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Why Context Matters to Leaders’ Success

3 hours ago | CEB | HCI

The majority of today’s leaders are failing to handle a more complex and volatile business environment; HR teams must think about the context in which leaders work.

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Pension/OPEB 2017 Assumption And Disclosure Study

3 hours ago | PwC

PwC is pleased to share with you our Pension/OPEB 2017 Assumption and Disclosure Study. This study represents our analysis of the 2016 yearend assumptions and disclosures under ASC 715-20, ASC 715-30, and ASC 715-60.

We analyzed data for 100 ...

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Bridge the Gulf Between People and Business Strategy

1 day ago | John Schwarz | Visier

It goes without saying that successful HR functions are strategic: they play a vocal role in critical business decisions and directly manage or impact a majority of most companies’ expenses. Indeed, in today’s resource-competitive environment CEOs are increasingly looking for the CHRO to play a more critical role in influencing business outcomes.

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Winning the War for IT Talent

1 day ago | SkillSurvey

Technology — and the right IT talent — can be a true competitive differentiator for today’s institutions of higher ed. Everything from eLearning and self-service student information systems to ubiquitous, reliable Wi-Fi can make ...

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What Makes a Great C-Level Leader?

2 days ago | OutMatch

Senior executives don't make it to the top by chance. Successful C-level leaders share distinct personality traits that help them climb the ranks of corporate leadership. So what does it take to be great?

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Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders

September 15, 2017 | Jenna Filipkowski | Human Capital Institute

Mass retirement of Baby Boomers and inadequate succession planning present an opportunity for coaching in the workplace. First-time people managers, along with Millennials in executive leadership positions, are primed to benefit from partnering ...

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How to Keep (and Find) Top LGBT+ Talent

September 15, 2017 | IBM | HCI

As the War for Talent intensifies, employers around the world are fighting tooth and nail to increase their access to top talent. This, along with other legal, political and social factors, is a major driver behind the increased focus on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) talent segments. In a recent HCI research report, 84% of organizations saw diversity and inclusion as a “strategic opportunity rather than a problem to be solved.” But what’s the most effective way to engage with this talent segment?


The Talent Myth

September 14, 2017 | James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner | HCI

The talent myth has captivated the training and development world for years, and some have come to accept it as the new gospel. If only you search far and wide, and long and hard, you’ll be able to identify the best and the brightest people and then place them in all the existing leadership roles. Problem solved. No training required; just find the right person. Well, good luck with that.

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The Flexible Workforce Strategic Planning Guide

September 14, 2017 | TalentWave

Driven by seismic changes in today’s workforce, unprecedented business change, and economic uncertainty, the world of work is changing rapidly.
Flexible workers (also known as independent contractors, freelancers, temps, SOW workers) are ...

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Got Referrals? Building & Measuring a Top-Notch Referral Program (Q&A)

September 13, 2017 | Joshua Zywien | SmashFly

If you’re not thinking about referral programs strategically, I’m here to change your mind (and offer tips!). Recently, I spoke on a webinar with Glassdoor for Employers’ Mallory Brown on 9 Steps to Building Happy Hires through a dynamic, strategic referral program. There were 50 QUESTIONS during this webinar – so while a majority of organizations have referrals programs and generally know that referrals are the number one source of hire, there is still a lot of uncertainty around how to make these programs effective and engaging.


How to Build a Strong Hiring Process: 7 Expert Tips

September 13, 2017 | OutMatch

Building a successful hiring process is all about structure. Just like a builder needs a blueprint, you need a repeatable, scalable hiring plan. That way, you can ensure stability in your organization and count on a successful outcome each time ...

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Staffing Is More Than Putting Butts In Seats

September 11, 2017 | Bill Catlette | HCI

During my travels as a veteran road warrior, I’ve recently encountered exceptionally great signs of short-staffing, and employees who were (or should have been) wearing “trainee” badges, or perhaps personal flotation devices.


2017: The State of Credentialing

September 11, 2017 | SkillSurvey

In March 2017, SkillSurvey distributed a survey to NAMSS members and other relevant members of the healthcare community to collect information regarding the current state of credentialing processes.

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How to Address Employee Toxicity: 3 Fierce Tips

September 8, 2017 | Fierce | HCI

Toxic employees wreak havoc on an organization. First and foremost, they increase stress, according to those surveyed, followed by decreasing overall job satisfaction. For the organization as a whole, respondents believe a toxic employee decreases morale, followed by decreasing productivity, and decreasing the quality of work product. For women, toxic employees have a more detrimental effect, as 10 percent more women reported toxic employees increase their likelihood to leave a job than their male counterparts.