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Why the 4-Day Workweek Is a Terrible Idea

The next management fad is here, but not for long. Here’s why. By Marc Effron The frothy news stories that some companies have adopted a 4-day workweek can only mean one thing: the management fad this replaces has died. Offer your condolences to power-posing, practicing grit, and focusing on your […]

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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 […]

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Recruitment and Retention: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Two pioneers from opposite HR sectors reveal why joining forces is the key to solving several talent crises. Interview By Eileen McDargh Trying to make sense of the influence of AI, robotics, and rapidly changing technologies on your employee population? How can you keep your solid 80 percent base engaged […]

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Struggling to Recruit Great Employees? Maybe You’re the Problem

You have too many filters blocking great employees from breaking into your organization. It’s time for some maintenance and repair. By Beverly Kaye, Connie Bentley, and Linda Rogers By 2030, the global worker shortage could reach 85.2 million people. In the U.S. alone, in the one-month period from June to July […]

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Yes, You Should Use Big Data. But Not the Kind You Think.

Your path to becoming a better leader starts with following this simple, data-driven process. By David M. Sluss, Ph.D. There’s a big trend in leadership today. Top leaders are embracing big data and all things digital as the new way to connect with customers and stakeholders. Amazon seemingly knows what we want […]

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7 Crucial Hiring Traits You’re Completely Ignoring

Shun them at your organization’s peril. By Gabriel Fairman As a society, we should have mastered the art of hiring long ago, but we’re still trying to figure it out. At least know that it’s basically a question of belongingness: Does the candidate belong in that role, and in that […]

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Do You Really Know Your People?

Understanding the ins and outs of personality psychology could be the key to unlocking success up and down your organization. By Robert Hogan, Ph.D., and Ryne A. Sherman People are the deadliest invasive species in the history of Earth. They have the potential to kill every living thing, and in […]