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Talent Management

Rethinking Corporate Purpose

Ed Lawler | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

The recognition that talent is one of the most important, if not the most important, determinants of corporate performance represents a step forward. In the past, all too often talent has been thought of and treated as a maintenance item, not a critical determinant of performance.

Talent Analytics: Old Wine In New Bottles?

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

A day does not pass without my receiving multiple emails announcing webinars, publications, and workshops focused on talent analytics. Talent analytics has become an important area in both consulting firms and corporations.

Companies Take Note: There's Incredible Talent Hiding in Plain Sight

Lisa Levey | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Lisa Levey

I am stymied by this paradox whereby an enormous source of talent -- professional women seeking to reenter the workforce -- are literally hiding in plain sight. These women are driven, smart, capable and incredibly energized about returning to the workforce.

Why Human Resources Is Dead

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The idea of thinking of employees as capital assets is antiquated, but for many it's not enough to simply talk about how HR is changing and what the new role of HR is. Companies are dropping the term "human resources" altogether and are shifting towards more "people centric" terms.

Employee Rewards and Recognition: How to Create a More Engaged Environment

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Achievers is known for its employee recognition platform that you may have heard of and some of you may be using in your organization.

HR and Talent Management: The Top 10 Human Capital Trends for 2015

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this Future of Work podcast, I speak with Josh Bersin. Josh started a company called Bersin & Associates, which was acquired by Deloitte and is now known as Bersin by Deloitte.

#TheFuturein5 Ep 32: What LinkedIn's Acquisition of Lynda Means for Talent Management

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

LinkedIn, the professional social networking site, just bought Lynda for $1.5 billion. For those of your not familiar with Lynda, it is a platform that provides online courses similar to AccountAcademy, Coursera, and Udemy.

Three Tests of Leadership in the New Disengagement Economy

Robert Hall | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing concern regarding disengaged employees reflects a simple truth: leadership requirements have changed, most leaders have not.

Creating Talent Agility

Ed Lawler | Posted 05.24.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 04.19.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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.