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by Vic Dayal

A recession has a way of changing the way businesses do business. HR is no exception.

Here are three effective strategies for HR pros to consider as the economy recovers and their organizations permanently adopt the cost- and time-effective strategies they have embraced out of necessity over the past couple of years:

1. Do what you have always done—but do it better.

Your first step to achieving that: Turn your attention away from day-to-day details and toward strategy. Among the many things that demand an HR pro’s attention during a workday, only a few have true strategic value. Focus on them.

Step away from chores that are transactional. Outsource those functions or set up web-based systems so employees can self-serve. Make your day’s work all about the things that are important to the strategic direction of the organization.

Evaluate every compensation strategy and employee benefit to determine whether those ...(register to read more)

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