Talent Management

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Today is Pi Day as well as Albert Einstein’s birthday. As you may know, the number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159. If we round up, it’s 3.1416 or 3/14/16 – today!!

This is a day to think about math and science and the future of work. To change the world will require future generations to anchor their learning in science and math.

March 14, 2017

 


 

The HR profession is known for its catchphrases, and the expression “war for talent” is a phrase that is certain to produce a lively debate.

Whether you think the war is over or is only getting more intense, one thing is clear: It’s critical that talent managers are informed about the latest trends to remain competitive.

February 13, 2017
 
 
Limited dollars for talent development? High expectations for measurable impact? More requests and expressed needs than resources available? These are just some of the challenges facing HR today. The solution: make strategic talent investments that directly link to the business strategy.
 
January 19, 2017
 
 
I love this question. I love philosophizing about these things. Playing out the “on the one hand” scenario. I’m one of those weirdos who enjoys playing out possible scenarios in an effort to figure out which might work out the best. Because with this question as with many others the answer is a frustrating one.
 
It depends.
 
January 17, 2017

 

 

Making a manager: The people behind the success stories

As a new manager, I often wondered about my own managers’ mentors and inspiration.

January 10, 2017
 
In 2017, HR is expected to adapt to keep up with the changing business environment and evolving employee expectations.
 
1. A VERY COMPETITIVE TALENT MARKETPLACE
 
January 5, 2017

 


 

What it really means to “manage up,” and how to do it effectively

December 27, 2016

 

Management advice for my younger self

In my early career, I was like many green, young managers—convinced I could do it all and determined to prove I could go it alone. Not surprisingly, I was mistaken. I recently asked some of the leaders I respect most about their own early career faux pas and what advice they wish someone had given them. The responses fell rather neatly into two categories.

December 13, 2016

The next generation of HR leaders are working in our organizations today. Are we giving them enough opportunities to be key players?

December 5, 2016


 

It finally happened Wednesday night.  The lovable losers, The Chicago Cubs, raised the World Series trophy as champions.  In doing so, they erased 108 years of frustration.  As the world watched (and celebrated) with them, I couldn’t stop thinking how much of their story mirrors situations often faced by today’s talent leaders.

A new leader rarely walks into a good situation.

November 4, 2016

 


 

Employee engagement and retention continue to be top challenges for business. In dealing with these issues, organizations need to recognize that the two issues are related. Organizations can’t engage employees who don’t stay and employees won’t stay if they’re not engaged. As HR professionals, we have to look for tools and solutions that will help us accomplish both.

Technology is one of those things.

October 19, 2016

 

A conversation with Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP of Innovation, Ultimate Software, at the 2016 HR Technology Conference.

October 14, 2016
In my last two blogs, I addressed two emerging workforce phenomena—identity fluidity and organizational fluidity. Another paradigm shift on the horizon is what I call “job fluidity,” in which people prefer not to be tied to, or identified by, a specific job description. Rather, they “go with the flow,” coursing between initiatives and supervisors to maximize the breadth of their many talents.
 
October 14, 2016

  
 

The world is your job market, thanks to the ability to work remotely, and a far more globalized landscape. There’s a wealth of interesting and purpose-filled opportunities to pursue.

For managers, that means it is also easier than ever to lose your best people. It’s a mistake to overlook the employee experience as a critical part of your digital transformation.

October 1, 2016

 

 

You‘re excited about a new employee you hired who came highly recommended.  They start, you introduce them to co-workers, clients, upper management, board members. 

September 29, 2016

 
 

Recruiters are always chasing the new shiny objects, and with good reason. Talent management—and specifically the talent acquisition ecosystem—is a constantly evolving model and, much like Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest theory, those who adapt to its changing landscape (and its new shiny objects) will have the best chance for survival.    

September 12, 2016