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How Do Organizations Attract Supply Chain Talent?

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Attracting talent to the supply chain field has and continues to be a hot topic among organizations as many supply chain professionals prepare to retire. A couple of years ago an APQC study revealed that 67 percent of surveyed organizations had made talent management initiatives a top priority in…

Feeling Pressure to Get Predictive?

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Not long ago, I launched an APQC research study to examine how organizations were using big data in human capital management. I had read many articles on the topic. In the Workforce Management article “Big Data, Bigger Deal,” Michelle Rafter defines HR big data writing: “The term ‘HR big data…

4 Ways to Train Away Your Talent Shortages

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In my last blog post, Recruiting Won’t Solve Your Talent Shortage, I wrote that training and development is often overlooked as a talent shortage solution. APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in training and development provides a clue as to why. It shows that most organizations today…

Recruiting Won't Solve Your Talent Shortage

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When your organization faces a skill shortage is recruiting the primary solution? If you answered yes, your organization may be approaching talent scarcity with one hand tied behind its back.  As a worker, you’ve likely experienced the consequences of persistent skills shortages. When jobs…

Is the Finance Career Path Losing Its Shine?

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Elissa Tucker, my APQC colleague, and I recently gave a presentation to a webinar audience organized by www.proformative.com. Our topic: APQC research suggests that that there is a shrinking pipeline of entry-level finance and accounting talent—and too many senior finance leaders don’t recognize…