How-Tos Archives

You Can’t Fix What You Refuse to See

“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.” — Mickey Mantle Understanding what lies ahead is critical to making the right decisions. Accepting reality requires to remain open to new information — especially the one that challenges…

How Analytics Can Help You Decide Pay Increases

According to Aon’s 2017 U.S. salary increase survey, more than two-thirds of employers were taking some kind of action to increase merit pay differentiation, with 40% reducing or eliminating increases for lesser performers. This suggests that spreading pay raises across the…

What Should You Look for in a Hire?

Competencies have become the building blocks to determining success in an open role. When you identify competencies that are required for success in critical roles within your organization, you create a higher likelihood of job fit and success. Additionally, the…

How to Get Your C-Suite to Care About Culture

How can HR professionals help C-suite leaders care about culture? Or, even better, help senior leaders proactively engage in culture management? The good news is that most senior leaders understand that culture is important. 82% of respondents to Deloitte’s 2016…

How to Gracefully Admit You’re Wrong

In a past organization, I routinely interacted with an employee who just couldn’t bring himself to admit being wrong about anything. No matter if we were dealing with misjudgment about how well a new hire might work out, about the…

How HR Can Make Budgeting More Precise

Our customers sometimes tell us the stories that led them to seek out a workforce intelligence solution. One such story clearly describes a core inefficiency that is common to many companies. At this company, the leadership team wanted to develop…

Here’s What to Ask When Choosing a PEO

You have an HR problem. You’re swatting metaphorical gnats — HR administrative tasks that are persistent, complex, and headache-inducing. You don’t have the time to take care of all these tasks on your own (or within your already established team),…

What It Takes to Build Trust On a Team

Early in my career, I believed that exceptional individual skills and hard work were the only qualities anyone needed in order to succeed. Experience quickly showed me I was wrong. At the time, I had a strong friendship with one…