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HR as Change Architect: Is Your Organization Ready for Change?

Blog | Author: Silvia Masini | Source: HCI | Published: 23 hours ago

Change is constant in business. Yet, 70 percent of organizational change initiatives fail, and only 25 percent of organizations are able to sustain long-term gains from change management initiatives. Clearly, there’s an opportunity to rethink how we manage change – and HR is uniquely positioned to lead the way.

 

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Lessons from the End

Blog | Author: Amanda Young Hickman | Source: HCI | Published: March 26, 2015

The end of a brand is often a rotten confluence of events—economic trends, smart competitors, and changing technologies can all be the death knell for a company.  However, leaders or leadership teams that stay balanced in their approach improve the odds of seeing potentially fatal challenges early enough to address them.

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4 Reasons You Need to Reconsider Your Mobile Recruiting Strategy

Blog | Author: Mike Roberts | Source: HCI | Published: March 24, 2015
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Half a billion Facebook users only visit the site on mobile devices--a number which is expected to increase significantly in the not-too-distant future. That is the world we live in today, and many of those users are the same people filling out your job applications. People are taking just about everything to their mobile devices, from finding love and shopping to looking for a new job. And yet, only a fraction of today's leading companies have dedicated the resources needed to optimize their mobile recruiting experience.

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3 Keys to Social Recognition for HR Professionals

Blog | Author: Achievers | Source: HCI | Published: March 20, 2015

Last month, the Brandon Hall Group released their recent Employee Engagement Survey, which suggested that a strategic employee engagement solution dramatically impacts an organization’s bottom line. For many companies, investing in social recognition solutions has had an incredible impact on retention, performance and productivity.

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Multigenerational Training that Sticks

Blog | Author: Robb Gomez | Source: HCI | Published: March 19, 2015

Right now, four distinct generations are working side by side. According to the AARP report, today’s new workplace resembles a generational “melting pot.” Traditionalists’ days in the workplace are numbered, however, and Baby Boomers will remain in leadership positions for the next 10 to 20 years. 

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The Power of Video-Enabled Recruiting: Three Reasons Why it Gives You an Unfair Advantage [Infographic]

Blog | Author: Randi Kenney | Source: HCI | Published: March 18, 2015

Bersin by Deloitte's Talent Acquisition Systems 2014: The Definitive Guide to Hiring Management Software, reports that new applications of recruiting and onboarding technology are increasingly becoming more widespread. If you're still scratching your head as to how video can help your talent acquisition efforts, here are three reasons why video-enabled recruiting gives your company the unfair advantage.

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Bridging the Skills Gap Infographic

Blog | Author: Jenna Filipkowski | Source: HCI | Published: March 16, 2015

According to one study of over 38,000 global organizations, 35 percent reported difficulties in finding staff with the right skills. To fill skills gaps are companies investing in the level of talent they are seeking or is compensation viewed as another expense?

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The Critical Thinking Buddy System

Blog | Author: Breanne Harris | Source: HCI | Published: March 12, 2015

Do you remember the Buddy System in grade school? When you went on field trips, you were likely assigned someone to be your "buddy" for the duration of the trip.  You were accountable to one another to ensure you both arrived safely to your destination.  

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Recruitment + Marketing = The Modern-day Recruiting Professional

Blog | Author: Randi Kenney | Source: HCI | Published: March 11, 2015
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"In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author
 

As the job market evolves to the candidate’s benefit; recruiters are finding the landscape more competitive and find themselves needing to learn to develop new skills along with discovering how to leverage effective processes from other aspects of the business.  Specifically, talent acquisition has a lot to learn from the marketing department, but recruitment marketing is more than just aligning the recruiters and marketers behind the employment brand.

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Where Can HR Have the Biggest Business Impact in 2015?

Blog | Author: Andrew Bateman | Source: HCI | Published: March 10, 2015
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The conversation about how and when HR professionals can get a "seat at the table" has been occurring for decades, but a lesser discussed topic is what happens once HR finally does get to pull up a chair next to the C-suite. 

