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This week I wrote an article for our sister publication Chief Learning Officer magazine on how companies train holiday help, outlining best practices to get temporary employees up to speed quickly during this season and beyond. One of my sources on that article – Carey Baker, president and CEO of Part-Time Pros – [...]
The December issue of Talent Management focuses on post-hire assessment measures. In my last post, I discussed psychological testing and its utility in this regard. During the next few weeks I will discuss several of the key tests in greater detail. This week, I take on the Myers-Brigg. If it makes some of you who [...]
It is quite likely that even the best MBA programs are failing to prepare their candidates with the one thing that will ensure they enter the real world with proven, effective leadership skills; the one thing that guarantees – if applied correctly and consistently – sustainable, positive results. That one thing is a clear understanding [...]
The results from the 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report are in – and they may surprise you.
Cisco interviewed 2,853 respondents including 1,441 college students (18 to 24 years old) and 1,412 new college graduates (21 to 29 years old) across 14 countries.
These five top-line findings are worth a discussion with [...]
When I look back on the mistakes I made running HR for a big company – and boy, do I have plenty to pick from – one of the biggest was not using more psychological testing in our hiring and performance development processes. I had plenty of company in the HR universe during those ancient [...]
Approximately three months ago, on Aug. 19, I penned my first blog entry as an associate editor at Talent Management. In typical on-boarding lingo, that means that, yes, I have completed my first 90 days in my not-so-new-anymore job.
Looking back, is there anything I would’ve done differently throughout my initial on-boarding process? For starters, I [...]
Almost 30 years ago, I wrote a comprehensive book titled Performance Management (now in its fourth edition). I used the term to include everything an organization does to bring out the best in people from management to systems. Performance appraisal was only a small part of the process. However, the term became a new [...]
I drafted the following article a few years back when I was gainfully employed by a Fortune 100 company as head of HR. Thankfully, wiser heads in our PR department kept me from publishing it, thinking it might shock a few board members. Reading Talent Management’s special report on performance management gives me some [...]
Generation C is the newest generation to soon enter the workplace. First dubbed Generation C by Booz & Co., its members are born after 1997 and called Generation C for their focus on connectivity, communication and collaboration. They have grown up under the influence of Facebook, phone apps and iEverything. Technology is so [...]
I spent a few fun days in partly sunny Orlando, Fla., at the SHL LINK Conference. Naturally the topic of the day/hour focused on assessments, but the general theme seemed to be that the level of data organizations have access to, and need, is rising rapidly. Some of us are already hip – we’re practically [...]