Category: Human Resources

Feedback is the Killer App

All over the world companies are trying to find new ways to change their performance management practices to improve employee engagement, performance, and development.

Many are eliminating performance ratings, forcing managers to check-in with employees regularly, and rethinking their compensation strategies.  Some are doing pulse surveys, revamping their engagement models, and opening up their internal ... Read more»

Why great HR professionals are like Master Carpenters

Woman CarpenterOne of the most interesting and challenging issues for organizations around the world is “how to build a world-class HR team?” Of course the subtext is “how to build world-class HR skills?”

This problem can be particularly daunting because HR professionals are asked to do many things (from compliance to strategic planning), they are expected ... Read more»

Research Shows that Retention and Engagement Now Top Challenges Around The World

We just published the major study Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015, and the results are striking.

Today, driven by shifts in both work ethos and the transparency of the job market, employee retention and engagement are now the #1 problems companies face.  (3,200 respondents from over 100 countries)

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This is the third year ... Read more»

Why People Management is Replacing Talent Management

The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are now the real issues companies face.

For the last ten years businesses and human resources departments have been heavily focused on building talent management strategies. Originally conceived as programs to help manage ... Read more»

Spending on Human Resources is Up and Why It Really Matters This Year

Spending on Human Resources is Up and Why It Really Matters This Year

hrfbNew research released this week (The Bersin by Deloitte 2015 HR Factbook) shows a 4% year-to-year increase in HR spending in the US in 2014, a significant increase in this $400+ billion marketplace. Between 5-8% of this is spent on tools and technology, approximately half is spent on HR salaries, and the rest is ... Read more»

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