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The Business Case for Employee Engagement That All CEOs Must Read

The Business Case for Employee Engagement That All CEOs Must Read

Benjamin Schneider, Ph.D. discusses workforce engagement: What it is, what drives it, and why it matters for organizational performance.

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Remove the Shackles from Performance Management so it can Serve your Business

Remove the Shackles from Performance Management so it can Serve your Business

According to recent Gallup statistics, 95% percent of managers are dissatisfied with their Performance Management systems and only 14% of employees feel PM helps them improve.

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Size Doesn’t Matter. Some Comments on the United Airline Bonus Lottery

Size Doesn’t Matter. Some Comments on the United Airline Bonus Lottery

Alan Colquitt, Ph.D. comments about United Airline’s move to replace their bonus system with a lottery.

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“Will this be on the Test?” What are we doing to our Students and Employees?

“Will this be on the Test?” What are we doing to our Students and Employees?

Alan Colquitt, Ph.D. explains that research shows people overestimate how much other people care about extrinsic features of a job, such as pay, and underestimate how much people are motivated by intrinsic job features (e.g., challenge, purpose).

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HR Analysts: Unleash Your Inner Storyteller

HR Analysts: Unleash Your Inner Storyteller

John Boudreau shares how telling a story is well-recognized as essential to HR analytics and acknowledges that “insight” is at the top of the data analytics pyramid after data becomes information. HR analytics systems even offer pre-programmed storylines with deeper analysis.

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Systems Diagnostics are Essential to Create High Performance

Systems Diagnostics are Essential to Create High Performance

Alec Levenson explains that at its most fundamental, a systems approach demands that we look at the entire organizational system when diagnosing the sources of performance problems to identify solutions that work.

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Workforce Data Systems are Junk Food, Not a Gold Mine

Workforce Data Systems are Junk Food, Not a Gold Mine

Alec Levenson discusses how people analytics in organizations is at a crossroads today. Analytics and data science are the hottest buzzwords in management since re-engineering and core competencies two decades ago.

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Workforce Planning that Really is Strategic

Workforce Planning that Really is Strategic

Alec Levenson and Alexis Fink share how most workforce planning efforts are fairly short sighted and narrow, and could more accurately be called 12 month hiring plans. Strategic workforce planning promises to deliver greater value by using a longer time horizon and a talent supply chain approach.

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Control, Services and Decisions: The Evolution and Impact of the HR Value Proposition

Control, Services and Decisions: The Evolution and Impact of the HR Value Proposition

Does HR drive more effectiveness and organizational performance by improving traditional HR value propositions, such as compliance and services, or by improving decisions? John Boudreau and Ed Lawler explore this using surveys of HR leaders in over 100 U.S. organizations in the years 2010 and 2016 by the Center for Effective Organizations.

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BEYOND AGILE HR: YOUR COMPANY MUST EMBRACE AGILE WORK

BEYOND AGILE HR: YOUR COMPANY MUST EMBRACE AGILE WORK

In The Inevitable, author and co-founder of Wired magazine Kevin Kelly describes twelve disruptive technological forces. One is “becoming,” in which products, services and relationships are perpetually both obsolete and upgraded.

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The One Person Who Can Tame Donald Trump. Maybe.

The One Person Who Can Tame Donald Trump. Maybe.

James O’Toole
The day after General John Kelly was appointed While House chief of staff, nearly everybody and their sister were offering gratuitous advice on how Kelly should handle his unimaginably difficult job.

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Key Insights to Understanding the Role of Your Board

Key Insights to Understanding the Role of Your Board

Ian Ziskin shares that the first and most fundamental responsibility of the board is to represent the interests of shareholders—those individuals and institutions that invest capital in the company and expect a financial return.

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