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So, You Want to Build a Coaching Culture - Building Block 2: Gathering stakeholders to create a multi-phase plan

September 17, 2017 | Lexy Thompson | HCI

After learning who to assess, and how to assess, the potential impact of a coaching model that supports the business, as discussed in Building Block 1, managers must take another step: uncover the best way to create the infrastructure to roll out the coaching program, including how to gather the right stakeholders and communicate the plan.


What Makes a Great C-Level Leader?

September 17, 2017 | 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 14, 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 13, 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 13, 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 12, 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 12, 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 10, 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 10, 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 7, 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.

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Assessments Based on Sound Science: 5 Critical Criteria

September 7, 2017 | OutMatch

Organizations that want to create a competitive advantage by selecting the right talent are including pre-employment assessments in their hiring process. In a recent survey of 500 organizations, The Aberdeen Group found that 70% used assessments ...

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Learning Digital: Rethink Content Development Programs with Continuous Learning

September 6, 2017 | CGS, Inc. | HCI

Learning strategies are drastically changing as new technologies create a variety of exciting ways that an individual can learn. The transformation of learning content has increased exponentially in the last decade, in large part due to shifts in the way individuals prefer to learn and consume information.


Team Charter

September 6, 2017 | Ben Bratt

A Team Charter is a powerfully clear and concise statement that summarizes and aligns a team’s purpose, desired outcomes, measures of success, and points of interaction.

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