October 16 , 2017



Identifying Which Corporate Strategic Goals And Objectives To Impact As you can see from each of the above definitions, strategic actions are designed to impact corporate goals and objectives. Before HR can increase its strategic impact it must first determine what goals the organization considers strategic. At some companies identifying the top corporate objectives is relatively easy while at others, ... Read More »

Assessing Your Ability to Develop Talent

The checklist is broken down into 14 different sections, each covering a unique set of talent development processes.  I. MEASURING THE RESULTS AND IMPACTS OF TALENT DEVELOPMENT World-class talent development departments include these elements and characteristics in the design of their measurement systems:  1.      ROI — The ROI  or Cost/Benefit ratio of each major development initiative is calculated and reported ... Read More »

The New “DNA” of HR

WHAT DOES THE NEW DNA LOOK LIKE?  What is the first step?  We need to turn HR people into business leaders (rather than “partners”) who are not satisfied just to be invite to business meetings.  What VP’s of HR who hope to be CEO’s will need is a new, much more aggressive approach to HR.  This new approach focuses on ... Read More »

Learning A Lesson Or Two From Competitive Sports

SAME SITUATION BUT DIFFERENT RESULTS – AN EXAMPLE Let’s start with a basketball analogy to stimulate your thinking. First compare two teams that play in the same league and in the same city. The L.A. Lakers and the L.A. Clippers.   If you compare the two teams you will find that both are exactly the same in that they: ·        ... Read More »

Knocking Down HR Silos

Functional silos cause nothing but frustration for customers of HR services including managers and employees.  In many cases they create situations whereby our customers can only get a complete response to their issue by: ·        Searching (or shopping) for the person with access to the information or answer they need ·        Self managing and coordinating the disconnected services that we ... Read More »

Marketing HR to Your CEO

They Care About What Is Measured And Rewarded CEO’s are always impressed by people that understand what is important to them. And in all cases I’ve ever run across, what is important to them in business is reflected in their evaluation and bonus criteria. Yes of course everyone is influenced by what is measured and rewarded but the additional factor ... Read More »

Developing A Strategic Staffing Performance Index

Why Using Metrics Is Essential In a highly competitive world dominated by performance driven organizations and CFO's that want to cut your budget, it is no longer optional to demonstrate your value. The environment dictates that everyone be accountable! If you are in a situation where “charm” has run out as an option, then it's probably time to consider switching ... Read More »


Given that businesses today are faced with greater and greater challenges, the ability to strategically leverage the benefits of an effective DRP can provide firms with a valuable competitive advantage. The global business arena is faced with overwhelming pressure for constant innovation and reinvention.  Successful DRP’s provide the potential to enable firms to acquire the human resources to effectively tackle ... Read More »

How to Keep Your HR Budget From Being Cut

It's all about productivity! Become an "HR Hero" HR needs to recognize (if it doesn't already) that during tight times the CFO and managers alike all want one basic thing. And that thing is… increased productivity which they define as results or outputs per dollar spent.  Incidentally they don't particularly care how it's done, as long as it is done. ... Read More »

Why VPs of HR Never Become CEO’s

WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A GREAT CEO (OR VP OF HR)! There are literally hundreds of books written by and about CEO's. Each has a similar list of “their” required competencies for success. However when you compare the behaviors and the competencies that it takes to become a successful CEO with the behaviors actually exhibited by current VPs of ... Read More »