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What Really Belongs in Your New Employee Orientation

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: March 5, 2015

The biggest mistake a company can make when onboarding talented, energetic new employees into an organization is to cram 20 hours of mind-numbing employment information into four dull hours of orientation. And yet, this is exactly what many new hires, arriving enthusiastic and ready to work, must endure during their first week on the job with a new employer.

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8 Reasons to Stop Managing Your People with Spreadsheets

Article | Source: Cornerstone OnDemand | Published: January 15, 2015
Everyone loves a good spreadsheet. But if you have more than a few hundred employees, tracking performance, training, and succession with them is the stuff of nightmares. Spreadsheets and paper-based processes can’t give you deep, real-time ... Read more
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Strategic Skills: Closing the New Talent Gap

White Paper | Author: Judy Chartrand, Ph.D., Chad Fife, MBA and Scott Flander | Source: Pearson TalentLens | Published: December 9, 2014
Here is the new normal in today’s business world: ambiguity, complexity, hyper-competitiveness, and blinding-fast change. But there is also another new normal: today’s emerging leaders simply are not ready. Extensive ... Read more
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The Status of Critical Thinking in the Workplace

Blog | Author: Breanne Harris, Solutions Architect and Social Media Strategist for Pearson TalentLens | Source: HCI | Published: December 5, 2014

If you read enough blog posts or journal articles in the talent management industry, you may have the overwhelming feeling that the sky is falling. Post after post details the impending leadership crisis, the unruliness and lack of loyalty among Millenials, and that’s before we even cross into issues like declining employee engagement and digital disruptions. 

And yet, in many ways, the sky is actually falling.

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Laying the Foundations for an Agile Talent Pipeline

Keynote Video | Presented By: Michael Moeller | Published: December 1, 2014
Sustaining growth in today’s fast changing market requires a robust pipeline of agile leaders who can quickly work across the organization to take on emerging opportunities and respond to new challenges. One way to address this issue is to ... 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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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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