Every company has a brand. The most successful companies work proactively to define that brand and guide the messaging. An employer brand is no different. These tips for boosting your employer brand can help you attract the talent you want and ...Read more
At the HR Policy Association CHRO Summit, I had a chance to have lunch with the former CHRO of Procter & Gamble, Dick Antoine. Dick is also the former National Academy of Human Resources President. As a fellow professional charged with ...Read more
Reference checks & background checks aren't the same thing. Do you do both? If so, make sure you're getting useful insight and not just duplicating your work.Read more
The war for tech talent has become increasingly harder to win as the supply of qualifed candidates doesn’t meet the demand of technical positions currently open or being developed.Read more
There is a practical approach and sequence to alignment when implementing organizational change. It may be tempting to zero in where a problem is surfacing, but by following these steps you can ensure that you align everything from top to bottom ...Read more
Today, top level executives have more pressure than ever to deliver differentiated products and winning strategies to the marketplace. Much of the overall design vision and ability to give clients what they need before they themselves know it, ...Read more
Unfortunately, it is difficult to achieve perfect organization alignment; however, the better aligned the organization the more you can realize the benefits above. Sure, alignment is an investment of time and money, but in today’s ...Read more
How do you know if you have a good business model? In simple terms, it should solve a problem for your customer. Obviously there’s more to it than that. Your business model conceptualizes how your organization will create value for customers.Read more
Companies that have the ability to quickly react to changing and often global environments demonstrate how they can not only weather marketplace storms but can turn current trends and issues into a competitive advantage.Read more
Leaders aren’t immune to the pressure of people’s expectations. After all, employees look to their leaders for a lot—clarity, connection, and accountability—particularly in the midst of change.Read more
Your job as a leader is to build people up. To give others credit and not worry about the people who are wishing you ill. If you want to grow, here are three things to stay away from.Read more
When you hear the word, status quo, what do you think? In this environment, many leaders know that status quo will not get their organizations where they need to go. Innovation needs to happen, and it needs to happen fast.Read more
Confronting someone is scary. It can be even scarier to confront your boss. Often times, the anxiety you feel is strong enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand, no matter what the issue. However, avoiding confronting ...Read more
Are you happy? Is your team happy? Happy can sometimes feel like a soft word. Or something that feels pretty abstract.Read more
Navigate your life one conversation at a time. You already are, whether you realize it or not. Your time in school, your eventual career, your relationships and your life will succeed or fail, gradually then suddenly, one conversation at a time.Read more
Two months into 2016 is a good time to step back and assess whether HR leaders are making the right bets. Enough of the year is behind us to get an early feel for what to expect, yet there’s still time to course-correct.
Before we dive ...Read more
The question of whether leaders are born or developed is a hot button issue that often draws a line in the sand forming two camps: Nature vs. Nurture. I see it fitting right up there with politics and religion as a topic to avoid at a party if ...Read more
Companies must ask some important questions—of themselves, of their human capital management (HCM) cloud vendors, and of implementation partners. Consider the following five do’s and don’ts as you plot your move to HCM cloud.Read more
A martial arts sensei said, “You are always practicing something. The question is - What are you practicing?”
In Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, written during his year in a one-room cabin, is this evocative quote: “The ...
FIRST, SOME BAD NEWS: Employees don’t retain information for long, let alone apply it in their work.
NOW, THE GOOD NEWS: These five simple instructional design principles will improve your corporate learning outcomes.Read more