Start 2017 with an HR Fitness Plan

Well, 2017 is upon us and people are talking about New Year’s resolutions. We have a new year, new laws beginning and a new president about to take office.  2017 will be a year of change, but as organizational leaders, we have to be nimble and able to shift and adjust as our businesses are changing all the time.  That’s why it is so important to have a strategic roadmap that includes a Continuous Improvement...

Get an HR Tune-up!

Did you know that companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share?  (Gallop Poll 2016)  That is a pretty significant number.  But getting them engaged, and keeping them there, is the trick.  Actually, there is no hocus pocus here.  It’s what good talent management practices are all about. Engaging Sustaining Retaining This is a tall order for organizations that...

The road to HR excellence is paved with giant boulders

So it may seem!  If the thought of driving an initiative to improve your current HR processes causes anxiety . . .  you’re not alone. The thought of this effort can cause great stress for some.  You know you need to do something because manual processes don’t scale. Your organization looks very different today than it did several years ago and the people may be new.   Has that little voice inside...

HCM: Looking for Leaders in Your Own Backyard (4 of 4)

  Succession planning is a process, not a one-time strategy to check off the to-do-list. This blog series outlines key steps in the succession planning process.  To read the series from the beginning, click here. Identify a pool of talent that can be used to make better staffing decisions for key positions Having a strong talent pool is the end goal of the above steps. Talent pools of corporations are...

HCM: Looking for Leaders in Your Own Backyard (3 of 4)

Succession planning is a process, not a one-time strategy to check off the to-do-list. This blog series outlines key steps in the succession planning process.  To read the series from the beginning, click here. Provide development plans for those identified as potential leaders With increasing pressure to deliver results to shareholders, organizations are looking to their high potential/high performing leaders...

HCM: Looking for Leaders in Your Own Backyard (2 of 4)

Succession planning is a process, not a one-time strategy to check off the to-do-list. This blog series outlines key steps in the succession planning process.  To read the series from the beginning, click here. Let’s take a deeper dive into the concepts to get feel of what we are talking about: Identify key positions and the skills required to fill those positions A key position can be defined in many...

HCM: Looking for Leaders in Your Own Backyard (1 of 4)

Succession Planning….sounds good…right?  No matter the size of the company – large, small, or family owned – a succession plan is the basis of being prepared for the present and future workforce needs.  Grooming existing employees for key positions is a proactive way to create a positive impact throughout the organization. Succession planning encourages staff development and sends a message to...

Good Things Happened at Inforum 2014

When you gather today’s most innovative Infor minds and creative thinkers together, and put them all in one room (ok, one massive conference hall), something good is bound to happen, right? And some good things definitely happened at Inforum 2014. As Infor’s premier user group event, Inforum gave those who attended a chance to share ideas, compare solutions and services, even mingle about Ming.le(TM) and the...

HR is No Longer Just About HR.

There is no doubt that technology has changed our lives, but to what extent?  Well, let’s examine the area of Human Resources.  In the last several years, HR systems and Talent Management solutions have forced HR professionals to rethink their internal processes.  And for some, it can be quite uncomfortable. There used to be time when all HR transactions were processed in the back office by the HR staff...
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