Your company’s human capital management challenges are unique, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of best practices developed by leading organizations. HR strategy is the right mix of programs, systems, and team members, and with it, you can get a complete view of your talent. You can also learn how to design talent initiatives that support the entire employee life cycle, from recruitment to retirement.
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus said, “δὶς ἐς τὸν αὐτὸν ποταμὸν οὐκ ἂν ἐμβαίης.” Or roughly translated into English – “You cannot step into the same river twice.” He believed that everything in the world was in flux and constantly changing.
Today, technology and social networks are two areas where we see continual change, adaptation, and evolution. We move in a philosophical sense from thesis – an idea, to antithesis – the opposite of that idea, and on to synthesis – reconciling thesis and antithesis forming a brand new thesis. New ideas beget new ideas. Oyster is the Netflix for books; Handybook is the Uber for household chores, etc.
The past four years saw an explosion in popularity for gamification. A quick search on Google Trends shows a significant uptrend that is forecast to continue its upward trajectory for the foreseeable future. Top firms are utilizing gamification, the use of game playing, thinking and mechanics to engage users and assess capabilities, to improve business results.Read more
The cost of staff churn is significant. We all know that. But could you put a figure on exactly how significant?
LinkedIn can. According to recent research, they believe that for a 10,000 employee US company, each 1% of turnover costs the firm $7.5m.
To find out more about turnover, LinkedIn quizzed over 7,500 recent departees across five countries to understand why they switched jobs. Among the findings reported in their natty Exit Survey infographic one statistic leaps out. Over four-fifths of the average US company’s turnover is voluntary, or, as LinkedIn calls it, ‘preventable’.