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The Talent Myth

September 14, 2017 | James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner | HCI

The talent myth has captivated the training and development world for years, and some have come to accept it as the new gospel. If only you search far and wide, and long and hard, you’ll be able to identify the best and the brightest people and then place them in all the existing leadership roles. Problem solved. No training required; just find the right person. Well, good luck with that.

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Got Referrals? Building & Measuring a Top-Notch Referral Program (Q&A)

September 13, 2017 | Joshua Zywien | SmashFly

If you’re not thinking about referral programs strategically, I’m here to change your mind (and offer tips!). Recently, I spoke on a webinar with Glassdoor for Employers’ Mallory Brown on 9 Steps to Building Happy Hires through a dynamic, strategic referral program. There were 50 QUESTIONS during this webinar – so while a majority of organizations have referrals programs and generally know that referrals are the number one source of hire, there is still a lot of uncertainty around how to make these programs effective and engaging.

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Staffing Is More Than Putting Butts In Seats

September 11, 2017 | Bill Catlette | HCI

During my travels as a veteran road warrior, I’ve recently encountered exceptionally great signs of short-staffing, and employees who were (or should have been) wearing “trainee” badges, or perhaps personal flotation devices.

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How to Address Employee Toxicity: 3 Fierce Tips

September 8, 2017 | Fierce | HCI

Toxic employees wreak havoc on an organization. First and foremost, they increase stress, according to those surveyed, followed by decreasing overall job satisfaction. For the organization as a whole, respondents believe a toxic employee decreases morale, followed by decreasing productivity, and decreasing the quality of work product. For women, toxic employees have a more detrimental effect, as 10 percent more women reported toxic employees increase their likelihood to leave a job than their male counterparts.

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Learning Digital: Rethink Content Development Programs with Continuous Learning

September 7, 2017 | CGS, Inc. | HCI

Learning strategies are drastically changing as new technologies create a variety of exciting ways that an individual can learn. The transformation of learning content has increased exponentially in the last decade, in large part due to shifts in the way individuals prefer to learn and consume information.

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HCI Certification Spotlight: Analytics for Talent Management

August 29, 2017 | Courtney Vital | HCI

HR leaders are stewards of immense amounts of people data, and we understand the biases present in human decision-making. People analytics should be used to measure, predict, and influence the most business-relevant human capital outcomes such as turnover, engagement, and selection.

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How to Avoid Paying the Price of Conversational Cowardice

August 28, 2017 | David Lee | HCI

John worked long hours, was passionate about his work and was devoted to the organization he worked for. He would often work weekends rather than rest and recuperate. His goal was to someday head up the organization. Until he decided to leave.

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Culture, Engagement, and Performance: A Unified Experience

August 25, 2017 | Online Rewards | HCI

There are many studies and articles that talk about ways to build a corporate culture, to increase employee engagement, and improve employee performance. But no one of these can be achieved in a silo. Culture, engagement, and performance are all part of a single unified experience.

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Maintaining an Engaged Workforce During Times of Transformation: Two Key Components

August 18, 2017 | Melanie Hughes, EVP/Chief Human Resource Officer at American Eagle Outfitters | Glint

Most — possibly even all — industries are likely to undergo some type of transformation within the next few years, whether because of new technologies, industry consolidation, or other competitive pressures. Theses changes will affect consumers, organizations, and even employees. In the midst of an industry-wide disruption, how can HR leaders of organizations retain employees and keep them motivated? Keep them engaged.

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The First 90 Days Will Make or Break Your New Hire

August 14, 2017 | Amy Hirsh Robinson | HCI

If you are like most employers, you squander the best opportunity you have to engage, shape and retain them as employees. Most employers are so driven to find talent and make a good first impression through the recruitment process that they neglect to think about what will happen once the employee shows up on their first day, ready for work.

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4 Ways to Celebrate Your Team That Will Lead to Results

August 11, 2017 | Fierce | HCI

Think about a leader in your life who people deeply commit their time, talent, and hearts to.

I’m talking about the kind of leader who values and recognizes the greatness in others – even when people do not believe in their own greatness. This kind of leader thrives on creating an environment where people are “all in.”

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Got Skills? Digital Literacy to Close Workplace Knowledge, Competency Gaps

August 10, 2017 | Skillsoft | HCI

Much of the millennial generation says they can’t describe their jobs and professional roles to their parents and grandparents because their older family members just don’t get it.

Millennials have a higher degree of digital literacy than their parents and grandparents, which means they’ve been trained and have the ability to use digital devices at work to fill needs of quick communication, efficient collaboration and stellar performance.

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How Exemplary Leadership Leads to Employee Engagement

August 3, 2017 | James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner | HCI

The Leadership Challenge® is a global campaign to liberate the leader in everyone. Approaching leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, our framework grew out of rigorous research that first began in 1982, when we set out to understand those times when leaders performed at their personal best.

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Resilience: So Much More Than Bouncing Back

July 31, 2017 | Taryn Stejskal | HCI

In the face of adversity, why do some people flourish while others fold? The essential condition required to live a flourishing life is not found in the absence of challenge, but rather in a person’s ability to persevere amidst trials. Resilience is demonstrated in both positive and negative life events.

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Game Plan, Full Court Press Required for Strategic Design Implementation Win

July 25, 2017 | Reed Deshler, AlignOrg Solutions | HCI

Leaders who expect to see results in their strategic design implementation have to focus on all parts of the organization and remember that even in tough times, transformation never really stops.

When components of the workplace are collaborating to facilitate change, only then is a strategic design successfully implemented. Change is common in organizations, but not all transformations achieve results.