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4 Keys to a Great Leadership Strategy

“90 percent of my job is to fail.” Speaking at an event recently, that’s how the head of a digital company described her job. She was tasked with taking risks on an ongoing basis, with the understanding that only a handful of her initiatives would

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Attributes that Make Star Performers Bad Team Leaders

Have you ever worked for a “bulldozer” boss? Someone so focused on results that they leave a path of anxiety and intimidation in their wake? Or how about a “micro-manager” who leaves their imprint on every office matter while still complaining they have too much

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Candidate ‘Ghosting’ Hurts Your Employer Brand

Urban Dictionary describes ghosting as “The act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date. This is done in hopes that the ‘ghostee’ will just ‘get the hint’ and leave the subject alone, as opposed to

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Sending Out An SMS: Recruiting Texts From Last Night

This article originally appeared on Recruiting Daily. In recruiting we spend a whole lot of time talking about striking the balance between automation and personalization, and how best to blend high tech with high touch. But for all the talk about email blasts, talent communities

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The Creative Sourcing Myth

This article originally appeared on the SourceCon blog. Herein follows a tale of sourcing woe, like that of Juliet and her Romeo. Have you ever been in a meeting with a, fill in the blank, and at the end of the meeting the conclusion is,

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How do you manage the expectations of a multigenerational workforce?

Whatever way you look at it, today’s workforce is multigenerational. The Boomers, Xers and Millennials all work together in a professional environment with very different life experiences, values and preferences. But are there really significant differences between the expectations, needs and wants of the different

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The 8 Most Common Workforce Planning Pitfalls to Avoid

Getting Workforce Planning right requires a smart balance of technology tools, scenario planning, advanced analytics and strategic insight. First and foremost, for Workforce Planning to achieve its purpose, the CHRO/VP of HR either needs to have a seat at the strategy table or be kept

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Workforce Planning Data: What Do You Need?

When it comes to Workforce Planning Data, the key is to avoid getting overwhelmed, get what you can get, and use that as a launching point. At the beginning it’s unlikely you’ll have every last piece of data or analytics you need, but use what

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Workforce Planning Process: Types of Plans & Team Members Needed

When kicking off the workforce planning process, you’ll need to understand the typical types of workforce plans and also the team members needed for buy-in and successful outcomes. There are 2 types of Workforce Plans. 1. Strategic Workforce Plan: aligns to the 3-5 year business