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Why the Science of Coaching Matters

February 4, 2014 | International Coach Federation

A Q&A With Francine Campone, Ed.D., MCC

Francine Campone is an International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach with more than 15 years of experience coaching leaders in the corporate, education and nonprofit sectors. She directs ...

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Getting to Know a Candidate without Being Creepy

January 31, 2014 | Laura Schaulat | Oracle

Nearly ten years ago, a friend introduced me to a very nice eligible guy, and I agreed to a date. We were having a glass of wine before dinner, and my date brought up the topic of Google, saying, “It’s amazing what you can learn about ...

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Six Keys to Design a Learning Journey for Leaders

January 27, 2014 | Oracle Human Capital Management

Leadership is a journey of learning opportunities, in which individuals face transformational challenges that help them grow with time. For this reason, no two journeys are alike.

 

Consider the following questions to gauge ...

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Ever Tried to Build an Igloo with the Wrong Kind of Snow?

January 22, 2014 | Stephen Lams | HayGroup

Tough, right?  It falls apart in your hands. It won’t bind.  It has no structure, no strength, and no staying power (if you prefer a sunny beach at this time of year, you also need the right kind of sand to build a castle). With ...

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Three Steps to Linking Business to Talent

January 22, 2014

Effective competency management sets the foundation on which all other talent management initiatives are built. Thorough job analysis provides organizations with a common set of definitions and expectations that align all talent management ...

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2014 Best Companies for Leaders

January 15, 2014 | Jenna Filipkowski | Chief Executive Magazine

Each year since 2005, Chief Executive has sought to identify those companies that excel in leadership development. In partnership with Chally Group Worldwide, a Dayton, Ohio-based sales and leadership talent-management firm, and with the Human ...

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Seeing Employees as More than Their Job Description

January 14, 2014 | Karen Armon, Executive-level Career Coach | Oracle Human Capital Management

Sarah left work exhausted. She really likes the company that she works for, but with her Master’s degree in business administration, she feels underutilized. Work is easy but repetitive, and not what she expected when she graduated three ...

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Structured Interviews: A Practical Guide

January 7, 2014 | U.S. Office of Personnel Management

The interview is popular because it is more personal than traditional selection assessments (e.g., 

written tests) and because it can be used to evaluate job characteristics not easily measured with 

other procedures (e.g., Oral ...

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How Coaching Can Increase Employee Engagement

November 18, 2013 | Sharmin Banu, Career Coach

Despite the relative maturity in the high tech industry we still depend on Darwin's "Survival of the fittest" theory. I believe a coach can be a catalyst to increase the odds for each employee to be of the "fittest" ...

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Yahoo's Dumb - but Smart - Way of Judging Employees

November 15, 2013 | Suzanne Lucas | CBS News

Managers, you may rate 10 percent of your people "superior performers," 40 percent as "exceeds expectations," 40 percent as "meets expectations" and the remaining 10 percent as "below expectations." Sound ...

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Dilbert's Scott Adams: Goals are for losers

October 31, 2013 | DAVE JOHNSON | CBS Moneywatch

If you read Scott Adam's "Dilbert" comic strip, you are aware that the cartoonist has a somewhat sarcastic, dour outlook on the business world. His career advice is equally sardonic. In a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, ...

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Are healthier employees more productive?

October 31, 2013 | Amy Levin-Epstein | CBS Moneywatch

The popularity of workplace wellness programs suggests that more employers than ever believe that healthy employees are more productive. Ivan Misner, founder of networking organization BNI.com, which has over 150,000 members worldwide, believed ...

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The 5 Biggest Lies In HR... (#2 - We Want All 'A" Players)

October 30, 2013 | Kris Dunn | HR Capitalist

This is a post in a 5-part series targeting the 5 biggest lies in HR.  Lucky you.
That’s right. I’m here today not to give you the normal PR spin about how strategic the HR function can be, but instead to call B.S. on the ...

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We Don’t Need a Stinkin’ Plan

October 29, 2013 | William Uranga | HR Examiner

I had it all planned out.  An extended September weekend backpacking with my oldest son (our first trip together) along with a couple of neighbors – It was going to be great.  Skyline-to-the-Sea is a great Bay Area trail with ...

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The Big Lesson from Twelve Good Decisions

October 28, 2013 | TOM DAVENPORT | Harvard Busniess Review

How is it that managers facing high-stakes decisions, despite all the resources and knowledge available to them, often make them so poorly?  In large part, it’s because their whole perspective on decision-making is wrong. Managers ...

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Five Threads II: Integrating Non HR Data

October 24, 2013 | John Sumser | HR Examiner

Like most functions, organizations and people, the HR Department is buried in new somewhat relevant data. The organization’s management will waste little time before they mandate the discovery of uses for this external data. Recruiting, ...

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ReEngineering HR: Five Threads of Technology

October 23, 2013 | HR Examiner

The era of enterprise computing is coming to a close. Enterprise HR solutions from vendors like SuccessFactors, Sap, Taleo, Oracle, Kenexa, IBM and a host of others has completed its original mission: to automate and improve all of the business ...

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