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Companies Are Maximizing Only 5% of Their Workforces

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The longest tenured are also the least likely to be engaged• 
Three key attributes to performance exist in only 5% of workers


How Your Mission Drives Your Strategy

Southwest Airlines is an unusual company. In an industry notorious for losing money, it has achieved over forty consecutive years of profitability. …


Why Big Organizations Are Broken

Charles Erwin Wilson, Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense is credited with the quote, “What’s good for General Motors is good for the country.” In …

Tony Soprano

Is HR reinforcing the status quo?

“Images of Organization” has always been a great inspiration, since its appearance in 1986. In the book Morgan introduces the use of metaphors to …

Human Resources

Workforce Analytics: The Engine to Drive Business Success in the Era of Big Data

“Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.” Peter Sondergaard, SVP, Gartner Research

Everyone must have heard …

Business Intelligence

Agility Is Within Reach

Many corporate leaders think their companies are agile. Surely, they assume, we possess that combination of speed, flexibility, nimbleness, and …


3 Behaviors That Drive Successful Salespeople

Most people consider selling to be an art rather than a science: some people have it and some people don’t. But this leaves a lot of uncertainty in what is often a company’s most profitable department, and it makes managing a high-functioning sales force notoriously difficult. The prevailing …


5 Keys to Jump-Starting Your Internal Networks


Leadership Development in Post-Heroic Times—An L&D Orientation

In the present business climate, the leaders need to become champions of the “learning organization” as designers, teachers, and stewards, rather …


The 3 Most Important Factors for Succession Planning

The 3 Most Important Things to Consider for Succession Planning

It’s a sad time for Singapore and the world in general. Lee Kuan Yew, the founding …

Succession Planning

Top 4 Habits of Highly Successful HR Departments — Medium

Top 4 Habits of Highly Successful HR Departments

There’s no reason to reinvent the HR Best Practice wheel when there are so many companies who have …

Human Resources

Platform Thinking: The Future of Work

Building businesses in the age of the internet

Every business is an engine. It needs to do a certain set of things repeatedly to create value. If you …


HR Role Goes Tech-Enabled — See What’s Trending Now?

There has been a continuous advancement in the technologies over the last decade. Along with other areas, HR role is also vastly influenced by this …

Human Resources

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs


Bill Gates, Edward Snowden, Larry Page, and the inventor of the World Wide Web converged on the year's hottest topics.

TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders.

If you've yet to …

TED Talks

The five enterprise challenges solved by social collaboration tools


Over the past decade, social media has become a natural, and sometimes necessary, part of many people’s lives. Social media has …


5 Lessons All Departments Can Learn From the Customer Service Department

Being service oriented is harder. If it wasn’t everyone would be service oriented. In fact somewhere along the line you were a customer who got less than great service. And you went to another brand didn’t you? Of course you did. In fact 89 percent of customers have stopped doing business with a …

Customer Service

The Future Of Work Is About Choice

When it came to our work lives, we historically haven’t had much choice around how we actually worked (and most of us still don’t). We may have the opportunity to pick the company we work for but aside from that we all have to pretty much “follow the rules” set in place by others…managers and …


This Year At The 'Davos of Education.' Plus, The 16 Most Critical 21st Century Skills

Each year, the Global Education and Skills Forum is held in Dubai. Sometimes called “The Davos of Education,” the event brings together educators, politicians, activists and thought leaders for a few days of focused conversation about the state of global education.

The 2015 “New Vision For …


The One-Stop Shop for Big Data


Reinventing Performance Management

Idea in Brief

The Problem

Not just employees but their managers and even HR departments are by now questioning the conventional wisdom of performance management, including its common reliance on cascading objectives, backward-looking assessments, once-a-year rankings and reviews, and …


Bring On The Boring Robots

Why autonomous butlers are the beginning of ubiquitous robotics

Sometimes, people would see the robot coming down the hotel hallway, and do exactly what you'd expect—fast-draw their phones, and snap some pictures. Kids were also pretty predictable, spotting the three-foot-tall cylindrical SaviOne …


Few Companies Actually Succeed at Going Global

We all like to learn from the best. So when it comes to growth it’s tempting to take global high-performers like GE, IBM, Shell, or BMW as role models and look for opportunities outside the home markets.

The trouble is that these global role models are much easier to admire than to imitate. In an …


Artificial Intelligence Is Almost Ready for Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems, and business intelligence have …

Artificial Intelligence

11 payment methods for HR services

As a new entrepreneur in the HR services world, I had to learn more about the various payment methods in the HR services arena.
Although my ‘earning …

Human Resources

Dave Ulrich: 'HR Analytics? That's Peeling from the Outside!'

Dave Ulrich and ‘The RBL Group’ came up with some great new HR Analytics & Metrics insights. They gave answer to a prone question we all have: How …


Should Employee Performance be Judged on a Bell Curve?

The common practice of professional “grading on the Bell Curve” does little to improve employee performance. In fact, it does quite the opposite - …


Power to the new people analytics

The latest data and analytics buzz comes from the field of advanced HR analytics, where the application of new techniques and new thinking to talent …


Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks to us about the near-future of your home.

There's a good chance that Marcus Engman is directly responsible for at least one piece of furniture in your house—and if you're a millennial, maybe all of it. As head of …


The 10 Most Innovative Tech Hubs In The U.S.