Developing First-Level Leaders

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 | 0 comments

By Matt Poepsel, PhD Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin & Associates, recently contributed an article on TalentMgmt.com where he noted that leadership development efforts over the past year have increased in response to the talent challenges facing organizations worldwide. His research revealed that more than two-thirds of leadership development investments are targeted at executives while a mere 17 percent go towards the...

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The Challenges of Change: Managing the People Side of M&As

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin In today’s competitive marketplace, mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructures are among the fastest ways to increase market share and stakeholder value. Recently, PriceWaterHouseCoopers’ Annual Global CEO Survey reported that U.S. CEOs foresee an increase in M&A activity, with 42% anticipating a domestic acquisition. Despite the projected growth, research shows that up to 90% of mergers and acquisitions fail....

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Successful Hiring Blueprints Include Talent Analytics

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 | 0 comments

By Michelle Kozin Resumes and interviews only tell part of a job candidate’s story, and a gut feeling hiring decision can prove to be hit or miss when selecting the talent you need to support your business. As underscored in a recent Forbes article by Contributor Megan Biro, gathering and analyzing talent analytics like behavioral and skill data can help organizations better understand the drivers behind productivity and turnover, as well as...

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Five Tips for Pain-Free Performance Reviews

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 | 0 comments

A study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that over 90% of performance appraisals are painful and don’t result in better performance. The reason: Most annual reviews are reactive exercises that capture delayed feedback – neither motivating nor driving any performance improvement. So what can managers do ensure the performance review process is productive and pain-free? According to Bersin research, the performance...

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Change the Way You Think About Change Management

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Despite the abundance of studies, resources and training available around change management initiatives, research shows that 70% of all major change efforts in organizations fail. Why? While the processes for making an organizational change are relatively sound, companies often neglect the most critical factor in the change equation: people. Change is about people and their behavior. Change management is about understanding both. Trigger events...

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Up Your Hiring Game

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Good employees can be hard to find. That’s why preparing for and conducting a solid interview during the hiring process is so important. After all, identifying productive, reliable candidates who will fit well with the job and corporate culture isn’t just good luck. It’s a process. In a recent article, author John Rossheim, of Monster.com, talks about how important it is for small-business owners to professionalize the...

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Bad Hires are Bad for Business

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Bad hires are not only damaging to morale and disruptive to the work environment, but they’re also costly. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that the average cost of a poor hiring decision can equal 30% of that hire’s first year earnings. In addition, employers spend an average of $7,000 to replace a salaried employee, $10,000 to replace a mid-level employee, and $40,000 to replace a senior executive. And in the case...

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HR Departments Get Strategic

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin There’s been a lot of discussion lately about how Human Resources departments can play more of a strategic role in their organizations. Over the years, the role of HR has evolved – from benefits, employee relations and hiring/firing to leadership development, talent analytics and workforce planning. Today HR departments are making significant strategic contributions, and organizations everywhere are starting to recognize the...

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Emergent Ventures India (EVI) Takes the Subjectivity out of Selection

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Strong job fit. Fewer personality conflicts. Increased sense of hiring confidence. These are the differences workforce analytics can make in an organization. Based in India, EVI provides solutions for clean energy initiatives around the world. Because of the nature of their business, they tend to attract millennial, technically skilled workers with a passion for the environment, but little work experience. This made hiring the...

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How to Avoid Bad Hires – Don’t miss our webinar on June 5 at 2 p.m. EDT

Posted on May 27, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin   We’ve all done it. We’ve all hired people who, for a variety of reasons, didn’t succeed in the role for which they were selected. Bad hires, often due to poor job fit, bring with them a multitude of consequences: morale is affected, the workplace is disrupted, and the time and financial costs associated with the replacement effort can be staggering. What if you could avoid making hiring mistakes? Join...

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