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In the age of disruption, everyone wants to know “What’s Next?”  What trends and technologies are ahead? What’s going to change next in my industry, my company, my job? Because people are connected to every business objective, “What’s Next?”…
A Human Capital department is just like any vehicle on the road.  Regular maintenance i.e. tire rotations, oil changes, gasoline fill ups; monetary investments, i.e. new brake system, engine repair; and car ownership compliance i.e. insurance,…
Personal Leadership development can be a bit like the horse races; picking the top three can produce big payoffs. To keep your leadership impact, a diversified approach will give the best bang for your buck.  The big three on the leadership ticket…
While I didn’t recognize it at the time, I learned a valuable lesson while working on my dissertation many years ago. I didn’t own a computer as a graduate student, so I had to use the one at the hospital where I was doing my residency. Needless to…
Recently I had lunch with a high capacity leader and asked him the question, “What is leadership to you?” He didn’t even blink before saying, “Leadership is all about character.” I have a great deal of respect for this leader and he has shaped…
While flying back from Rochester New York, I was sitting in the one-person aisle seat smashed up against the window of a small regional jet. We were flying into a major storm front 300 miles east of Chicago. Twisted like a pretzel in the unusual…
The Essential Talent Acquisition Blend: Efficiency and Engagement Talent Acquisition In part one of this blog series, I made the case that the cost of one- size-fits-all recruiting—approaching every candidate and hire the same—is far too high. With…
The Great Recession changed talent acquisition landscape in big ways. In fact, looking at today’s barebones and often overworked recruiting and HR teams, you might think the recession was still going strong. Don’t worry, the U.S. economy and job…
Congratulations you’re rich! That’s what I like to tell HR directors who worry they don’t have what they need for strong succession planning. The fact is today’s HR departments are sitting on a goldmine of succession planning data. Amassed from…
It’s never fun to find out you’re wrong (If only I were speaking theoretically). However, it can lessen the sting when you know that you’re not the only one. That is the case with succession planning across the corporate landscape today. Succession…
Over the past decade, talent realities have changed in the U.S. manufacturing sector demanding a new approach to recruiting. Manufacturers are up against a critical talent gap as more and more of the skill- sets they need do not align with those in…
I am not pulling any punches with this one. If you are unwilling to consider that you might be making some costly IT recruiting blunders, stop reading now. This article is not for you. With IT unemployment averaging 2-4% depending on the role, (…
When emotional intelligence first appeared in 1995 (Goleman), it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with the highest levels of intelligence (IQ) outperform those with an average IQ only 20% of the time, while people with…
At the end of HC Foundations, Part 1,  I left you with a couple of big questions:  What’s  next  for a business that has established a strong human capital foundation (alignment with the business, critical assets in place and an employer value…
Watch our CEO, Kelly Renz talk about succession planning. Let your imagination be your guide. You got your heavy coat out yet? It's getting colder. We'll throw some happy little limbs on this tree. A happy cloud. You can get away with a lot. Without…