What are Predictive Analytics and Big Data?

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Predictive analytics is a process where people bridge the gap between knowledge, data, and action. Big Data, which is a collection of data that is extremely large and complex, is increasingly making the list as a key trend. While it's a hot topic, most companies have not been successful at leveraging data for predictive analysis. Most organizations are still focused on siloed, historic data and examining trends versus forward-looking analytics.

Top Leadership Best Practices, Leadership Styles, and Skills Gaps

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APQC research shows that a certain leadership style may be more effective at minimizing skills gaps. Organizations embodying a less traditional and more contemporary leadership style, a group we call “dynamic leadership organizations,” are experiencing smaller skills gaps and are less concerned about a leadership skills deficit compared to organizations using a traditional leadership style.

5 Ways Social Media Has Changed HR

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Social recruiting is among the top 5 HR trends that HR functions are prioritizing in 2014. Yet, using social media in the performance feedback process is not a priority for HR. These are among the findings of APQC’s newly released HR Performance, Priorities, and Trends survey report. According to guest blogger Dave Clemens, senior writer for Rapid Learning Institute and writer of The HR Café Blog, social media has already changed HR.

Infographic: HR Priorities, Performance, and Trends

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Is talent a top CEO priority for 2014? Has HR big data “arrived”? Is HR prepared to deliver on CEO objectives? How is HR doing in engaging and retaining employees and in generating return on human capital investments? Check out the infographic below for answers to some of these questions and download it for free in APQC's Knowledge Base.

How to Close Your Personal Leadership Skills Gaps

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APQC recently spoke with Dan McCarthy, Director of Executive Development Programs at the Paul College of Business and Economics, the University of New Hampshire (UNH). He’s the author of the award winning leadership development blog “Great Leadership” and the Great Leadership Development and Succession Planning eBook.

The "Secrets" of Leadership Development

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APQC recently spoke with Dan McCarthy, the Director of Executive Development Programs at the Paul College of Business and Economics, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). He’s the author of the award winning leadership development blog “Great Leadership” and the Great Leadership Development and Succession Planning eBook.

Leadership Deficit: Incivility at Work Detrimental to Bottom-Line

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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

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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

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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.