Hire, Retain, and Develop Talent

Two Thumbs Up CEO

CEO: Chief Encouragement Officer

Blog | Author: Bill Treasurer | Source: HCI | Published: December 11, 2013

It happens fairly regularly. I’ll hand my business card to someone, wait a beat, and watch them smile as they read my title - Chief Encouragement Officer. 

Leadership Principle

The Greatest Leadership Principle – Raising Up the Next Guy, Part 2

Blog | Author: Joseph "Bud" Haney | Source: HCI | Published: December 5, 2013

In our last blog, we discussed three reasons why leaders might not want to “raise up the next guy,” or prepare the lieutenants in your organization to lead with the same values, work ethic, and goals that you possess.


2014 Planning

Reviewing 2013 and Planning for 2014 in a Meaningful Way

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: December 4, 2013

A good practice for Human Capital executives is to stop long enough to look back on the year and determine what you intended, what changed, and where you arrived.


Cognitive Overload

May I Be Excused? My Brain Is Full.

Blog | Author: Roy Pollock | Source: HCI | Published: October 23, 2013

In Gary Larson’s famous cartoon, a student asks his teacher if he can be excused because his brain is full. It’s funny as a cartoon, but it is tragic, wasteful, and all-too-common in corporate training. 


Aggressive Talent Wars Are Good for Cities 

Article | Author: Orly Lobel | Source: HBR | Published: October 9, 2013

Barring non-competes is one of California longstanding strong talent mobility safeguards. Unlike most other states in the United States, but more like innovative Western European countries like Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden, California ...

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Onboarding for Each Generation

Tailor Your Onboarding Strategy to Each Generation

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: August 22, 2013

Effective new hire onboarding will be critical for employee retention and engagement in the future as demographic shifts significantly alter the talent landscape. America’s 80 million Baby Boomers will be succeeded in their roles by a cohort (Generation X) that is half their size, intensifying the competition among employers for top talent. 


Leadership Principle

The Greatest Leadership Principle – Raising Up the Next Guy, Part 1

Blog | Author: Joseph "Bud" Haney | Source: HCI | Published: August 14, 2013

A search of respected blogs and periodicals about leadership reveals a largely cohesive group of characteristics that most experts agree a person should possess if they want to gain recognition as a great leader. For example, most agree that leaders must have vision. They must communicate clearly and often. They must admit their faults, delegate, share the glory, and relate to their employees on a personal level.


New Research: Where the Talent Wars are Hottest

Article | Source: HBR | Published: August 1, 2013

So the war for talent is on. Are you and your company ready? Do you know what world regions and industries are generating the greatest demand for talent? Is your company prepared to defend your talent from aggressive raids by competitors?

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