succession planning

Succession Planning Case Studies: GM Solid, Microsoft Sucky

An HR nerd like me sees news from the business world dealing with hiring, succession and promotional decisions as fascinating. Big public companies allow you a peek into how decisions… Get the Rest

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WEBINAR: Do You Build Your Company Around People Who Can “Fake it Until They Make It”?

CLICHE ALERT:  Stop me when you've heard these before... "We really are looking to hire smart people..." "Smart people figure things out...." "Smart people aren't afraid of change.." Blah, blah, blah... The problem

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Ending the Fiction of Lifetime Employment

You probably aren't working in the last job you'll ever have.  Heck, there's a good chance you're not even in the single digits of employers before you retire.

Acronym of NBT for Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing In HR

The next big thing in HR is also the #1 thing HR sucks in.  Whether you're feeling it or not in your organization, hiring is coming back.  That

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The Changing of the Guard: Gen Y wants a job, just not that one!

Good news, Gen Yers -- that moment we've been waiting for is coming! At my last job, I replaced a retiring 42-year employee.  In the last two weeks, I've

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Daddy, where do CEO’s come from?

Not HR, sweetie.  They don't come from HR. Today's posting is of the "food for thought" variety, rather than a checklist of ways to up your talent game.  I


As You Go

One of the biggest failures of the "candidate experience" dialogue is that the main point is usually lost on folks... treat people humanely. Process, products and/or people will


The HR Olympics

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best - it's like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every


How To Tell if Your Performance Review Is Shot to Hell (Image and Webinar)

OK - I promised you an image up front, so here it is.   Take a look and we'll discuss after the jump: Here's what the image means.  If


Succession Hiring, Average Managers and Lazy Men Playing Tennis

On a recent visit to the park near my house, I saw four guys playing tennis at the courts next to the playground.  “Good for them,” I thought to myself.  “Early