Even When On-Campus Hiring Slows, University Recruiting Relations Should Remain Steady

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More than three-quarters of organizations in APQC’s Open Standard’s Benchmarking database source talent from colleges and universities. Over half recruit from technical schools or colleges. Although the pace of on-campus hiring has yet to reach pre-recession levels, organizations should not neglect their on-campus recruiting relationships.

Should HR Solicit Employee Feedback on Its Performance?

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Lately, I have been writing a lot about managing employee and executive performance.* Today, I came across an article in People Management magazine that got me thinking about a different kind of performance management—performance management for the HR function.

2 Workforce Trends Articles Published

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What trends will impact your business in 2012? Are talent shortages and generational discord on your list? APQC recently bylined articles on these trends.

Workforce Capabilities Fall Short

Human Capital Management--Top Downloads of 2011

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Growth, talent, speed, risk, reputation, and sustainability—these are six CEO priorities that we reported on at the start of 2011. Throughout the year, we published and promoted human capital management (HCM) content aimed at helping organizations meet these CEO objectives.

Below is a list of our most downloaded HCM content in 2011. Each item covers at least one aspect of the CEO agenda—an agenda that we anticipate will endure into the new year. If you missed any of these items, check them out today and get a jumpstart on 2012.

Time for a Training and Development Check-up

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More than half of workers in the United States feel the need to develop skills. But, fewer than a quarter of U.S. workers feel that their employer is providing the kind of formal training that would help them develop their skills. These survey findings were released last week by consulting company Accenture.*

What Makes a “Top Place to Work”?

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Free lunch, on-site gym, relaxed dress, and complimentary massages—right?

Recently, APQC was identified as a top place to work. Based on the results of our 2011 employee survey, Workplace Dynamics designated APQC as meeting their national standard for top workplaces.

But what does this mean? Beyond enticing perks, what makes a workplace tops?

Process Management—Another Solid Solution for Boosting HR Performance

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In my last blog post I wrote about how HR shared service centers can be a powerful vehicle for perfecting HR operations—containing work force costs, speeding work force transactions, and delivering exceptional HR customer service. In this blog post, I want to talk about another strategy for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the HR organization: process management.

Process management is an approach to governing the flow of work across an organization. When applied specifically to the HR organization, process management involves:

Perfecting HR Operations: The HR Shared Services Solution

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At the start the year, I identified six priorities for HR. Among them was the imperative for HR to perfect its operations. In the article, Human Capital Management 2011, I wrote:

9 Keys to Managing Executive Performance

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Now is the time for organizations to focus on executive performance. A recent survey of 1,800 executives conducted by global management consulting firm Booz & Company found:

“The majority of executives in all industries indicate that their companies lack ‘coherence’: They struggle with setting a clear and differentiating strategy, ensuring day-to-day decisions are in line with their strategy and allocating resources in a way that supports the strategy.”

Protect Your Organization’s Intellectual Capital

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With the impending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, the need for transferring knowledge is a business imperative. A recent BusinessWeek article, Intelligence Lost: The Boomers Are Exiting, notes “The loss of business intelligence and corporate knowledge, especially in R&D-focused organizations, could amount to billions of dollars in lost intellectual capital. Leaders must act fast.” If you are an HR leader, where do you start?