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Empathize with Candidates, Make Better Hires

May 17, 2017 | Alan Mellish | HCI

Every recruiter wants to hire engaged, super-talented employees (even if it’s only to get their hiring managers to leave them alone). The problem is there aren’t enough geniuses to go around. This has always been a problem in talent acquisition, and it’s about to get worse.


Improving Your Influence - Using the Right Lever

May 12, 2017 | Hile Rutledge | HCI

Working with leaders and teams for over twenty years, I have often been asked to address and develop a leader’s or group’s influence skills. In this context, we frame influence as the behaviors one engages to impact the choices and actions of others. This always includes a discussion about the connection between power and influence—something which is often misunderstood.


The Illusion of Inclusion - They May Be Talking, But Are You Really Listening?

May 4, 2017 | Fierce | HCI

Illusion of inclusion is a very common leadership trap. It occurs when a leader loves the idea of including others in the decision-making process, yet doesn’t really want to take the time or make the effort to ensure that happens. The result is that people are not really listened to. And they know it.


How HR Can Remain Relevant in the New World of Work

May 3, 2017 | TalentWave | HCI

Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly choosing to engage contingent labor. This segment of the workforce is expected to reach 40% (or more) of the total US workforce within the next decade, and is being driven by monumental supply and demand forces in the talent marketplace. As this segment of the total workforce grows, and technology continues to remove friction from finding and engaging them, corporate Human Resources professionals have a vital role to play.


Where Do I Belong?

May 1, 2017 | Sara Stowe | HCI

Only after our ability to breathe, access food, water, safety and security, is our need to be loved and to belong. Feeling that we belong is necessary before we can achieve a sense of self-esteem, confidence, and respect of and by others.


Managing in Whitespace: How It's Different and Why It Matters

April 28, 2017 | Harvard Business School Executive Education | HCI

A large organization’s formal structures and processes are only part of the story when it comes to making a difference and achieving success. Projects can begin under the radar screen, but then eventually transform the organization.


How to Stay Ahead of the Forgetting Curve

April 27, 2017 | Bridge | HCI

Learning is essential to your people’s continued growth, performance, and engagement. However, if they don’t retain what they’ve learned, they can’t apply it, and if they can’t apply what they’ve learned, what was the point in learning it to begin with?


Overcoming Unseen Obstacles: How to Get More Women Into Leadership Positions

April 21, 2017 | Skillsoft | HCI

Historically, increasing the representation of women in leadership roles has been approached as a fairness issue rather than a business issue. But recent research suggests that increasing your organization’s female leadership can be a highly profitable decision as well.


Charting What’s Next for Your Learning & Talent Strategy

April 19, 2017 | SumTotal | HCI

Organizations with strong learning and talent management processes drive business results, according to findings gathered from SumTotal, a Skillsoft Company’s research, which gathered findings from the combined Skillsoft and SumTotal companies’ 6,700 customers and 45 million employees.  They generate more revenue, greater employee engagement, reduced staff turnover, higher customer retention…the list goes on. Maturing your learning and talent strategy is a business imperative.


Design Thinking: Out with the Old, and in with the New

April 7, 2017 | BetterWorks | HCI

In the world of business, design thinking is an essential tool for simplifying the way organizations operate. Design thinking helps organizations manage change, handle complexity and strategize while putting people first. It means rapid prototyping – failing quickly, but making adjustments necessary to provide perfect solutions.


Webcast Recap: Performance Management Overhauls Are Constant Works in Progress

April 6, 2017 | Anna Burke | HighGround

Even though the HighGround study found employees and managers prefer a more frequent cadence for performance conversations, a poll of webcast attendees revealed that 44% of respondents still have performance conversations just once a year. So how can HR and organizations deliver the ongoing approach that managers and employees want?