Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

Most companies have decentralized their teams due to social distancing, measures directed by state and federal governments to keep people home and prevent further spread of the disease. Consider the following recommendations for effective candidate management during a crisis: Empathize: In a situation like this, it is human nature to think about one’s own health, safety, career, and expenses first. I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis.

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9 Reasons Your Leadership Development Program is Failing

Nathan Magnuson

Still others may revolve around an decentralized model (such as a mentoring program). Human Resources Organizational Effectiveness LDP leadership development programA recent Bersin study reported that U.S. companies invest over $2,000 in leadership development initiatives per company leader. That’s great news. But is it worth the investment? Just because an organization has a leadership development program doesn’t mean it’s successful, does it?

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How HR and Judges Made It Almost Impossible for Victims of Sexual Harassment to Win in Court

Harvard Business

My book Working Law — based on surveys of organizations, interviews with HR professionals, and content analyses of both human resources journals and federal court opinions — shows that sexual harassment policies and procedures can comfortably coexist in organizational cultures where women are regularly subjected to demeaning commentary, unwanted physical contact, and even threats or sexual assault. Roland Birke/Getty Images.

The Strategy Execution Disconnect

Six Disciplines

Effective human resource management systems and practices are in place for selecting, training, and compensating employees. There is a proper balance of centralized and decentralized responsibility required to achieve the strategy. A while back, OnPoint Consulting's survey yielded insights into what causes the strategy-execution gap. and what might be done to close it.

Future Leadership

Marshall Goldsmith

Issues such as globalization, decentralization, and the rapid pace of today’s marketplace have forced companies to evaluate the way they operate. Focus on human resources development and business experience. Excellence in leadership development will involve teams that emphasize the importance of both human resources (HR) and business experience. The need for executive education is apparent.

GE’s Culture Challenge After Welch and Immelt

Harvard Business Review

Our employees clearly told us that our organization had to shift its culture — that we had to become more decentralized and simpler to do business with, and had to delegate power to where the action is. Managing organizations Change management Human resource management Organizational culture It’s an established fact that the life cycles of companies and many products have been shrinking.

Do Not Split HR – At Least Not Ram Charan’s Way

Harvard Business Review

Charan (intentionally or not) lambasts the entire HR profession (“It’s time to say good bye to the Department of Human Resources ” ). Capability: identifying the organization capabilities (called culture, system, process, resources, etc.) This approach offers the benefits of centralization (efficiency, economy of scale) and decentralization (effectiveness, local responsiveness). Human resources Strategy Talent management

When Managing Complexity, Less is More

Harvard Business Review

How does one successfully manage a company with a dozen diverse, decentralized businesses of varying sizes that employ over 100,000 people in 130 countries, especially in an uncertain economic environment? The answer is to make things simple, says Bill Allen, head of Group Human Resources at Copenhagen-based A.P.

How to Sell an Idea to Your Boss

Harvard Business Review

But as the global business environment has evolved, the need for decentralized rapid decision-making has become critical. For example, if you work in human resources and there's a head-count reduction in place, it may not be the ideal time to propose a new recruitment strategy. What do you do if you're a middle manager who sees the big picture but you work for a boss who only focuses on the here and now?

Stop Talking About Social and Do It

Harvard Business Review

"Leadership" has changed when a decentralized group of people can take down a government. Human Resources" have changed when most of the people who create value for your organization are neither hired nor paid by you. Competition" has changed when individuals can create value through a centralized network of resources: for example, designing a product from anywhere, producing it through a 3D factory , financing it through community and distribution from anywhere to anywhere.

An Insider’s Account of the Yahoo-Alibaba Deal

Harvard Business Review

We also had the financial resources to help Alibaba weather the days of offering auctions for free as it attempted to compete against eBay. Only legal, finance, and human resources still reported back to headquarters. Wulf noted that Ma studied Jack Welch’s approach and was inspired by GE’s decentralized decision-making.

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