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.

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

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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.

"Freedom to Dream, Courage to Act": A Celebration of Jack Grayson

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C. Jack Grayson, founder of APQC, former professor and business school dean, and former chairman of President Nixon's Price Commission, turned 90! To celebrate the occasion, Jack's relatives, friends, and the APQC family headed out to Sealy, TX to watch Jack go skydiving with Westside Skydivers. We are so proud of Jack's lifetime of accomplishments and he continues to motivate and encourage us to do our best each and every day.

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

Andrea Stroud's picture

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.