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Organization Design Demands High-Stakes Conversations

August 31, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

True organization transformation requires more than mere structural change. It demands that the organization does things differently and that executives, leaders, and ultimately every employee understands the organization’s intentions and ...

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How to create an authentic employer brand

August 31, 2017 | ORC International

What does your organization stand for? What do you think it is like to work for your organization? What are your values and do you live them? Now what about people on the outside – what do they think of your organization? Is it the same ...

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Four reasons to invest in employer branding

August 29, 2017 | ORC International

Today’s most powerful employer brands have an edge when it comes to attracting strong talent and creating highly engaged teams. They have a great story. They have strong advocacy. They have fierce loyalty. So why do so few companies take ...

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Avoiding Common Obstacles to Change Transformation

August 28, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

There is not always a clear path to an organization design and implementation of a strategic plan. While leadership might decide that a change is in the best interest of the company, there are many obstacles that could stand in the way of a real ...

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How online advocacy can support your talent attraction

August 25, 2017 | ORC International

As employers we have a choice. We can choose to ignore the growing presence of online advocacy and try to prevent it from infiltrating our business in case the things that are said about our organizations don’t leave us smelling of roses. ...

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Better Utilize Change Agents in Your Change Transformation

August 23, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

In order to successfully navigate through a change transformation, businesses need key people to help push the change forward and integrate the new concepts into the organization. These change agents play an essential part in the change ...

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How culture can make or break innovation

August 15, 2017 | ORC International

No matter how large or small an organization, it can’t effectively implement its strategy without the buy-in and commitment of not only leadership, but employees as well. Nowhere is this more evident when it comes to innovation. Leaders who ...

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How to Avoid Being “Disrupted”

August 14, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Visit any business news site and you’ll find at least one article talking about “disruptors.” Uber has disrupted the urban transportation business. Airbnb has disrupted the hotel business. Amazon has disrupted the entire retail ...

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Eight Key Steps to Strategic Workforce Planning

August 11, 2017

Strategic workforce planning (SWP) is a mission-critical skill for the HR function that will help you address these challenges, and more.
But there is no one-size-fits-all formula for successful workforce planning. The process must be integrated ...

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The Three A's of Talent Analytics

August 8, 2017

HR practitioners and leaders must possess foundational analytical skills to demonstrate and communicate the business value of data-driven talent decisions. HCI research has revealed the Three A's of Effective People Analytics: Access, ...

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Overcoming the Challenge of Making Trade-offs

August 8, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Every organization struggles to make trade-offs. Naturally, it is hard to say no to good opportunities. However, intuitively we know that we can’t be everything to everybody, that our resources are limited, and that not everything will fit ...

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Using Strategy Research for Employee Engagement

August 7, 2017 | ORC International

Competitive intelligence, often referred to as strategic intelligence, allows businesses to better understand their competition, their market, their customers and perhaps most importantly, their employees. Ultimately, the more information you ...

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Tips for supporting a diverse workforce

August 1, 2017 | ORC International

Institutional memory can be rife in organisations with a long history and low turnover. Although there are benefits to this kind of shared knowledge, a group of decision makers who hold similar views narrows the scope of thought, and this can ...

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Could a Contingent Worker Earn Your Top Employee Award this Year?

August 1, 2017 | Barbara Schwenk | Montage

As the percentage of continent workers, freelancers and independent contractors climbs in the U.S., we’re in the midst of a nationwide shift: Employers are becoming more methodical in regarding their non-employees as valuable contributors ...

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