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What’s HR’s Role in Change Management?

Blog | Author: Ben Baran, Ph.D. | Source: HCI | Published: 2 days ago

Is human resources (HR) the organizational function that must lead when dealing with organizational change?

Or is managing change a fundamental leadership competency that a wide array of people from every function should have or develop? If that’s the case, should HR professionals themselves try to be change agents?

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Is Relationship Friction Causing Operational Friction in Your Organization?

Blog | Author: David Lee | Source: HCI | Published: February 5, 2016

While answering email on Outlook, I got a popup asking if I wanted to proceed with archiving my old emails. I hit “Yes” with some reservation. Previously when I opted for this while trying to work, it slowed my use of Outlook down to a crawl and significantly reduced the speed of other programs, which caused my productivity to slow down as well.

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Predictive Modeling 101: Turning HR into a Hero of the Business

Blog | Author: Mike Kennedy | Source: HCI | Published: February 3, 2016

As an HR leader, when you hear the phrase predictive modeling, what do you think of? Does it sound like a term that belongs in marketing or finance? Does your skin crawl at the idea of getting into math and statistics? While it’s much easier to maintain the status quo and keep doing things as they’ve always been done, by doing nothing you’re actually doing both your HR department and your entire organization a huge disservice.

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Abundance Mindset: Overcoming Culture Erosion to Create Safe & Healthy Workplaces - Part 4 of 4

Blog | Author: Lexy Thompson | Source: HCI | Published: January 28, 2016

In Part 1 of this series we introduced the concept of an Abundance Mindset and the three different types of work environments: Abundance Based, Uncivil, and Abusive. Part 2 addressed the “Why bother?” and how to start detecting scarcity thinking. In Part 3, we focused on individual based solutions, and now we are ready to move into organizational culture solutions. 

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Human Capital Trends for 2016: How Will You Adapt?

Blog | Author: McLean & Company | Source: HCI | Published: January 21, 2016
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The data is in, and the results don’t look good for this year’s HR Trends & Priorities report. HR Departments have responded to shifts in demographics, and talent scarcity, without retaining their focus on the fundamentals that drive their success. Put simply, HR departments this year appear torn between modernizing their HR department, and current short-term business goals, without an easy way to effectively tackle both needs.

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Solutions Sales Reps are Born, Not Made

Blog | Author: Greta Roberts | Source: HCI | Published: January 19, 2016

Today’s business solutions are increasingly complex. Solutions are rarely bought, delivered or deployed “off the shelf”. By the time a prospect engages a sales rep they are highly educated and ask questions like “how would this work for my firm”, or “how could this solution integrate with my specific set of technologies”, or how this could be deployed internationally across many time zones and languages.

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Leadership Agility in a Matrix Organization

Blog | Author: Nick Horney | Source: HCI | Published: January 18, 2016

The very thought of matrix structures makes some people sigh and roll their eyes. There’s no question that matrix organizations can be challenging to navigate. But with a good dose of leadership agility, you can make a matrix succeed.

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The HR Mindset That Wins Friends and Influences CEOs

Blog | Author: Benjamin Baran | Source: HCI | Published: January 15, 2016

During a recent conversation I had with a senior executive, I brought up some of my efforts to promote strategic thinking and using data to guide decision-making among human resources (HR) professionals. She nodded in agreement, but then she interrupted. “You know, there’s one thing I hate about our HR department,” she said.“They think like gate keepers, when they should be thinking like service providers.”

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Talent Analytics Can Change the World, But Only if You're Ready to Challenge People

Blog | Author: Kris Dunn | Source: HCI | Published: January 12, 2016

If there's anything we've learned in the last few years, it's that Big Data is going to change the way business gets done. That's true in Finance, it's true in Sales and Marketing and it's true in the Talent world—across both HR and Recruiting. You can't walk 10 yards at a conference in our industry without seeing a vendor or service provider trumpeting the fact that their offering—regardless of the focus—helps you gain an analytical edge.