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Tesla Motors – Growing Rapidly and Strategically

Blog | Author: Katie Kazmierczak | Source: HCI | Published: March 9, 2015

Tesla Motors is on the move. According to Boryana Dineva, Head of HRIS, Operations and Data Analytics, the company has grown almost 1700% since her arrival in 2011. “We’re continuing to grow,” Dineva said at Human Capital Institute’s 2015 Workforce Planning and Talent Strategy Conference held in Dallas, TX, February 23-25.  During her presentation, “The Tesla Motors Story: Workforce Analytics in a Rapid Growth Environment,” Dineva revealed that the company embraces a startup mentality

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Partnership 101: Prequisites for Business Smarts

Blog | Author: Ankita Poddar | Source: HCI | Published: March 6, 2015

The season has changed and 2015 brings with it an increased focus on creating a more humane workspace. It is now obvious that the differentiating factor between companies that survive and companies that don’t, are their people practices. With the talent gap reaching disturbing numbers, the following oft quoted line is now true; ‘The war for talent is over and talent won.’

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What Really Belongs in Your New Employee Orientation

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: March 5, 2015

The biggest mistake a company can make when onboarding talented, energetic new employees into an organization is to cram 20 hours of mind-numbing employment information into four dull hours of orientation. And yet, this is exactly what many new hires, arriving enthusiastic and ready to work, must endure during their first week on the job with a new employer.

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Win the Argument with Legal. What you Need to Know about Video Interviewing and Discrimination

Blog | Author: Michele Ellner | Source: HCI | Published: March 4, 2015

So you’ve done your homework and developed a solid business case for your company’s acquisition of a video interviewing solution.  As a TA professional, you realize video interviewing has become a mainstream best practice employed, in some capacity, by nearly 80% of enterprise-level businesses. Still, you face some hurdles with your uber-conservative, risk-averse legal department. Here’s how to win that argument and be dubbed as your organization’s top innovation leader bringing transformation into the hiring process. 

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RPO and the Structural Challenge Facing Talent Acquisition

Blog | Author: Jennifer Spicher | Source: HCI | Published: March 3, 2015

Many companies lack the capacity to quickly ensure their human resources expenditure responds quickly to their businesses’ ebb and flow.

 

Sound familiar? Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is a relatively new solution with the potential to transcend the structural challenges facing acquisition.

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See What Happens When Real-Time Feedback Takes Flight

Blog | Author: Andrew Bateman | Source: HCI | Published: February 26, 2015
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The conveniences of modern travel are often overlooked when measured against the reality that any attempt to go from point A to point B is frequently rife with potential setbacks.  That’s why, on my way home after HCI’s Workforce Planning and Talent Strategy Conference this week, I made peace with the fact that the next several hours were not going to be particularly enjoyable.

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Three Pieces of Advice for New Leaders

Blog | Author: Bill Catlette | Source: HCI | Published: February 20, 2015

Often, when someone is first appointed to a leadership role, it occurs via a “battlefield promotion” where the person in front of them, the incumbent leader goes up, down, or away, and they are thrust into the role. For some reason, this often seems to occur on a Friday, and the conversation goes something like this: “You’ve been here a while now, and you know the business, the people and processes. You’re a natural. Starting Monday, I want you to be the new (fill in the blank job title). I have confidence that you will succeed.” Left unsaid is the very real message, “and you’ve got all weekend to get ready.” 

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Without These Insights, You Can’t Navigate Change Effectively

Blog | Author: David Dinwoodie, William Pasmore, Laura Quinn, and Ron Rabin | Source: HCI | Published: February 11, 2015

How can mid-level to senior leaders become better equipped to steer their organizations and their people through change?

That’s a question human capital experts are asking with increasing frequency as the effects of change are felt in every corner of organizations. Managers of teams, projects, departments and functions are in unique and powerful position to drive change – and face real challenges in making it happen. They must translate the C-suite’s vision for change to the front lines. They must help direct reports navigate the emotions of transition and also generate alignment and commitment.

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