For years leaders have grown their companies by issuing the demand “go out and hire someone who knows how to do this!” This approach leads HR departments and hiring managers to retain expensive recruiting firms, spend millions of dollars on recruitment advertising, and often hire expensive sourcers to try to “steal” great talent from competitors.... Read more»
This week was Workday Rising, the annual confab of 14,000+ Workday customers, partners, and fans. And as always, it met expectations. Not only did Jerry Seinfeld remind us that “we’ve lost interest in life, now we’re only interested in battery life,” but Workday unleashed a torrent of new talent applications, many of which are going ... Read more»
Corporate training and development has been through quite a journey. Twenty years ago companies built physical universities (GE’s Crotonville, Accenture St. Charles), hired faculty and college professors, and sent their employees to courses. During my time at IBM in the 1980s, I flew to education centers all over the country, sitting in front ... Read more»
This week IBM launched a significant study which looks at the real skills business leaders need over the next three years, and the results will surprise you.
The research, which included surveys across 50 countries (5800 executives), found that approximately 120 Million professionals need to be reskilled to deal with AI and new digital business ... Read more»
Talent management has now become one of the most talked-about topics in business and HR.
Companies around the world are reorganizing their human resources teams to create Chief Talent Officers, Vice-Presidents of Talent Management, and Senior Talent Executives. And the software industry supporting this space continues to explode: Successfactors and Taleo are rated among the ... Read more»
We just completed our IMPACT® 2009 Research Conference in Florida, which brought together over 300 top HR and L&D leaders from around the world. One of the things I talked about in my keynote is the real value of industry research, and I wanted to highlight some of this thinking here, through the use of ... Read more»
One of the important things senior business and HR leaders must consider is the availability of labor – that is not just “people” but “the right people.” Right now, with a 6.1% unemployment rate, the US labor market has undergone some major changes…. and such changes in the availability of work directly affect the skills ... Read more»