Leadership Skills Wanted. Help is Here.

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More than three-quarters of organizations responding to APQC’s Work Force Capabilities 2011 survey indicated that senior management/executive leadership skills are somewhat or very difficult for them to secure. Eighty-six percent of these organizations plan to address this and other talent shortages by updating the content of their training and development courses and programs. APQC can help.

Executive Pay is Up. Is Your Organization Getting Its Money’s Worth?

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Reports from The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times indicate that executive compensation has been on the rise. Help ensure your organization gets as much value as possible from its investments in the executive ranks by adopting best practices in executive performance management.

Employee Wellness. It’s Good Business.

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It has taken half a century but wide-spread support for "wellness" is finally here. A majority of medium and large-size employers have implemented some form of health and productivity management (HPM) or employee wellness initiative. Common initiatives, aimed at improving employee health and productivity, include health-risk assessments, smoking cessation programs, and chronic condition management.

Resources to Help You Meet Your 2011 HR Objectives

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2011 is more than halfway through. Find HR trend, benchmarking, and best practices content that can help you reach your human capital management (HCM) goals in my latest Webinar, Now in the Knowledge Base: Human Capital Management.

In this recording, I introduce our newest content on HCM topics such as:

Filtering Out Jobless Applicants: Do We Think or Know It’s Good for Business?

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In today’s New York Times, Catherine Rampell reports that some employers are discouraging the unemployed from applying for job openings and/or filtering out jobless applicants. Rampell’s article, “The Help-Wanted Sign Comes With a Frustrating Asterisk,” lists a number of reasons why employers may be taking this step, some of which I have listed below. 

The Technical Talent Challenge: Are You Prepared?

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Amidst economic struggles and high unemployment levels, skills shortages endure. Particularly persistent and acute is the shortfall of scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) talent. Consider these findings from APQC’s recent Work force Capabilities survey. 

Is Knowledge Management an HR Priority? Should It Be?

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APQC research suggests that while many aspects of knowledge management (KM) relate to the work force, KM isn’t typically a top priority for HR. But at organizations where HR is involved in KM efforts, the benefits to business performance can be significant.

Five Best Practices for Work Force Planning Success

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What are the essential ingredients for work force planning success? What work force planning strategies, processes, and practices give your organization an advantage over competitors? In thinking about these questions, did any of the following approaches come to mind?

Seven Reasons HR Should Care About Change

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What is HR’s role in managing change at your organization?

At APQC, we have been researching organizational change for a long time. Now, more than ever we think change is a topic that should be on the mind of HR professionals. Why?

Talent is a Top CEO Priority for 2011

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To inform members working in human capital management, APQC reviewed recent CEO surveys and identified six top CEO priorities (in no particular order) for 2011: