New Hire Engagement and Retention

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. 

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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. 

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Winning the Generation Game

Article | Source: The Economist | Published: October 4, 2013
“WHY do you pander to them?” This question kept being put to Marian Salzman, the boss of Havas PR, by her older workers in the days after the firm launched its latest recruitment advertisement. Featuring eager young things using ... Read more
Starting a New Job

Dear Diary, Today I Started My New Job

Blog | Author: Nancy Piatt | Source: HCI | Published: September 11, 2013

Throughout my career, I’ve dabbled in the world of “new employee orientation.” I’ve shown really boring slides, helped new-hires decipher a myriad of insurance options, given office tours, and scheduled “meet-n-greets” with other employees and leaders. All of these activities have resulted in varying levels of effectiveness.


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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. 


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Tackling the "S" Word

Blog | Author: Aubrey K. Wiete, M.A. | Source: HCI | Published: August 7, 2013

What is the first word that comes to mind when you look at the picture to the left? I won’t give it away yet, but I think it’s safe to say that most people, and specifically workplace employees, experience this with relative frequency.

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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? Read more
3 Things to Survive

Three Things New Leaders Must Do to Survive and Thrive

Blog | Author: Bill Catlette | Source: HCI | Published: June 19, 2013

It has been said that “life imitates art.” In a similar vein, I would suggest that, in many respects, business imitates sport, notably major collegiate and professional athletics. Think about it. Business lexicon is rife with the use of sports jargon (e.g., goal line, slump, go deep, etc.) to describe business situations. It is quite common to see current and former athletes and coaches on the dais at business conferences. Pro sports created player free agentry. Business is perfecting it.

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