Augmented Reality Benefits on an HR Budget

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Augmented reality—AR for short—has the potential to completely redefine what it means to be a skilled worker.

The Greatest Talent Solution—Ever

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Has unwanted turnover got you down? Tired of open positions taking months to fill? Worried about leaders retiring and taking years of expertise with them? I’ve got a solution for you. 

It’s strategic workforce planning. And, it’s the most fruitful human capital management process you’ll ever use!

Ok, I’ve watched too many infomercials lately. But, strategic workforce planning really is the HCM process that keeps on giving. It will help you:

Is the Employee Survey Process Broken Too?

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A lot of attention is given to the broken performance review process. But, has this focus on performance reviews led us to overlook another human capital management process that is also in need of fixing? Recently, I read a blog post that had me asking this question.

Making 2017 My Year of "Personal Accountability"

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My husband is a college basketball coach. Over the holiday break, he gave each of his players a copy of the book, QBQ: The Question Behind the Question®.

He had noticed that when his players made mistakes on the court, their first response was to blame a teammate. 

Performance Reviews: How to Tell If It's Time to Break with Tradition

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In my last blog, I wrote about the pros and cons of the annual performance evaluation and asked for your personal opinion on whether performance evaluations should stay or go. If you haven’t had a chance to vote in our poll, click on the image below to tell us what you think.

Performance Reviews: The Great Debate--Should They Stay or Go?

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The end of the year can mean many things for employees and their managers: a few days off for the holidays, a little down time to clean out files and inboxes, or a great time to start planning ahead for the New Year. At many companies, it is also the time when managers call employees into their offices for their long-awaited, and sometimes dreaded, annual performance reviews. 

Could Pokémon Go Teach Us About Managing People?

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My life has become a never-ending quest. 

Evenings and weekends, I’m roaming the streets of my town in search of Pokémon.

Leaders Beware The Next Big, New, Shiny Thing

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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.

Employee Engagement: Myths, Predictions, & Your Responsibilities

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That’s not a typo. I meant to say “your responsibilities” in the title. Employee engagement is commonly thought of as an HR concern. However, as I learned in conducting a recent email interview with engagement expert Don MacPherson, this is just one of many myths about employee engagement. In the interview, I asked Don to share some common misunderstandings about employee engagement.