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Culture

How Smart Bosses Create Even Smarter Employees

With this three-step plan, managers can build a learning culture that boosts the bottom line and benefits everyone in the organization. By Seymour Adler, Ph.D., and Rafi Prager, Ph.D. Sally Aikers is the chief human resources officer at a global technology firm with more than 3,000 employees. Every month, she […]

Culture

If Your Ties Are Weak, So Is Your Workplace

Want to improve equity and diversity in your organization? Start by expanding your network. By Robyn L. Garrett and Kyle V. Hiller Improving racial equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging is one of the most important imperatives of our time. If we in the corporate world don’t actively work to repair […]

Ideas

Are You a Talent Hoarder?

Stockpiling your all-stars isn’t smart—it’s short-sighted. You should be sharing the wealth instead. By Beverly Kaye, Connie Bentley, and Linda Rogers Hoarding is just as human as sharing—really. The words have a common lineage, and both helped our species survive for millennia. Thousands of years ago, storing food and concealing […]

Feedback

3 Myths About Employee Feedback You Must Bust Today

Everything you think you know about feedback is (mostly) wrong. By Elaine Lin Hering Feedback: Lots of us claim to love it and others have conflicted relationships with it. We all want it … just not in that tone, or on that issue, and certainly, not from you. So why is it that despite […]

Performance

Why S.M.A.R.T. Is Just Plain Dumb

This ubiquitous goal-setting tool isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s a smarter way to enable strategic impact. By Anne Davis Gotte and Kevin D. Wilde No doubt you’re familiar with S.M.A.R.T., the oft-cited standard for the development and audit of high-quality goals: specific, measurable, agreed-upon, reachable, and time-bound. […]

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Where Does Artificial Intelligence Play in the HR Game?

Algorithms have a real place in talent management, but they have a real price, too. Before you make a huge organizational investment, discover where AI actually works—and, crucially, where it doesn’t. By Jason Narlock, Ph.D., and Allan H. Church, Ph.D. The world of work is changing, and organizations, jobs and […]

Performance

Unleash Your Future Leaders’ Full Potential

Now that we know how to measure learning agility, it’s time to apply it to support development. Here’s where to start. By David Hoff In his TalentQ piece “Where Are All the Agile Leaders?” W. Warner Burke, Ph.D., wrote about his work researching and defining learning agility. If step one was introducing […]

Performance

Is HR Missing the Point on Performance Feedback?

HR is moving away from traditional performance reviews because managers and employees say they don’t like them. Here’s why this will backfire. By Sergey Gorbatov and Angela Lane The field of performance management has been in turmoil lately. Employees are getting confused. Leaders are getting frustrated. Consultants are getting rich. […]

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Change

The Robots Are Coming (and That’s Okay)

How every smart organization should respond to looming automation. Step 1: Don’t panic. By Kevin Oakes If you haven’t yet made peace with the fact that a robot will be trying to take your job in the near or not-too-distant future, perhaps this statistic will wake you up: Research from […]