Elizabeth Pieters accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

N2Growth Blog

Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All Industries. has been accepted into the Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only community for HR executives across all industries.

Top 16 Books for Human Resource and Talent Management Executives

Chart Your Course

Ineffective companies operate only from the other two layers. It provides a comprehensive (yet very easy to read) summary of four decades of scientific research on human motivation, exposing a startling mismatch between what science knows and what business does.

Will Artificial Intelligence Take Your Job?

Leading Blog

A PEW RESEARCH CENTER study found that Americans are roughly twice as likely to express worry (72%) than enthusiasm about a future in which robots and computers are capable of doing many jobs that are currently done by humans. This skill cannot be stressed enough. “As Human Resources

4 Must-Have Skills of the Well-Rounded Project Manager

Strategy Driven

As such, there’s been a corresponding boom in demand for workers with project management skills. In the field, project managers function as multidisciplinary professionals that have to draw on a variety of skills to be effective. Negotiating Skills.

Motivating and Rewarding Your Global Workforce

Chart Your Course

When crafting job descriptions, it’s important to keep your company culture in mind and seek suitable soft and hard skill sets. Offering opportunities for career skills growth and internal promotion within your company can also help keep your workers engaged.

Workplace Engagement

Coaching Tip

The disengagement problem usually begins with the CEO telling human resources to fix it," says author David Harder. "But When these elements are intact, translating vision into reality is one of the most transformative of all human experiences. Without a clearly defined personal mission, vision, and purpose , we operate in a state of relative aimlessness and barrenness. .

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5 Ways to Manage Your Multigenerational Workforce

Chart Your Course

The reason that a multi-generational workforce is at such a competitive advantage, is that there’s a wider range of skills and perspectives to draw from. One of the most impactful skills that any team member can have, is the ability to communicate up. Human Resource Management

Attracting the Top College Talent to Your Business

Chart Your Course

Additionally, a survey by Chegg showed that most hiring managers felt graduates often had the hard skills to do the job, but lacked many of the soft skills such as the ability to work as a team player, office etiquette, good communication skills and collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds.

Triple Crown Leadership

Leading Blog

Typically we look for people with the right “head” skills (experience, education, expertise), but they must have the intangible “heart” qualities (character, integrity, courage). Triple Crown leadership ebbs and flows dynamically from person to person—up, down, and around—depending on the person’s knowledge, skills, passion, and the nature and urgency of the challenge at hand.” Human Resources

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

Either they lack the ability or skill set required, or they lack the motivation or desire to perform, or both. Document times and dates, and gather concrete examples or poor behavior or performance so you can properly assess whether the issue is due to lack of skill or lack of will.

Using LinkedIn to Recruit Talent

Women on Business

A company needs customer interfacing staff along with support staff to ensure smooth operations. In situations like these it becomes harder to find the perfect candidate, knowing they require a wider range of skill sets. By looking at members individually you can find people that have the specific skill sets and experiences you are looking for. Human Resources Issues Uncategorized Linkedin recruit social media

Stefan Ries on SAP’s Most Comprehensive Workforce Skills Upgrade

HR Digest

"Workforce Skills Upgrade: A New Competitive Advantage" SAP is one of the few companies leading diversity & Inclusion, having implemented a comprehensive workforce skills upgrade since 2017. SAP SE Executive Board Member and Chief Human Resources Officer, Stefan Ries explains how he is utilizing AI and Big Data to advance HR analytics as the foundations for a successful global future. We renewed the portfolio and we launched a huge skill transformation.

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Why I cringe when people say “hire for fit”

Surviving Leadership

And they attribute it to their “culture” – from how they operate, to how they hire, to how they make, spend, and save money. culture Decision Making General Rant about Leading human resources interviewing leadership management recruiting success work

Don’t you dare forget… (From #SHRM17)

Surviving Leadership

You have probably heard of Kat Cole – she worked at Hooters and learned the operations side of the business when the cook disappeared. So why focus so much on this aspect – especially when it comes within the context of Human Resources?

When to Hire an HR Manager

LDRLB

You’ve used your exceptional leadership skills to build a 500 employee operation. Featured human resources infographicYou’ve incorporated. You’re over-worked. At a certain point, managing the needs and development of your people can be overwhelming.

