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Post date: May 17, 2016
Succession planning has evolved over the years from an approach focused almost exclusively on having a replacement ready for the CEO to a comprehensive plan for assessing and managing talent moves across multiple levels—focusing on management positions and critical jobs. In some cases, the focus...
Post date: May 16, 2019
We are all familiar with the concept of organizations that learn and act on what they learn are more successful. But many businesses have failed to capitalize on their learning investment. It is little wonder then that many senior leaders see learning as a cost center and not as a driver of their...
Post date: May 24, 2017
Here’s the sad truth: The demand for HR reporting is insatiable. Accurate HR reporting is vastly harder than managers think it is. Most HR reports add little or no value. Let me underline that last point of “little or no value.” A manager at one of my workshops shared a story: An employee doing HR...
Post date: August 7, 2017
Talent is the ultimate competitive advantage for any company, in any industry. Our 50,000 employees at BNY Mellon are powering investment success across the globe and improving lives through investing.To be successful, HR needs a strategy that is integrated with and drives business objectives...
Post date: September 12, 2016
Regular readers of our columns will be familiar by now with the concept of Vitality, or the balance of maintaining your day-to-day Current Performance with Future Potential exploration. Maintaining this balance is tricky, and requires different types of talent for these separate pursuits. In our...
Post date: May 23, 2019
Strategy and organization design demand strategic thinking skills, which enable differentiation. Among the many elements of strategic thinking—such as the ability to see the big picture, idea generation, trend interpretation, or data and analytics—there is one critical factor that sometimes gets...
Post date: February 13, 2020
Few chief learning officers (CLOs) disagree they have a mandate to ensure that learning initiatives align with organizational strategy. A great deal of research exists about how to align the two. However, what does it look like for employees to connect their learning and development with an actual...
Post date: May 10, 2016
A business-focused approach to employee surveys is grounded in best practices from opinion survey research and has been field-tested in organizations large and small. Below we will outline the key steps in this process, and share a case study example to better illustrate the process and reveal the...
Post date: July 7, 2016
This is the first of a four-part series looking at the dynamics of today’s workforce and how demographic shifts are impacting the workplace. In this article, we explore the challenges a graying workforce presents to employers, and how companies can proactively develop plans to accommodate this...
Post date: May 14, 2019
A few years ago, I observed a Fortune 100 company design and implement their new HR business partner program (I’ll call the organization Company X). After promoting generalists and hiring some external candidates to fill the HRBP positions, Company X’s training department scheduled quarterly...