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The 5 Most Common Hiring Mistakes-and How to Avoid Them

March 22, 2017

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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Crack the Code for Tech Hiring at a Glance

March 22, 2017

The war for tech talent has become increasingly harder to win as the supply of qualifed candidates doesn’t meet the demand of technical positions currently open or being developed. 

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New Solutions to foster Talent Mobility

March 22, 2017 | Ben Eubanks | IBM

Companies can now leverage cutting edge solutions to help create and sustain talent Mobility. IBM will showcase how it is bringing cutting edge cognitive capabilities to address Talent Mobility needs, by putting the power in the hands of the employees.

In addition to the success stories and solutions, we’ll look at some different sources of research on the topic that allow us to dig deeply into why this talent process matters. One of the key points of the research points to the fact that people want more control over their own careers and development. With that in mind, giving them flexible opportunities to contribute, grow, and develop just makes sense if we want to not only engage them, but keep them long term. 

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Strategic HR Organizations: The New Mandate

March 17, 2017 | Jill Christensen | IBM

When I led the Global Internal Communications team at Avaya a decade ago, I had the opportunity and privilege to serve on the Human Resources (HR) Leadership Team.  During my tenure, the Team would regularly talk about the fact that they did not feel like HR was a respected business unit, which had a seat at the table alongside the CEO and other C-Suite leaders.
It was common knowledge that the path there was to transition from a tactical function to a strategic function, which added significant value by adding to the company’s bottom line.  However, the Team struggled with how to do this.

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Unconscious Bias and its Impact on Business Practice

March 16, 2017 | Rumeet Billan | MHS

We tend to believe that we are seeing everything in its complete form, however, it’s not possible for us to see the world as it is. Instead, we see the world through the lens of our experiences, biases and various identity factors. As a result, the assumptions we hold shape the decisions that we make, but these decisions may be creating unequal outcomes for our employees.

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Four Reasons to Invest in Employer Branding

March 15, 2017 | Matt Roddan | ORC International

Today’s most powerful employer brands have an edge when it comes to attracting strong talent and creating highly engaged teams. They have a great story. They have strong advocacy. They have fierce loyalty. So why do so few companies take the time to invest building a strong employer brand? Because it requires commitment, resource and behavioral change across the whole organization.

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BRAND POWER: Five Steps to Building a Great Employer Brand

March 13, 2017

The war for talent is back on: attracting talent is the number 1 challenge facing senior HR leaders this year.1 And it’s more challenging than ever to retain them, too. This is because the rules have changed: it’s an employee’s ...

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So You Want Build a Coaching Culture - Now What?

March 13, 2017 | Lexy Thompson & Dr. Christina Barss | HCI

Coaching is a powerful tool organizations may leverage to create the capacity for appreciative and supportive interaction that directly leads to the achievement of business results. Is coaching a way to achieve strategic objectives in the workplace, a trend, or a sustainable business strategy?

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Go Beyond Frequent Surveying to Increase Employee Engagement in 2017

March 10, 2017 | Glint | HCI

Over the past year, we saw a wave of organizations adopt the practice of “continuous listening” by more frequently surveying their employees. While this represents a great step forward in the way organizations seek to engage, motivate, and retain their people, it won’t be enough to continue to engage the workforce in 2017. Organizations will need to master the art and science of analyzing and presenting employee feedback—going beyond just frequent surveys and focusing instead on action, in order to sustainably improve people success this upcoming year.

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Effective Change Leadership Requires Action

March 9, 2017 | AlignOrg Solutions

Today, top level executives have more pressure than ever to deliver differentiated products and winning strategies to the marketplace. Much of the overall design vision and ability to give clients what they need before they themselves know it, ...

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Personality of a Great HR Strategist

March 9, 2017 | OutMatch

When you’re responsible for growing talent in your organization, you live and breathe talent strategy. Your HR initiatives have the power to improve or impede hiring at all levels, from hourly to executive.

So who’s the HR ...

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Improving Employee Engagement Helps you Deliver on your Corporate Vision

March 7, 2017 | IBM | HCI

When an organization’s employees are engaged and empowered, they’re on track to do whatever it takes to satisfy the customer and drive business results.

Employee engagement starts with an open mind and an open ear from leaders. If leaders are willing to listen, employees will discuss. According to an IBM study, 83 percent of employees said they would participate in an employee listening program. But it doesn’t stop there.

As equally as important as listening, is what leadership does with the information. If there is no action taken from surveys, employees are much less likely to respond in the future, and there usually is a decline in engagement, with affects overall business results.

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Curb Complexity as Your Organization Grows

March 6, 2017 | Yuval Dvir | HCI

I always saw complexity as my nemesis throughout my career. Whether in product, strategy, or operations, complexity always found a way to creep in and undermine strategies we put in place. Our devised strategy just didn't matter unless we could breach through the high wall of complexity the organization had built over the years.