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Post date: November 5, 2019
As an HR leader in the technology sector, Whitney Bennett has been able to apply her personal experience as a female leader in shaping company policies. Her tips on reducing bias in hiring are rooted in this blend of HR knowledge and first-hand experience.  HRPS: What parts of the hiring process...
Post date: February 2, 2021
In the coming decade, the winners will be companies that build the best software—which really means, the companies with the best software developers.  As leaders, it’s our job to connect the company’s greater mission to the work our technical teams are doing. Everybody has parts of their job they...
Post date: January 5, 2016
"The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be." — Paul Valery, 1937 If we were able to fast forward from last year's end to next year's, what might be the most significant trends that would have really mattered for organizational and human resources management in the...
Post date: August 31, 2015
In the late 1990s, the city of Albuquerque had a problem it needed to reduce the amount of overtime for garbage truck drivers. As is typical, city leaders turned to incentives to solve the problem. They allowed workers to go home if they finished their routes early and still get paid for 8 hours....
Post date: May 3, 2018
If your company doesn’t have a succession management plan in place, don’t even think about recruiting and retaining millennials and Gen Zs. Study after study reveals that professional development and opportunities for continuous learning are highly attractive to millennials and younger workers....
Post date: February 2, 2016
In Jim Collins' renowned book, Good to Great, he vividly brings to life the concept of the flywheel effect: the consistent pushing in a particular direction until enough turns are made, and enough momentum built such that the flywheel propels forward with great speed and fluidity. Collins notes...
Post date: September 19, 2018
The warnings are dire. Even the biggest enterprises with astronomical valuations can no longer count on a maintaining their edge for even a decade. It’s a “gale force warning to leaders,” Innosight says in its 2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast. At “the current churn rate, about half of S&P 500...
Post date: April 5, 2016
Chances are that you’ve encountered the “gig economy” in your organization already, even if you haven’t called it that. Simply speaking, it refers to the increasingly prevalent trend of people and organizations choosing to work in temporary, contingent arrangements. I’ve experienced it across a...
Post date: September 12, 2019
Most of us have heard of the 80/20 Pareto Principle, which when applied to your workforce means that 80 percent of the responsibility and work are shouldered by only 20 percent of your employees. Those are today’s high performers. And while statistics vary depending on the source, the pool of high-...
Post date: October 28, 2016
If you’re a human resources executive at a professional services firm, no one has to tell you how difficult it is to find and retain good marketing people.   Online marketing technologies are evolving at lightning speed, so attracting and holding onto employees with up-to-date skills is getting...