Leadership Deficit: Incivility at Work Detrimental to Bottom-Line

Elissa Tucker's picture

APQC recently spoke with Mary Jo Asmus, owner and operator of Aspire Collaborative Services LLC, about how leaders can promote civility in the work place. Aspire Collaborative Services LLC is an executive coaching firm established to work with leaders and teams who are smart and want increased focus on the things that will make them extraordinary.

Infographic: Gaps in Supply Chain Talent

Becky Partida's picture

With the more strategic role of the supply chain comes a greater need for supply chain employees who can meet the needs of a complex, global economy. Add to this the fact that many senior supply chain professionals are going to retire soon and you have widespread shortage of desired skills in the supply chain workforce.

New Year, New HR

Sue Lam's picture

While many of us make personal resolutions for the new year, the companies we work for also make resolutions in the form of business initiatives and strategies. For example, your CEO could give greater priority to business objectives that were not previously ranked highly before. According to a SHRM study, in the past, HR has given key priority to managing talent, improving leadership development, strategic work force planning, and enhancing employee engagement.

Can Millenials Bridge the Supply Chain Talent Gap?

Becky Partida's picture

Recent surveys of supply chain executives have shown that attracting and retaining talent in the supply chain is a big concern, especially in light of the impending retirement of baby boomers who have long made up the bulk of supply chain professionals. Last week at the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit in Dallas, the subject of the supply chain talent gap was a popular one. Almost as frequently raised was the subject of attracting Millenials to the supply chain field.

Five Tips for Coping with Holiday Work Stress

Sue Lam's picture

The end-of-year holiday season is a time for friends, family, parties, and gifts, but it is also a time for project close-outs, strategic planning, and budgeting for the next fiscal year. Juggling all of these home and work demands at the same time can be stressful. To help take the pressure off this holiday season, here are five tips to help you relax. These tips are culled from secondary research I've conducted in the past as a social and health research psychologist.

Performance Management Success Factors

Sue Lam's picture

"Painful," "too much effort," "not popular," "a necessary evil"—when employees use these kinds of words to describe a particular process you know that process is broken and needs to be improved. These were the words that APQC employees used to describe APQC's pre-2012 employee performance management process.

How did APQC go from a broken performance management process to one that drives better performance? Elissa Tucker and I share five success factors that helped APQC transform its performance management process, which includes a focus on:

APQC Named as a Top Work Place in Houston

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The Houston Chronicle recently named its Top Work Places for 2013. APQC was named 21st out of 140 best small organizations to work for based on the results from employee surveys.

10 Talent Management Best Practices

Sue Lam's picture

A number of talent management best practices have been revealed again and again in APQC’s human capital management research studies. Five of these tried-and-true talent management best practices include:

Is Managing Supply Chain Talent a Top Priority for Your Organization?

Andrea Stroud's picture

Do you agree with experts who say it is difficult for organizations to find supply chain talent that can meet the demands of a complex global economy? As supply chain becomes a more strategic function within the enterprise, managing talent within the supply chain discipline is a critical issue that has become of great interest to senior level executives in many organizations.