Talent Management

Has Anything Changed? Analyzing the 2016 Human Capital Predictions

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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…

Are HR Measures Really Too Soft and Subjective?

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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

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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…

Super Bowl Hangover: 10% of U.S. Workforce May Miss Work on Monday

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Some people will take any good reason to miss work. And, recovering from the Super Bowl is probably just as good a reason as any. According to a new survey commissioned in January by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by the Harris Poll, “an estimated 16.5 million employed U.S. adults may miss work the day…

Don’t Look Now, But Your Millennials Are Searching For Their Next Gig

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It’s not true that your Millennials are more likely to job hop than other generations, but they’re probably already looking for their next career move. And that’s as true for Millennials in senior and management positions, as for those in entry-level jobs. Deloitte, which surveyed thousands of Millennials worldwide, says two-thirds of them expect…

Tech Insights: Turning Our Conception of a Job Ad Upside Down

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I had a chance to meet with Maury Hanigan of Sparc (formerly Match-Click) at Talent Tech Labs in New York.  Her company produces a solution for creating recruitment advertisements. I’ve written about this area before (GlideHR) and noted how badly written most job ads are. But whereas GlideHR aims to take terrible advertisements…