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Turnover Is Killing Us!

Blog | Author: Online Rewards | Source: HCI | Published: February 22, 2017

It’s expensive to attract, train, and replace employees: the Bureau of National Affairs estimates that turnover costs U.S. businesses over $11 billion annually. The non-profit workplace improvement organization Catalyst estimates it costs between 50–60% of an employee’s annual salary to replace them, with total costs* as high as 150–200%, depending on their position in the company — and it will take an average of 52 days to do it.


When it Comes to Hiring Algorithms, Be Sure to Check the Math

Blog | Author: Ray Bixler | Source: HCI | Published: February 21, 2017

From fake news and social media feeds, to the financial markets, and now hiring, the impact of algorithms is being talked about a lot lately. A recent column published by the Harvard Business Review, “Hiring Algorithms are Not Neutral”, highlighted some concerns. The article states that 72% of resumes are weeded out before a human ever sees them. My most recent column in U.S. News & World Report “3 Ways to Make Sure a Machine Doesn’t Judge Your Job Search” focuses on the impact that hiring algorithms can have on job seekers, and this blog post highlights why employers must also be diligent in looking at the solutions they may be using.


Oh Brother, Where Art Thou Conflict Management?

Blog | Author: Aubrey K. Wiete, M.A. | Source: HCI | Published: February 16, 2017

In great leaders, managing conflict begins as a preferred competency and quickly becomes an absolute necessity. As the pace of change continues to increase, diversity and inclusion strategies abound, and world politics affect business and policy, conflict too will grow. Professionals that can effectively navigate this inevitable tension and controversy will set themselves apart.


A Whole New World… of Learning

Blog | Author: Craig Schwipps | Source: HCI | Published: February 15, 2017

It is well within your reach to achieve profitable growth, engaged employees and properly developed leadership in addition to more within your organization. It all starts with the right investment. An investment in your team. Let’s look at three tips that can help make your business wishes come true.


Why Source of Influence Metrics Matter In Recruitment Marketing

Blog | Author: Elyse Mayer | Source: HCI | Published: February 14, 2017

Candidates act more and more like consumers in their search – and research – for a career, which means there are more and more touchpoints that influence their decision of where to apply and where to accept an offer. If you don’t understand source of influence, you can’t understand the candidate journey!


Is It Time Your Organization Bought Into HR Analytics?

Blog | Author: Lexy Martin | Source: HCI | Published: February 13, 2017

Since joining Visier, I’ve been thinking a lot about the value of workforce analytics. I came to this organization because in my prior life as a researcher, my core focus was HR technology adoption and the value organizations derive from it. In fact, a consistent finding from the annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey (which I managed for 16 years) was that “organizations with workforce analytics outperform.”

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10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Embarking on Succession Planning

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: February 9, 2017

Succession planning is a focused program of keeping talent in the pipeline for the evolving roles that matter most to companies for the future. With thoughtful dialogue and participation, succession planning can be one of the most effective tools for leadership development and business growth. When handled poorly, it can be a waste of time and other precious organizational resources.

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Three Steps to Building an Effective Global Leadership Development Program

Blog | Author: BPI Group | Source: HCI | Published: January 24, 2017

Global leadership competency is essential in today’s knowledge economy. The Harvard Business Review reports that the international trade of goods, services, finance, people, and data contributed 10% to the world’s GDP in 2014 – equal to $7.8 trillion. Increasingly, the product being exchanged across borders is data and information. Unlike physical goods, the trade of information requires a level of human interpretation to translate, analyze, and apply the data – making cultural competence and global perspective essential skills for today’s leaders.


Timeless Strategies for Building a Culture of Recognition

Blog | Author: Online Rewards | Source: HCI | Published: January 18, 2017

People are often the greatest expense, and without engaged employees, companies are simply unable to perform at their best. The concepts around employee recognition have evolved from a “nice-to-have,” into a strategic tool that drives business outcomes.


Cloud HCM’s Impact on HR Service Delivery

Blog | Author: Daniel Staley | Source: HCI | Published: January 16, 2017

We all know the transition to Cloud HCM (human capital management) has been wide-spread and transformational for many organizations across the globe.  Nearly every HR department I talk with has either moved their HR applications, is in the process of moving or is assessing their ability to move upwards into the cloud.  But, for those that have made the leap, has it had the intended, positive impact on HR’s service delivery capability?


Maximizing Employee Engagement: Break the Rules and Break Away from the Herd

Blog | Author: Harvard Business School | Source: HCI | Published: January 12, 2017

Let workers rebel! Harvard Business School Professor, behavioral scientist and author Francesca Gino believes letting employees cut loose is the key to find balance between conformity and nonconformity. Once that balance is established, a company’s employee engagement level will soar, and it will stay that way, too.


Managing the Manager: Providing People Leaders with the Right Skills

Blog | Author: SumTotal | Source: HCI | Published: January 11, 2017

What makes a good manager? The traditional “career ladder” model suggests that managers are chosen from top individual contributors, and then those individuals continue to climb a fairly straightforward path until senior leadership. Today, the role of manager is more than a stop on a career trajectory.

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Developing Effective Global Leaders in a New Age of Learning Tools

Blog | Author: BPI Group | Source: HCI | Published: January 5, 2017

Today’s business landscape is more global than ever before, and organizations must develop internationally-oriented leaders in order to be competitive in the market. BPI group’s Michael McGowan, Managing Director, Leadership & Talent, and John Blyth, Executive Coach, shared their insights on how to identify and develop global leaders to drive organizational success.

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Everything We Knew about the Bell Curve Is WRONG!

Blog | Author: Ankita Poddar | Source: HCI | Published: December 19, 2016

The Gaussian distribution aka the bell curve has unwittingly become the most important mathematical function for HR professionals around the world. It stars in one of the most important HR processes – performance management; and consequently goes on to determine compensation. However, in recent time, more and more organizations have begun to question Gaussian’s presence at the workplace. Meanwhile, there has been an elder brother hiding behind the curtains who is finally ready to steal Gaussian’s limelight.


The Disconnected Organisation – the need to empower our collective talent

Blog | Author: ProFinda | Source: HCI | Published: December 14, 2016

Throughout 2015-16 international talent solution provider ProFinda gathered data from almost 4,000 international knowledge workers revealing employees are wasting valuable work hours looking for support in their roles, as they are unable to identify internal expertise from within their own organisations. As already featured in Business Matters, Global Banking and Finance Review, Marketing and Communications News, The Marketing Blog and BDaily - the paper: The Disconnected Organisation shares this research data and aims to arm organisational leadership teams with a better understanding of their people’s needs and equip them to embrace new innovations.

Download your copy of The Disconnected Organisation today – available here.