What Great Innovative Companies Have in Common

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I recently talked to Claude Legrand, managing partner of Ideaction, Inc. to find out what makes companies leaders in innovation and what makes other companies struggle.

APQC: What sets successful companies in innovation apart from the rest?

What's Your Leadership Culture?

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For the past year, APQC has been doing in-depth research on the topic of leadership. We've looked at everything from the causes of the leadership deficit to the different types of leadership styles preferred by most organizations today.

Have you ever wondered what the leadership culture is like at your organization? Does your organization have an environment that promotes leadership development?

HR Scorecards: Do You Measure Up?

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In today’s volatile business environment, new trends can come up quickly and the HR function must effectively tackle the issues that shape their workplace. Because HR is made up of several different practice areas, it’s important to measure their performance across each area to ensure good performance across the entire function.

How Data and Analytics Can Improve Recruiting

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Does your recruiting function use data and analytics to guide its decisions? Recent research suggests that recruiting functions that use data may be more effective compared to those that do not. According to an analysis of data from a recent APQC survey of recruiting professionals, recruiting functions that use data to make recruiting decisions report fewer recruiting challenges and unrealistic hiring manager expectations.

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.