As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In the race for relevance to future ...Read more
Conventional wisdom might say that the recent departure of Marc Jacobs from Louis Vuitton is terrible news for the company. But if you look a little more closely at the fashion industry you’ll find that turning over your ...Read more
Ask your employees this: “How would you like to be rewarded for your efforts and performance, in addition to your fixed salary?” They will likely respond by asking for a cash reward in the form of a raise or bonus, which they can then ...Read more
U.S. organizations have long looked to health and productivity programs as one way to keep workers healthier, stem the tide of higher health care costs and maintain productivity levels. Now, the adoption of health care reform and its ...Read more
Lisa Rosh, assistant professor of management at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, explains how to build trust through skillful self-disclosure.Read more
I recently read Elements of Successful Organizations, a compilation of articles from many of today’s thought leaders in the human resources and leadership space. The book, put together by Kronos, was one I offered to ...Read more
As HR drives toward measurement of as much as possible one of the areas impacted is the measurement of employees. We are developing and using measures of merit. One economist thinks that this has bigger implications than just performance in your ...Read more
All too often, we as leaders lose our way. Rather than face into what is most important, we allow ourselves to get pulled into the surrounding chaos or distracted by the 'emergency of the day' while the truly important matters are left ...Read more
We are living in times of the greatest opportunity ever experienced in human history. The changes taking place today, and over the next several years, are creating opportunity and access to markets around the world like never before. ...Read more
The world of work is evolving to allow people to work in their own time and own way. This makes a huge impact on the possibilities for working parents or people with other time intense interests outside of work. However, what does this mean for ...Read more
Being surrounded by an entire team that doesn't feel like they work for you can be a ridiculous blessing. But is there a magic formula that makes work feel like joy, happiness and fun all rolled into a single cupcake you can munch on all day ...Read more
In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move. As one of my executive ...Read more
One jerk can ruin an entire office. That’s why our very first rule when we started our company was a strict “No Jerks” policy. But it doesn’t stop there: It is equally important to avoid hiring someone who might be a ...Read more
Great analysts tell great stories based on the results of their analyses. Stories, after all, make results user-friendly, more conducive to decision-making, and more persuasive.
But that is not the only reason to use stories. Time ...
According to a new study from the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, the problem stems in mixed perceptions: managers tend to view giving their employees emotional support as going above and beyond their job descriptions. Thus, many ...Read more
Vendors can make data acquisition painful. With precedents beginning back in the heyday of Monster’s run, the world’s sources of people data have tried to claim ownership because they had possession. It turns out that ownership really ...Read more
Over the next several weeks, we’re going to look at the problems and opportunities for using data in HR. The topic is related to the industry’s concern about big data. It’s the grungy part of the topic.
In many cases, the ...
“We have a treasure trove of data, it’s highly valuable”.
“If we can unlock the value of all our data, we will have a wholly new revenue stream”.
“Hedge Funds will love our data — they will ...
Our myopic focus on satisfying short-term needs and desires is killing us – both individuals and organizations. We simply are not good at understanding the beauty of delayed gratification, hard work, patience, and smart risk ...Read more
Many small to mid-size manufacturing companies have become increasingly aware of how an effective human resource leader can contribute to the success of the business’s bottom line. The following points discuss how an effective HR leader and ...Read more