Workforce Planning

Talent Hoarding – Can Reduce The Huge Hidden Costs Of Layoffs (A surgical approach for identifying those to be released)

Shareholders should be outraged when their execs use broad layoffs, which have a painfully low ROI. In fact, along with M&A actions, a large-scale layoff may have the most disruptive business impacts of all talent actions. So as an alternative, I recommend a “gradual and surgical release” alternative approach, which can reduce labor costs without disrupting workforce productivity. You might …

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Prioritize Your Keystone Positions – Learn A Valuable Lesson From Nature (Borrow position prioritization from natural ecosystems)

A Think Piece – that recommends the greatest extension of talent management thinking in your lifetime.  Most organizations already prioritize their key positions. But that group of prioritized positions usually only includes key executives and managers. However, nature teaches us that the less prominent “under the radar positions” often have an equal or stronger business impact on business results. Those …

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The Untimely Death Of Workforce Planning – HR’s Most Costly Omission

HR mistake

HR’s almost nonexistent workforce planning has created our most costly business impact this century. And those billions in business damages have been created primarily over the last decade. We have had a constant mismatch between a company’s talent needs and its workforce capabilities. The primary reason for this talent mismatch is that over the last decade, HR has made developing …

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The Untimely Death Of Workforce Planning – HR’s Most Costly Omission

HR mistake

HR’s almost nonexistent workforce planning has created our most costly business impact this century. And those billions in business damages have been created primarily over the last decade. We have had a constant mismatch between a company’s talent needs and its workforce capabilities. The primary reason for this talent mismatch is that over the last decade, HR has made developing …

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The Downturn Is Coming – So Monitor These Factors That Predict Upcoming Layoffs (A checklist for predicting when layoffs will occur at your company)

Minimize your own “employment insecurity issues by predicting when your company will lay off. A smart employee knows what to look for and, with little effort, identifies the many warning signs that reveal when a layoff plan is receiving serious consideration. And with early warning, the employee will have enough time to take the necessary actions to help minimize any …

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Are Costly HR Solutions Making Employees Too Expensive? (The Business Case For Replacing Them With Robots)

Weigh hiring robots or humans

Labor costs are up 4.2%, the biggest gain in 20 years, so employees are becoming an expensive option.  This think piece is designed to get you to reconsider your “who does the work” options Yes, we are experiencing an extremely rare event where employee costs are soaring while, at the same time, workforce productivity is actually decreasing. Employee costs have …

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Stop – Don’t Choose Remote Work Without Reading This (The top 10 career advantages from working “in the office”)

I estimate that in-the-office workers get up to 50% more career-building options than remote workers. Therefore, if you are ambitious, an innovator, or hope to become a leader in your current organization. It’s time to realize that until you make a commitment to “come into the office” full-time. You are not likely to meet any of your ambitious goals. So …

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Employers Beware – A 4-Day Workweek Creates A Multitude Of Problems (Here’s a long list of them)

It surprises most that a 4-day/32-hour workweek creates a problem for every hour worked under it. Let me state upfront that if you have a giddy Pollyanna attitude toward a four-day workweek, this article is not for you. Yes, the 4-Day/32-hour workweek is one of the hottest new trends in today’s tight labor market. Currently, legislation has already been introduced in …

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