Category Archives: Leadership and Talent

A CISO perspective: 5 key considerations for defending your business against cyber threats

I recently had the opportunity to join Tim Orchard and James Hatch of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence in a webcast discussion on how to defend your business against cyber threats. The technology component to mitigating cyber risk is a critical … Continue reading →

“FR,” your workforce is changing

Or if you are not a Gen Z, for real, your workforce is changing: with critical needs that must be addressed and new opportunities for your organization to be the employer of choice. Let’s continue with a mix of Gen … Continue reading →

The do’s and don’ts of CEO pay ratio communications

You’re probably well on your way to calculating your CEO pay ratio, but have you begun to think about the difficult task of communicating it to internal and external audiences? Or, is your plan to just address it through your … Continue reading →

Forget about software, forget about services. Think about solutions!

Do you have the perfect HR solution to address your organization’s challenges and goals? If so, stop reading. You’re all set. Maybe go grab a glass of wine and celebrate! I think it’s safe to say that as HR professionals, … Continue reading →

Changing talent strategies: The U.K. construction industry’s need to attract young workers

According to executives interviewed for the Construction Risk Index, risks associated with the megatrend ‘workforce management and talent optimisation’ combine to be the second biggest threat to construction companies over the next 10 years. The U.K. construction industry faces a … Continue reading →

Good HR looks a lot like good business

C-suite executives, including Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs), require broad business acumen  I was speaking with a client recently who asked me what I thought good HR “looks like.” My answer was swift and simple: Good HR looks like good … Continue reading →

Cracking the code: Using performance management to better retain and engage millennials

Employee retention is critical for the success of any organization. Retaining millennial employees, a group who has almost become synonymous with turnover, has become a hot topic for many of our clients as our recent research shows that cost of … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis: Useful tips – Part 2

Implementing reporting process transformation has to be a multi-discipline, collaborative exercise. Continuing our recent series of blog posts on the driving forces behind reporting process transformation in European insurance companies and some tips for achieving it, we move on to … Continue reading →

Employers can’t ask about salary history any more. So, what now?

Pay equity continues to be a hot topic: shareholder activist groups, politicians, and Hollywood stars are talking about it. For a number of companies, it’s deeply embedded in their external brand. Equal pay has been under the regulatory spotlight for … Continue reading →

Professional writing can take benefit communications from “what” to “sign me up!”

When I consult with clients, I like to emphasize the value of well-written benefit communication materials, but I often wonder if they understand its importance. Though most people are not professional writers, they’re able to recognize “good” or “not so … Continue reading →