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Post date: June 13, 2019
When making a list of your most strategic allies in your organization, does your CFO make the cut? We certainly hope so. CFO and CHRO collaboration has been a hot topic for years, but it has never been more important as evidence mounts that it drives meaningful business growth.  EY found that 80...
Post date: December 13, 2018
In the world of HR, we have competency models that guide recruiting, learning, performance, and promotion. These models focus in areas of leadership, professional skills, and functional knowledge. What could possibly be missing? According to Deloitte’s Human Capital Survey, employees are changing...
Post date: August 9, 2018
Right now, we are living in a skills revolution—that’s to say that new skills are emerging as fast as others become obsolete. At the same time, 46 percent of U.S. employers report difficulty filling jobs when unemployment is low. New jobs are being added and employers report double-digit hiring...
Post date: September 25, 2018
The back to school season is an apt time to reflect on the spring campus recruiting cycle, even as we prepare for fall recruiting ahead. While recruiter team bandwidth continues to shrink, the college applicant pool in the U.S. continues to grow, putting mounting pressure on recruiters to act...
Post date: April 28, 2017
Diversity recruiting can create a more welcoming workplace culture, fuel innovation, and fatten the bottom line. Sounds good, right? If you’ve answered that with a resounding “yes,” then here are five steps you can take to get your own diversity recruiting program off the ground: 1. Develop a...
Post date: July 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of business and companies are now working on ways to return to a more normal operation. At the same time, the widespread outcry over George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement has forced companies to grapple with overcoming workplace...
Post date: October 31, 2019
Communication skills are vital for any professional in the workplace. However, top leaders are expected to be well versed in two specific areas of communication: persuasion and public speaking.  Persuasion and Influence People try to persuade others but they seldom succeed. It is difficult to...
Post date: May 6, 2020
Leaders have always had to balance the immediate short-term needs of the business with the long-term strategies and vision. This paradox of leadership is especially true as companies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders need to formulate return-to-work plans and adjust work processes for the...
Post date: January 10, 2019
This post is part of an ongoing series that provides lessons and techniques for readers to supercharge their leadership development programs and implement a reliable pipeline for their company’s future leadership. Read the previous posts here and here.  When I was five years old, my mother placed a...
Post date: April 23, 2020
During my first job out of business school, I worked for a manager who insisted the best business book he’d ever read was The Will to Manage by Marvin Bower. In essence, Bower argued for aligning a company’s “never-changing philosophy”—its starting point for what it promises to deliver—with its...