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February 2000., an online pet supplies company, made its Initial Public Offering on the US stock market. Shares began trading at $11 but reached a high of $14. were on a roll. In the New Year they won numerous advertising awards for their website, and were ranked number one by USA Today’s AD Meter for their first national commercial. Just 9 months later was liquidated with a share price of $0.19.

July 31, 2014

Think of all the articles, books, seminars and speeches you’ve read, attended or heard on the subject of change. Think of all the experience you’ve had in your own life, or in your organization, with change.
Assuming most of us have had a respectable amount of experience with change, wouldn’t you think we’d all be better at by now? 

Instead, we continually struggle—even though relentless competition, advancing technology and increasing demands to remain relevant have made the ability to change a matter of survival for virtually every industry and profession.   

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July 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA—Agility and innovation are critical to leadership success, but leaders also need to be able to admit mistakes, said National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) CEO and Chairman Brian France, speaking June 18, 2014, at the Wharton Leadership Conference at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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July 15, 2014

Is it time to shake up and break up the HR profession?  The global changes that are affecting organizations have major talent implications for strategy and operations. Today’s turbulent economic environment requires HR professionals who understand business issues and who have the ability to create high-impact solutions.

July 14, 2014

In today’s uncertain business environment, change represents the biggest constant. Competitive forces, technological innovations, shifting regulatory climates and economic volatility continue to increase the pace at which our world evolves. To survive and thrive, organizations must stay vigilant to market shifts and continuously plan for and adapt to new conditions.

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May 29, 2014

Last week, I mentioned that I’ve begun work on a new framework for high-performance talent acquisition. In many ways, it’s the culmination of all of the work I’ve done in my role here at Brandon Hall Group – and beyond, as I’m drawing on years of experience in operations. The reason being, a framework captures all of the myriad pieces that comprise a mature and effective process and incorporates them into single, holistic model that drives desired outcomes.

May 12, 2014
A couple of years ago I read a book about RAF fighter pilots in World War II. One particular passage stood out. It was this: There are old fighter pilots and bold fighter pilots, but there are no old, bold fighter pilots. The author was making the point that the very best dogfight pilots were young, because of superb eyesight and lightening reflexes. What do fighter pilots have to do with the world of business? Not much, although their courage could surely come in handy in several C-suites.
March 19, 2014

On March 12, SHRM @Weknownext chatted with Lance Haun (@thelance) about "HR, Your Job is Now Outside the Comfort Zone."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


March 12, 2014

On February 26, SHRM We Know Next (@WeKnowNext) chatted with special guest Robin Schooling (@RobinSchooling) about HR and Recruiters - Contestants in an Amazing Race?

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


February 26, 2014

Most companies today have access to reams of data: marketing, supply chain, finance, as well as critical data about their workforce. Yet research shows that leaders at these companies lack the confidence to effectively integrate and use this data to compete more effectively in the marketplace. While executives know the results they need to achieve, they often fail to analyze the impact of their decisions on the firm, its processes, and its people.

February 11, 2014

As human resource professionals increasingly take advantage of employee and manager self-service technologies, there’s a belief that HR departments once consumed with transactional tasks are now free to focus on more strategic work.

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February 3, 2014

It’s January and all the posts about HR in 2014 are out. They discuss how we will change in 2014, what will be hot, what will fail and where we will be if we do not implement, adapt or conform to these new ideas. Some are the same ideas we have been discussing for years and others are truly revolutionary trends.

January 28, 2014
It is no secret that the economic success of the world’s leading companies depends on the healthy marriage of strategic corporate initiatives and sound financial support. Experts say that’s probably why chief financial officers (CFOs) and other C-suite executives are being asked to be more innovative and collaborate with peers in other departments.
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January 20, 2014

Workplace wellness programs can significantly lower health care costs by helping workers to better manage chronic diseases. However, encouraging workers to adopt healthier lifestyles may not noticeably reduce an employer's health costs or lead to lower net savings for otherwise healthy individuals, according to a new Rand Corp.

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January 16, 2014

On January 15, @weknownext chatted with special guest Emily Jasper (@EmilyJasper) about Creating Groundswells in HR.

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


January 15, 2014

What will challenge chief executive officers in 2014?

Human capital and how best to develop, manage, engage and retain talent were among the leading challenges cited in a new survey of executives from more than 1,000 companies worldwide.

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January 15, 2014
By now you’re aware that we’ve entered a New Year.  The flurry of posts that flood blogs encouraging resolutions, new attitudes, new approaches, etc. have died down.  I love to see the positive launch into a new year because I think people are eager to start clean and move forward.
January 14, 2014

On December 18, @WeKnowNext chatted with John Richard Bell (@JohnRichardBell) about "Why HR Needs to be a Great Marketer."

In case you missed it, you can read all the great tweets on Storify or here:


December 18, 2013

Great marketing begins with great strategy. Great strategy doesn’t happen without sacrifice. Sacrifice leads to differentiation. Brands cannot promise a smorgasbord of benefits; trying to be all things to all people is a recipe for disaster. There’s more: a marketer’s product or service must deliver the promise. If it doesn’t, great marketing cannot exist.

What does this have to do with HR? Everything. For the sake of brevity, I’ll list just five similarities between HR and marketing.

December 16, 2013