Can tapping the power of the individual influence a more positive future of work in manufacturing?


Posted by Paul Wellener, Ben Dollar, and Heather Ashton Manolian on February 11, 2019.

As the Deloitte 2018 Human Capital Trends study highlights, the power of the individual is growing. And it’s being propelled by the rise of the social enterprise, a massive shift in which organizations are no longer judged solely on business performance, but on their relationships with their communities and their impact on employees, customers, and society at large. It’s a shift that is exacerbated by today’s hyper-connected world where individuals can research companies instantaneously and express their perspectives—anywhere, at any time. The new dynamics of the workplace are having a profound impact on how employees view their careers and, in turn, how employers need to approach talent management.

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Live long and prosper?

Sure, but first we need to reinvent 21st-century careers for century-long lives


Posted by Jeff Schwartz, David Mallon, on February 8, 2019.

Of all the trends and topics we talk with organizations about, there’s one that consistently causes an almost visceral response: careers. The way careers are changing, the evolving relationship between workers and employers, and what it even means to have a career today are causing people a lot of anxiety, both in the business context of managing a workforce and personally, as individuals managing their own work life. Is all the angst warranted? There’s no doubt careers have changed and will keep changing, and with change comes uneasiness. But there’s also great opportunity for reimagining and reinventing rewarding careers.

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Turn Quality of Hire into insights for a competitive advantage

The importance of TA analytics


Posted by Bill Cleary, Charles Goretsky, and Navti Narang, on February 6, 2019.

Finding the right high-performing talent is a key imperative in today’s highly competitive market—it’s tough to win with less-skilled, less-motivated, and less-culturally-matched people on your team. And business executives are keenly aware of this fact—Quality of Hire (QoH) is the Talent Acquisition (TA) outcome that matters most. Here’s a look at some ways to measure it.

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Preserving the secret sauce of a tech startup through integration


Posted by Eileen Fernandes, Kevin Knowles, and Britney Sussman on January 31, 2019.

The “arms race” for more capable talent has led many companies to acquire startups in order to fill emerging needs. This trend of “acqui-hiring” is becoming more popular than ever, and it’s not just larger tech companies buying smaller ones. Increasingly, companies across all industries and sectors are buying tech startups to close the talent and innovation gap. But while an acqui-hire can offer a more expedient path to the right talent mix, the workforce integration is far from simple.

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The rise of the social enterprise: Now it’s personal


Posted by Jeff Schwartz and David Mallon on January 29, 2019.

It’s impossible to be a social enterprise—a company that serves both a social and business purpose—without respecting the newfound power of the individual. Individuals are one of the three key macro forces driving the rise of the social enterprise, alongside expectations that businesses will step in to lead on society’s biggest issues and the impact of rapid technological change. From social media likes to in-person protests and everything in between, the individuals that make up today’s workforce wield more power and influence than ever before. Stopping this movement is not an option, so organizations should consider joining it.

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The digital revolution and your candidate as customer

HR for humans: How data, digital, and human-centered design can transform HR


Posted by Mike Grennier on January 28, 2019.

While the customer has long been king in business—and rightly so—the digital age has enabled companies to treat customers like royalty by catering to their needs and preferences in unprecedented ways. Now, a competitive job market and underlying social and workforce trends have given employers another royal to consider: candidates. How is your Talent Acquisition organization taking advantage of digital capabilities to treat candidates like customers?

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What gets measured gets done…unless you’re HR?


Posted by Arthur Mazor and Michael Stephan on January 24, 2019.

Raise your hand if you’ve received a survey in the last week asking for your feedback on a purchase or transaction, posted feedback online, or read others’ reviews to help you make a decision. There’s no disputing the prevalence and importance of measuring customer satisfaction and the widespread use of metrics in just about every facet of business as a tool to evaluate and improve performance. So, if workers are HR’s customers, with the power to make or break business success, how well are you tracking and measuring their experience and satisfaction? And, more importantly, what are you doing to improve it?

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