Tag: innovation

New Report Showcases Most In-Demand and Emerging Jobs of 2017

With recent unemployment figures at historic lows, candidates are eager to find the hottest positions in 2017. Randstad US, one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the United States, is helping those seekers determine the most promising industries and fields with insight and predictions in its annual 2017 Hot Jobs report.

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Simplify Compliance executives share their leadership resolutions for 2017

by Dan Oswald Last month, BLR was involved in a merger that resulted in a new company with four business units being established. The combined company, Simplify Compliance, serves HR, safety, and environmental professionals as well as the healthcare, telecommunications, and financial services industries. As we start 2017 with a newly constituted executive team, I […]

Organizational Network Analysis—Cracking The Code for HR

by Patti Anklam, principal consultant, Net Work Knowledge flows along existing pathways in organizations. If we want to understand how to improve the flow of knowledge, we need to understand those pathways —Larry Prusak The effectiveness of an organization—innovation, productivity, decision-making, and employee satisfaction—hinges on the strength of the relationships among its people. The sum […]

How HR Professionals Can Create a Culture Where Innovation Thrives

By Dr. Amantha Imber, founder of Inventium Does your company have a culture in which innovation thrives? Are people challenging the status quo and being encouraged by leaders to take risks in pursuit of innovation? Or is the opposite true, whereby managers don’t take the time to listen to new ideas and suggestions to make […]

Drumming Up Leadership Skills with Marching Bands

Leadership lessons can be taken from almost anywhere. In today’s Advisor, guest columnist Ritch Eich, author of Truth, Trust + Tenacity: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders, discusses the unique leadership skills demonstrated by marching bands.

Conversation: The Original Operating System

To wrap up the week, we’ve got some insights on the power of conversation from Brady G. Wilson (www.bradywilson.com), cofounder of Juice Inc., a corporate training company that services organizations from Toronto to Los Angeles. This article is written by Brady, based on principles from his latest book, Beyond Engagement: A Brain-Based Approach That Blends […]

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Continuously innovate to stay at the top of your game

by Dan Oswald I recently saw two photos that caught my eye. The first, from 2005, was taken when Pope Benedict XVI was introduced as the new pope. The second, taken in 2013, was from the unveiling of Pope Francis. While less than a decade had passed between the two events, there is a notable […]

A tribute to a true entrepreneur

by Dan Oswald At the end of the year, BLR’s founder, Bob Brady, will be retiring from the company he started 37 years ago. Last week we celebrated Bob’s achievements with a party attended by friends, business associates, and current and former BLR employees. It was a wonderful tribute to a man who has touched […]

Young workers’ innovative ‘whizness’ messes with ADEA limits for business

by John Phillips Recently, a piece I heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, “Does Business Innovation Depend on a CEO’s Age?”, while driving to work caused me to swerve from one lane to another. Fortunately, my swerve didn’t result in an accident, but it did ignite a cacophony of horns.  The NPR report dealt with new […]