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

There has to be a break from day-to-day operations in the process. Many find gratification in using the skills of the C-Suite to help others. Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy blogs Business Crisis ManagementI began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. Frankly, I wasn’t sure whether I could maintain the pace of one blog per week. But as the year closes, I realize that I’ve posted 54 blogs.

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The Consumerization Of IT And It's Impact In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

I recently coordinated a roundtable with thought leaders across a range of Human Resources functions to participate in a discussion which sought to explore the challenges this trend poses--and to see what opportunity it presents to HR.

You Are What You Say You Are….

Women on Business

In my industry I see a lot of individuals who were really good at their chosen profession and that skill got them thrust into the management arena. Thinking outside the box is a vital skill and the sometimes the solution to your most challenging business situation. The flip side to learning about your staff is to then understand how those skills apply to your business.

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The Secret to Successful Recruiting

Strategy Driven

Despite the realization that computer software greatly enhances the efficiency with which businesses operates, the use of recruitment software is not widespread. From her 25 years in business, Elizabeth Hill aims to pass on knowledge and skills gained in that time through her writing.

HR Leaders Need Stronger Data Skills

Harvard Business Review

An old saying sums up the data skills of most HR professionals: “The shoemaker’s children go barefoot.” We base this claim about HR’s digital skills gap on the results of our latest global leadership survey. Scaling Your Team’s Data Skills.

When to Hire an HR Manager

LDRLB

You’ve used your exceptional leadership skills to build a 500 employee operation. Leadership human resources infographic You’ve incorporated. You’re over-worked. At a certain point, managing the needs and development of your people can be overwhelming. That’s where a HR comes in. Often small and medium-sized organizations aren’t sure exactly when their leadership team needs help from HR.

Career GPS is an Excellent Benchmarking Tool for HR Issues

The Practical Leader

Toronto-based Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has just released an excellent new “Career GPS” tool. But the first six of eight Domains provides a very useful summary and checklist of the critical “soft skills” everyone in a management position needs to build peak performing teams or organizations. This online assessment is designed to help HR professionals pinpoint and track their professional development goals.

Review of “How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths”

The Practical Leader

Now there’s hard evidence for “soft” skills ! How to Be Exceptional couldn’t come at a better time. We’re standing at a very critical crossroad. Our organizations desperately want and need much stronger leadership at all levels.

Put HR Skills on Your Performance Improvement Team

Harvard Business Review

My team would have people with deep functional knowledge and skills (strategy, sales, marketing, finance, and information technology) to align surrounding processes. And I'd also want team members who knew how to get people to adopt new skills and attitudes — experts in incentives, training and development, culture, communication, stakeholder management, and redeployment. These are "people skills.". Change management Human resources Operations

5 Telltale Signs of Fear-Based Leadership

Strategy Driven

Consider these facts: According to Human Resource Executive magazine, roughly one-third of U.S. Given how damaging fear can be—and given the financial consequences—how can you assess if your organization is operating under fear’s grip? Fear is bad for business.

092: 7 Keys to Clarity and Conciseness

Engaging Leader

Whether it’s a letter or email from the CEO, a benefits communication from Human Resources, or a video from Operations about how to improve quality or safety, much of what companies send their people is a mind-numbing flood of corporate speak.

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Review of “How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths”

The Practical Leader

Now there’s hard evidence for “soft” skills ! Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Breakfasts at their Toronto Office – I’ll be presenting interactive sessions for senior HR and operating executives on October 2 covering 7 Reasons Why Strengths-Based Development Just Works Better and October 11 on The 11 Crucial Components of a “Best in Class” 360 Assessment.

How American Business Can Navigate the Skills Gap

Harvard Business Review

Labor Department unveiled $160 million in new grants to retrain workers for technical skills in high-growth fields. My company, CareerBuilder (which operates the U.S.'s And the skills required to fill many of the jobs returning first in the recovery — namely in engineering, IT, and healthcare — do not match the skills of Americans most needing work. We have conducted research to discover the extent of the skills deficit problem. Last month, the U.S.

