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BlogTalent Management Woes

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.

BlogFirst-class Service

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.”

BlogNew Vision of Grey

2013: Seeing Grey in a Whole New Light

January 16, 2013 | Kara Schott | HCI

I took an interest in politics at a very young age. I proudly declared to my entire 6th grade class that I would in fact be the first woman President. (I also had an active imagination). Before that, in 5th grade, I can clearly remember the disappointment and sadness I felt when we learned about the Electoral College. It was like a bomb had just been dropped on my happy, childhood perspective on the US election system. “You mean, our votes really don’t mean anything?” I asked, absolutely horrified.

BlogRough Waters Ahead

Rough Waters Ahead

January 16, 2013 | Aubrey Wiete | HCI

I’ve recently determined that working is kind of like hanging out in an ocean (bear with me here). It’s got its perks, no doubt – when the weather is nice, the sun is shining, and you want nothing more than to frolic around in saltwater sprays and waves, chilling with your coworkers, living the life. And then, on occasion, Mr. Sun hides himself behind clouds, the temperature drops, and the friendly waves become a lot faster and a lot more sinister. Suddenly, you’ve got to move.


The Military Machine as a Management Wreck

January 15, 2013 | The New York Times

IT was once a wry joke that the military was designed by geniuses to be run by idiots. Not anymore, Tim Kane writes. As an all-volunteer force, the young men and women who serve these days are top drawer; it is the institution that is idiotic, he ...

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BlogLeadership Selection

Leadership Selection Needs an Overhaul

January 14, 2013 | Alan Mellish | HCI

Hiring the wrong candidate is a terrible waste of time and resources.  In a recent article, Keith Halperin shares some of the most common mistakes that recruiters and hiring managers make. 


Executive Coach Reveals Best Career Advice Ever

January 14, 2013 | Kristi Hedges | Forbes

Executive coaches are sometimes called corporate shrinks. And while most of us would argue vehemently that what we do doesn’t approach psychological therapy — and we’re careful to steer clear of it — we will admit that we ...

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Blog4 Tips for Hiring

4 Best Practices for Hiring High Performers

January 10, 2013 | Joseph "Bud" Haney | HCI

Consider this: It can cost $4,000 to $40,000 to recruit and onboard one new employee. Therefore, companies that have implemented efficient hiring practices get the best return on this investment, especially when they focus on acquiring top performers.


Profile of Coaching Profession

January 9, 2013 | International Coach Federation

Why businesses use coaching:

Facilitating organizational culture change

Communicating shared vision across all business levels

Managing successful career transitions for executives

Enhancing leadership skills and ...

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Need Coaching?

January 9, 2013 | International Coach Federation

If your organization is interested in coaching, let the International Coach Federation help inform your decision. This booklet will share research about coaching efficacy, as well as real-life examples of organizations successfully using ...

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BlogRepurposed Power

Repurposed Power

January 9, 2013 | Aubrey Wiete | HCI

How clever – and simple – the act of taking something and repurposing it can be. I learn this lesson repeatedly on Pinterest (rubber door mats for wall art – say what?!), but recently had the chance to witness it firsthand, too.  I can’t help but think that the lessons gleaned from such experiences have more to do with the topic of successful employee development than what people may think.

BlogGrow Business

Yes, Recruiting Does Grow the Business

January 8, 2013 | Amy Lewis | HCI

Last year, HCI and research partner Taleo examined the the business impact of an important activity called ‘talent intelligence.’  “As business intelligence captures, extracts and analyzes key data on an organization’s traditional hard assets, talent intelligence centers on key workforce data on its people assets to generate insights that can drive improved decision-making and performance.’


Working from home: Is it slacking or exploitation?

January 7, 2013 | Margaret Heffernan | CBS MoneyWatch

"Working from home" used to be thought a euphemism for slacking off. But now new research from the University of Texas suggests that it may be just the opposite. In "The hard truth about telecommuting" researchers Mary C. ...

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Key Trends in HR Part 2: Firms Reward Stars, and Benefits Expand

January 7, 2013 | Toni Vranjes, Editor-in-Chief | Revive My Career

With the economy gradually improving, many employers have unfrozen their salary increase budgets, and they’re continuing to reward top performers, according to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Companies ...

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Key Trends in HR Part 3: Businesses Embrace Many Flex-Work Options

January 7, 2013 | Toni Vranjes, Editor-in-Chief | Revive My Career

In recent years, employers have embraced a variety of flexible work options, according to a study by the Families and Work Institute. The survey found that more businesses are offering options for when and where to work. The researchers surveyed ...

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Lack of Skills Is a Serious Problem for Companies

January 4, 2013 | The New York Times

The skills gap is indeed preventing employers from finding the talent they need. ManpowerGroup’s 2012 Talent Shortage shows that about half of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling crucial positions and 40 percent say a major ...

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Bridging the American Skills Gap

January 4, 2013


In May of 2012, there were 3.6 million job openings spread throughout the United States. Many of these jobs may remain unfilled because the Iype of worker needed lives elsewhere. A look at the education gap in major metropolitan areas ...

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