Category Archives: Assessment and Evaluation

Linking Performance Reviews & Training

September 9, 2016   

In May 2016, Forbes published an article declaring the performance review to be dead or at least no longer particularly useful. As the contributing writer, Liz Ryan, wrote: “I presided over the annual performance-review process for 10,000 employees and I regret it now. Performance reviews are expensive, time-consuming and pointless. They are worse than pointless […]

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2016’s Top Talent Management Priority

May 16, 2016   

Deloitte’s recently released study found that in 2016, the top priority for talent managers is organization design. As the study reports: After three years of struggling to drive employee engagement and retention, improve leadership, and build a meaningful culture, executives see a need to redesign the organization itself, with 92 percent of survey participants rating […]

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Exploring Holacracy in the Workplace

April 4, 2016   

We’ve talked about Zappos and their unique approach to talent management and corporate culture in the past, and lately, they’ve been making headlines for another aspect of their employment structure: the implementation of a holacracy.

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Mainstream Companies Embracing Predictive Analysis in Hiring

December 16, 2015   

Foot Locker, a well-known retailer of athletic gear and footwear, has announced it will move toward using predictive analysis to hire employees, particularly as they face limited growth in sales and a high turnover rate.

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Cultural Integration for M&As

November 16, 2015   

Whenever two companies come together through the merger and acquisition (M&A) process, something many forget to consider are the difficulties that arise when two different company cultures come together. Oddly enough, even though it is this difference of cultures that often leads to M&A failure in delivering expected outcomes, surprisingly little attention is paid to […]

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Understanding the Millennial Job Search

October 23, 2015   

Millennials are undoubtedly the future of the workforce, and employers are always searching for the tools and techniques that are going to allow them to source the best talent from this multi-faceted generation. By 2020 millennials will account for 40 percent of the workforce, making understanding how to not only manage but also how to […]

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Spotlight On The 2015 Holiday Season and How to Hire

October 23, 2015   

While the average person may barely even be considering the holidays right now, for businesses that need to hire seasonal employees the time is now.

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What Analytics Should Mean to You

May 28, 2015   

Big Data is shaping up to be the buzz trend of the 21st century with the widest-ranging implications and impacts. I can’t think of a single aspect of business where it won’t come into play in some form, including talent management and HR. This is one of those areas where talent management and HR could […]

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5 Tools for Greater Self-Knowledge

March 9, 2015   

One of the most important things for all employees in the 21st century is to increase their level of self-knowledge, and this is especially true for anyone with either management or leadership ambitions. Below are 5 of the best overall tools to ratchet up your own level of self-knowledge about who you are and what […]

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The Personal SWOT Analysis

March 4, 2015   

Many people are familiar with the classic SWOT analysis, the 2×2 matrix with its four elements of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Interestingly enough, know one really knows the origins of this essential tool. Although often credited to Stanford University’s Albert Humphrey who used it back in the 1960s and 1970s, he does not claim […]

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