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The Working Mother of the Future: How Demographics Will Force Change for Women at Work

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: November 14, 2014

Human capital professionals play a decisive role in successfully Recruiting, Developing, and Keeping 21st Century Female Leaders, but they must take a critical look at their company’s generational and gender biases, recruitment tactics and talent management practices. The demand for family and women friendly workplace practices and cultures will gather steam due to changing generational and societal shifts. What will you do to ensure your company’s standing for the future?

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HR’s Role in Linking Personal, Employment, and Leadership Branding

White Paper | Author: Meena Dorr, Director, Career and Professional Development UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA Programs | Source: UNC Executive Development | Published: November 10, 2014
In the not too distant past, a person’s cover letter and resume were the first—and frequently only—hurdle to get an applicant’s foot in an employer’s door. The hiring manager would scan these documents for skill fit ... Read more
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Don’t Overlook the Unintended Consequences of Poorly Designed Assessments

Blog | Author: Andrew Bateman | Source: HCI | Published: November 6, 2014

The questions within an assessment should not only be very closely aligned to the business objectives, but also easy for the applicant to understand the reasoning behind each question. A thoughtfully designed assessment should provide clear connections between the applicant’s ability and the expectations of the job.  Without this transparency an organization runs the risk of losing applicant focus during the assessment, thus compromising two key components of a good assessment; reliability and validity.

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Effective Leadership Starts with Critical Thinking

Blog | Author: John Ager, Master Facilitator and Trainer, Kepner-Tregoe | Source: HCI | Published: October 23, 2014

To be an effective leader, you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room, but, it does help if you ask the right questions. Because leaders are the people responsible for resolving situations, this often requires taking or guiding action(s) in response to change. Critical thinking is just as important a mindset as decisiveness and leaders must be aware of the appropriate scenarios for each.

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Ditch Your 9 Box and Simplify Succession Planning for Success

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: October 16, 2014

To the shock of some and the delight of others, I always advise clients and HR colleagues to ditch their 9 Box tool if they want to engage in successful succession planning. For those unfamiliar with the tool, the 9 Box is essentially a chart or grid commonly used to examine talent within the organization and to make succession planning decisions. Placement of potential succession planning candidates in the 9 Box is determined by ratings of performance and potential – both based upon a three point scale (low, moderate, high). Each of the 9 boxes or categories derived from the ratings are labeled. For example, the high performer/high potential category may be labeled “Consistent Star.”
 

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How to Engage Business Leaders in Succession

Article | Source: SuccessFactors, an SAP Company | Published: October 13, 2014
Three essentials for the talent review … and beyond   As an HR professional, you know that effective succession management is critical if you’re going to prevent unplanned talent losses from disrupting ... Read more
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Driving Employee Engagement with Measurement and Conversations

Blog | Author: Charles Coy, Senior Director of Analyst and Community Relations, Cornerstone OnDemand | Source: HCI | Published: October 9, 2014

Day in and day out, employees show up to the office and fulfill the duties outlined in their job description. Whether that means they make sales calls or fix broken code, they come in and (hopefully) do their work. Seems like a successful employee, right? Yes, but maybe not a happy one. In fact, a majority of employees report they don’t feel driven to improve and innovate beyond what’s expected of them — and that’s costing companies big time.

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