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Think Outside the 9 Box

Sick of the performance-by-potential paradigm? So are we. Let’s replace it with something better. By Allan H. Church, Ph.D. No matter how hard we try to ditch performance ratings—and many organizations have made valiant attempts—we just can’t quit them. Psychologically, whether we like it or not, companies need ways to […]

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Blend Your Workforce: An 8-Step Plan

Freelancers and full-time employees working side by side … it’s the future. Your prep work starts now.  By Jon Younger and Michael Kearns For most companies, finding talented workers isn’t an obstacle. It’s a competitive crisis. In a survey by PwC, 70 percent of CEOs said talent gaps are a […]

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The New Rules of Attraction

All the retention skills in the world won’t matter if an organization loads up on the wrong people. It’s time to change your workforce acquisition approach—or else. By Sherry Benjamins For many organizations, talent acquisition is still tactical. They see the search process as a transaction to fill important gaps. […]

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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 […]

More than a Number
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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 […]