Category: Human Resources

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»

Talent Strategies for 2015:  Enormous Change Ahead

Talent Strategies for 2015: Enormous Change Ahead

Bersin Predictions for 2015

This year our Predictions for 2015 has some hard-hitting new ideas to consider – in this article I will give you some highlights, and you can download the report here.

Top Line: Enormous Changes are Ahead

2015 is going to be a big year in the world of corporate talent. The economy has improved ... Read more»

Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia.  It’s Different.

Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia. It’s Different.

I recently completed a tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating trip and I want to share a few thoughts.

1. Leadership Gaps Abound, and yes, Asian Leaders Behave Differently.

It’s easy to generalize about Asia (economies are growing rapidly, nationalities ... Read more»

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

techThe HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation.  We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New tools to help manage employee communications, engagement, recognition, and ... Read more»

Update on SuccessFactors, Achievers, and Glassdoor

Update on SuccessFactors, Achievers, and Glassdoor

This week I attended three client conferences – SuccessFactors Successconnect, the Achievers Customer Experience, and the Glassdoor Employment Brand Summit. All three of these companies are introducing amazingly powerful new offerings, so in this article I’ll highlight some of them – with full knowledge that a barrage of announcements will becoming at ... Read more»