Build-A-Bear CEO Shares Her Secret to Turnaround Success

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Turning a struggling organization around is a daunting challenge that many people would run from.  Sharon Price John, however, runs toward tough jobs and has a successful track record of turning around unstable brands and unprofitable businesses.

Breakdown Those Analytics Silos

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Photo: Matt BatchelorIntegrated analytics key to strategy execution. Knowledge analytics, workforce analytics, process analytics, analytics in finance—all are topics featured on APQC’s analytics expertise page.

How Cisco is Rewriting the Rules on Performance Management

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The 2016 Great Place to Work® Conference starts today in sunny San Diego and I'm thrilled that I'll be attending the conference! Last week I had the opportunity to interview one of the presenters--Ashley Goodall, Senior Vice President of Leadership and Team Intelligence, Cisco Systems, Inc. who will be speaking on Making People Leaders Your Biggest Bet. In this interview with Mr.

How to Build a High-Trust Culture—Lessons from the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, through the Eyes of a Millennial

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Building a high-trust culture should be on the mind of every business leader as findings released by Great Place to Work® reveal the close connection between high-trust organizational cultures and voluntary employee turnover. Organizations featured on the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list have a voluntary turnover rate half that of industry peers. So, what are these organizations doing differently?

No More Excuses—Just Get Predictive!

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In this final blog post based on our recent interview, Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp. explains what predictive workforce analytics maturity really means and provides insights for organizations transitioning to making data-based workforce decisions.

Congrats!! to APQC Members on the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

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APQC is proud to congratulate and recognize the APQC member organizations who have earned spots on the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. Being a great workplace can boost employee retention, workforce productivity, job applications, and financial returns. Learn what it takes to become a great workplace from the APQC resources below.

Louis Richardson of IBM on Making Social Smart

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Virtually every mature KM program has or wants a social collaboration aspect, via SharePoint, Yammer, a wiki, or any one of the myriad open source or inexpensive proprietary and public social networking sites. Employees want to connect as easily at the office as they do in their personal life for a quick exchange, to follow people they like, and to create a personal brand.

Analytics Maturity: Getting the Intersections Right

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In any organization, during the early stages of building analytical muscle, there will be competing views on what the maturity ladder looks like. To sort out what’s what, start with a common language for describing how analytics will serve strategic aims of the enterprise as a whole. Avoid being fenced in by groups of skunk works going after radical but narrow innovations. Beware as well that some people speak only in the dialects favored by the IT profession.

Will Advancements in Workforce Analytics Broaden Your Career Opportunities?

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Ever heard of predictive succession planning? How about predictive career pathing or pervasive workforce analytics? Find out what predictive workforce analytics advancements are on the horizon, in this third blog post based on my interview with Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp.

No Talent Shortages Here: The Real Challenges Facing Predictive Workforce Analytics

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At APQC, we get a lot of questions about whether or not there is a shortage of data scientist talent. Recently, I had the opportunity to ask Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp. for her perspective on this issue. Read her answer in this second blog post based on our interview. Greta’s answer surprised me and opened my eyes to a less talked about, but no less important, analytics talent shortage.