The ecosystem of the Human Age continues to evolve. The macro-economic forces conspiring to rewrite the rules that govern our societies, economies and even our interpersonal interactions are growing not only stronger, but more inextricably ...Read more
Executives in virtually every industry are concerned about the lack of available talent. Globally, the working-age population is on the decline while the number of retirees is on the rise. At the same time, low-skilled workers exceed demand while ...Read more
What Exactly Is Coaching?
At its simplest, coaching is a discovery-based process offering clients the lead role in finding their own creative solutions. Working with a coach is a unique opportunity to unpack your thinking around a ...
Studies have shown a positive correlation between the extent to which organizations retain knowledge and the extent to which they perform well in the marketplaceRead more
I talk to job seekers every day, and they have strikingly similar attitudes. They feel frustrated that the market remains so poor. Whether they are at junior, mid-, or senior levels, they find that the jobs just aren’t out there. ...Read more
Why would any organization set up a system that discourages experts from sharing their business-critical knowledge?
Obviously, no leader deliberately set out to do such a thing. Yet it happens all the time when companies make a practice ...
One of the topics that sometimes keeps me awake at night is knowledge. The sheer amount of knowledge in the minds of our staff members is staggering. In the past few years we’ve had a few highly competent people attempt to retire, and ...Read more
For those of us keeping a watchful eye on the staffing industry, the growth of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) has been on our radar for more than a decade. Based on a recent survey, Staffing Industry Analysts estimates RPO is a ...Read more
With increasingly competitive environments and struggling economies, today’s organizations are trying to stay afloat in rough waters. Internal and external pressures are placing demands on organizations that are affecting their competitive ...Read more
In 2003, the company sought a multi-faceted service provider to broker its labor spend and management strategies for future growth. A joint venture in 2010 further intensified the need for an enterprise-wide solution that could provide ...Read more
As America’s population ages, so does its workforce. In fact, in the first decade of the new millennium, the number of workers aged 55 to 64 increased by 52%. Unfortunately, most companies are unprepared to manage the loss of many highly ...Read more
THE median pay of American workers has stagnated in recent years, but that is not true for all workers. When adjusted for inflation, the wages of low-paid workers have declined. But the wages for better-paid workers have grown significantly more ...Read more
BOSSES, as it turns out, really do matter — perhaps far more than even they realize.
In telephone call centers, for example, where hourly workers handle a steady stream of calls under demanding conditions, the communication skills and ...
This is the last part of the mini law school on ownership. Then we’ll start looking at who owns data. The last concept to understand is privacy.
Privacy is very fragile as rights go. (In the US. Privacy rights are much ...
When we talk about metrics, analytics, and business intelligence, we forget thatmeasuring human resources isn’t the goal.
It’s an objective. Yes, we need to do it, but it isn’t the end of the process. At the end, ...
A client of mine with a gift for distilling information recently came up with a simple and elegant chart that tracks employee perceptions of the company's pay program. As someone who believes there is still a place for the ...
Has the time come to shake up the annual merit increase?
Yesterday we began coverage of our survey findings where 124 compensation and HR professionals provided their answers to that question, based on what is happening in ...
How much should people earn? Even if resources were unlimited, it would be difficult to stipulate your ideal salary. Intuitively, one would think that higher pay should produce better results, but scientific evidence indicates that the link ...Read more
Workplace flexibility practices should be … flexible. I think it’s a no-brainer. Right?
Flexibility in our workplaces is key these days in helping us get and keep great employees. But those practices have ...
There are many, many companies today that are moving to “the cloud” for their data storage. Naturally there are legal issues that need to be considered in making such a move. HR in particular needs to be concerned with HR ...Read more