How to Attract and Keep Supply Chain Talent

Becky Partida's picture

We’ve written a lot on this blog about how organizations are looking to attract supply chain professionals to offset impending retirements. We’ve also written a lot about what supply chain professionals are looking for in an employer. To put it all in perspective, APQC has created a series of infographics that look at attracting and keeping supply chain professionals. 

One Easy Tip to Be More Productive from Charles Duhigg

Carla O'Dell's picture

Being the head of a productivity center, I am on a lifelong quest to increase my own productivity and happiness. I never seem to get enough done: my “to do” list is always bigger than my “TA DA – it’s done!” list.

Leaders Beware The Next Big, New, Shiny Thing

Elissa Tucker's picture

Have you heard of the new phenomenon: The Digitally Deluded Leader? It’s the topic of APQC’s June Human Capital Management Webinar. This is a new topic for me and I am guessing it is also new to many APQC readers. So, I asked guest speaker Steve Hearsum of Roffey Park, an internationally renowned leadership institute based in the UK and Singapore, to participate in a brief interview. Read his thoughts on what digital means for leadership.

Leadership is Something Anyone Can Learn

Michael Cappelli's picture

Strong leadership has been and will continue to be important to organizational success. Recently, I spoke with Elissa Tucker, APQC's research program manager in human capital management, on the importance of leadership. She shared insights on essential leadership behaviors and steps that anyone can take to incorporate those behaviors into how they work.

What is the difference between leadership and management?

That Machine is a Better Storyteller Than Me

Carla O'Dell's picture

I am willing to bet that machines wrote some of the emails, spider crawls, and media alerts that come across your screen every day. A grizzled sports writer didn’t write the recap of the baseball game; most weather alerts and forecasts weren’t written by a meteorologist; financial analyses and stock market reports were not written by an intern or junior staffer.

Is Anxiety Infecting Your Corporate Workspace?

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(Third and final installment in my series on Chip Conley and Airbnb)

I tease Chip Conley that it seems to be his destiny to be a serial disruptor of the hospitality industry, first as founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre, the second largest boutique hotel company in America, and now as the head of Global Hospitality and Strategy with Airbnb, a hot marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world.

Dealing With Those 'Pesky" People Problems

Michael Cappelli's picture

In my last blog post, I asked APQC’s human capital management research program manager Elissa Tucker about how APQC’s HCM research can benefit professionals working outside the HR function. In this blog, I ask Elissa about other resources that professionals can use to overcome the people challenges that get in the way of productivity and quality improvement.

What are some of the people challenges that get in the way of leaders, managers, and even individual professionals as they work to achieve their business goals?

What Can Mentoring Do for Your Workplace? The Answer May Surprise You

Lauren Trees's picture

When I started scoping APQC’s Workplace Mentoring study, I thought I understood why organizations encourage employees to mentor and be mentored. First, mentoring is an inexpensive way to build employee skills and competencies so that they can become high performers and move up the ranks.  Second, the mentoring experience makes mentees feel nurtured and valued—and thus more likely to stay with their current employers.