A New Poseidon Adventure: Flipping Succession Planning Upside Down

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A New Poseidon Adventure: Flipping Succession Planning Upside Down

Organizations make significant investments in efforts to hire the right candidates – the people who have the right experience and cultural fit. By carefully managing the performance and potential of these people over time, the organization can grow its leadership pipeline, keep a steady inventory of needed skills and competencies and remain nimble in the face of change (which we have plenty of all around us these day) – all of which can have serious impact on the bottom line.

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Workplace Diversity: ’The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

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Workplace Diversity: ’The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Workplace diversity is a pressing topic among HR pros. It's heavily scrutinized in blogs, at conferences and during training sessions. That attention often focuses on how diversity affects the company — but what about how minorities' experiences affect people personally and professionally?

The Hidden Costs of Ignoring Your Talent Management Strategy

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The Hidden Costs of Ignoring Your Talent Management Strategy

Building and maintaining a successful company hinges on having the right people to execute projects and drive results. People, we hear time and again, are your company's most valuable asset. But their success — and HR's ability to recruit, engage and retain them — depends on HR pros who are strategic decision-makers, armed with the proper tools to let them excel at their jobs.

Good Managers Manage. Great Managers Coach

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Good Managers Manage. Great Managers Coach

We're several decades into the evolution of the knowledge worker now, where skills are softer, job descriptions grayer, and thanks to technology, everyone in the workplace has a multitude of new platforms to communicate, collaborate and get stuff done. What's gotten a little lost in that shuffle? Leadership has changed -- especially for middle management. Effective line managers these days don't just clock in and out their employees -- they need to know how to optimize softer skills and individual performance. They need to manage -- and coach -- people a lot more than they manage the work. "I’m a big proponent of losing the word ’manager,’ and replacing it with the word ’coach,’" says Jay Forte, a former financial executive who traded his day job to launch Humanetrics LLC, a company that consults organizations on how to capitalize on the strengths of their employees. "’Manager’ is an Industrial Age word, and now that we’re in the Intellectual Age, most managers don’t know how to get the most out of their employees." From coaching "managers" and inspiring employees to helping companies hire and retain the best talent, Forte's main goal is to advance personal performance in the workplace and beyond. Often times it starts with good leadership skills. So how does a manager become a great coach? Forte had three pointers:

The Latest Office Benefit Is Tackling Student Debt

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The Latest Office Benefit Is Tackling Student Debt

Modern companies are more than just employers — increasingly, they are also gyms, cafeterias and even laundromats. As perks like yoga class, free lunch and complimentary dry cleaning become the norm, companies continue to push the boundaries on ways to attract and retain top talent by providing much more than a paycheck to employees.

Employee goal setting template

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Employee goal setting template

Creating effective goals for your employees can be hard. To set effective employee goals you should:

Nurturing Workers’ Adaptability Quotient Will Differentiate Businesses Post-COVID

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Nurturing Workers’ Adaptability Quotient Will Differentiate Businesses Post-COVID

COVID-19 caused a seismic shift in every corner of life, including how employees work. Within days, companies were forced to shift to remote work and many completely shook up their business models to adhere to stay-at-home restrictions and other regulations. The challenge was and remains colossal. But weathering the storm of the pandemic is just one part of ensuring business success.

4 Government Agencies Taking a Page from Startups

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4 Government Agencies Taking a Page from Startups

Startups are known for giving the power to the people by encouraging their employees to think big and act on their ideas. The government? Not so much.

Is Your Google Calendar the Next Data Frontier?

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Is Your Google Calendar the Next Data Frontier?

How much time do you spend every day sending and answering emails and calendar invites? While these tasks may seem minute and often mindless, they consume vast amounts of time and energy—13 hours per week, according to research firm McKinsey & Co. At the same time, these daily responsibilities are rarely productive and can cost employers an average of $20,990 per worker per year.

How Healthcare Organizations Can Build Stronger Leadership From Within

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How Healthcare Organizations Can Build Stronger Leadership From Within

In healthcare there has always been an attitude that the need for a nurse or a doctor is steadfast, no matter what happens to our economic climate. While that may be true, it doesn't mean healthcare workers will always remain in one place. As new nursing graduates enter the workforce, they bring with them the Millennial mobile mentality. These new hires want to move and this can create a lack of leadership needed at healthcare organizations.

Ten Dad-Friendly Workplaces

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Ten Dad-Friendly Workplaces

When we talk about the quest to "have it all," it's almost always in reference to working women trying to balance a stressful 9-to-5 with the equally difficult demands of family. To be sure, women face distinct challenges in the workplace and high expectations at home. But this Father's Day, let's not forget that dads are increasingly juggling work and home life, too.

So Long, 'Post-and-Pray': Katherine Jones on the Future of Recruiting Technology

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So Long, 'Post-and-Pray': Katherine Jones on the Future of Recruiting Technology

Recruiters are tapping into an array of new tools and apps these days to attract top talent. Yet using the right technology isn’t the only factor in successful prospecting — it’s what you do with it that counts, says Katherine Jones, the Lead Analyst for HCM Technology at Bersin by Deloitte. Here's her take on the potential — and limits — of recruiting tech.

Genuine Ways to Connect With People Remotely

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Genuine Ways to Connect With People Remotely

With the stress of being newly remote comes a focus on logistics: How do I get my webcam to work? What does it mean if someone isn’t responding to my email? What if my internet goes out in the middle of a big presentation? But moving past all that, zero in on why you’re trying to connect remotely in the first place—and how you can accomplish that goal.

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