September 23 , 2018

Whitepapers

“The Future of HR” From a Shareholders Perspective (Part 2 of 6)

CLEARLY DEFINING HR’S PURPOSE AND PRIMARY CUSTOMER In part one of this series I outlined why I believe public companies are about to experience a significant uptick in shareholder interest/involvement in talent management practices.  Large investors interested in protecting their investments are paying more attention to how the companies they invest in are run.  The factors driving their interest are …

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“The Future of HR” From a Shareholders Perspective (Part 1 of 6)

Looking forward, standing still, or stuck in the past?

Most pundits that forecast the future of the human resource function do so from a narrow perspective that assumes the future offers little more than an evolution of the past or present.  The forecasts fail to consider how radically different the profession might be if we threw out all that we do today and started with a blank slate, or …

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Leveraging a Position Prioritization Methodology to Deliver Truly Strategic HR

The Solution: Differentiated Approaches Based on Position Prioritization Position prioritization is not a new concept, but it is not one well known and practiced either.  Organizations that have adopted prioritization methodologies have been heralded by their corporate leaders and the board as being truly strategic, but getting the methodologies implemented rarely makes anyone a hero.  The concept behind position prioritization …

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The Current State of Ill Preparedness in HR

We have all experienced irrational thinking and are all guilty of doing it from time to time, but as we prepare to move into a new year there is no greater threat facing global companies than irrational thinking in the HR function.  Like many of you, we tend to contemplate about all that has happened this past year as the …

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Understanding the Changing Economics of the Talent Marketplace

CHANGES IN THE BUSINESS WORLD THAT IMPACT TALENT NEEDS There have been several changes in the business environment in the last few years that fundamentally altered the way in which firms compete. In fact, what has happened is that "change" itself has changed. Today the business environment is changing faster and more frequently than ever before in the history of …

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Measuring Quality of Hire –The Ultimate Recruiting Metric

Why You Should Read This Regardless of what industry or industries your firm participates in, chances are your senior leadership is paying more attention than ever before to the impact talent has on productivity.  The increased scrutiny this visibility brings to the staffing function requires that staffing professionals and managers alike be able to demonstrate that they relied on sound …

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Strategic HR Metrics for a Global Organization

Why Utilize Metrics? While researching my book "HR Metrics, The World-Class Way," I found that many HR professionals realized a need for more metrics, but lacked the vision to create them. They didn’t have criteria for where to apply metrics or a methodology to figure out which activities it even made sense to measure. This need was a hot topic …

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How Your Corporate Culture Could Keep You in the Stone Age

What Exactly Is A “Corporate Culture?” All organizations have a corporate culture, just as all organizations have an employment brand.  What differs is the degree to which someone’s notion of corporate culture is documented and protected.  You tend to hear more often about corporate culture in organizations with a long history or stellar rise to fame such as IBM or …

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HR Must Assume the Role of the “What Works” Best Practice Sharing Process

But Aren't Best Practices Shared Already? I had often suspected that within large corporations best practices in people management were not being shared throughout the organization, a suspicion that was later proven time and time again through my advisory work in the area of employment branding.  While working with such organizations as Agilent, Starbucks, Wegmans Food Markets, MGM Grand and …

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