How Cisco's Barbarians Program Uses Crowdsourcing to Stay Ahead of the Competition

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Last week, Jennifer Cheung, director of knowledge management at Cisco, presented on an APQC webinar. She discussed how Cisco utilized crowdsourcing to harness the collective IQ, identify experts, and increase its competitive intensity. 

Recruiting Metrics and Trends with Elissa Tucker and Kris Dunn

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Recruiting professionals, what do you need to know to do your job effectively? People often ask APQC, "what do top performers in recruiting look like?" and "do top performers in recruiting cost (i.e., low cost) also have high-quality recruiting processes?" We are also asked about popular trends that impact recruiting.

China Gorman, CEO, Great Place to Work Institute, on Why Strategic HR Matters and How HR Can Become More Strategic

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In conjunction with the release of our Strategic HR Partnerships Best Practices Report, APQC is conducting a series of interviews with people who have experience with the topic of strategic HR partners. This third post in the series features China Gorman, CEO, Great Place to Work® Institute and author of the HR blog series chinagorman.com, sharing her views on the topic of strategic HR—why it matters and how HR can become more strategic. 

Houston Texans Tailgate: An Employee Engagement Activity

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The Houston Texans are a popular NFL team, particularly among employees that reside in Houston, TX. As part of a long-standing employee engagement initiative, APQC held a Texans tailgating party so that employees could spend time networking with one another and share in a common interest.

William Tincup, HR Tech and Social Media Expert, on Strategic HR Partnerships—Why They Matter and How They Can Be Developed

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In conjunction with the release of our Strategic HR Partnerships Best Practices Report, APQC is conducting a series of interviews with thought leaders on the topic of strategic HR business partners.

HR Data and Analytics: What Does Your Organization Need to Know?

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HR data has been in the news a lot lately. In particular, the topic of big data in HR is being debated in HR publications, on HR blogs, at HR conferences, etc. Take a look at these headlines from just the past month.

HR Bartender Sharlyn Lauby: Strategic HR Partnerships—Why They Matter and How They Can Be Developed

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In conjunction with the release of our Strategic HR Partnerships Best Practices Report, APQC is conducting a series of interviews with people who have experience with and are thought leaders on the topic of strategic HR business partnerships.

Leadership: What's Your Opinion?

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Forbes wrote an article on the top qualities for leaders today. But what is the state of today's organizational leadership?

Strategic HR Partnerships: How to Develop and Maintain the Business Partner Status

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APQC and other survey results show that few HR functions are working closely with business leaders to set and deliver upon organizational strategy. Most HR functions only occasionally engage with internal client leaders in a business partner, strategic advisor capacity. What are strategic HR partners doing differently compared to all other organizations?

Workplace Design: How Does It Affect Employee Performance?

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APQC recently remodeled our Houston, Texas office space! Much of the remodeling focused on updating the current space to ensure employees were comfortable in their work environment so they could do their best work.