Category Archives: Trends

The Slow Rise of Telecommuting

October 11, 2016   

With ever-increasing mobility and digital connectedness in the 21st century, there are many who dream about offices just fading away entirely. Will it happen? As it stands now, most people still head into the office for the daily work routine. It hasn’t caught on nearly as quickly as everyone thought it would, but it’s interesting […]

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Fit versus Diversity in Hiring

June 25, 2016   

An increasing number of companies are running into a distressing conundrum that pits the need for hiring people who are a good “fit” for an organization against more recent notions that make a strong case for diversity as a hiring goal. Are these two common hiring goals mutually exclusive? If not, what is the way […]

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Analytics for Talent Management

June 25, 2016   

The age of Big Data is here, and just about every business knows they ought to be tapping into it to generate actionable insights and better business decision-making. Generating reams or gigabytes of data, however, is the easy part. Without the analytics tools and expertise to make sense of that data, the promise of Big […]

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Talent Management in the Age of Agile

June 25, 2016   

The whole concept of agile emerged from the software development industry as a way of making the development process more efficient and effective with streamlined communication and rapid decision-making in an intensely collaborative, typically cross-functional teamwork environment. It’s about rapid response to change and adapting quickly to ever-changing landscapes. The concept is being increasingly applied […]

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The Rise of Transgender Issues in the Workplace

June 25, 2016   

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 established as federal law the prohibition against private employers engaging in discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, it has only been very recently that that the law’s Title VII has been interpreted to include gender identity and gender expression, thereby providing protection to transgender […]

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Who are Your Superbosses?

January 30, 2016   

Everyone knows what a good boss does – hits the goals and leads the team. But what do you call people who far surpass their goals and create the next set of leaders your company needs to reach a whole new level in its development? Leadership and Management expert Sydney Finkelstein of the Tuck School […]

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Recognizing and Managing Overachievers

November 5, 2015   

The term overachiever can draw sharp and distinctive reactions from people, particularly in the workplace. On one side are people who view overachievers as the dream employees, while there are some who feel the term is one that’s not necessarily positive. While “overachiever” isn’t a new term, it’s become more prevalent in talent management, particularly […]

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Managers as Coaches, Part IV: Giving Feedback

August 18, 2015   

One of the great things about coaching is its flexibility. It can be as general as it needs to be or as specific as it needs to be, such as addressing a problem or concern. And it’s an appropriate tool for employees at any and all levels of the organization as well. This will be […]

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Managers as Coaches, Part III: Asking Great Questions

August 18, 2015   

At this point in the series on managers as coaches, it’s time to remind you how important this is. My first article in the series made the case for taking the coaching approach – it just works. Now you need to also understand that if you get this whole coaching thing right, you’ll be ahead […]

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Managers as Coaches, Part II: How Coaches Listen

August 18, 2015   

I hope the first article in this managers as coaches series drove home the first important point I wanted to make, which is that coaching is the approach in which your managers should be trained to bring out the best of all employees. But if you’re like many, you may still be wondering exactly what’s […]

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