December 15 , 2017

Talent Management

Corporate Shame — Why Doesn’t Your Firm Predict and Prevent Sexual Harassment?

As seen in ERE Media and TLNT, November 20, 2017. Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate the thinking of board members and executives about the need for a corporate program for predicting where sexual harassment is likely to occur. Sexual harassment may be the corporate risk factor with the highest negative impact on corporate employee morale, retention, and productivity. In almost ... Read More »

The Future of Recruiting — The Talent Advisor Model Dominates (Part 2 of 2)

Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the future of recruiting As seen on ERE Media, November 13, 2017. Many are unaware that the recruiting function is already beginning to undergo a strategic shift toward the “talent advisor model.” If you’re not familiar with the term, a talent advisor is a consultant role where the advisor ... Read More »

The Future of Recruiting — the Talent Advisor Model Dominates (Part 1 of 2)

As seen on ERE Media, November 6, 2017. Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the future of recruiting Whether you want job security as a recruiter or to simply understand the future direction of recruiting, understand that the recruiting function is already beginning to undergo a strategic shift toward the “talent advisor model.” If you’re ... Read More »

Managers Are Hoarding Talent: A Hidden Problem That’s Likely Hurting Your Firm

Expediting the transfer of employees among diverse business units allows a firm to develop and retain employees, while simultaneously increasing the cross-pollenization of ideas and the transfer of best practices. Unfortunately, I find that executives at every large organization I have visited consistently complain that this beneficial movement simply doesn’t happen often enough. I have also found that most executives ... Read More »

The Critical Role of Data In Talent Acquisition

Happy Independence day! As seen on Visier by Josie Sutcliffe.  According to Dr. Sullivan, Human Capital is the #1 global business challenge facing CEOs for the fourth year in a row. This is because few CEOs are confident in the quality of their Human Capital metrics. Often what is shared with the C-Suite is what Sullivan calls the “So What” ... Read More »

How Uber Destroyed Its Employer Brand — Is It Time To Blow Up HR Again?

  As seen on ERE Media (February 24, 2017) A powerful employer brand is essential at any firm that requires strong recruiting and retention. However, a great employer brand is especially critical in a growing company that is considering an IPO. And if you look at the last decade, it’s hard to find a firm that has destroyed its employer brand as ... Read More »

Talent Shortage Problem Solved! Create A Recruiting Culture

As seen on ERE Media Feb 3, 2017. How leaders can stop worrying about their persistent and damaging talent shortage It’s hard to find a large corporation, a tech firm, or a small business that isn’t currently suffering from a shortage of top talent with the required skills. So if you’re an executive or manager, you might be surprised to ... Read More »

Talent Tech Is Hot … But Without the Right Foundation, It Will Likely Disappoint

There is a revolution currently occurring in talent management and recruiting. Many firms are following Google’s lead and shifting to a data-driven model throughout all of the talent management functions. But an equally hot and exciting area is the development of talent technology, or talent tech for short. New vendors in the talent tech area seem to be popping up ... Read More »

Why CEOs Don’t Act On Talent Metrics — No Trend Lines, $ Impacts, Or Prescriptive Actions

Talent metrics have been a miserable failure! They don’t drive executives to act because they are not forward-looking and they don’t prescribe the needed actions to solve upcoming problems. Yes, after 20+ years of striving to improve metrics in talent management, most of what we produce are still what I call “so-what metrics.” Even when they are actually reviewed by ... Read More »

Human Capital Is Their No. 1 Challenge, So CEOs Must Demand More From HR!

A recent survey of global CEOs and board chairmen was conducted by the prestigious Conference Board, and it concluded once again that human capital is the top challenge that they face. While some in talent management and HR might feel honored to be at the top of the CEO’s watch list, they should instead view this listing as a failure, because ... Read More »