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Is Your Small Business Ready For HR Tech?

When we talk about talent strategy, we’re talking about a responsibility full of moving parts. HR professionals are tasked with finding talent to match a business’ momentum, which means they are constantly scaling programs up and down, looking back while thinking ahead, and keeping a close eye on the culture and morale of…

Revelation! Unconscious Bias Hurts Your Hiring Results Across All Candidates

One of the primary reasons why increasing amounts of technology are entering the recruiting space is the recognition that recruiters and hiring managers harbor a great deal of unconscious bias, which has a negative impact on a firm’s recruiting results. I live in the Silicon Valley, where in an effort to increase diversity…

7 Steps to Growing Great Leaders

Effective leaders are a key resource at all levels of an organization. Leaders are a necessity if companies are to thrive and succeed in the long-term. Great leaders push a company forward, elevate expectations, and are well-equipped to motivate those around them. Leaders are critical, as they align employees to the company’s overall…

Want Managers To Focus On Retention? — Show Them The $ Impacts Of Turnover

Almost everyone in talent management agrees that managers don’t place enough emphasis on employee retention, despite the fact that retention is often ranked as the No. 1 people-management problem. In fact, according to a recent PayScale survey, “63 percent of employers consider retention a top priority” (where five years ago, only 20 percent…

The Hiring Secrets of Top CEOs

Every company, especially a large one, makes every effort to recruit the cream of the crop. However, even a skilled sourcer will experience problems hunting for the right applicant with whom the company will achieve short-term and long-term goals. Sometimes companies’ CEOs successfully turn into recruiters and win trophies, i.e. outstanding candidates. But…

How HR Should Manage an Employee Going Through a Divorce

Approximately 90% of people in western cultures get married by the time they turn 50. In the U.S., nearly half of the couples end up getting a divorce. Yikes! If your company has a hundred employees, there’s a very good chance that you will deal with multiple employees that will go through a…

Your Performance Management Process Has to be Uniquely Yours

A recent review of performance management methods asked the question: what do the best performance management processes have in common? After reading the paper and reflecting on my own experiences, I decided the answer to this question is “nothing and everything.” Nothing in common The best performance management processes have nothing in common…

3 Steps to Making Feedback A Habit

The strongest way to make a new culture stick is by transforming new behaviors into regular habits. To really make feedback a part of your culture, follow these steps: 1. Training First, really make sure the behaviors your employees are forming are the right ones. You don’t want people to get into the…

How Cisco Is Getting to Know Each of Its 70,000 Employees

Boston’s Fenway Park seats an average of 37,000 people. Sell Fenway Park out twice and that’s roughly the number of employees at Cisco Systems. Imagine, looking around two packed ball parks and knowing the skills, strengths and passions of every individual in those seats. Try to understand the immense benefit – the outcomes…