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Leadership by Surprise

Blog | Author: Bill Catlette | Source: HCI | Published: 19 hours ago

In his wonderful book, Leapfrogging, innovation expert Soren Kaplan challenges us to recall moments in our lives when we have encountered a breakthrough product, service, or experience… a WOW encounter if you will. Think, for example about the first time, likely as a young child, that you tasted ice cream. Or, later on in life, your first kiss - not the grandmotherly type ;). Or, perhaps, when you had your first encounter with an i-Device. Wow!

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Will Your Future Leaders be Ready When You Need Them?

Blog | Author: Michelle Kozin | Source: HCI | Published: 1 day ago

Who are your up-and-coming leaders? And are they ready?

Highly functioning and successful organizations foster leaders at all levels. Yet – for typical companies – only 17% of leadership investments actually go toward the development of first- and second-level leaders, with the rest targeted exclusively at executives. By neglecting growth opportunities for their future leaders, organizations risk not only their ability to operate efficiently, but perhaps their competitive edge as well.

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What “Candidate Experience” Means in Today’s Digital World

Blog | Author: Mike Roberts | Source: HCI | Published: 2 days ago

Since most Millennials have been immersed in technology for a majority of their lives, it’s safe to say they’re pretty awesome judges of all things digital. As a consequence, consumer-facing aspects of businesses really have no choice but to keep pace with these users’ digital expectations as they evolve over time. Though, that’s not always the case for the less visible parts of the business—like recruiting.

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Infographic: Agile and Actionable Engagement Metrics

Blog | Author: Jenna Filipkowski | Source: HCI | Published: 3 days ago

The measurement of engagement is an indicator for the overall health of the organization and results should prompt action to address areas of concern in the talent and business strategy. Most organizations rely on annual engagement survey for this feedback. However, in a complex world of constant change is the annual survey enough? Is more frequent or even real-time data critical to understanding the current state?

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How Predictive Analytics Can Redefine Your Workforce

Blog | Author: Charles Coy | Source: HCI | Published: 3 days ago

Ask any company about their most important asset and they'll likely say something fundamental to every business: their people. And yet, most businesses continue to make decisions about their workforce based on subjective gut instincts, intuitions and human biases.

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9 Reasons Leadership Development Fails

Blog | Author: Fabio Malagisi | Source: HCI | Published: May 18, 2015

Leadership development programs have grown in popularity over the years. It seems that all companies crave leaders and many are turning to formal leadership development programs as a means to develop talent. Proceed with caution however, as this is an easy idea to come up with but difficult, potentially expensive and definitely time consuming to execute. When it works, it can be a great success, however often these efforts turn into fancy websites vs true development mechanisms. Below are my top reasons why leadership development programs fail. 

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Compete and Connect: Developing Globally Competent Leaders

Blog | Author: Nancy Tannenbaum, UNC Executive Development | Source: HCI | Published: May 15, 2015

The importance of globally competent leaders is recognized by the vast majority of organizations, but few have a strategy to provide the training needed to compete globally, according to a new study by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Human Capital Institute.

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Infographic: Developing Global Leaders

Blog | Author: Jenna Filipkowski | Source: HCI | Published: May 14, 2015

HCI and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School's research sought to understand the importance of global competence for today's leaders and how organizations were developing it. The survey was completed by 323 HR and L&D professionals in early 2015.

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Meeting the Millennial Challenge with Coaching

Blog | Author: Abby Tripp Heverin, Communications and Awards Manager | Source: HCI | Published: May 14, 2015

Founded more than 100 years ago, J.K. Organisation (E.Z) is one of India’s largest industrial groups. With a portfolio of companies responsible for the manufacture, distribution, sale and service of diverse products, including tires, paper, cement, industrial supplies, seeds, dairy products, textiles and insurance, J.K. employs more than 22,000 people.

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The Omnichannel Experience: From Retail to Recruitment

Blog | Author: Randi Kenney | Source: HCI | Published: May 13, 2015

Think of the last time you bought something. How did you buy it? Did you visit a brick-and-mortar store? Did you buy it online, through the manufacturer’s own website or through a third-party retailer like Amazon? How’d you buy it online—with a tablet or a laptop? Were you at home, multitasking while watching TV perhaps? Maybe you bought it using your mobile phone. Your purchase made you a part of an ongoing transformation that has been occurring in the consumer world for years.

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New Hire Onboarding: Why Effective is Better than Flashy

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: May 11, 2015

I recently spoke to an audience of human capital professionals about my successes in developing new hire onboarding programs. After my presentation, one attendee asked me what innovative onboarding strategies and tactics I was using to impress new employees and stand out in the talent market. He didn’t like my response.

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6 Research Backed Practices to Create a Connected Culture

Blog | Author: Todd Hall | Source: HCI | Published: May 7, 2015
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I recently heard about a department that hired a very competent manager.  She quit after two weeks because the culture of the department was so negative and unhealthy.  She simply couldn’t stand working there after two short weeks.  The department may have been checking off short-term things on the to-do list, but their overall effectiveness was low and decreasing rapidly.

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What Do Job Seekers Want? New Research Reveals 4 Job Search Trends

Blog | Author: Randi Kenney | Source: HCI | Published: May 6, 2015

In 2015, US job seekers are more in control today than they have been in the last few years. Six years ago, there were 6.2 unemployed job seekers for every one job opening. Today, it’s 1.7 unemployed job seekers for every job. This improvement in the labor market means that rather than looking for any job, most people are now employed and can look for the right job.

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Infographic: Dynamic Performance Management

Blog | Author: Jenna Filipkowski | Source: HCI | Published: May 5, 2015
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The 3Rs (recognition, rewards, and recurring conversations) all have a substantial role in performance management. Learn how organizations are implementing these elements in this infographic.

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Finding Stories That Make Your Points Pack a Punch

Blog | Author: David Lee | Source: HCI | Published: May 4, 2015

“How do I find stories to use in my presentations?”

This is probably the question I get asked the most frequently when speaking on how to integrate stories into presentations.

The simple answer is…

Pay attention to everyday life.

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The Three A’s of Effective Talent Analytics Infographic

Blog | Author: Jenna Filipkowski | Source: HCI | Published: May 1, 2015
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To truly take advantage of big data’s ability to inform and enhance HR and business decisions, companies need to bring together three critical talent analytics elements: Access, Ability, and Action. The top four challenges to each of these elements are displayed in this infographic.

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L&D Professionals: Are You Building Your Workforce Around Change?

Blog | Author: Barbara Trautlein | Source: HCI | Published: April 30, 2015
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What changes are your organization experiencing now?  Merger, acquisition, reorganization?  New technology implementation or significant upgrade?  Major new product or service-offering launch? 

Sobering statistics show that 70% of major organizational changes fail.  We all know the carnage that results from these missteps - lost investment, customer dissatisfaction, employee cynicism. 

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Predictive Analytics: Leverage Data to Prevent First Year Turnover & Improve the Talent Pipeline

Blog | Author: Randi Kenney | Source: HCI | Published: April 29, 2015

Our economy is finally recovering from the Great Recession, and that means great things for candidates—job opportunities are increasing, and candidates are finding themselves in the position to be more selective and possess high expectations of their employer of choice. Candidates are looking for more than just a salary—they’re exploring different varieties of company cultures, expecting benefits that are conducive to family life and work-life balance, and seeking flexible schedules and opportunities for telecommuting. But what does that mean for employers?

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