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Human Capital Management--Top Downloads of 2011


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…

Time for a Training and Development Check-up


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…

What Makes a “Top Place to Work”?


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?…

9 Keys to Managing Executive Performance


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…

Leadership Skills Wanted. Help is Here.


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…

Employee Wellness. It’s Good Business.


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…