Category: Talent Management

Talent Management is the broad set of topics that include sourcing, recruiting, career progression, performance management, succession, and often includes pay, rewards, and leadership development.

Leadership Development has fallen way behind

Companies Have Been Neglecting Their Leadership, And It Shows

This week we launched a two-year study of corporate leadership programs, and the results are staggering. Despite the pandemic, inflation, pressure for hybrid work, and a highly competitive labor market, companies have been neglecting their leadership development. And as our research points out, this can have a very negative impact on performance.

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LinkedIn Launches Exciting Gen AI Features in Recruiter and Learning

This week LinkedIn announced some massive Gen AI features in its two flagship products: LinkedIn Recruiter and LinkedIn Learning. Let me give you an overview.

Let me start with LinkedIn Learning.

As you know, learning is a complex process. Employees want to ask questions, jump around from topic to topic, and get advice on what ... Read more»

Labor shortages are here

Why We Are Entering A Secular Labor Shortage

There are lots of economists waiting for the labor market to “cool,” enabling unemployment to rise and inflation to slow. Yet despite these projections, unemployment remains at a 45 year low and it’s still hard to hire. Why the change? Our research clearly shows that we’ve entered a whole new economy, one that makes labor ... Read more»

Leadership Development Powered By AI:  BetterUp Connect

It was bound to happen: Leadership Development powered by AI. Here’s the latest…

As we’ve discovered in our Irresistible Leadership research, mid-level managers are struggling. Not only have managers had to deal with remote work, the pandemic, and many job changes and layoffs, they are burned out themselves. New research by Microsoft found that 53% ... Read more»

Why Do Corporate Pay Practices Feel Broken? Because They Are.

New research by ADP and also by LinkedIn shows that pay has become the #1 factor in employee satisfaction. And no wonder: inflation is raging, people are overworked, and CEOs keep asking employees to be “more productive” (read “work harder”).

And how do companies keep up? They’re talking about laying people off, getting rid of ... Read more»

New Regulations Will Force Companies To Address Pay Equity

On March 30, 2023, the European Parliament approved a groundbreaking law, the Pay Transparency Directive, that will change the way businesses operate by mandating pay equity compliance.

That same day Australia made broad changes to the Fair Work Act, restricting fixed-term contracts and pay secrecy clauses; strengthen provisions on gender pay equity, ... Read more»

SeekOut Brings GPT4 To Recruiters. Eightfold Launches Copilots For HR.

Two exciting AI announcements for HR today: SeekOut Assist and Eightfold Copilots for HR.

SeekOut Announcement: Giving Recruiters SuperPowers

SeekOut, a fast-growing recruiting and talent intelligence vendor, introduced one of the most exciting new applications of Generative AI today: Seekout Assist. This new product, which builds on the company’s powerful talent intelligence platform, ... Read more»

The Unbelievable, Critical, Never-Ending Role Of Culture In Business

If there’s one topic I’ve learned to respect in business, it’s the critical role of culture. And this word, which many people define in different ways, almost always defines business performance, success, and even failure.

Over the last two years we have convened eleven in-depth, multi-week design meetings with more than 3,000 HR professionals. (We ... Read more»

The Churning US Labor Market… And Why We Need “Labor Anthropologists.”

While I’m not formally trained as an economist, I spend so much time with companies HR departments I feel like we are “micro-economics” experts. So in a confusing time of paradoxical data (low unemployment during growing layoffs), let me explain what’s happening.

The US Labor Market Is A Churning Engine

While it’s tempting to think ... Read more»

Labor Shortage In The Middle Of A Business Slowdown? It All Makes Sense.

Why do we have a labor shortage as we enter an economic slowdown? It’s an interesting paradox.

For the first time I can remember we’re entering a global economic slowdown yet the unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest it’s been in 53 years (3.4%)  There is a shortage of people to take the jobs ... Read more»

What I Learned From The King and Queen Of The Netherlands

People have been talking about the future of work for decades, and it’s always an interesting, controversial, and complicated topic. Well, this week I spoke at a very unique event in Europe that gives us new ideas how to address this large and complex issue.

On November 23 I was honored to address the King ... Read more»

Understanding The Tech Layoffs. Could They Have Been Prevented?

Time to talk about layoffs, a topic nobody likes. And while you may consider layoffs a “case of bad management,” let me convince you otherwise. In some sense they’re just a fact of life, and often we simply need them. Here is my argument.

The Growth Cycle Of A Business

Companies, like people, go through ... Read more»