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The events of the last few months have brought increased attention to the value that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) bring to the workplace and to society at large. Increasingly, organizations are engaging in discussions around flexible working, social justice, … Read more
Whether you oversee a business, a project or a specific department your goal should always be growth. But, don’t forget that growth only has market value when it is consistent.
Growth is a marathon, and just like any marathonist who … Read more
I started my career in HR over 17 years ago, and the questions I heard most often at all the HR conferences were “Why don’t I have a seat at the executive table?” and “How can I get the executives … Read more
Talent acquisition is a key part of HR that needs to be aligned with overall business goals to achieve success. HR needs to be in the c-suite and have a seat at the table for talent acquisition to be a … Read more
Simply, effective talent acquisition relies on HR functions that align with the overall business strategy, which means that not only should HR have a seat at the table, but the talent acquisition function also needs to be a viable and … Read more
Good business leaders recognize the value in a good hire, but often times don’t appreciate that one key individual can add to or deter from a company’s overall business plan. Consider a new Chief Technology Officer versus a sales executive … Read more
Historically, business strategies have focused on production and business outcomes. Human capital was considered nothing more than a means to an end. The world is changing, however, with “the growing realization that somehow amidst efficiency, productivity, and career advancement, our … Read more
“When the world is a monster
Bad to swallow you whole
Kick the clay that holds the teeth in
Throw your trolls out the door…”
Right after the early morning conference call, an instant message popped up on my … Read more
Working alongside executive leadership teams at large companies, I find that one of the key opportunities for organizational growth and transformation is when leaders recognize the need to revisit, refresh or redefine the key building blocks that drive their business. … Read more
More technology. More suppliers. More products and services. More social media tools. More business tools.
New opportunities to improve our bottom-line performance are constantly “raining down” on us these days, making it a challenge to decide which to seriously consider … Read more
Most companies struggle with defining what makes them unique; different from their competitors. They can’t answer the question “Why should I do business with you and NOT your competition?” in a succinct meaningful way.
There are two traps they fall… Read more
Does your business compete primarily on product and price?
That kind of old-school strategy may win you customers in the near term. However, competing on price or product is really just a race to the bottom.
Along the way, you’ll … Read more
(Editor’s Note: Want to see full highlights from this week’s events, including resource links? Read the #TChat Recap: “Intrepreneurs: Creating Value From Within.”)
Earlier this month, we kick-started a community conversation with Marcia Conner about ingenuity in our … Read more
When HR is truly about the business, embraced by the business, then they should manage all of people management, from beginning to end.
And it’s getting there for many HR executives. Yet still for others, not so much. No matter … Read more
It’s as if HR became a simultaneous cliche and pariah that’s at least earned a seat at the kiddie table. Like geeks that keep stuff glued together and in working order so the company doesn’t get sued or lose too … Read more