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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 […]


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 […]

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Where Are the Agile Leaders?

In a constantly evolving corporate world, we need agile learners in leadership positions more than ever. Problem is, we have no idea how to identify them. By W. Warner Burke, Ph.D.  Agility is having a moment. There are agile individuals, who are flexible and quick to try new behaviors. There […]


Welcome to the 2019 Global Human Resources Census!

Help us help you! The HR profession is evolving rapidly. The 2019 Global Human Resources Census survey will provide a comprehensive understanding of who we are, our capabilities, and how we work. We’ll share the results freely with the HR community. Take the survey now!


Who Becomes an HR Leader?

We looked at the personalities of more than 1,000 HR executives to see how they stack up against other workers around the world. Here’s what we found. By Ryne A. Sherman, Ph.D., and Matthew R. Lemming The primary task of human resources has historically been to handle employee benefits and […]

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Employee Engagement Is Dead. Long Live Employee Experience

The author studied more than 250 companies and discovered that, to create a fulfilling work environment, only three factors matter. Engagement didn’t make the list. By Jacob Morgan Nobody starts a new job and, on day one, thinks to themselves, “Man, this place sucks!” Brand-new, bright-eyed hires are eager to […]

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Your Leader’s Strengths May Be Your Company’s Weaknesses

Strengths-based development is a fine strategy for athletes and technical professionals. For leaders? Not so much. Here’s the better way to develop tomorrow’s talent. By Rob Kaiser, M.S. When Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton first introduced the concept of strengths-based development in their 2001 book, Now, Discover Your Strengths, they unleashed […]

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True Grit? Try Again

The concept of grit is hot in HR circles. Too bad it’s not real. By Ryne Sherman, Ph.D.  Grit is a popular word among sports writers. When an undersized, lead-footed infielder turns a dazzling double play despite his athletic limitations, baseball scribes say that player exhibits grit.  The truth? It’s […]


Boost Your Team’s Performance—with Neuropsychology!

Three-quarters of all cross-functional collaborations fail in the workplace. Solution: Stop thinking like a group, and start thinking like a team. By Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D., and Robyn Garrett Picture this: You’re in the second hour (and counting) of an afternoon project team meeting that was supposed to run for just […]


The Place Makes the People

As fresh-faced hires become seasoned vets, their on-the-job skills aren’t the only things that change. So do their personalities. By Peter D. Harms, Ph.D.  “The people make the place.” Anyone in human resources has heard the expression. In fact, you’ve probably said it a few hundred times yourself. The basic […]