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Shrinking the Talent Gap: Supporting Your Biggest Asset

These days, you can’t open a newspaper or read an article online without hearing about the current talent shortage. In 2017, the unemployment rate hit a 17-year low of 4.1% in the fourth quarter.[1] While this is good news for jobseekers, it has created big challenges for businesses that are trying to attract new talent. […]

Claim Your HR Seat at the Table: 4 Questions to Ask Your Business Leader Clients

Too often business leaders reduce HR to little more than order-takers: fill requisitions, solve employee problems, calculate compensation tables, run surveys. While beneficial, these don’t compare to your higher purpose of ensuring the organization’s talent is—and gets treated as—a strategic asset. But you can’t play that role without first shattering the order-taker illusion and claiming […]

Retaining Star Power

In the 12 months through July, the U.S. economy created 66.7 million hires only to be nearly matched by 64.2 million separations. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has noted the high quit rates indicate a near full employment of the U.S. workforce. As a result, leaders today are facing competitive pressures to keep their star […]

HR Technology and the Employee Experience

Yesterday we explored a new study that shows that most organizations want to improve employee experience (EX) and boost the engagement levels of their workforce. To overcome these obstacles and create meaningful two-way communication between staff and management, it is vital that HR embrace innovative new technologies such as mobile engagement platforms that are capable […]

Make Meetings Matter

Meetings do matter. Whether virtual or face to face, they are vital to the smooth running of any business. For me, their main importance is as a forum for making timely decisions that will benefit the business.

#MeToo, #TimesUp, and #BlackLivesMatter Not Being Discussed at Work

A recent survey from Fierce Conversations, a training company that teaches organizations how to have effective conversations, revealed key insight into the potential impact recent political and social events have had on the workplace—from who is being invited to the conversation to increased feelings of self-empowerment. Over 1,000 full- and part-time employees in the United […]

Is the NLRB Sinking in Place?

If it wasn’t for broader, more serious organizational and ethical breaches swirling around a variety of Trump appointees and agencies, the disarray at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) might attract some attention. The situation at the NLRB is an all-but-perfect example of a “Washington dilemma,” made up of equal parts of political posturing, self-interest, […]

Do New Hires Have to Have Leadership Qualities?

According to research conducted by Gallup, only 1 in 10 people possess the talent to manage others, and companies fail to choose the right candidate for managerial and leadership roles 82% of the time. This means most organizations still have a long way to go when selecting their leaders and management staff.