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7 Deadly Sins of Career Development

You’ll never retain your brightest rising stars if you commit these strategic blunders. By Beverly Kaye, Ph.D., and Lindy Williams Breaking news: Career development drives employee engagement. Shocking, right? Well, if loads of surveys and studies repeatedly list the opportunity to grow and develop as an essential factor in attracting […]

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You’re More Than a Number and Type

Whether you use growth mindset or enneagram to frame personality, neither tool paints the whole picture of a person’s development. By Rob McKenna, Ph.D.  Neither growth mindset nor enneagram is particularly new, but for whatever reason, both concepts are back in vogue. And while they share a common theme of […]

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What Is the Talent Ecosystem?

Business needs change all the time, but talent programs and processes don’t. If you want your organization to keep evolving—and your employees to stay—it’s time to adopt a more robust talent management approach. By Susanna Mlot and Aaron Sorensen, Ph.D. By now, we all know the tide has turned in the […]

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The Future of Work: Why HR Should Lead

High-performing organizations have something in common: Human resources helps to guide strategic decisions. By John W. Boudreau, Ph.D., and Edward E. Lawler III, Ph.D. Does HR really make a difference when it comes to the future of work? How involved are HR leaders when making decisions about AI or robotics […]

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HR Will Love Artificial Intelligence—Until Leaders Hate It

AI, machine learning, and data analytics are about to profoundly change how we hire and manage talent. Are you ready? By Marc Effron The growing momentum of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data analytics offers HR the opportunity to make smarter, faster people decisions. AI can flag and eliminate […]

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Why the 4-Day Workweek Is a Terrible Idea

Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic will change the way we work forever. Here’s why it won’t. By Marc Effron Everyone is working at home. Thanks, coronavirus. And that has experts predicting that how we work is about to change forever. It won’t happen, and you only need to look at […]

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From Workforce to Work-Task Planning

Out: Building the ideal workforce. In: Putting the right team together to accomplish tasks that help the organization grow. By Dave Ulrich Everyone realizes that better talent (and culture) will help an organization succeed. Over the years, many have attempted to improve talent—this effort is loosely called workforce planning.  Markov […]

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4 Innovations That Will Transform Talent Management Forever

How we recruit, motivate, and retain top talent is evolving at light speed. These changes are coming fast. By Dave Ulrich The focus on talent (workforce, individual competence, employee) continues to gain attention. In the past year, there have been some talent-related themes that shape how people think, act, and […]

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Be an Email Whisperer In 2020

You’re spending a third of your workweek answering emails. Here’s the better way. By TalentQ Editors Incessant inbox monitoring is an obvious, giant time suck. A McKinsey analysis shows email takes up 28 percent of the average professional’s workweek. But email itself isn’t the problem—it’s how we use it that […]

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The Surprising Secret to Forming Winning Teams

When you mix all-stars with amateurs, everybody wins. By Ashley Keating Remember back in school when you were randomly paired with classmates to complete a group project? Some high performers picked up other students’ slack, leading to frustration. All these years later, the same dynamic exists in work groups, according […]