November 25 , 2017

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The Top 40 Problems With 360-degree Employee Feedback Processes (Part 2 of 2)

This “think piece” is part of my series designed to expand your thinking about strategic HR. The Top 40 Problems With 360° Employee Feedback Programs Whether you design, execute, or you are merely asked to fill them out periodically, you should be interested in maximizing the effectiveness of 360s. I split the potential issues/problems into seven categories. The remaining four in this ... Read More »

The Top 40 Problems With 360-degree Employee Feedback Processes (Part 1 of 2)

This “think piece” is part of a series of articles I wrote to expand your thinking about strategic HR. 360° employee feedback surveys are one of the most common HR practices, but unfortunately that popularity may have led to a degree of complacency. Whether you design, execute, or are merely asked to fill them out periodically, you should be interested ... Read More »

Rebooting Your Workforce — Managing Employee Obsolescence at Wendy’s

Everyone knows what it means to reboot your computer, but what does it mean when you reboot your entire workforce? It’s no secret that the speed of change in business is incredibly fast. And as a result products, operational processes, customer expectations, and even business models are constantly changing. Every time one of these business factors is upgraded, it simultaneously ... Read More »

25 Ways That “No-recruit” Secret Agreements Can Damage Your Firm

This “think piece” is part of a series of articles I wrote to expand your thinking about strategic HR. If you haven’t seen it in the news lately, there has been an uproar over the practice of secret “no-recruit” agreements between major corporations. A significant number of notable firms including Google, Apple, Intel, and Pixar have been accused of restraining ... Read More »

Transform HR Into a Revenue-Impact Function to Increase Your Strategic Impact

Note: I’m writing this “think piece” as part of a series of articles designed to expand your thinking about strategic HR. HR and talent management leaders are constantly striving to become more strategic. But more often than not it seems that when they are presented with a strategic alternative that really breaks new ground, they retreat and stick with the ... Read More »

VUCA: the New Normal for Talent Management and Workforce Planning

If you are among the many strategic leaders frustrated with your inability to anticipate and handle the volatility and the speed of change in the talent management environment, you should take a few minutes to understand VUCA. VUCA best describes the volatile and chaotic business, economic, and physical environment that we all now face. Unless you have had your head in ... Read More »

Is It Time to Use Klout/Kred Scores as Part of the Hiring Process?

Has anyone asked you “what’s your Klout score?” If you are on the leading edge of corporate recruiting and you are constantly on the lookout for new tools and approaches, one of the emerging tools that you should be aware of is social media analytics that measure online influence. In a business world that is increasingly dominated by social media, ... Read More »

Recruiting’s Dirty Little Secrets — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

  Recruiting Dirty Little Secrets Here are a dozen areas where corporate recruiting could improve. The corporate black hole — because of recruiter overload, the volume of applicants, and technology problems, a resume submitted to a corporate career site may actually have a zero probability of being reviewed. In the industry, it can be referred to as “the black hole.” ... Read More »

Why Not Start the New Year by Doing Something Strategic in Talent Management?

  The Top 15 Potential Strategic Actions to Consider in Talent Management If you’ve decided to stop fighting fires and to do something major with a strategic impact, here is a list of possible programs and actions that you should consider. Increase the productivity of your workforce – workforce productivity is merely comparing the output of your entire workforce (the ... Read More »

The Business Case for Hiring College Grads — 32 Reasons They Can Produce a High ROI

  The Business Benefits of Hiring Recent College Grads The benefits are split into two categories 1) benefits to individual hiring managers and 2) benefits that may accrue to the entire firm over time. Note that the possible outcomes listed here are based partially on generalizations that cover many but not all top college hires. Shorter-term Benefits of Hiring College ... Read More »

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Why Candidates Are Dropping Out of Your Hiring Process

As seen on Yello (March 31, 2017) by Tracy Kelly. HR industry thought leader and professor of management at San Francisco State University, Dr. John Sullivan, says the cost to candidate withdrawal is real; the lost investment is a drain on team resources. Your online application is too complicated Sullivan reports that at Fortune 500 firms, 9 out of ten ... Read More »