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The Rise of the HR Broker

Blog | Author: Breanne Harris, Solutions Architect and Social Media Strategist for Pearson TalentLens | Source: HCI | Published: 2 hours ago

Some trends in HR are great. Trends toward data-driven decision making, technology-enabled hiring, and even flexible schedules are significant improvements to the industry.
 
Other trends are not so great. Before we dig into the newest trend, I want you to ask yourself a few questions:

  • What are the key skills/competencies necessary for your company to grow in the next 5 years?
  • What are the skills you most need to cultivate in your next gen leaders? What are you doing to foster those skills?
  • What is your succession plan for the top 10 positions in your company? How are you preparing the next potential leaders in your organization for those roles?

 
And now here’s the most important question; who determines which skills receive training in your organization- managers or HR?

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Blog

The Recipe for Long-term Career Success

Blog | Author: Kip Kelly, UNC Executive Development Director of Marketing and Public Programs | Source: HCI | Published: August 6, 2014

There’s a simple recipe for long-term career success, with three main ingredients: knowledge, experience, and reflection.  On the surface, this sounds pretty simple.  You’re constantly collecting new knowledge and experience throughout your career. Don’t be fooled.  There’s a big difference between hoping you will gain the knowledge and skills you need and proactively pursuing the development opportunities that will ensure long term success.  You need to take control of your future, and that means developing a strategy that will enable you to reach your career goals.

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Blog

How to Improve Leadership with Neuroscience

Blog | Author: Kimberly Schaufenbuel, Program Director of UNC Executive Development | Source: HCI | Published: July 29, 2014

Leaders and HR professionals are continuously searching for better ways to engage, connect, and lead others. New advances in the field of neuroscience, the study of how the nervous system develops, its structure, and what it does, may help us unravel the physiology of leadership effectiveness. The mapping and studies done to date have shown definite neural connections in the brain that have allowed scientists to develop a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of the brain and behavior.

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Blog

Four Corporate Cultures that Kill Critical Thinking

Blog | Author: Breanne Harris, Solutions Architect and Social Media Strategist for Pearson TalentLens | Source: HCI | Published: July 23, 2014

Critical thinking isn’t just a buzz phrase in higher education these days. Critical thinking is consistently rated by employers as being a skill of increasing importance, and yet a recent study showed 49% of employers rate their employees’ critical thinking skills as only average or below average.

Employers claim that the critical thinking skills gap is a significant problem with new hires, specifically in recent graduates.  In fact, only 28% of employers rated 4-year graduates as having “Excellent” critical thinking skills.  So, the burden and expense of training/developing those skills rests on the employers. 

Ask any CEO about the importance of critical thinking, and you will hear nothing but support and admiration for this essential skill. Most (69%) will even tell you about how they assess critical thinking skills in the selection process.

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Blog

Exploring Female Leadership: Obligation or Opportunity? A Female Leader’s Role in Growing Female Talent: Part 2

Blog | Author: Lexy Thompson | Source: HCI | Published: June 25, 2014

It’s been a few months, so let’s recap what we’re looking at here. We want to know if females in leadership roles have an obligation to be role models and mentors for younger women looking to follow in their footsteps. I am certain, despite my best efforts in Part 1, some of you are still thinking:

 

Why do we care?


We all know, and have come to despise, the statistics that point out just how unequal women are in the workforce. Even those of us who are blessed enough not to feel that stigma, we know there are masses of other women out there who do, on a daily basis. So, put plainly, we care because it matters. We need a way to enlist the masses of young women entering the marketplace, especially those with degrees seeking leadership positions. Without their buy in, nothing changes. We continue to lose. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sore loser. Graceful, sure, but I don’t like it.

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Executive Interview

Best Practices in Women’s Leadership Development

Executive Interview | Presented By: Rosina Racioppi | Published: June 23, 2014
Despite the fact that women now make up more than half of the professional workforce, the number of women in senior leadership positions has remained unchanged for the past five years. At a time when business leaders are arguably more committed ... Read more
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