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It’s time for HR to step up to the plate—and take a few lessons from baseball.

Beyond the obvious—that HR professionals, like baseball players, do best when they work closely as teams—there are additional baseball practices that can HR leaders can emulate:

October 14, 2014



October 13, 2014


Female leaders deliver better financial results, studies show


Want your company to have a healthier bottom line?

Put a woman in charge.

A new survey published by HR consulting firm Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board reveals that organizations with better financial performance have more women in leadership roles.

Those findings are backed by other research—and experiences on Wall Street.

She’ll Show ’Em the Money

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September 17, 2014

Someone once said that everything stops during a takeover, as people speculate on the direction of the fall of the axe. The sudden techtonic shift reminds us that companies are put together as human constructs and can quickly be remade. In this blog, I want to focus on what the HR team in particular can do to prepare.

HR Help urgently!

August 25, 2014

HR professionals encouraged to evolve, anticipate and help grow leadership  

How do you tell if your current leadership development and talent management strategies will improve your bottom line over the next three years?

By looking to the past and anticipating what’s next.

So says a new study from consulting firm Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board, which includes survey responses from more than 16,000 respondents consisting of business leaders and global human resource executives.

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August 18, 2014

The market for HR Technology solutions has probably never been more dynamic, interesting, and potentially confusing to navigate for the HR leader and practitioner. But HR leaders know that applying the right technology solution to your most pressing organizational and workforce challenges can make the difference in elevating HR from administrative support function to trusted strategic business partner. As technology solutions become more powerful and complex, organizations can sometimes implement technology that doesn't live up to all the promises made during the sales process.

August 11, 2014

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