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Employment Today, HR Solutions - Thomson Reuters

Employment Today, HR Solutions - Thomson Reuters

Issue 211


July 2017

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Why matter still matters

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Research worldwide reveals the strategic importance of managing the coupling of the social and material aspects of work, says Colleen Mills. She explores the influence the physical aspects of workplaces can exert on workers’ thinking and finds that matter still matters.

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Strategic HR—From employment to gig

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Technology is playing the broker role in the growing gig economy, connecting those who need something done with those who can do it. It’s a two-way marketplace that puts power back into the users’ hands, says Mark Jeffries. Employers need to be aware of the shifts in the 21st century workforce, and explore the benefits of tapping into a wealth of short-term contractors.

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