HR Strategy

Do You Have Ineffective HR Metrics? 25 Reasons Why You Might

Recruiting, talent management, and HR professionals in general have been using metrics for many years now. More often than not, the story HR metrics tell is irrelevant or disappointing. Over the past three decades, I’ve compiled a long list of common metrics mistakes that you can use to assess your measurement efforts and improve your efforts to get the attention …

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How the Arizona Immigration Law Will Impact Every HR Function

Undoubtedly you have heard about the passage of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, the controversial immigration bill that makes it a crime to be in the state without proof of citizenship or legal immigrant status, but have you thought about what it means for you as an employer? Even if your organization does not employ individuals in Arizona or have employees …

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Beer, Food, And Furniture: The Casino Approach to Talent Management

Talent managers are increasingly borrowing from the practices of casinos, which have a well-earned reputation for effectively attracting, engaging, retaining, and directing the behavior of their customers. Casino customers lose money, spend hours engaged, and in most cases leave satisfied and eager to return. The same design principles that keep casino patrons engaged are increasingly playing a role inside organizations. …

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Advanced Talent Management Approaches … That You Have Never Heard Of (Part 2 of 2)

Last week part one of this series introduced relatively rare talent management approaches aimed at improving workforce productivity, strategic execution, and successful innovation. This week the attention turns to improving workforce development, the business case for talent management, and using popular key business approaches within talent management. Please add additional approaches you are aware of using the comments section below. …

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Advanced Talent Management Approaches … That You Have Never Heard of (Part 1 of 2)

Talent management is a broad and contentiously defined discipline, so new approaches and tools are continually emerging. Staying on top of the latest definition or the newest enabling technologies can be overwhelming. As an evangelist of “next practices,” I’ve kept a running list of cool approaches that the average practitioner may never have heard of. I’ve broken them out into …

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i4cp Presentation Download

Impactful Things HR Should Be Doing, But Often Doesn’t   Presentation Time: Wednesday, March 16th – 1:30 – 2:40pm Title: Impactful Things HR Should Be Doing, But Often Doesn’t Location: Alhambra Ballroom (see attached map of the resort) Book Signing: Wednesday, March 16th immediately following your presentation at 2:40pm, in the Alhambra Foyer Presentation Sumary: The world around you has …

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Reasons Why Managers Oppose Public Sector Unions

  Possible Reasons Public-Sector Managers Resist Union Actions As with all issues, it would be unfair to make blanket statements that all unions do this or that, but there are certainly tendencies and actions, values, and goals that are quite common in public-sector unions. The following “business-impact” reasons have a reasonable likelihood of occurring in a large public-sector union. When …

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Refusing Applications from the Unemployed: Best Practice or Madness?

Is it a good idea for firms hiring to purposely exclude the unemployed from consideration? If you missed the news last summer (June 2010) about the growth of this practice, then you might be scratching your head and thinking to yourself, ‘that’s crazy.’ However, for those that follow trends and deal with job postings daily, it’s clear that postings increasingly contain some variation of …

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Performance Appraisal, the Most Dreaded HR Process – A List of the Top 50 Problems

90% of performance appraisal processes are inadequate. –Salary.com survey In conversations with HR leaders and employees, the talent management process that suffers from the most disdain around the world is the performance appraisal. It’s one of the few processes that even the owners of the process dread. If everyone hates it, but it still gets done nearly everywhere, you might …

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Should I Hire a Robot or an Employee? HR Must Offer Integrated Solutions

Note: This is a “think piece” written to stimulate your thinking about strategic HR. The idea of having a corporate function focused on managing labor resources is one that has been around for more than two centuries (corporate functions emerged following the advent of labor unions in the late 1700s). Since then the function has gone by several names, the …

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