Training, Learning & Development

Coaching the James Bond Way

Remember what it was like to be busy in the year 2000? It was nothing compared with today’s overwhelmingly-connected-at-all-times kind of busy. Now we’ve got texts, emails, WhatsApp, phone calls, Skype and Zoom to contend with. Given our high level…

Retain Talent By Getting to Know Your People

It’s certainly fair to say that employee retention has always been among the more worrying concerns of HR professionals. Keeping good, trained, onboarded talent instead of constantly recruiting and ramping up new workers is an easily supported strategy, as it…

Are You Bike-Shedding Your Feedback?

Bike-shedding refers to the act of spending lots of time on unimportant details while leaving crucial matters unattended. The term traces back to 1955 article in The Economist by C. Northcote Parkinson, a British naval historian and author. “Parkinson’s Law…

The Powerful Case For Internal Mobility

Over the course of a long career in talent management, I’ve often been asked about strategies related to critical hires. The conversation usually goes something like this: “We are having a difficult time hiring for xyz job. There just doesn’t…

Are You Delivering the Development Your Team Wants?

In “Millennials Want Jobs to Be Development Opportunities,” the Gallup Organization reports the following: Development is a top factor in retaining millennials. Millennials value development more than other generations do (87% to 69%). The majority of millennials are not getting…

How to Prepare Managers to Talk About Pay

Of all the topics organizations need to talk about, you’d think they’d be most effective about communicating compensation. After all, although you hope that employees love their jobs, they work to earn money — to pay their mortgage, put gas…

3 HR Processes Made Easier By Automation

Paperwork has long been considered a critical component of the HR industry. For years, even the most talented professionals in the sector spent hours approving, signing, and mailing forms as part of onboarding, training and scheduling processes. However, as technology…