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Talent Management Agility: A Business and Human Resources Imperative

Blog | Author: Nick Horney | Source: HCI | Published: January 4, 2016

This is the era of Uber. Airbnb. TaskRabbit. Handy. All of these firms are examples of the “gig economy,” and human resources (HR) professionals are being pressed to update their approach to talent management as a result. The gig economy will continue placing pressure on HR leaders, HR policies and HR processes to become more agile so that they can accommodate the kind of turbulence now being created by contingent workers as a growing element of their talent pool. Not only is it an HR imperative, Talent Management Agility is a Business Imperative.

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People, Passion, Performance, Profit… an Outlook for the New Year

Blog | Author: Bill Catlette | Source: HCI | Published: December 16, 2015

Service sector executives I’ve spoken with lately are concerned more about talent than anything else… anything. Talent, as in finding, optimizing, developing, affording, communicating with, providing healthcare for (or not), and hanging onto it.

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Healthcare Talent Leaders Discuss How to Leverage Reference Checking More Strategically in the Hiring Process

Blog | Author: Randi Kenney | Source: HCI | Published: December 16, 2015
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Attracting and retaining the right talent can be tough. It takes a lot of resources to do it right, but when done right, it has a huge impact on the success of an organization. One element of the hiring process that can prove a real strategic asset is automated, online reference checking. As part of a webinar panel hosted by Human Capital Institute held earlier this year, two healthcare talent leaders discussed how reference checking technology is changing their hiring process. William Poynter, Director of Talent Acquisition for Health South, and Shawnee Irmen, VP of Talent Acquisition for Golden Living, focused in on some of the biggest benefits of hiring-related technology.

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Partnership 101: Peeking Outside the Well

Blog | Author: Ankita Poddar | Source: HCI | Published: December 10, 2015

In April 2014, Amazon created a buzz by announcing adoption of the ‘Pay to Quit’ policy from one of its subsidiaries. Elsewhere, Hubspot openly acknowledges its culture deck being influenced by the practices at Netflix as well as the Google People Operations team, in addition to a variety of management books in the industry. Earlier in October, LinkedIn jumped on to the bandwagon of organizations offering unlimited vacation time. What do they have in common? Each has made a decided effort to look beyond the boundaries of their organizations. 

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Hiring In & For the Future: The Keys to Talent Acquisition are Engagement and Retention

Blog | Author: Randi Kenney | Source: HCI | Published: December 9, 2015

In an HCI webinar earlier this year, Talent Analytics: Turning Reference Checking into a Strategic Asset, Ryan Cook, Global VP of Talent Acquisition for CH2M was one of three hiring leaders who shared insights, challenges, and high priority initiatives. Discussion focused not only on specific ways technology is enhancing the hiring process, but also on the strategic focus that is defining the talent-driven future of their organizations.

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Want to Be a Highly Innovative Company? Lead the Way!

Blog | Author: PwC | Source: HCI | Published: December 7, 2015

What differentiates a highly innovative organization from the rest isn’t really about having cool and new ideas. As most would guess, it is about creating some kind of innovation culture, but what elements create and support highly innovative work environments? 

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The 5 Ways HR Can Impact Business Strategy

Blog | Author: Silvia Masini & Emily Smith, BPI group | Source: HCI | Published: December 4, 2015
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As an HR leader, you have your finger on the pulse of all aspects of your organization – and a critical role to play in developing the business strategy. From your comprehensive perspective on the organization’s alignment, to the tools and competencies needed for successful organizational change, these are the top five ways HR can shape the business strategy.

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What the New Data Says About Video Interviewing

Blog | Author: Michele Ellner | Source: HCI | Published: December 2, 2015

The recent, incredible growth in video interviewing can trace its roots to the early adopters, who bet their budgets and their professional credibility on this innovative technology. They started a trend that’s snowballing into a practice used globally in organizations of all sizes. Now, there’s new data about how these early adopters are using video, and how candidates are responding. The lessons they’ve learned offer answers to five of the most pressing questions TA professionals have about the use of video interviewing today.

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