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3 Basic Questions to Ask Before You Start Your Workforce Plan

July 11, 2017 | Workday | HCI

We’ve all felt it – the excitement, and then anxiety, that comes with undertaking a new initiative. The amount of information and resources available on given topic in today’s digital age can at first seem helpful, and quickly leave you feeling ‘where do I start?’


The Hero of Time and Strategic Alignment

June 29, 2017 | Craig Schwipps | HCI

The first Legend of Zelda game for the NES was released in 1986, over thirty years ago.

In early March, Nintendo began selling their brand-new console, and with it, the latest Zelda installment: Breath of the Wild. Doing a side-by-side comparison, it’s astounding and impressive how far the video game industry has come.

Many organizations are seeking to strike the balance that Nintendo has, where they are always pushing boundaries and trying new things, but at the same time remaining true to their values and culture.


The missing link in your employee experience? Your managers.

June 27, 2017 | Kronos | HCI

Everyone seems to be talking about the employee experience being the next big differentiator for employers, and we couldn’t agree more. The exciting, yet challenging piece of this puzzle is creating and crafting meaningful experiences when each employee may have unique needs and expectations regarding work.


Five Ways to Become Customer-Centric without Relinquishing Brand Credibility

June 26, 2017 | Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq. | HCI

Businesses spend a great deal of time developing competitive brands that they hope will flourish in the marketplace.  They try to put their best foot forward and make their products or services attractive to potential clientele, who they hope will eventually become brand ambassadors.  While determining a business’s ideal client is certainly part of the branding process, the rationale behind it can often get lost in the shuffle over time. When this happens, loyalty waxes and wanes.


So, You Want to Build a Coaching Culture – Building Block 1

June 19, 2017 | Lexy Thompson & Dr. Christina Barss | HCI

If you’ve gotten your leadership’s buy-in for the long haul, resources have been identified to help with administration, and you are excited to move into creating a coaching culture, the next step is to run an assessment to create clarity around the specific strategic goals you can impact and how.


Just-In-Time Hiring Is Dead

June 14, 2017 | Elyse Mayer | SmashFly

Sorry to be a downer, but just-in-time hiring is dead. Correction: it’s a talent acquisition strategy still alive and well in many organizations, but job-led, transactional hiring is not giving companies the results that it once did.


What’s the Difference Between a Successful Promotion and a Failure?

June 7, 2017 | OutMatch | HCI

Even if you have a good way of identifying high potentials in your organization—using objective metrics, not manager recommendations, because research shows that managers get it wrong 60% of the time—you still may be missing a key piece of the puzzle.


Creating a Best Place to Work Environment: Why It’s Important

June 2, 2017 | Melissa Barry | Glint

Why is it important to focus heavily on creating a Best Place to Work environment? Employees who feel valued are likely to be more collaborative, innovative, and perform at higher levels. A healthy and profitable business can then continue to invest in employee development.


Talent Pulse 4.2 Research Released: Making Referral Programs Count

May 31, 2017 | Randi Kenney | HCI

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through Q2 this year! For HCI, another quarter means another new Talent Pulse report. This time, we’ve focused on a hot topic in our Acquire the Right Talent community—sourcing quality candidates from employee referral networks.


Welcome to the New Era of Continuous Performance Management

May 26, 2017 | Kris Duggan | BetterWorks

Today’s digital technologies are undoubtedly changing the way we work for the better. Workers are hyper-connected, data is always within reach and organizations are leveraging groundbreaking technologies like AI to welcome the future of work. The way we manage, lead and organize our teams is changing before our very eyes.


Employee Experience: A New Social Contract

May 19, 2017 | Randi Kenney | HCI

What is social contract theory? Very briefly, it’s the idea that an individual’s obligations are dependent on an agreement, or contract, among individuals to form a society. Thinkers who have considered this question have generally done so in the context of political systems, in an effort to establish the legitimate authority of a state over an individual.