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Talent Strategy News: A Strategic Plan Without A Talent Strategy Isn’t A Plan

A Strategic Plan Without a Talent Strategy Isn’t a Plan

“So what happens if I create strategy and ‘ignore’ the talent side since we have never paired the two together?” As a senior faculty member for the Human Capital Institute, I was leading a two-day strategic workforce planning session recently in Singapore when that question was posed to me.

Culture Advice: Microsoft’s CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Microsoft’s CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Just under a year ago, Microsoft launched a Twitter bot by the name of Tay (officially, Tay.ai), in an attempt to advance how artificial intelligence communicates with humans in real time. Things took a vicious turn, though, when hackers and others caused Tay to begin spewing racist and profane comments.

 

Culture Advice: Win the war for talent by improving employee experience

Win the war for talent by improving employee experience

This is not the first time I’ve heard this story. An acquaintance of mine questions whether she is in the right job, in the right industry and working for the right employer. She recounts the story of her 20-year career in different roles and divisions with the same enterprise.

 

Employer Brand News: Fortune 500 Graded “C” in Recruitment Marketing

Fortune 500 Graded “C” in Recruitment Marketing

One-third of the Fortune 500 scored an “A” or “B” on their recruitment marketing efforts. Recruitment marketing platform developer SmashFly ranked the 2016 Fortune 500 an overall “C” average or “good.” “The nation’s largest organizations are getting more sophisticated and becoming more successful by integrating digital marketing, content marketing, mobile and social into their recruiting strategies,” said Mike Hennessy, founder and CEO of SmashFly.

Culture News: Ideation Nation: 5 Ways to Rethink Team Brainstorming

Ideation Nation: 5 Ways to Rethink Team Brainstorming ” CEOWORLD magazine

We have all been there. The outset of a new initiative and without a clue of how to kick off process successfully with the right creative juices flowing while also fostering team cohesion. The standard default is a brainstorming session. Insert eye-roll. Traditional brainstorming can lead to groupthink and conformity.

 

Culture Advice: Gender Diversity On Boards And The Long Road Ahead

This Is The State Of Gender Diversity On Boards Around The World

One particular problem the recent Snap IPO news brought to light yet again is how few women sit on the boards of directors of major public companies. This, in light of the fact that recent findings from MSCI ESG, a global research firm, indicate that companies with strong female representation on boards generated a Return on Equity of 10.1% per year versus 7.4% for those without.

Employer Brand Advice: 5 Things Everyone Should Know About Squeeze Pages For Recruitment Marketing (And Especially Pipeline Building)

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Squeeze Pages for Recruitment Marketing (and Especially Pipeline Building)

If you have not been hanging out in ‘digital marketing land’ for very long, you may not be aware of what ‘a squeeze page” is. A squeeze page is a landing or lead page used to collect information such as email addresses. They are used primarily for “list building.’ List building?

 

Culture Advice: “When Do We Stop Having The Conversation And Get Stuff Done”

Sometimes HR Just Has to Go Big and Fail Fast

What would happen if HR just went ahead and tried something new? No lengthy conversations; no insisting on a unanimous consensus; and certainly no pilot. “I Googled ‘entrepreneurship and HR’, and got very, very little results,’ said Tariq Elnaga, manager, talent development & diversity at Spectra Energy.

 

Culture Advice: How These Top Companies Are Getting Inclusion Right

How These Top Companies Are Getting Inclusion Right

Creating diverse and inclusive workplaces isn’t just a “nice” thing to do. There is also a well-documented business case for how diversity positively impacts the bottom line. But once you’ve put the time and effort into building your multitalented, multifaceted A-team, you’re not going to keep them if they don’t feel valued, understood, and comfortable.

Career Advice: Use This Formula To Dial Up The Soft Skills On Your Resume

Use This Formula To Dial Up The Soft Skills On Your Resume

First things first: Soft skills play an important role in hiring. Employers aren’t looking for robots that can only execute on a job description. They need people who can positively impact the culture and see what’s around the corner-people with depth (this goes triple for executives, by the way).

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