Stop Operating with a Guild Mindset

Harvard Business Review

When guilds were originally established in the Middle Ages, their primary purpose was to build and protect the economic value of skills and knowledge. 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. Craftsmen allied themselves to essentially create firewalls around their primary competitive offering in the market.

Leadership Development Investments

Coaching Tip

Interpersonal skills 10. The operating norm today is skinny and flat, which often makes it hard for organizations to recruit, retain or develop future leaders,” said Leverone. “In Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide. A new U.S.

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. Sometimes the difficulty of managing your time makes for a haphazard operation. An inefficient operation results in unproductive activities which often miss the point and worse yet, result in wasted time and wasted resources. Objective analysis of how the organization has operated to date.

Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

Fortunately, Akamai’s VP of Human Resources, Steve Heinrich, recognized what was happening and brought in Chuck McVinney, a management consultant with expertise in teamwork and leadership training. A FTER 18 YEARS on the MIT faculty, I thought I knew a thing or two about leadership.

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Still, studies show that leadership programs are failing at preparing future leaders with the skills needed to excel in today’s global business world. Global mindset is truly having the desire, knowledge, and skills to operate effectively in business today.

Is Cooperation The New Efficiency?

Lead Change Blog

I depended on the operators in our computer facility to do what I needed, when I asked them to. He asked me to present a particularly touchy employee relations topic to the operators because I had such a good relationship with them. The Skill Of Gaining Cooperation.

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Weave Change into Your HR Processes

Harvard Business Review

Profound changes in an organization must be led from the top, but human resource professionals can play a big part in making them happen. Consider HR's role in accelerating Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates' operational improvement initiative. Chief Human Resources Officer Dan Michaud told me how HR has helped weave the initiative into all the firm's processes for managing people: Recruiting. "We Change management Human resources Operations

Why Doesn't HR Lead Change?

Harvard Business Review

It's hard to find leaders of the human resources (HR) function who are active in helping their organization improve the way it works. In 2009 Tony Scibelli, Vice President of Human Resources and Operations at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare learned that the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer were going to launch "relationship-based care," a comprehensive cultural change program to focus doctors' and nurses' attention on patients and their families.

A New Way to Rate Retailers on Providing Good Jobs

Harvard Business Review

Executives have a choice in how they run their operations. Or they can run them in a way that leverages a skilled, capable, motivated workforce. In my research, I’ve found that retailers using an employee-centered operations strategy, which I call the good jobs strategy , have two strategic advantages. For the good jobs score, we decided to focus on these three outcomes, as opposed to the particular operational practices that drive them.

Focus HR on Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

To deliver more value, the human resources function needs to spend more time accelerating operational improvement and less time on its traditional administrative and compliance activities. Bring people into HR with extensive operational improvement experience. To get the "people" part of process improvement right, HR needs employees who can go toe-to-toe discussing operational changes with line managers. Human resources Operations Productivity

The Essential CHRO Roles Every CEO Must Support

HR Digest

Companies must depend on their chief human resources officers (CHROs) in creating corporate values necessary to achieve success. But more CEOs rarely understand the true position of their CHROs, let alone giving them the necessary backup to operate in the required capacity. The role of the CHRO should involve reconciling this gap using predictive skills. Predictions should also include the impact of changes in human resources at rival companies.

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How HR Can Help Managers To Become Better Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

With average job tenures dropping at every level, Human Resource professionals may need to play a more active role in leadership development and coaching. As a result, they may focus on solving short-term, operational problems while losing sight of long-term objectives.

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

Harvard Business Review

While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with the promise of a substantial and sustained spike in team productivity and efficiency. And this result wasn’t just about their skill sets. In fact, in many cases the employees’ skill sets were still highly relevant.

Preview Thursday: Clarity First

Lead Change Blog

Ambiguity prevents organizations from operating with focus, discipline, and engagement. As a thought leader and skilled teacher, Karen has shaped how leaders and improvement professionals approach business performance in over 45 countries.

IBM Focuses HR on Change

Harvard Business Review

It's rare to find a corporate human resources function that accelerates change by actively finding ways to help drive new strategies. Over the last decade, HR at IBM took a number of steps to help drive operational improvement: Delivered the new skills IBM needed at the front lines. In growth markets like Kenya and Malaysia, people needed to develop marketing and innovation skills. Change management Human resources Operations