The key to successful employee development is to target your company's effort and dollars at the people that will yield the highest returns.

How to Invest Smarter: Prioritizing Employee Development

Investing is all about making the right decisions with available resources. Companies have to make these decisions constantly, including when deciding who to hire, develop and promote.  The research shows that organized employee development is great for your company’s bottom line. But like any smart investment, the key is to target your organization’s effort and dollars at the people that […]

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An HR leader is called now to help meet the new challenges of these pandemic times.

Navigating the HR Leader “Ship” in the COVID-19 Era

We are all in uncharted territory. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about the new imperative for any HR leader. I shared my thinking on how an HR leader is expected to help their company achieve its business goals and KPIs. Facing a global pandemic sheds a different light on these words. Business-as-usual goals and KPIs are put on […]

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It’s comforting to know that tools exist to overcome remote hiring challenges during the coronavirus outbreak.

How to Use Technology for Efficient and Effective Remote Hiring

“The show must go on,” said Freddie Mercury.  And while he was referring to triumph over heartbreak rather than a novel coronavirus, the words still resonate.  Despite the economic challenges presented by COVID-19, businesses will continue to face staffing and recruitment needs, which means remote hiring will take the lead in this new environment.   But with public health authorities […]

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Those in HR leadership need to transform people and talent management into a workforce performance engine.

How to Drive Business Performance through Talent Optimization: The New Imperative for HR Leadership

The role of HR leadership in the modern organization is undergoing a transformation. Beyond recruiting, benefit management, and other traditional roles, executives expect HR leaders to help their company meet and exceed business goals and KPIs. The shortage of skilled workers has become the new norm across industries and disciplines. So, investment in human capital – from hiring to development […]

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Finding Your Purple Squirrel: Put Soft Skills Assessments to Work

If you’re a talent acquisition professional, you know finding candidates isn’t the tough part.  What’s the tough part? Finding the right candidate.  Job descriptions usually come with a laundry list of skills-related qualifications attached.  Why is this an issue? Well, it’s recruiters and HR managers then that face the so-called “purple squirrel” problem. The term “purple squirrel” is a recruiting […]

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