Category: Talent

Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.

Don’t Forget About Your Internal Customers: Your Employees

By Jen Carsen, JD I recently watched an interesting video from WorldatWork about creating a consistent employee experience at the Walt Disney Company. Two senior HR executives discussed how the whole HR department has been working together for the past several years to increase the global consistency of the Walt Disney employee experience.

Your Approach to Leadership Cannot Be One-Size-Fits-All

by Doug Upchurch In yesterday’s Advisor, we presented the surprising finding that many employees do not really value leadership opportunities as a way to advance their careers. Today, we present an article by Doug Upchurch, a learning innovation strategist for Insights® Learning and Development, on how to tailor leadership according to your own individual style.

Lack of Career Plans Hinders Retention and Engagement Efforts, says Survey

As workforce hiring increases, concerns about engaging employees and retaining critical talent are top of mind for organizations. According to Mercer’s latest survey on employee perspectives, Employee Views on Moving Up vs. Moving On, one-third (32%) of employees consider their employment to be a job, not a career. Moreover, more than three-quarters (78%) of employees […]

Writing an Inspiring Vision and Mission Statement

By Cara Parker, C Parker Consulting, Inc Are vision and mission statements the same thing? What’s the difference between the two and do I really need both for my organization? Let’s delve into these questions by first highlighting the benefits of having both a vision and mission statement for your organization.

Corporate Culture is no Longer Just a ‘Nice to Have,’ says Deloitte

In Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report, 87% of business leaders cited organizational culture and employee engagement as their top challenges in 2015. Why is this a challenge? Often, there is a disconnect between corporate culture and business strategy, which may have a bigger impact on bottom line than expected. Research shows that “mission-driven” companies […]

9 Tests Every Leader Must Pass

By Dr. Alan R. Zimmerman For hundreds of years, people have wanted to know the answer to one question: Are leaders born or made? In other words, is leadership a matter of having the right genes or the right education?

Train to Be a Manager? What For?

Organizations want to build a robust leadership pipeline, but their efforts could be hampered by the findings of a recent study. Many workers do not have a positive view of leadership opportunities and feel that their careers will advance just fine without the additional responsibility of a management role.

Teleworking: A Smart Business Decision

By Axel Schmidt, TeamViewer Often when a company decides on whether to establish a formal company-wide policy, there must be some business reason or incentive. Until recently, teleworking has mostly been seen as a benefit for the employee, and something a company will do to improve work/life balance.