Don’t Be an HR Broker

Some trends in HR are great. Trends toward data-driven decision making, technology-enabled hiring, flexible schedules and paternal leave are significant improvements to the industry. Other trends are not so great. Before we dig into the newest trend, I want you to ask yourself a few questions: What are the key skills/competencies necessary for your company to grow in the next 5 years? What are the skills you most need to cultivate in your next generation leaders? What are you doing to foster those skills? What is your succession plan for the top 10 positions in your company? How are you … Read More

Leadership Development: Choosing the Best Delivery System

There’s an old saying that “When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, you treat everything as a nail.” A similar phenomenon is happening in corporate training. Heavy investment in HR technology for employee development including eLearning, Learning Management Systems (LMS) and the accessibility of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has changed the way we think about educating employees. Those changes, however, may not be in the best interest of the employee or the long-term health of the company. After spending tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars on implementing a LMS and customizing courses, naturally, there … Read More