Tag Archives: Human Resources

The HR function of the future (Part 1 in series)

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The urgent call came on a Friday night. Our CHRO client learned the agenda for their company’s executive offsite that Monday had shifted from business as usual to how the organization would transform in light of automation. Each leader must … Continue reading →

Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution: What HR can do to unlock talent and lead their workforce through digital transformation

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It’s time to radically retool human resources. Even the most visionary CHROs can struggle with how to do that. After all, the digitally and technology-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution is causing positive and powerful disruption in almost every industry across the … Continue reading →

Building diversity and inclusion in the construction industry

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Why is diversity and inclusion so important to my business? For many executives, the question is increasingly top of mind. It’s also one that’s not easily answered. Companies are navigating the issue and while expectations of diverse workforces is not … Continue reading →

Don’t miss the EEOC’s March 31 data deadline

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It may have been off everyone’s radar for awhile, but the EEO-1 report is back. And it’s due by the end of March. As reported in 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual … Continue reading →

3 keys to executing successful corporate spin-offs

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I was recently at a conference featuring a CEO who had just completed a corporate spin-off. He was asked what, if anything, he would have done differently. His response? “More decision-making; much earlier.” His answer was pretty telling, and aligned … Continue reading →

10 tips for improving your employee town halls

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Town halls date back to New England colonies in the 1620s, where there was likely much discussion and even brash outbursts. Newspapers, and later on, radio and television, diminished the need for these open forums, but in the 1900s, they … Continue reading →

7 steps for improving employee performance management programs

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If you’re questioning the effectiveness of your performance management program, you’re not alone. Our Global Talent Management and Rewards Study found that many employers believe their performance management practices fall short when it comes to driving high performance or encouraging … Continue reading →

Four things successful leaders do during mergers and acquisitions (Part 1 in series)

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A multitude of factors are making managing and leading mergers and acquisitions through a successful integration increasingly challenging: Cross-border transactions require unifying national and corporate cultures. Mega-deals create a host of complex workforce and culture issues that can push integrations … Continue reading →

Top 5 human resources priorities for 2018

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As we take stock and reflect on HR trends from 2017, we’re reminded of the exciting developments around automation, artificial intelligence, diversity, gender parity and contractual talent. We’ve also seen previously “radical” concepts such as flexibility, personalization and transparency become … Continue reading →

Behavioral economics: A powerful way to influence employee health and wellbeing

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Gaining a deeper understanding of human behavior – and using that understanding effectively – will help us influence people to make better decisions about their health. Professor Richard Thaler, a recent recipient of the Nobel Prize, sought to prove this … Continue reading →