Aligning Performance Management with the New Standard

Effective performance management is critical in reform; you need to manage performance in a way that ensures talent is adding to the bottom line instead of stripping away…

Centralization, Selection and Standardization: Building an Effective and Efficient Talent Acquisition Process at UPMC

Health systems are realizing that talent will be the differentiator in providing cost-effective, patient-centered care. How do you build an efficient, effective talent acquisition process across diverse business…

Partner Webcast: Talent Development for Challenging Locations

Energy multinationals operating in challenging parts of the world where infrastructure is developing, government processes are not yet mature, and the geopolitical situation may be unstable, require unique…

Mind the Gap: The Crisis of Leadership Development in Knowledge Based Firms

Have you ever seen a leader in a knowledge based firm suddenly ‘blow up’ after a promotion? Maybe someone really bright, who understands their specialty, flailing around (and to be blunt, pissing people off) after they have been moved to a senior role?

The Industry’s Most Critical Pipeline – Enticing the Next Generation of Leaders

In the face of a graying workforce and a competitive labor market, it is vital for energy companies to attract a new generation of skilled workers to fill…

FAA furloughs keeping some air travelers waiting

As part of the automatic spending cuts that went into effect earlier this spring, just hitting the FAA this week, all agency employees will lose one day of work every other week. That means fewer controllers in the towers and fewer flights will be allowed to take off and land so the remaining employers aren’t overwhelmed.

Conquering the New World – Finding Leadership Talent in Emerging Markets

The expected growth in demand — in both operations and talent markets — in emerging countries has led to a significant shift in the emphasis and configuration of…

The Five Drivers of Happiness at Work

And the “science of happiness at work” has big benefits for individuals too. If you’re really happy at work, you’ll solve problems faster, be more creative, adapt fastest to change, receive better feedback, get promoted quicker and earn more over the long-term.

Do Happier People Work Harder?

Employee engagement may seem like a frill in a downturn economy. But it can make a big difference in a company’s survival. In a 2010 study, James K. Harter and colleagues found that lower job satisfaction foreshadowed poorer bottom-line performance.

Four Things Leaders Can Do To Reduce Team Conflicts

Studies of workplace behaviors reveal some startling statistics with regard to the impact that conflict has on business performance. One study indicates that two out of three employee performance problems can be traced to unresolved interpersonal conflicts. Another study estimates that the average manager spends something like forty percent of their time addressing workplace conflicts.

The 3 Ways Candidates Get Beheaded Expecting Counter Offers

RJ’s basic premise is that counter offers come across as fake and forced when provided by a boss or employer who’s been ignoring the employee in question for months if not years. RJ’s on the money with his take on the issue, but there’s an important qualifier that the candidate side needs to understand: You never take an offer to your employer as a conditional resignation expecting that they’re going to counter. As soon as you do that, you’re screwed. You’ve overplayed your hand.