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Future-proofing leadership

August 11, 2017 | ORC International

To understand the future, we need to acknowledge the past and how our need for change in leadership has been born from the styles that have preceded us. Over the decades, leadership styles have typically been driven by the culture of the time and ...

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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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Three Essential KPI's for Recruiters

August 9, 2017 | Jobvite | HCI

It's a candidate's market, and high quality talent is much more challenging to find and acquire than it's been in recent memory. According to a recent research report, it now takes about double the amount of time as it did during the Great Recession to fill the average position. In such a competitive talent market, recruiting leaders need to measure and analyze the performance of their teams in a never-ending search to build competitive advantage.

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Recognition and Rewards: Is Your Program Wasting Money?

August 9, 2017 | HighGround

We all know engaged employees are critical to your organizational culture, customer satisfaction and bottom line. Developing a meaningful and cost-effective recognition and rewards program is an important contributing factor to employee ...

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The Three A's of Talent Analytics

August 8, 2017

HR practitioners and leaders must possess foundational analytical skills to demonstrate and communicate the business value of data-driven talent decisions. HCI research has revealed the Three A's of Effective People Analytics: Access, ...

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Overcoming the Challenge of Making Trade-offs

August 8, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Every organization struggles to make trade-offs. Naturally, it is hard to say no to good opportunities. However, intuitively we know that we can’t be everything to everybody, that our resources are limited, and that not everything will fit ...

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7 Reasons to Use Virtual Leadership Simulations

August 8, 2017 | OutMatch

Virtual leadership simulations give leaders or candidates for leadership positions an opportunity to role-play leadership challenges with live actors on webcam. This type of assessment allows candidates to demonstrate leadership skills in real ...

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Using Strategy Research for Employee Engagement

August 7, 2017 | ORC International

Competitive intelligence, often referred to as strategic intelligence, allows businesses to better understand their competition, their market, their customers and perhaps most importantly, their employees. Ultimately, the more information you ...

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The Five Most Common Hiring Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

August 4, 2017 | OutMatch

Could the job market be turning around? Well, we don’t really know yet. But one thing is for sure – the current market for talent is teeming with people who are unemployed or under-employed and consequently clamoring for work. This ...

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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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Tips for supporting a diverse workforce

August 1, 2017 | ORC International

Institutional memory can be rife in organisations with a long history and low turnover. Although there are benefits to this kind of shared knowledge, a group of decision makers who hold similar views narrows the scope of thought, and this can ...

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Could a Contingent Worker Earn Your Top Employee Award this Year?

August 1, 2017 | Barbara Schwenk | Montage

As the percentage of continent workers, freelancers and independent contractors climbs in the U.S., we’re in the midst of a nationwide shift: Employers are becoming more methodical in regarding their non-employees as valuable contributors ...

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New and Better Tasting Cheese Awaits

August 1, 2017 | Daniel Staley | HCI

Many are familiar with the book Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson, MD.  For those that are not (or if it has been a while since you’ve read it), the book tells the story of two mice (Scurry and Sniff) and two tiny men (Hem and Haw).  They live in a maze and their world revolves around a big pile of cheese that they find.  The men build a house of cheese and the mice and men feast on the cheese.  There is plenty to go around.  Things are great for a while.  The mice are the first to realize that eventually the cheese will run out, so they embark on a search for new cheese.  The men, however, stay behind and are in complete denial.  They keep living life as if nothing will ever change. 

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The Hidden Costs of an Obsolete Structure

July 31, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Like the foundation of a house, the structure of your organization is the cornerstone on which every function is based. Does a solid, well-aligned structure in itself guarantee success in all areas? Absolutely not. But can you achieve your goals ...

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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.