HCI is in San Francisco and today is day one of HCI’s Talent Acquisition Technology Forum. Presenters from Oracle, General Electric, Accenture, Montage Talent, NIKE, Humana Inc. and CH2M Hill shared stories and best practices for implementing and using talent acquisition technologies to a room full of practitioners.Read more
Regardless of your field of work, it’s likely that your pay, promotion, and overall employment is dependent on the numbers and results that you bring to the table at your organization. Whether we like it or not, we live in a results-based world, and today the pressure to perform is higher than ever.Read more
A good practice for Human Capital executives is to stop long enough to look back on the year and determine what you intended, what changed, and where you arrived.
New leaders are told by those of us who have been leading for some time that it is important to delegate, delegate, delegate. This is easy for us to say yet it can be very difficult for new leaders to do.
New leaders feel tremendous pressure to deliver. They own the responsibility entrusted to them and don't take this lightly. If delegating was simply about assigning tasks to others, we would not be having this conversation, but it's not. Delegating is about letting go and that is where the challenge for leaders exists.
In my most recent HCI blog, I wrote about the fact that good tools tied to poor organizational data will fail to demonstrate value. A recent interaction with a senior HR leader for a Fortune 1000 company leads me to believe she did not read that piece, so it presents an opportunity to go a bit deeper on the topic. Specifically, this executive insisted that any assessment put in place should be able to reduce turnover by 20% in their customer service positions by bringing in better candidates who are more likely to stay put. Evidently, she believed this because she had read about the topic of assessment on various well-known and many respectable sites that insist that the purveyor of the instruments must have documented evidence that it will prove them to reduce turnover and other magical phenomena.Read more
People are on both sides of the Affordable Care Act, and this debate is a never ending one (and not scope of this article). However, we all agree that it is shocking to read about all the obvious issues with healthcare.gov website. How can the team working on a mere website get it so wrong? Why do such “good cause” projects have more detractors than promoters? I usually try to see the glass half full hence I think this disaster will teach all – governments, large matrix organizations and small and medium size organizations, that have more politics than D.C., lessons that will help avoid such disasters in the future.Read more
Laying off workers is never easy. It’s one of the most dreaded functions of HR, and often, it doesn’t go well – resulting in angry people left without a job and skeptical people left with more work to do. Much of that can be avoided with some planning and emphasis on treating those exiting with dignity and respect.Read more
Transformation, although a shiny, glittering word often associated with warm and fuzzy images such as the butterfly emerging from the cocoon, can be rather painful in practice. I have never personally embarked on a transformative journey that didn’t require hard work, stretching myself beyond my limits, and moments of wondering “can I really do this?”Read more
The details of the drama inside and outside the Miami Dolphins locker room continue to make headlines in both sports and general media. Regardless of who said or texted what to whom and when, it is clear that Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito view the situation very differently. This issue is clearly a case of poorly defined and communicated organizational culture.Read more