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Unplug Your Ears and Listen

January 25, 2013 | Harvard Business Review

There's a wonderful scene in The Odyssey when Odysseus prepares himself to steer his ship and his men past the treacherous Sirens, creatures who sing a seductive song that can lead a person astray. It's a great moment in literature ...

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On the Road to Talent Management: Steelcase

January 24, 2013 | Josh Bersin

Starting with a manual competency assessment program established in 1992 for recruiting and performance reviews, Steelcase has now automated the entire employee development process.

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Executive Education at the US Navy: Flag University

January 24, 2013 | Josh Bersin

How the US Navy uses technology to train Admirals - top executive education. This is a detailed case study of Flag University, the US Navy top executive education program (7 years in length) to create seasoned global leaders.

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Leading Away from Comfort

January 24, 2013 | Bill Treasurer | HCI

It may surprise you that your job as a leader is to make people uncomfortable. Why? Because people learn, develop, and progress in a zone of discomfort, not comfort. It is in the pursuit of challenges that are hard, scary, and uncomfortable that people discover their worth, and convert potential into actual skills.

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Human Capital Summit Spotlight: Nate Silver

January 23, 2013 | Katherine Ratkiewicz | HCI

In just a few months, we’ll be in sunny Orlando for our annual HCI Human Capital Summit...Our focus and theme this year, which we believe to be the executive human capital challenge of the 21st century, is: Building Successful and Adaptive Talent Management in a VUCA Environment. The roster of keynotes and speakers for this conference continues to grow each week – from Dan Pink, to Liz Wiseman , and most recently, best-selling author and predictive statistician, Nate Silver. Named as one of The World's 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine; 100 Agents of Change by Rolling Stone Magazine; and Crain’s NY 40 Under 40, Nate Silver has become today's leading predictive analyst through his dead-on forecasts on election outcomes and individual performance.

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Hard to Measure but Easy to Observe

January 22, 2013 | Amy Lewis | HCI

Don’t confuse social recruiting with the Higgs Boson, the sub-atomic particle that was all over the news last year.  This tiny little particle with a huge mass is just one of an array of different kinds of bosons to be confirmed as existing.  Up until last year, when scientists at the Large Hadron Collider were able to, with a lot of energy and force,  “slam some bosons out of the Higgs field into a state humans can measure.”  That’s right, measure, but not observe.  These things are so tiny that so far no method exists to enable the human eye or robotics or computers to actually observe one.

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Is Workforce Planning the Answer to Your Talent Management Woes?

January 18, 2013 | Amanda Lewis | HCI

We are in the midst of a massive, global labor shortage and it isn’t predicted to end any time soon. Based on current trends in population, education and labor demand, the McKinsey Global Institute projected that by the year 2020, the labor market will be able to supply only 13% of global demand for workers with college or post-graduate education and only 15% of the developing world’s demand for workers with secondary education. We are also in the middle of a slow, faltering, economic recovery intermingled with a host of international economic challenges in Europe and elsewhere.

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Shared Services, the Bottom Line and First-class Service

January 18, 2013 | Daniel Fogel | HCI

The Government of the United Kingdom recently announced plans to save between £400 and £600 million in administrative costs in the budget.   The Cameron administration will trim costs by employing a shared services program allowing government services to standardize procedures, eliminate errors, augment automation, leverage technology and use resources more effectively.  Sir Bob Kerslake, Head of the Civil Service, states, “By bringing together more of the services that departments use we can not only save the taxpayer millions, an important goal in its own right, but we can deliver on our commitment to become a more unified body providing a first class service to the public.”