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.  

5 Common Hiring Mistakes and Tips for How to Avoid Them

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With talent demand high and supply low, your organization can’t afford to make hiring mistakes. A quick Google search pulls up a bounty of articles on hiring mistakes and how to avoid them. In this blog, I am sharing five common hiring mistakes and tips for avoiding them—all based on APQC benchmarking and best practices research that you can trust.

How Ericsson Achieves HR Efficiency on a Global Scale

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Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson AB has been on a journey to deliver HR services, to its nearly 100,000 employees worldwide, with increasing levels of efficiency and quality. Recently, I interviewed Ericsson’s Carlos Ballester via email to learn about Ericsson’s transition from a regional to a global HR services delivery model. Ballester, who is head of Ericsson’s global center of excellence for time, payroll, and benefits and head of its HR shared services center in Madrid, also described the benefits and challenges that have come with this change.

Engagement Must Be More Than a “Flavor of the Week”

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The percentage of U.S. workers quitting has soared to a high not seen since 2001, reported The Economist just last week. With low unemployment and a surplus of job openings, employers need to strike a balance: They must find ways to get the most from their existing workers, while also providing a positive work experience that employees will be reluctant to leave. In short, employers need proven practices for engaging employees.

Top 10 Ways to Prevent Turnover

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Tight Labor Market Signals It’s Time to Step Up Retention Efforts

Much attention is being paid to the possibility that automation will spur joblessness. This makes it easy to lose sight of the fact that there are too few workers to fill job openings today.

Diversity Lessons from Men in Tech

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Much press attention has been given to the experiences of women working in technology companies. Patricia Salgado Ph.D., a fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara California, has uniquely focused on the men working in the tech industry, conducting research into their experiences of gender diversity.

Why It's Time to Digitalize Global Rewards

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Digitalizing HR is a hot topic promising many benefits for employers and employees. In a recent email interview, Stuart Smith of Conduent, explained to me why there’s so much excitement around digitizing rewards.