HR Insights

Has Anything Changed? Analyzing the 2016 Human Capital Predictions


I started the new year reading through dozens of lists of New Year’s predictions forecasting trends that will shape the HCM world in 2016 and beyond. My goal was to identify overall meta-trends and see if any new predictions emerged that are different from things predicted in the past. You can read the…

Just When Did HR Become The Devil In Disguise?


Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. While talent is valued, the Human Resources function is depreciated. Doesn’t that say something? At the same time that society defends the right of individuals to display valuable aspects of their work history, the Human Resources profession…

You Can’t Keep Faking It! 3 Ways to Fully Commit to Making Successful Change

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Stop faking change! Stop paying it lip service and not taking supporting actions. Commit to change or don’t even bother. Change is hard. It’s why I blog a lot about it here, and here, and here. Oh, and here, too. I write about it a lot because how you navigate change impacts whether you will succeed or fail….

It’s Sad We Don’t Send Out Rejection Letters Anymore


Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m going to be leaving soon — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from March 2014. I was thinking about this today because, a) I have gotten my fair share of…

Are HR Measures Really Too Soft and Subjective?


By David C. Forman In his new book, Fearless HR — Driving Business Results, argues that HR cannot move forward until it directly addresses the historical perceptions that have constrained its standing in organizations. He identifies five specific biases, and one is that “HR Measures are Too Soft and Subjective.”  He examines this view in terms…

5 Reasons Why a Temporary Hire Might Not Be Right For You


In our previous article, 5 Really Good Reasons to Consider Temporary Employees, we shared five reasons temporary employees might be a good fit for some workplaces. But is a hiring a temporary employee the best fit for your company? This time, we’ll look at reasons why a temporary worker might not be the…

This Is Not a Surprise: Managers Are Terrible at Developing Talent

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Managers are worse at developing their employees than at anything else they do. This was the conclusion of Korn Ferry Institute leadership development researcher Robert Eichinger, who found ‘the ability to grow talent’ was ranked 67th out of 67 different management competencies, despite decades of investment in various performance management initiatives. This is…