External Hires May Highlight a People Development Failure

Modern Servant Leader

As a result, there was no way we could develop the necessary skills in people and still meet our business objectives. Servant Leadership Development External Failure Hire Human Resources Interview PeopleI’ve hired externally many times in my career.

The Case for Investing More in People

Harvard Business Review

” There is a virtuous cycle between productivity and people: Higher levels of productivity allow society to reinvest in human capital (most obviously, though not exclusively, via higher wages), and smart investments result in higher labor productivity. All of this raises a chicken-or-egg question: Are we suffering from low productivity because we have underinvested in human capital? Our careless treatment of time represents a shocking level of underinvestment in human capital.

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Harvard Business Review

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience? Most companies organize employees in standard groupings like job title, rank, department, business unit, or geography. Working through each stage and employee segment, we identified the gaps between the current experience and an experience that would address employees’ needs, cultivate the desired culture, and align with our business objectives and requirements.

Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Below is a list of security initiatives that a security leader would either manage or have parallel impact upon within a business: Data security. Business Continuity (BC). Human resource leadership. Invests in security technologies that supports business objectives.

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The Unsexy Fundamentals of Great HR

Harvard Business Review

Given consistent research indicating CEOs’ disappointment with Human Resources, the call for change on the cover of last month’s issue of HBR ( It’s Time to Blow Up HR and Build Something New. Human resource management Article

Chief Leadership Officer: Disrupting the CEO Status Quo

Lead Change Blog

Designing her business cards, she proudly, yet innocently, appoints herself with the title Chief Executive Officer. Chris doesn’t realize it but she’s just placed her fledgling business at a long-term disadvantage. Challenging the CEO System is business heresy.

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Build a Great Company Culture with Help from Technology

Harvard Business Review

At the same time, we listen closely to our customers’ business challenges and successes — which in turn helps us change and grow. They can focus on creating value for the business by mobilizing talent. Organizational culture Technology Human resource management Article

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!  Don't miss this great podcast where Wally and Wayne talk about ways to keep your team focused on key business objectives.

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The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function. An inefficient operation results in unproductive activities which often miss the point and worse yet, result in wasted time and wasted resources. One of the ways in which you can optimize your business activities would be the focus and attention to detail that a checklist can stimulate. Business Success Checklist. The business you’re in.

Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) Business

Coaching Tip

In the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business landscape expected to continue for 2015, leaders face many challenges , requiring aggressive, sustained talent management strategies to prepare them for success. The report consists of responses from an unparalleled participant pool of 13,124 global leaders and 1,528 human resource executives within 2,031 participating organizations.

Effective Handling of Employee Personal Problems is Critical to Maintaining Workforce Efficiency

Strategy Driven

Recommend Resources: While it may be tempting to give personal advice and to take charge of the problem, this is seldom an effective course of action. In general, the personal life of your employees is none of your business.

The Big Picture of Business – Planning and Budgeting in Downsized Times

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. The Business Tree™ has 7 major parts… 5 primary branches, a trunk (6) and the base (7): The business you’re in. Running the business. Business development.

Listen to Your Employees, Not Just Your Customers

Harvard Business Review

The linked system allowed for more insight into customers, and managers could use the information to coach employees, to assess whether they had the right tools and resources, and to identify people with innovative ideas and leadership potential.

Software Asset Management: A New Defense Against Cybersecurity Threats - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM MICROSOFT

Harvard Business Review

By 2021, worldwide cybercrime damage is expected to reach $6 trillion— double what it cost businesses in 2015∗ Of course, companies cannot protect what they cannot manage. SAM is a set of proven processes that delivers a comprehensive view of an organization’s hardware and software inventory, usage, and risks, ultimately enabling organizations to regulate costs and resources, manage business and legal risks, and align IT investments with business needs.

Establish Expertise Inside Your Company

Harvard Business Review

You can coach others on writing better business memos even if you’re not Shakespeare, or lead an office running group even if you’re not Usain Bolt. Michael Leckie was a vice president of human resources for a prominent research company when he developed an interest in coaching.

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Managing People from 5 Generations

Harvard Business Review

Meister, a founding partner of Future Workplace, a human resources consultancy and the coauthor of The 2020 Workplace. “It’s Then “use that information to look critically at your human resources and business strategies. Reverse or reciprocal mentoring programs , which pair younger workers with seasoned executives to work on specific business objectives usually involving technology, are increasingly prevalent in many offices.

Stop Operating with a Guild Mindset

Harvard Business Review

Today, the guild mentality persists within companies, where functions such as marketing, sales, finance, IT, human resources and R&D all have their own area of special expertise. Functional leaders in business today are not really like the masters of a professional carpentry, masonry, or glass working guild, whose sphere of knowledge was primarily limited to the methods of their own craft.