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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To Stay Or Go: How To Retain Talent

We know that it’s far cheaper to retain an employee than to replace them. But in order to understand how to retain, we first need to understand the elements that go into an employee’s decision to stay or leave their job. Generally speaking, there are three broad categories of elements that make up an individual’s decision on to stay or quit their job: 1. Overall Compensation This is the most straight forward of the three. How much do...

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What follows after Ulrich’s Business Partner Model?

Enter the HR Entrepreneur The Business Partner model has been around for about 10 years now. It has improved both transactional and transformational HR delivery, but this has not led to improving organisational performance to the satisfaction of many CEOs. This leaves HR with a problem. Are you assuming what is needed? Having attended Dave Ulrich’s Michigan course, I know that the Business Partner model is often not implemented...

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Use OKRs to achieve bold goals

Use OKRs to embolden your goals, define how success is measured and achieve execution excellence:

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4 steps to less work stress

In fact, one million Americans call in sick over stress every day and 25% say work is the most stressful thing in their lives.

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