December 15 , 2017

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Leading-edge Candidate Screening, Interviewing, and Assessment Practices

Candidate selection and assessment is one of the most conservative processes in all of talent management. Many think the topic is not worth a detailed examination, but a weak assessment or interview process can be the primary cause for not hiring top candidates. For decades, the majority of firms have relied heavily on the basic trio of resume screening, interviewing, ... Read More »

How Prioritization Can Maximize HR’s Business Impact, Part 2 of 2

In part 1 of this article I highlighted the many reasons why prioritizing positions, employees, and business units was necessary, and how it could dramatically increase business results. In the following sections, I will highlight the methodology and steps that HR leaders need to take in order to prioritize HR’s customers and programs. Steps in the Prioritization Process If you going ... Read More »

How Prioritization Can Maximize HR’s Business Impact, Part 1 of 2

Why HR Must Prioritize Its Internal Customers Prioritization is one of the highest-ROI practices available to HR leaders, but unfortunately most in HR have failed to take advantage of it. It takes very little time or money to prioritize your internal customers, but the results can be dramatic. Prioritizing can result in a 10% to 20% increase in your business ... Read More »

The War for Talent Is Returning; Don’t Get Caught Unprepared

Here is a heads-up alert for you: be prepared because not only will the infamous “War For Talent” be returning to impact your firm, but it is already underway in its full intensity here in the Silicon Valley. Begin planning for this next round of talent wars, because once the intense competition begins, there simply won’t be time to catch ... Read More »

The Top 40 Problems With 360-degree Employee Feedback Processes (Part 2 of 2)

This “think piece” is part of my series designed to expand your thinking about strategic HR. The Top 40 Problems With 360° Employee Feedback Programs Whether you design, execute, or you are merely asked to fill them out periodically, you should be interested in maximizing the effectiveness of 360s. I split the potential issues/problems into seven categories. The remaining four in this ... Read More »

The Top 40 Problems With 360-degree Employee Feedback Processes (Part 1 of 2)

This “think piece” is part of a series of articles I wrote to expand your thinking about strategic HR. 360° employee feedback surveys are one of the most common HR practices, but unfortunately that popularity may have led to a degree of complacency. Whether you design, execute, or are merely asked to fill them out periodically, you should be interested ... Read More »

Rebooting Your Workforce — Managing Employee Obsolescence at Wendy’s

Everyone knows what it means to reboot your computer, but what does it mean when you reboot your entire workforce? It’s no secret that the speed of change in business is incredibly fast. And as a result products, operational processes, customer expectations, and even business models are constantly changing. Every time one of these business factors is upgraded, it simultaneously ... Read More »

25 Ways That “No-recruit” Secret Agreements Can Damage Your Firm

This “think piece” is part of a series of articles I wrote to expand your thinking about strategic HR. If you haven’t seen it in the news lately, there has been an uproar over the practice of secret “no-recruit” agreements between major corporations. A significant number of notable firms including Google, Apple, Intel, and Pixar have been accused of restraining ... Read More »

Transform HR Into a Revenue-Impact Function to Increase Your Strategic Impact

Note: I’m writing this “think piece” as part of a series of articles designed to expand your thinking about strategic HR. HR and talent management leaders are constantly striving to become more strategic. But more often than not it seems that when they are presented with a strategic alternative that really breaks new ground, they retreat and stick with the ... Read More »

VUCA: the New Normal for Talent Management and Workforce Planning

If you are among the many strategic leaders frustrated with your inability to anticipate and handle the volatility and the speed of change in the talent management environment, you should take a few minutes to understand VUCA. VUCA best describes the volatile and chaotic business, economic, and physical environment that we all now face. Unless you have had your head in ... Read More »

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Why Candidates Are Dropping Out of Your Hiring Process

As seen on Yello (March 31, 2017) by Tracy Kelly. HR industry thought leader and professor of management at San Francisco State University, Dr. John Sullivan, says the cost to candidate withdrawal is real; the lost investment is a drain on team resources. Your online application is too complicated Sullivan reports that at Fortune 500 firms, 9 out of ten ... Read More »