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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 …

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Recruiting’s Ugly Secret — You Know How Exciting It Is to Work at Your Firm, But No One Else Does

The recruiting leader’s guide to revealing the excitement of working at your firm Consider this sad but all-too-common recruiting scenario. Your firm is an exceptionally exciting place to work. You have great people, great leaders, great products, and to put it bluntly, every employee considers working there to be an amazing experience. But then here comes the rub. When an …

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Here’s What HR Must Do To Have The Business Impact CEOs Want

A survey released early this year 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 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 …

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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 …

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6 Reasons Your Employee Retention Efforts Are Failing, and What You Can Do About It

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog. The Department of Labor reports that employee turnover is now at its highest level since 2008. However, it’s a fact that most corporations spend more time on product inventory turnover than they do on employee turnover, even though employee turnover often has a much higher impact. This inverse resource allocation occurs because the HR …

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Text-Interviewing — The Next Big Thing in Recruiting?

People love texting. In fact, texting is the most widely-used app on a smartphone, “with 97 percent of Americans using it at least once a day.” And among the age group that recruiters often target (18 – 29), 100 percent of those surveyed use texting. In addition, the odds of a tech-savvy or innovator recruiting prospect or candidate not being a …

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Tips for Small-Business Financing – At A Glance

As seen on The Wall Street Journal. From impressing investors to ensuring that your whole staff is aligned with your fundraising efforts, the keys to keeping small businesses funded are covered in this collection of recent Experts columns The Experts delved into issues such as where to find investors and capital, how to build financing partnerships and how not to …

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Need Innovators? Recruit Those Who See the Glass as Half Empty … and Leaking

Corporate employees can be classified into two categories. The majority of employees must be classified as “the glass is half full” people, who when they look at an existing process or product, they assume that everything is fine. However, a handful of employees can be classified as “the glass is half empty and leaking” people. These individuals are much more …

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