HR Strategy

8 Ugly Numbers… That Highlight HR’s Failures

In a cartoon-style office setting, the scene blends a corporate meeting with a sinking ship. The office is gradually submerged in water, creating an aquatic environment inside. Desks, chairs, and office equipment float around, some employees swim or cling to floating objects. Papers, office supplies, and personal belongings drift in the water, creating a chaotic underwater mess. Amidst this, the central character, a leader or manager, stands on a small island of dry floor, using a flip chart or whiteboard, conducting a meeting with enthusiasm, completely oblivious to the office being underwater. The leader's expression is one of focus and enthusiasm, engrossed in their presentation, while team members are visibly distressed, coping with the sinking office. The scene is comical and surreal, emphasizing the leader's ignorance or denial of the crisis around them.

A Think Piece – Posing the question, “Is it time to take a closer look at failures in HR?” Understanding The Many Benefits Of Failure And Criticism With few exceptions, throughout my career, I found that HR professionals are positive individuals who don’t even want to talk about failure. That …

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Raise The Excitement Level Of Your Employees… Because Employee Engagement Has Lower Impacts (So managers must accept responsibility for increasing employee excitement)

Managers receive many benefits after they learn how to create higher levels of employee excitement. For a manager, there are few things more stimulating than working closely with a team full of highly energized and excited employees. Workers that, because of their usual high energy and excitement levels, are eager …

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Assess Your Talent Competitiveness – And Learn If Your Takeaway/Giveaway Score Is Positive? (This most powerful under-reported strategic talent metric reveals your net talent gain.)

CEOs are fierce competitors who expect you to win literally every talent battle against top firms.  And because CEOs see everything through an “Us against them” lens. Their desire to win every time extends beyond product competition and into talent. However, to CEO’s, not all talent battles are equal. The …

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Recruiting During 2023 – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Even the most optimistic need to prepare for another difficult year in recruiting. So, if you’re the Pollyanna type who only wants to hear positive news, I suggest that you immediately stop reading. Because from a recruiting perspective, 2023 is likely to be even worse than the last two years …

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