5 Tips for Re-Booting Your College Recruiting Strategy

April 30, 2015 With graduation season upon us and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) predicting a 7.5% increase in global college graduate hiring in 2015, it is a good time to take stock of your college recruiting practices. I recently gave an interview on the future of career fairs based on my ERE article on the same … Read More

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True Grit: How Two Women Became Top Executives

March 14, 2015  In honor of this year’s Women’s History Month I couldn’t help but reflect on one of the ten trends identified in our talent.trends report: “Women in Leadership – Progress at last?” [View related blog posts: progress on this trend ; the business case for women in leadership]. I think we can all agree that much still remains … Read More

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3 Tech Apprenticeship Programs to Watch in 2015

February 27, 2015 More than half a million skilled manufacturing jobs remain vacant in the U.S., according to some estimates. And the technology skills gap is felt across all industries: there are over half a million unfilled jobs in information technology across all sectors of the economy according to the TechHire Initiative, a cross-sector program recently launched by the US … Read More

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5 Trends That Will Shape the Talent Agenda in 2015

January 31, 2015  It’s the beginning of the New Year which means it’s time to pull out my crystal ball aka my snow globe (I am currently suffering in the Chicago winter) to predict what will be next in the talent space. But let’s back up for a minute… Last year I decided to take a completely novel approach to … Read More

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Why Talent Matters To Mid-Market Companies

October 01, 2014 I have been talking a lot lately with business and HR leaders of mid-market companies. I’ve been considering why and how talent matters in these organizations, and I’ve presented at and attended several workshops and industry events to discuss and refine my understanding of the talent and organizational culture opportunities and challenges faced by mid-market companies. A … Read More

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10 TALENT TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW [Part 2]

August 25, 2014 Note: This is the second of a two-part blog post. Click here to view part one. Wonder which areas in talent management you need to pay attention to now? Which ones to invest in to have the greatest impact? Earlier this year I tried to answer these questions in my talent.trends report to help guide the talent … Read More

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10 TALENT TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW [Part 1]

August 04, 2014 Wonder which areas in talent management you need to pay attention to now? Which ones to invest in to have the greatest impact? Earlier this year I tried to answer these questions in my talent.trends report to help guide the talent management agenda. For talent.trends, I envisioned something fresh and truly data-driven. I analyzed over 700 sources … Read More

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A Game of Talent: How to Attract and Retain Millennials in China

July 13, 2014 As outlined in our talent.trends report it is estimated that China will grow faster in 2014 than in 2013 and that it will deliver $4 trillion in growth over the next decade. China may overtake the US as the world’s biggest economy earlier than expected, possibly as soon as this year. China’s consumer and talent attitudes and … Read More

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How To Get Started With Talent Analytics in 5 Steps

June 30, 2014 We generate 2 trillion gigabytes of data every day, 80% unstructured via social media. The hype around “big data” is hard to avoid and alas has not stopped creeping into the world of Human Resources. Business leaders increasingly demand answers to questions such as “Why can’t we better predict who will be successful in our company?” and … Read More

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Do you remember your underdog …um… “undercat” moments?

June 17, 2014 Take a look at our cats Lily and Pablo: objectively, Lily was just a kitten and stood no chance to battle with the much older (and much heavier) tomcat. But as you can see she quite literally turned the table and out-smarted him. As highlighted in our talent.trends report the maturing of talent analytics will result in … Read More

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