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Leadership Coaching and Emotional Intelligence: The Coaches Perspective

Blog | Author: Ed Hennessy, Emotional Intelligence Master Trainer, Leadership Call | Source: HCI | Published: April 16, 2015
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Leaders build leaders. Training Magazine recently ranked the top 125 organizations that excelled at employee development. (Link to Article)  Included in the terrific detail provided about these companies one fact stood out from the rest.  Of these 125 companies;

 

“Some 71 percent tie managers’ compensation directly to the development of their direct reports”.  

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3 Key Steps to Recapture Your Employees & Reignite Their Commitment to You

Blog | Author: Randi Kenney | Source: HCI | Published: April 14, 2015

According to a recent LinkedIn study (2015 Global Recruiting Trends), 85% of the fully employed workforce is open to new opportunities. In fact, 45% of them are already actively looking. Do those numbers make you nervous? Do a few key players on your team immediately come to mind—because you already suspect that they fall into that 85%? Or worse, could they be in the 45%? Or, perhaps those figures instead prompt a very different realization—that you have no idea who might fall into which category because your organization isn’t keeping track of that kind of information.

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Why Marketo Scrapped the Annual Survey—And You Should, Too

Blog | Author: Jim Bell | Source: HCI | Published: April 9, 2015

Marketing automation trailblazer Marketo is known around Silicon Valley as one of the tech industry’s hottest companies. With 3,300 clients worldwide, the company has been growing rapidly for several years – boasting employees from its headquarters in San Mateo, California, to Atlanta, Dublin, Tokyo, Sydney, and the UK. 

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Workforce Intelligence: From Seed to Sprout

Blog | Author: Randi Kenney | Source: HCI | Published: April 8, 2015
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Data-driven HR. HR Analytics. Talent Management. Organizational Agility. Chief People Officer. Once just buzzwords, these concepts are now foundational elements of a strong organization’s human resources strategy. In a job market that caters more and more to the candidate’s needs, organizations are seeking to become more proactive. They’re no longer filling a vacancy. Today, it’s a matter of finding and cultivating talent, integrating that talent into a strong and diverse company culture and nurturing that talent to produce the best possible workforce.

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The Coachable Moment: No Time Like the Present

Blog | Author: Matt Poepsel, Vice President of Product Management, PI Worldwide | Source: HCI | Published: April 3, 2015

When most managers think about coaching, they think about formally scheduled one-on-one sessions with an employee. Yet, day-to-day business activities and interactions present ample opportunities for a manager to provide valuable coaching. These moments are often referred to as “corridor conversations” or “coachable moments.” Everyday situations can be the best times for a manager to slip into the coaching role, ask insightful questions, share observations, and otherwise guide an employee along his or her own path to a higher level of performance.

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The Practice of Courage

Blog | Author: Susan Scott, Founder of Fierce, Inc. | Source: HCI | Published: April 2, 2015

A martial arts sensei said, “You are always practicing something.  The question is – What are you practicing?”  Darn good question.

Whether we are practicing one-upmanship or cooperation, truth telling or lying, mentoring or self-promotion, fluency in three-letter acronyms or plain speaking, anonymous feedback or face-to-face feedback, our practices have an impact on our careers, our companies, our relationships.

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Six Characteristics of Companies Embracing Continuous Innovation

Blog | Author: Elizabeth Woodward | Source: HCI | Published: April 2, 2015

To survive and thrive today, we must be able to transform ourselves, our organizations and our businesses quickly, efficiently, effectively and continuously. Embracing Lean and Agile principles at all levels within an organization and across silos creates a culture of continuous innovation that is now a prerequisite to delivering ongoing value to customers and to the business. 

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Why Google Is Giving You Their Playbook

Blog | Author: Stacey Rivers | Source: HCI | Published: April 1, 2015

Navigating the organization to get work done is a hazard of any job, but should it be a hazard when it comes to career management? Turnover can occur for various reasons, but for some companies, the cyclical process for HR to find the "right" talent should be re-engineered for the “right” talent to find the “right” company. In a recent Forbes article, Google's SVP of People Operations announced that they are sharing their vision for recruiting, training, and resource optimization, underscoring the talent challenge companies are facing, hence the reason why Google is giving you their playbook.

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

Blog | Author: Silvia Masini | Source: HCI | Published: March 30, 2015
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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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