by DOMINIQUE JONES | Jun 17th, 2013 | Career Management
There’s really no time in your life like it. You’ve completed your formal education or training program and you’re ready to go forth into the world and secure your first fulltime permanent job. The difference is that this time, you’re not seeking summer, intern or co-op employment. You are looking to embark on a career. If you have your heart and sights set on a career in Human Resources (HR), there’s never been a more [...]>
by TIM SACKETT | Jun 13th, 2013 | Talent Acquisition
The employee referral program is the one program that 90% of all HR shops fail at – consistently.
It’s not that employee-candidate referral programs are hard to come up with.
In fact, that is the reason they fail so often — because they are easy to come up with!
Being easy to design makes everyone think they have a better widget when it comes to referral programs.
Couple that with HR’s insistent need for process and Employee (aka Candidate) [...]>
by CATHY MISSILDINE | Jun 10th, 2013 | Business Results
Metrics, analytics, predictive analytics and big data are all phrases that are used on a daily basis regarding measurement in HR. This issue for HR professionals today is, what do they all mean and how do we make sense of it all?
First, let’s set some context by defining a few terms:
Metrics are simply measurements. For example “Our average engagement level is 80%,” “Our annual turnover is 50%,” “Our average performance score is 60%.”
Metrics track activity, [...]>
by JULIE WINKLE GIULIONI | Jun 7th, 2013 | Learning Management
While organizations routinely report subscribing to the 70/20/10 learning model, very few actually practice it. “Classes” are too frequently the default development strategy, when experiences can be more cost effective, tailored, and scalable.
Poll ten organizations and you’ll likely find that nine subscribe to the 70/20/10 learning model. This approach, developed by the Center for Creative Leadership and supported by US Bureau of Labor Statistics, suggests that people learn about 70% of their jobs informally through [...]>
by SUSAN MAZZA | Jun 5th, 2013 | Leadership Development
A group of talented individuals does not necessarily translate into a high-performing team or company. High performance requires skillful leadership. After all, it is the leaders who create the environment in which talent will either flourish or languish.
There is a quote by Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Nissan, Renault, & the Renault-Nissan Alliance that reflects this point about effective leadership quite nicely:
“Good is somebody who delivered and allowed the company to overcome obstacles. Great is somebody who [...]>