The transformation of the workplace—relinquishing many of the entrenched work and leadership structures that many companies and HR leaders hold dear, such as org charts and hierarchical management roles, in favor of promoting more fluid ways of people … [Read more...] about The Reengineering of the Workforce
Engagement, or lack thereof, is increasingly cited as one of the most common reasons that talented people leave their jobs. In fact, less than one-third of employees in the workforce describe themselves as “engaged” in their work (not positions). So why not … [Read more...] about Kickstart Engagement for Your New Hires
Whether it is consumers empowered to interact directly with businesses on a platform like Twitter or citizens bringing their collective voices and stories to the world on social and political issues, technology has empowered people to connect and communicate … [Read more...] about The Promise of Spring: New Growth, New Opportunities
I learned a lot about data during this year’s Ultimate Software Connections conference. Which is totally cool with me; I’m not afraid of numbers. One specific term was “big data.” Now, I admit that I had heard the term but didn’t really have my arms around … [Read more...] about Big Data and Predicting Turnover
According to Gartner Research, succession planning in the C-Suite is a significant concern. I’d argue it’s a concern at every level in an organization. When 61% of employed workers are open to or looking for a new job, companies need to allocate resources … [Read more...] about Have you Future Proofed your Company?
One of the definitions that has always perplexed me is talent management. If I talk to a dozen people, I'll get several different answers about what talent management is and its individual components.Lisa Sterling, director of people engagement at Ultimate … [Read more...] about Wrap Up from #UltiConnect 2012 – Talent Management is a Journey not a Destination
I've always been a numbers person. I think there's much we can learn from looking at data and statistics. And it's never too late to embrace the numbers. In fact, Thomas Otter, vice president of research at Gartner Research coined the phrase "statistically … [Read more...] about Live from #UltiConnect 2012: Statistically Aware Human Resources
Today I want to talk about something that is very important to all of us: choosing the right benefits. I relate to this because as someone with a wife and two small sons at home, it’s absolutely critical that I choose the right benefits for my family. Given … [Read more...] about Buying a House, Saving for Retirement and Choosing Benefits