titled Global Leadership – Developing your Global Talent & Leadership Pipeline in Asia-Pacific. With her thought provoking question at the Bangalore Forum Meet on November 2011, Anita pointed out that a new world order is taking shape. The focus is rapidly moving towards shifting demographics and a diversified future workforce.

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