The Business Savvy HR Professional

My first HR job was with a food manufacturing company that had survived for over a hundred years without a dedicated HR person. I had never worked in the food industry before and I started out focusing on setting up the human resources department. Revamping policies, writing job descriptions, and establishing procedures to standardize HR practices across the organization did not require a deep knowledge of food manufacturing. But when...

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How to Make your Organization Irresistible to Millennials

At the Millennial Leadership Summit I attended in April, Bill Pallett and Jose Bansil of WJ Pallet & Associates talked about how to attract and retain millennial talent. Human resources administrators often talk about how difficult it is to find the right people for the job, and yet many millennials are underemployed. How can we connect these two often disparate factions? According to the report What Millennials Want From Work by...

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Three Critical Skills Needed To Survive HR Disruption

Due to added challenges from rapid technological developments and the changing needs of the new generation of workers, HR is really having difficulty

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A Simple Formula For Becoming An Enviable Place To Work

Eventually, all leadership teams come to a realization that if they “win” in attracting higher caliber people than their competitors to their company then they will also “win” in their marketplace. Having a better team of people in place than your competitors is a sure-fire way to create a sustainable competitive advantage. But doing so is tricky. Why? Look no further than Google as a means of proving my point. Google “enviable work...

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Think Like A Workplace Futurist

In the first quarter of 2015, Millennials finally overtook Generation X as the largest cohort in the workplace — there are more than 53.5 million of them working today. Their massive size and economic power has had marketers and business leaders tracking the “Millennial mindset” for years. And yet, nipping at their heels, here comes Generation Z, the oldest of who are just starting to come of age. The U.S. Census estimates that...

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6 Reasons Employee Engagement Scores Are Vanity Metrics vs. Real Analytics

Businesses and their HR teams have measured employee engagement as a way of trying to improve business performance. Millions have been spent conducting engagement surveys, and their follow on programs, targeting areas that measure low in employee engagement. It can be satisfying to see reports that highlight areas in the organization with and without engagement. Engagement reports often provide a false sense of control that...

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Nonprofits Can’t Keep Ignoring Talent Development

Is your social venture losing its homegrown talent — often to other social ventures? In the past two years, only 30% of open C-suite positions in the nonprofit sector were filled by an internal candidate (the rate at for-profits is 60% of positions). And almost half their replacements came from other nonprofits. This comes at a significant financial and productivity cost to all organizations, as demonstrated by research in corporate...

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5 reasons your social media recruitment strategy is failing

You’re probably wondering what kind of results other recruitment businesses and teams are getting on social media. You’re probably also wondering whether your business is missing out—and whether that should be a cause for concern or not. I’d like to lift the lid on this subject and share with you the kinds of results you can expect. Plus, I’ll help you to figure out how you can improve the results you’re getting—because you’re going...

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