Avoid Assumptions and Bias in Employment Decisions

A natural human tendency is to make snap judgements and assumptions about other people. Without complete information, our minds tend to “fill in the blanks”...

The Human Element in the Dance of Change

Organizational change efforts are difficult and can easily be derailed. A common pitfall complicating change is the knowledge gap between change leaders and employees. By...

Using Data to Positively Impact Decision-Making

Organizations are under a lot of pressure to be competitive, adaptable, and effective. Human Resources (HR) professionals are expected to help figure out how to...

Create a Meaningful Work Experience

Just as organizations must create value that end-users find compelling and for which they are willing to pay, employers must create value for employees, the...

Stay Interviews: Monitoring the Pulse of Your Employees

The competition for talent is intense and is only expected to become more so. Conversely, an organization’s good employees are also the most marketable. Therefore,...

Addressing Performance Issues: Confrontation vs. Clarity

High-performing employees are key to any organization’s success. Yet when employee performance issues arise, addressing them can feel like a confrontation when: Performance management is...

Making a Business Case

Do you have an idea that will increase revenue, lower costs, seize an opportunity, or solve a problem? Great! But before you can move forward,...

Return on Investment: Measuring Value Creation

Organizations have a responsibility to use their resources in the most impactful manner. In an environment of competition for limited resources, getting approval and funding...

Total Rewards: Impactful Value Exchanges

Employees have choices: they can work for you, but they can also work for other employers. It’s worth asking, “What makes our organization compelling?” and...

Talent Assessments: Hire the Right Person for the Job

There was a time when a candidate interviewing for a job only needed a current résumé, references, and solid answers to interview questions. Not anymore....