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Talent Management

Creating Talent Agility

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

The world of business is changing faster and faster. Yesterday's performance is no longer good enough. In today's competitive environment, what organizations used to do is no longer good enough.

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

UTA Foundation Mentors the Youth of L.A.U.S.D

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

The agents hail from nearly every department of the agency, including talent and literary for TV, film and digital media, Corporate Communications, Client Development, Advertising and more.

How to Drive Intrapreneurship Within Your Business to Create Truly Great Innovation

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

Given my business focus on developing corporate leaders to become catalysts for corporate and societal change, I'm always looking for best practices to help drive up the engagement rate for businesses.

Don't Procrastinate, Evaluate! Timely Tips to Effectively Implement the Right Talent Management Strategy for the New Year

Dana Smith | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Dana Smith

While you may cringe at the amount of time it takes to develop the right words to say that both inspires staff, while at the same time, provides constrictive criticism for areas of deficiency, don't discount the importance and power of evaluating employee performance.

The ABCs of Recruiting: Always Be Considerate

Erin Daruszka | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Erin Daruszka

A considerate attitude is also important because the persons doing the hiring are the face of your organization and often provide the candidate's first impression of the company. Put yourself in the candidate's place and provide a good experience. Here are some tips...

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

Is Your Head of HR Thinking About Supply Chain Management?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

Amidst what seems like 1,000 panel discussions in 1,000 Washington, DC conference rooms every month, a truly revolutionary idea for unlocking business growth emerged from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just before Thanksgiving.

Link Between Awareness and Getting Stuck in the Rain Finally Found

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilya Zeldin

If you agree that by and large people are pretty lousy self-evaluators, then my argument is simple: The best way to increase self-awareness is through feedback from peers whose opinion you trust.

Does College Name Prestige Matter for Actors?

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Students and families about to enter the college audition process would love to know if having a highly-recognized school's name on their resume will really make a difference. So, I asked three show biz industry decision-makers to find out.

How to Attract Top Tech Talent in the Middle of Nowhere

Imriel Morgan | Posted 09.23.2014 | Small Business
Imriel Morgan

When it comes to attracting the Top Talent (especially in tech) location is everything, yet it is rarely given the spotlight it deserves. I'm going to explore the methods used to overcome the difficulties your location can pose on your talent attraction as well as how you can make your company and your city become the next talent hotspot.

Informal Learning Is Taking Over (Infographic)

David Blake | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
David Blake

In today's information age, an individual's ability to learn is more critical than ever. Education is becoming a lifelong pursuit and is following the trend of general media consumption.

The Alliance: The Must-Read Book of the Summer That Could Change the Way We Work

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Summertime reading recommendations are usually about escapism -- mysteries, thrillers, melodramas, romances -- meant to stand in for vacations from our everyday lives. But I'd like to add a different sort of book to your summer reading queue. While it's not escapism, it is about a departure from our everyday work lives. I'm talking about The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, which just came out today. The Alliance shows how the workplace has changed in recent decades, and how these changes have broken down the trust in the relationship between employers and employees, to everyone's detriment. And then it shows a way forward so that all benefit.

How Visionary Leaders Can Stifle Innovation

Linda Hill | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Linda Hill

Every day we hear more leaders call for increased innovation from their organizations. They recognize what's now obvious. In a world of rapid change, the ability to innovate over and over is probably the only enduring competitive advantage an organization can have.

The Secret Weapon of Success in the Google 'Internship' Movie

Christine Crandell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Christine Crandell

Under the humor lies the dark reality of the struggle facing a large percentage of 50-somethings.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 3)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.29.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Now that Barbara and Keith's new book on Gender Intelligence has been out for a few weeks, we'll discuss why there is such a need for conscious and gender-intelligent leadership and how it should be employed, both in practice and in the ways think of success.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron On the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 2)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Although we touched upon the need for gender intelligence in education and leadership last week, in our next few pieces we'll dig a bit deeper with Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron, authors of Gender Intelligence, into how our expectations can shape our decisions on policy and practice.

5 Ways to Fail at Tech Recruiting

Jonathan Spiess | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Jonathan Spiess

Meet the world's worst recruiter.

Eliminating Performance Appraisals

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

Of course, even the best performance management system cannot make all managers effective at setting goals, coaching, and giving feedback. The answer for them is not eliminating the appraisal system; it is eliminating them.

The Real Cure for Employee Engagement May Surprise You

Val Matta | Posted 05.28.2014 | Small Business
Val Matta

Employee engagement may seem like a huge mystery, but the cure actually lies in the little things you do that accumulate to larger results. There's a huge red flag employers are overlooking -- they simply don't understand what employee engagement is.

Women in Business: Q&A with Cathy Benko, Vice Chairman, Managing Principal and head of Corporate Citizenship at Deloitte

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Cathy Benko is Vice Chairman and Managing Principal at Deloitte LLP. Cathy is renowned for being among the first to design and implement a systemic r...

What Should HR Leaders Focus On in 2014?

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

The most important thing that HR should focus on in talent management is assessing the skills the organization needs to implement its strategy, and the plan for recruiting and managing that critical talent.

Rating and Ranking in Performance Appraisals

Michele Masterfano | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Michele Masterfano

In many companies today, performance appraisals are all about what is going wrong. That should be turned around, so that there is more of a conversation of what is going right, and if it isn't, how that can be fixed.

A Baseball Lesson in Building Culture and Managing Talent

Dov Seidman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Sports
Dov Seidman

In our era of "Moneyball," quant jocks, and $100 million-plus payrolls, the story of how one baseball team found a more enduring competitive advantage offers a valuable playbook for Little League coaches, corporate chief executive officers, and leaders of all organizations.

Things Bosses Shouldn't Say... But Do

John Friedman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Do these sound familiar? What have you heard (either directly or indirectly)? Anyone willing to share things that they said and later regretted?