Strategic Planning

5 Challenges to Getting Your HRMS Do Real Analytics

Leaders across the organization recognize that making workforce decisions based on facts and data — instead of intuition alone — is a key route to increasing their impact on the business. Now, more than ever, business leaders need strategic insight and the ability to model how workforce trends impact revenue and profits — quickly…

A Strategic Plan Without a Talent Strategy Isn’t a Plan

“So what happens if I create strategy and ‘ignore’ the talent side since we have never paired the two together?” As a senior faculty member for the Human Capital Institute, I was leading a two-day strategic workforce planning session recently in Singapore when that question was posed to me. I stopped in my tracks…

Get That Seat at the Table Using Metrics to Look Forward

Over the years, human resources has been bumped down lower and lower on the influencer list in organizations, and losing what seats professionals ever had at the executive table. This shift has been largely caused by HR’s increasing focus on operational tasks. Consequently, HR is seen as a support group rather than a…

The Future Is 4 Years Away. Is Your HR Team Ready?

When the international law firm, Eversheds, working with the Winwark research group, launched the HR 2020 project, its objective was “to study the future of the HR function, bringing clarity and strategic vision to build a roadmap for senior HR figures to give the function a greater voice in the boardroom.” Surveying 56…

A Simple Way For HR to Plan for the Retirement Tsunami

A popular topic is the possible tsunami of retirements which could leave our organizations desperately short of talent. It’s a delicious topic because either you’ll be one of the retired sitting on the beach saying “Not my problem,” or else you’ll be rapidly promoted as the organization attempts to fill the vacancies. But…

The Secret To Business and Workplace Success? It’s Getting Stuff Done

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — Friday is my last day — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from April 2013.   Sometimes, the most complicated questions have the simplest answers. This can be a little hard to comprehend because…

Migrating Knowledge Across Generations: A Talent Challenge and Opportunity

2015 was a pivotal year in the U.S. workforce. In 2015, there was an equivalent number of workers (approximately 50 million) in each of the Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Gen Y/millennial generations. This is the only time to date that the U.S. has experienced an equivalent representation of generations in the workforce. This means first,…

How to Crush Planning Season, Recruiter-Style: 6 Tips from the Pros

Many of us are embroiled in 2016 planning. I say “embroiled” because while planning for the year ahead is a time for inspiration and excitement about future opportunity, it can also be stressful, iterative, and downright gnarly. That’s especially true for recruiting leaders in the eye of the storm (or rather, thick of…

How Bad is Your Succession Management? This Report May Help You Find Out

“(Some) 84 percent of organizations report having a lack of candidates in the pipeline ready to assume open and critical positions.” That’s not good, folks. As we wring our hands on the lack of talent in the external pipeline, perhaps we should be spending more time attending to the skills and development of…