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9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References

9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
Job seekers aim to present themselves in the best light. But the very people they offer to validate their claims might point to other useful information.
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10 Talent Management Trends for 2016 | HR Trend Institute

10 Talent Management Trends for 2016 | HR Trend Institute | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
10 talent management trends for 2016. Overview of talent management trends.
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5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
Listening to these podcasts will make you smarter, tougher, and more business savvy.
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Why People Management is Replacing Talent Management

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From Automate & Integrate to Engage & Empower 

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How To Be Mentally Strong

How To Be Mentally Strong | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
When I was a kid I used to skip school, hide behind my house until my parents left, and then go off to play chess with John Nash. Not THE John Nash, the Nobel Prize winner who also had schizophrenia. But his son, who was a very strong player. We would go over to his house (where his father and mother also lived) and play all day and then I would go home before my parents got home from work. The son also had schizophrenia and I sort of could tell but we focused our days on playing chess all day. At the time, I didn't know who his father was. This was a family of brilliant people. His son was a
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The HR Department of 2020: 6 Bold Predictions

The HR Department of 2020: 6 Bold Predictions | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
Some say the human resources department is doomed. They’re wrong.
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Digital continues to radically disrupt HR, creating more opportunities for HR service providers and consulting firms.  

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Why Managers and HR Don’t Get Along

Why Managers and HR Don’t Get Along | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
And what both can do to fix it.
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3 main drivers highlighted for this common issue:

 

- Confusion about the role HR is playing (administrative expert, employee advocate, strategic business partner, and change agent).

- Many line managers don’t take full accountability for managing human capital.

- Many HR people don’t take the time to truly understand their company’s business and the pressures facing its managers.

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The Google Way of Attacking Problems

The Google Way of Attacking Problems | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it

Culture is so important, It’s self-selecting. In enterprises with strong cultures, everybody knows where they want to go and do what they need to get there.In weak cultures, people just do what they’re told. They perform tasks, follow the rules and try not to color outside the lines.

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The Core Incompetencies of the Corporation

The Core Incompetencies of the Corporation | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
Major weaknesses hold most big companies back.
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From the author of "The future of Management': excellent summary of the core rigidities in many large organizations.

 

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Pavel Barta's comment, November 6, 2014 8:50 AM
adaptable, innovative, and engaging - it sounds like a dream :-)
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Issue? Companies are not adaptable, innovative, or engaging. I believe EI can help with the same. 

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If courage is a competency, can I teach it?

If courage is a competency, can I teach it? | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
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Courage in the workplace: Is it a competency that can be learnt and taught?

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7 Examples of Unwritten Rules that Shape an Organization

7 Examples of Unwritten Rules that Shape an Organization | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
In an organization the unwritten rules are just as, if not more, important than the written rules. I wrote about that idea HERE. If you are considering mak
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Big Data Analytics: Answers from Big Data - YouTube

Keynote video, presented at the SAS Analytics Conference 2012, by William Hakes, CEO and Co-Founder of Link Analytics. Big Data Analytics is not just hype. B...
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We will fall short of talent needed to understand "big data" by at least 100,000 - Big Data Analytics.

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Leadership development fails to drive firm performance | Consultancy.uk

Leadership development fails to drive firm performance | Consultancy.uk | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
Organisations are investing heavily in leadership development, yet 55% say that they are not satisfied with the current leadership programmes.
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5 Easy Tricks to Write Catchy Headlines

5 Easy Tricks to Write Catchy Headlines | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
The most important part of an article is the headline. Same principle applies to blog posts; the title is where your focus should be. Here are five easy tricks.
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How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook

How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
Every business needs an employee handbook, right? This contains all those fun legal things like the fact that you're an at-will employee, that you need to comply with a code of conduct, and what the dress code is (among other things). So, it's a really, really important document. Except that maybe that's not true.
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Talent Attraction: If you build it will they come?

Talent Attraction: If you build it will they come? | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it

“If you build it, he will come”.  For Keven Costner and James Earl Jones, that was the vision, the mission and eventually the reality in The Field of Dreams. Unfortunately the same doesn’t apply for Talent Attraction.In 1998 I worked as a Marketing Director for a career fair company; we specialized in recruiting sales & marketing talent. We held over 130 events in 30+ markets across North America. My job was to get people to physically show up to the event. Companies were in need of sales talent. They posted ads in the paper and recruiters were using their netw

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The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up

The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
VideoSo what’s the right employee engagement strategy to dramatically increase engagement in your organization? Well let’s first talk about the wrong strategy... Usually, someone from HR has to convince the CEO to spend money on an employee survey. And when the results come back, the data is hoarded by the senior leadership [...]
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'Because the front line workers are the ones who completed the survey, they are the only ones who can tell you what needs to change.'

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Toxic Talent Management Habits

Toxic Talent Management Habits | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
They’re eating away at your team.
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Key takeaways:

 

- Have an accurate definition of your culture

- Engagement and Happiness are not the same thing

- Don't underestimate the negative impact of office politics

- Look for true leadership rather than expertise  

- Look for true talent rather than perceptions 

 

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Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs’ secrets to success

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs’ secrets to success | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
We’ve gathered wisdom from those who have rocketed up the corporate ladder and helped others climb with them. Here, some valuable lessons on how to lead well, achieve more, and have fun doing it.
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This is an extremely insightful collection of the hard learned lessons that made those people what they are today. 

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Personal development targets: what managers need to know

Personal development targets: what managers need to know | Organizational Excellence | Scoop.it
 
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"Sustained engagement comes from building a culture of ‘Investors’ (employees who have a strong emotional bond with the organisation and identify closely with its purpose) as opposed to ‘Savers’ (employees who do the job but don’t connect emotionally with it)".

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Men & Women In HR – A Balanced Mix? | Regan & Dean Recruitment News and Articles Regan & Dean Recruitment News and Articles

Figures released by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) regarding its membership, often a reliable way to look at the HR industry as a
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The 'X' model of employee engagement: Maximum Satisfaction meets Maximum Contribution - YouTube

Employee Engagement can be a vague term. In this model, BlessingWhite details a specific and compelling model for articulating what Employee Engagement is - ...
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The "X" model...an excellent path to building a "Culture of Engagement".

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