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Post date: August 25, 2016
The business process of performance management often seems like an isolated room within the “human capital” house (see figure below). The walls around the room appear opaque, with little visibility or clarity provided to a workforce that wants to understand what informs the performance management...
Post date: February 6, 2018
It is easy to think the more outspoken, outgoing, and confident someone is, the better they are at leading teams. This perception has long been the norm, often seen as corporate leadership taking charge and presenting themselves as strong extroverts. Whether interviewing for a job or showcasing...
Post date: February 17, 2017
Successfully executing a merger or acquisition is a lot like starting a new restaurant–most fail soon after they begin. Executives and private equity experts already project a spike in 2017 deal activity. To ensure your organization isn’t another statistic, now is the time to rethink HR’s role...
Post date: February 10, 2017
The cost of inaction is huge. There are two types of companies today: the quick and the dead. When business leaders hesitate, they become lost leaders—literally. HR has never been known as a forward-looking, fast-moving actor in organizations. This is partly because HR’s view of itself has been...
Post date: May 15, 2017
I don’t know who first balked at calling HR “soft.” It may have been HR executives who were tired of working their fingers to the bone to build productive cultures, only to have their efforts trivialized. Or it may have been savvy consultants, who realized if they could position their “people”...
Post date: January 23, 2018
“If you wanted to stack quarters to the ceiling of this room, how many would it take?” “If a penguin wearing a sombrero walked in here right now, what would you say?” These quirky, off-the-wall questions are one way for interviewers to gain insight into how people react to the unexpected and how...
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Post date: December 20, 2016
Your organization is growing at a fast clip. Where you used to have a small team of entrepreneurs (founders) who quickly made broad-reaching decisions and contributions, you now have an increasingly more specialized talent pool bringing unique expertise to bear. One of the trials HR leaders of...
Post date: October 31, 2016
It’s been said that every generation has a distinct personality. The thinking goes that our likes, dislikes, and motivations can be shaped by the shared experiences we live through as a group. Just consider Millennials, (born 1981–2000) who have grown up in an age marked by digital media, a...
Post date: February 25, 2016
The Winter 2016 issue of People + Strategy is a call to action. Unexpected outside-in events are now everyday organizational realities. Violent swings in the market, sea changes in technology, ever-present political turmoil, disasters whose source may be natural or human—whatever it may be, HR is...
Post date: August 7, 2017
Talent is the ultimate competitive advantage for any company, in any industry. Our 50,000 employees at BNY Mellon are powering investment success across the globe and improving lives through investing.To be successful, HR needs a strategy that is integrated with and drives business objectives...