How GE Digital Changed Its Approach to Talent Management

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Digital success hinges not just on how an organization leverages technology, but also on how the organization approaches talent management. This is what we are finding as we explore the role that HR and workers play in digital transformation.

7 Smart Ways to Create Better Employee Engagement

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Workers today have many options when it comes to choosing where they work. In a recent episode of the National Public Radio (NPR) program Planet Money—an episode titled Quit Threat!—economist Heidi Shierholz likened the situation to workers having a superpower. Program host Kenny Malone summed up the situation in the United States “We are either at full employment or very close, and that puts us in a moment where power is shifting from employers to workers.” 

How BASF Finds Talent in a Tight Labor Market

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Finding qualified talent is one of the biggest challenges for employers today. Our research shows that employers are in search of innovative ways to fill open positions. Chemical company BASF has found, and is having success with, a number of talent acquisition innovations. Recently, I interviewed BASF’s Heidi Gerhard, director of leadership, organizationl capability and culture, about how the organization has transformed its approach to hiring in ways that allow it to secure the best talent in a tight labor market.

4 Building Blocks for Talent Acquisition Transformation

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Following is a guest post from Melissa Thompson, VP Talent Acquisition at McGraw-Hill. Thompson’s work at McGraw-Hill illustrates how to set the foundation for a successful transformation by focusing not just on technology, but also on people and processes. Learn more from the on-demand APQC webinar in which Thompson discusses How McGraw-Hill Is Transforming Talent Acquisition

The Employee Experience—Is There Value Behind the Buzz?

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A new marvel is sweeping across organizations, promising to positively transform work. It’s called the employee experience and its one of the most talked about developments in human capital management circles today. But, behind this talk, lies a lot of confusion.

What exactly is the employee experience and how can organizations get in on the benefits it promises?  

Cool Ways to Acquire Top Talent

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Talent acquisition is an executive concern as a scarcity of qualified job candidates threatens to limit productivity and innovation. As a result, organizations are going to great lengths to secure top talent:

Is Career Development Still Relevant?

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This is the question we were asking as APQC embarked on its most recent training and development research study. We wondered: Has the prevalence of job hopping, layoffs, and flat organizations lessened the value of career development in the eyes of employers and employees?  

7 Recruiting Resolutions for 2019

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It’s a competitive time for hiring. Employer demand for workers has surpassed the supply of active job seekers. Achieving the 2019 business objectives that your organization has worked so hard to set will require stand-out recruiting practices. Following are seven recruiting resolutions for ensuring your organization has the talent needed for a successful new year.

Tips for Talking About Performance

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When you sit down for your annual performance discussion, will the conversation focus on reviewing 2018 or planning for a better 2019?

Top 10 Ways to Onboard New Hires

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What do you recall about your first day on the job? 

Our first days in a new job are some of our most memorable work experiences. And too often they do not make for positive memories. The typical onboarding process can leave new hires overwhelmed. New hires are inundated with forms, information, and new faces. Yet, at the same time, they may find themselves bored, without a computer, or even a lunch mate.