July 20 , 2018

Whitepapers

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 …

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DIVERSITY RECRUITING IS A FAILURE – IT’S TIME TO RAISE THE BAR!

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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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The Case Against Outsourcing HR

There are many day-to-day "things" that can go wrong when outsourcing any portion of an organizations processes, let alone a major segment of any function.   It is not the purpose of this article to highlight each of them, but rather to take a step back and look at why, as a basic strategy, the use of outsourcing should be minimized. …

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Firms Need A Dramatic Increase In Productivity… And Now Is The Time For HR To Accept Responsibility

Productivity Defined The term productivity means different things to different people. To an economist, it is a relatively dry economic term that compares the output of entire countries relative to each dollar invested. However, for the purpose if this article productivity will be defined as a measure of efficiency with regards to the use of human resources within a firm. …

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Proving Things Work in Business – It’s Not That Hard

Start out by … Realizing most business managers didn’t get to where they are on “feelings and thinking.” They are numbers people. If you provide them with “ideas” without proof that your ideas will produce measurable results, they will not listen to you. Although they might say they are risk takers (actions speak louder than words) they want to take …

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HR IS A PROFIT CENTER, AND HERE’S HOW TO PROVE IT

Focusing on Cost Containment is Less Strategic than Driving Revenue Growth For the past decade the human resource function has operated under the myopic focus that process efficiency was the most critical deliverable in the enterprise.  While this misguided focus can be partially attributed to external pressure from the finance function and the budgeting process, such pressure can in most …

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Did HR Cause The Downfall of Enron?*

I’m still not buying into HR taking responsibility! Now before you dismiss this notion take a step back and think. Did Enron fail because of bad equipment, actions by the competitors or a collapse in the financial markets or the economy? The answer, of course, is no. Did the collapse come from: A one time slip in judgment A few …

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HR NEEDS TO FINALLY TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE MANAGEMENT RESULTS… AND STOP THE EXCUSES

Being Strategic Means Taking Ownership And Being Accountable Almost by definition, strategic people assume responsibility for getting things done and for producing results.  For example, CFO's assume responsibility for financial systems, CIO’s for information and computing systems and the head of retail operations for producing retail sales results.  Individuals in HR claim that they are "strategic partners" but for some …

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