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Dan Henry is the chief human resources officer for Bright Horizons.

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Why Your HR Strategy is Failing

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 11:54 AM

Imagine you're a manufacturing company and you have a product on the market. You don't really know what it's for, can't really say what it does, and have no idea if it serves a need. You don't even know whether anybody's buying it or even if it's making any money....

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Why Employees Hate Money

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 1:34 PM

What do you know about your employees and their money?

Probably just this: you pay them, they do their job, end of story.

And therein is the first and biggest myth about the subject: that what happens after the payroll check is cut is of no consequence to employers.

Don't...

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People Are Your Best Assets? Prove It!

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 5:41 PM

It's popular today to talk up people as a company's best assets.

It's true -- people are in fact the secrets that elevate good businesses to great ones.

But talk alone isn't going to get you far. To truly benefit from those great hires, you've got to invest actual energy...

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Stop Looking for the Best Employees

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 9:21 AM

Progressive organizations and their HR people spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to attract "the best" employees.

Here's the secret: you can't.

I've been in HR circles long enough to know that perfect people don't exist. Despite anything you've heard about the algorithm for the...

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Listen Up! Workplace Words for New Grads and Old Guard

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 9:41 AM

It's graduation season. That means thousands of newly minted employees flooding into workplaces where a new round of head butting between generations will begin.

As chief human resources officer for a global company of 22,000, I've heard all the complaints: "Gen X has no work ethic!" "Boomers don't get...

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"All" and the Modern Man

(5) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 4:05 PM

The subject of "having it all" has been lobbed anew.

This time, the volley comes from Lean In, the new book by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.

I've followed the "all" debate with keen interest since the subject was launched by Anne-Marie Slaughter's now infamous "Why Women Still...

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