Develop an HR Business Plan

All HR departments are busy. Whether the busyness is focused on the correct objectives is another question.
 

The Power Balance

There is a power balance in the branding and recruiting game. When marketers, recruiters and managers forget this, things tend to turn sour.
 

Talent Management, Bureaucracy–and Cats?

HR professionals often compare their job to herding cats, but if you worked for Her Majesty’s postal service a few decades ago, you might have meant it quite literally.
 

From Transactional Data to Strategic Insights

On October 15, 2013, in Analytics, Big Data, Cathy Missildine, Data, HRExaminer, Talent Management, by Cathy Missildine
By understanding the business you are in and the challenges the business face, HR can truly have influence and impact on the organization by analyzing the right data and telling a great data story.
 

No Pants Works

On September 17, 2013, in Engagement, Futures, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Leadership, Reviews, Talent Management, by Heather Bussing
Berkun decided if he was going to keep writing and speaking about work and management, he needed to to go back to a company and manage people working, but Wordpress didn’t have hierarchies, or departments, or managers.
 

Life is Short and Work is Personal

Most people spend too much energy trying to fit-in and not rock the boat, especially at work. We want to be accepted. Choosing authenticity (we call it Flying your Freak Flag) means abandoning the quest to be normal, and inviting yourself and others to accept you just as you are.
 

Work and Time

On February 13, 2013, in Futures, Heather Bussing, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, by Heather Bussing
For most jobs, the work is about creating something, fixing something, or managing something. While all those things take time and energy, none is about spending the time itself.
 

Five Links: Talent and The Net

This week: hiring great engineers, an internet for manufacturing, internet 2012 in numbers, state of talent managers report, and meetAlex
 

Advancing the Gender Agenda: Three Reasons Companies Should Mean Business

“The competition for critical talent, including specialized skills and leadership, remains high. The reason is simple: the talent supply in key areas is not keeping up with demand, and companies must do all they can to boost that supply. ” – Kelly Cartwright
 

The Office is a Great Place for Fun and Games

“When adults have autonomy at work they might not focus on their normal tasks 100% of the time. That’s normal. Guess what? Using some of that autonomy for small doses of play at work actually facilitates productivity for most people. It represents a fun not-related-to-work break that stimulates healthy thinking.” – Todd Dewett