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Post date: March 1, 2017
Having being born and raised in Scotland, I have been reminded many times that the Scots have invented most things in the modern world: the steam engine, the bicycle, the telephone, and television, to name a few. While I don’t think we can attribute the 360 survey to fellow Scot Robert Burns, my...
Post date: February 6, 2017
Talent acquisition is always a prime area of focus for companies and HR professionals. With an improving economy and subsequent labor market, finding the right people for the job and retaining them will be an increasing challenge. Identifying expanded sources of labor to fill this gap is imperative...
Post date: July 7, 2016
This is the first of a four-part series looking at the dynamics of today’s workforce and how demographic shifts are impacting the workplace. In this article, we explore the challenges a graying workforce presents to employers, and how companies can proactively develop plans to accommodate this...
Post date: January 27, 2017
Today's human resource leaders face daunting tasks in making hiring decisions in a fast-paced, information-rich environment. With hundreds of resumes and a wide range of skill sets, it is critical for senior executives in HR to have the best tools at their disposal to make real-time decisions with...
Post date: June 28, 2016
Recently I’ve been in the path of a lot of changes. Since change doesn’t happen in a vacuum, there’s been this domino effect where one change that I didn’t spearhead inadvertently triggers the need for a second change that I do need to spearhead, and so on and so forth.  Fortunately, my immediate...
Post date: July 5, 2017
A few decades ago, I worked at Bell Laboratories, which for a very long time was considered the paragon of innovation. Readers young enough not to recognize the name and reputation of Bell Labs might imagine the combined innovation horsepower of Apple, Google, and Tesla, along with five of your...
Post date: September 21, 2016
If you ask a human resources professional why they got into HR, most of them will tell you that they enjoy working with people and engaging with business operations, not how much they enjoy replying to emails and updating spreadsheets. However, as we spin cycles in an attempt to simply keep up with...
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: June 24, 2016
Is your workplace dull, frustrating, and stressful, or is it safe, inspiring, and productive? Maybe somewhere in between? We know the benefits of employee engagement on our businesses. We have seen the remarkable contributions team members make when they are treated with trust, respect, and dignity...
Post date: March 17, 2017
I once worked for organization where most employees exiting said their reason for leaving was because it was just too difficult to be an employee there. Wow! Too difficult to be an employee? As HR professionals, we hear concerns about managers, pay, or even leadership as reasons people leave. Those...