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  If Someone Could Prove That Social Responsibility Pays Off, Would Scrooge Change his Ways?

Hafenbrädl, Sebastian; Waeger, Daniel What do you believe? Is the business of business to increase profits, as Milton Friedman insisted? Or should management be more broadly concerned with society, which might ultimately benefit business, too? Most importantly, what do executives really believe when it comes to CSR and the bottom line? Read article

  Gender Equality Remains Elusive in Spain

ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia; Infoempleo Almost nine in ten Spaniards say they work in environments that hinder equal access to opportunities, and 42 percent believe that pay discrimination based on gender is an issue, according to a report led by Mireia Las Heras. Read article

  6 Strategies to Get the Most out of Feedback

Elghanayan, Ruben; Gallego, Sheila; Ribera, Alberto As much as we might try to accept our annual performance review rationally, it's hard to deny the emotional component. Here are strategies to help you handle criticism constructively. Read article

  Riding the Rapids of International HR Management

Reiche, B. Sebastian; Stahl, Guenter K.; Mendenhall, Mark E.; Oddou, Gary The director of human resources in the 21st century has a tall order: Not only internal people management, but understanding the nuances of staffing in international contexts. IESE's B. Sebastian Reiche joins the editorial team of a classic text offering readings and case studies to illuminate key HR issues amid rapid globalization. Read article

  Hanging in the Balance: Technology and the Blurring of Work-Family Boundaries

Las Heras, Mireia; Chinchilla, Nuria; Grau, Marc Technology is blurring the boundaries between work and family realms. Is it possible for the modern worker to avoid overload and live a fulfilling life at home and in the office? The Work-Family Balance in Light of Globalization and Technology is a new book offering research-backed hope, with strategies and policies to help find equipoise. Read article

  Career Prospects in Spain Continue to Improve in 2017

Visintin, Stefano; Elvira, Marta The labor market in Spain is increasingly dynamic and a measure of this "labor dynamism" recorded an all-time high in the third quarter of 2017. Notably, one in four employees had a change in their work status not involving the creation or elimination of jobs. Read article

  Can Local CSR Enhance Global Leadership?

Elvira, Marta; Dávila, Anabella; Rodríguez-Lluesma, Carlos Even global companies need to meet the needs of the different local markets they operate in, and global leaders should be familiar with local dynamics. One way to achieve that is to address the idiosyncrasies through local-level CSR. Read article

  5 Ways Managers Can Enhance Their Mediating Skills Premium

Mehta, Kandarp; Ripol, Ignacio The use of mediation in corporate settings yields useful lessons for every manager in resolving disputes and negotiating positive outcomes. This article reveals the key traits of the mediator mindset. By applying these principles, managers can overcome impasses and enjoy better business relationships. Read article

  4 Leadership Profiles for Your Multinational

Reiche, B. Sebastian; Bird, Allan; Mendenhall, Mark E.; Osland, Joyce S. In multinational firms, global virtual teams have become the norm. Here is a breakdown of the kinds of leaders needed for four main global leadership roles, based on the research of IESE's Sebastian Reiche. Read article

  The Valuable (and Underutilized) Contributions of Multicultural Employees

Fitzsimmons, S.R.; Liao, Yuan; Thomas, David C. Multicultural employees are a very valuable resource for international companies. Their unique perspectives can make a big difference in the companies they work for, according to research by Stacey R. Fitzsimmons, Yuan Liao and David C. Thomas. Read article
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