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What’s the Difference Between a Successful Promotion and a Failure?

June 7, 2017 | OutMatch | HCI

Even if you have a good way of identifying high potentials in your organization—using objective metrics, not manager recommendations, because research shows that managers get it wrong 60% of the time—you still may be missing a key piece of the puzzle.

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Creating a Best Place to Work Environment: Why It’s Important

June 2, 2017 | Melissa Barry | Glint

Why is it important to focus heavily on creating a Best Place to Work environment? Employees who feel valued are likely to be more collaborative, innovative, and perform at higher levels. A healthy and profitable business can then continue to invest in employee development.

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Talent Pulse 4.2 Research Released: Making Referral Programs Count

May 31, 2017 | Randi Kenney | HCI

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through Q2 this year! For HCI, another quarter means another new Talent Pulse report. This time, we’ve focused on a hot topic in our Acquire the Right Talent community—sourcing quality candidates from employee referral networks.

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Welcome to the New Era of Continuous Performance Management

May 26, 2017 | Kris Duggan | BetterWorks

Today’s digital technologies are undoubtedly changing the way we work for the better. Workers are hyper-connected, data is always within reach and organizations are leveraging groundbreaking technologies like AI to welcome the future of work. The way we manage, lead and organize our teams is changing before our very eyes.

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Employee Experience: A New Social Contract

May 19, 2017 | Randi Kenney | HCI

What is social contract theory? Very briefly, it’s the idea that an individual’s obligations are dependent on an agreement, or contract, among individuals to form a society. Thinkers who have considered this question have generally done so in the context of political systems, in an effort to establish the legitimate authority of a state over an individual.

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Empathize with Candidates, Make Better Hires

May 17, 2017 | Alan Mellish | HCI

Every recruiter wants to hire engaged, super-talented employees (even if it’s only to get their hiring managers to leave them alone). The problem is there aren’t enough geniuses to go around. This has always been a problem in talent acquisition, and it’s about to get worse.

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Improving Your Influence - Using the Right Lever

May 12, 2017 | Hile Rutledge | HCI

Working with leaders and teams for over twenty years, I have often been asked to address and develop a leader’s or group’s influence skills. In this context, we frame influence as the behaviors one engages to impact the choices and actions of others. This always includes a discussion about the connection between power and influence—something which is often misunderstood.

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The Illusion of Inclusion - They May Be Talking, But Are You Really Listening?

May 4, 2017 | Fierce | HCI

Illusion of inclusion is a very common leadership trap. It occurs when a leader loves the idea of including others in the decision-making process, yet doesn’t really want to take the time or make the effort to ensure that happens. The result is that people are not really listened to. And they know it.

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How HR Can Remain Relevant in the New World of Work

May 3, 2017 | TalentWave | HCI

Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly choosing to engage contingent labor. This segment of the workforce is expected to reach 40% (or more) of the total US workforce within the next decade, and is being driven by monumental supply and demand forces in the talent marketplace. As this segment of the total workforce grows, and technology continues to remove friction from finding and engaging them, corporate Human Resources professionals have a vital role to play.

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Where Do I Belong?

May 1, 2017 | Sara Stowe | HCI

Only after our ability to breathe, access food, water, safety and security, is our need to be loved and to belong. Feeling that we belong is necessary before we can achieve a sense of self-esteem, confidence, and respect of and by others.

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Managing in Whitespace: How It's Different and Why It Matters

April 28, 2017 | Harvard Business School Executive Education | HCI

A large organization’s formal structures and processes are only part of the story when it comes to making a difference and achieving success. Projects can begin under the radar screen, but then eventually transform the organization.

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How to Stay Ahead of the Forgetting Curve

April 27, 2017 | Bridge | HCI

Learning is essential to your people’s continued growth, performance, and engagement. However, if they don’t retain what they’ve learned, they can’t apply it, and if they can’t apply what they’ve learned, what was the point in learning it to begin with?