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Editor's Note: In today's fast-paced news cycle, we know it's difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest in HR. To make sure you're updated, we're recapping our most popular stories every month in our "In Case You Missed It" series. Keep reading for September's top stories!

5 New Titles to Replace "HR"

"Human resources" is drastically different from what it represented even 10 years ago, thanks to big data, digitally savvy job applicants and constant connectivity. Maybe it's time we sunset the term "HR" altogether.

What will take its place? Check out our list of new, trending titles for talent management pros.

Don't Disregard the Career Pivoters

Recruiters are conditioned to believe that knowledge increases in proportion to years of experience — but that's faulty reasoning, especially in our fast-changing world of work. Instead, look for core skills over line-by-line adherence to a job description.

Keep reading to learn what skills matter most in the future of work—and why a career pivoter might just be your next star employee.

How to Bring Your Handbook into the 21st Century

Every business needs an employee handbook—it contains important legal, cultural and professional information. But there's just one (major) problem: Nobody actually reads it. So, what can you do to make such critical information more available and accessible to your employees?

Read more for tips from Suzanne Lucas on improving your company handbook.

The Secret to Effective Succession Planning

Succession planning is, at its best, the crux of your company's talent management strategy. If you do it right, every employee — from the entry-level associate to the VP — should have clear pathway to success in your company. But all too often, this isn't the case.

If this sounds like your company, try incorporating these five metrics in your succession planning strategy.

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