All Blog Posts Tagged 'Innovation' (23)

Determining How Much Time to Dedicate to Innovation

Companies know innovation is critical to long-term survival, but even creative giants like 3M and Google have struggled with policies that give their engineers time to tinker.

While popular creative wisdom suggests leaders must schedule time for innovation to occur, the question becomes how much…

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Added by Drew Marshall on January 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Finding Work at 60: A Tale of Talent Lost

Upper middle-management and out of a job.

Too qualified,

Too set in your ways

Not right for the job

Too old fashion for our hip new company

And too many other things you aren’t allowed to say.

How many really talented people are out there looking (and looking) for work who can’t find a job because the 30 (or 40) something that is in charge of hiring has a pre-conceived notion that the person they are looking for is “younger.” How many automated…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on April 17, 2013 at 1:44pm — 4 Comments

Recruiting Technology Can Be Les Miserables

With apologies for my miss-use of the French word form, a lot of the recruiting technology that is out there today really is “Les Misérables”. If Fantine was a recruiter and left alone, unemployed and destitute – I could…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on January 16, 2013 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

5 Things That Will Change Recruiting

When people talk about HR trends they tend to look at what we do today and discuss ways it can be done better in the future. Applications and tools for recruiting, training, on-boarding, etc. are being developed at dizzying rates. Problem is – these new HR innovations are going to have a short half life.

Another way to look at HR trends is to look at the way business is changing.

The changes in technology, employee motivation, globalism, and resource mobility, just to name a…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on November 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Big Data Is Big Deal for HR

After the movie Moneyball came out there were lots of blog posts about how Moneyball had lessons for HR. Essentially this was a Big Data argument. The essence of what the Moneyball process was all about was taking vast amounts of information about your people and your potential recruits and applying data analytics to see that information from new angles. The new angles allowed them to see productivity and efficiency differently than conventional wisdom had always said it should be…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on November 1, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

And Why Should We Ban the Resume: The Three C's of Career Arc

Over the course of several years – be it 10 or 40 – you leave a wake behind you that represents the impact you've made. Recruiters traditionally relied on your resume to tell them about your career arc, but today a lot is being written about how your electronic footprint may be a better, more complete representation of your professional mark.

I have fully embraced social media as a grand, open marketplace of resource communication, coordination and exchange. I saw early on that this…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 29, 2012 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

The New Employee: A New HR Dynamic

In several blog posts over the last year or so I have referred to “The New Employee Economy.” So what is it? In a nutshell – it is the future.

Anybody over the age of 35 has grown up in a world where they mostly understand work as a commitment to some organization or company that lasts for 8 to 10 years (maybe more) and you move on one or two more times before you retire. The company takes care of your insurance (increasingly less so) provides you with a career path, some on-the-job…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 25, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Presidential Debate Misses the Employment Point

The Presidential Debates are almost over. I wish they would talk more about how exciting and dynamic the new employee economy can be. I wish they would tell us what they are going to do to make sure we have an economy where individuals can thrive (as opposed to stale old structures). Sure there are jobs be created again in manufacturing - but that is just plugging holes. 

They will talk back and forth about a myriad of ideas. And certainly they will talk about jobs. They will talk…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 22, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

Skills Path is the New Career Path

Stop worrying about a candidate’s career path. For certain types of positions it is all about Skill Path, not Career Path.

What is Skill Path? Skill Path is the development of an increasing set of capabilities and/or a deepening level of expertise: regardless of where you worked. How have you advanced as a software developer, a health care provider, a manager or leader? Are those skills relevant to the challenge your company faces? Skill Path, especially for specialized skill…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 15, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Success Depends on Failure

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.”

― Groucho Marx



After a couple of hectic weeks it is now time to get back to the desk and share some thoughts and wisdom with the community. To old friends, "Hello..", and to new readers "Welcome, I hope you enjoy the view!"



Like any business, one hopes that honesty and fair-play is engrained in our daily dealings, that's how we get ahead, and create options and fill new… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on December 9, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Mission: Statement



Today I have decided to talk about a key part of business and operations: The Mission Statement. For a full definition of what a mission statement is, please refer to Wikipedia or a fantastic book by…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on August 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Invest In Ourselves!

There’s no sense in denying it, these are difficult times economically. Unemployment is stubbornly high, our fractious government can’t seem to agree on how to address our economic troubles, the global economy is in peril, and every day brings more dispiriting news. Some argue that large companies, sitting on huge stockpiles of cash, will be the answer once consumer demand rebounds but how will it rebound with so many people unemployed and with wages for the employed stagnant or receding?…

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Added by Doug Munro on August 12, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Putting Stock in Social Influence

As recruiters, it's our profession to identify talent in which a company would want to invest (aka: hire, train, develop.) In the search for sound investments, we at PepsiCo try to look at much more than what you'd normally expect to find on a resume or spelled out in cover letters. Skills, experience and references…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on July 5, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Are You a Recruiter or an Experience Architect?

The “value added” for most any company, tiny or enormous, comes from the Quality of Experience provided.

                          

-          Tom Peters

 

I just finished reading The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley the general manager of IDEO, the successful design consulting firm in San Francisco. IDEO as you can imagine is all about innovation and applying new and creative approaches not just to product design but to…

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Added by Nick Tubach on May 19, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

I + A = G, Your Formula for Success

“Only companies that can consistently bring imaginative, value-added products, services and value propositions to market will survive and grow in our rapidly-changing economy.”

-          Robert B. Tucker, Driving Growth Through Innovation

The current issue of Fast Company features the world’s 50 most innovative companies along with a Top 10 list of innovative companies in 21 key industries and 4 major emerging markets. The companies listed had all exhibited to some…

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Added by Nick Tubach on March 7, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Taking Risks - The Genesis Of Innovation

Looking at my career I've taken my fair share of risks and have gotten rewarded for some great successes because of those risks. I've also failed after taking on some risky ideas, but in the end learned more from the failure and ended up encouraging me to take on even more risks. Taking my first risk was the hardest risk to take, moving to San Francisco from Chicago…

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Added by Timothy Yandel on January 19, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Technology Toolkit: Brazen Careerist

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It is no secret that the Millennial Generation is extremely dependant on technology and have integrated it into all aspects of their lives. That being said, it should come as no surprise that the Millennials utilize technology to network and search for jobs.



Millennials realize that it is no longer enough to polish their resume when it's time to look for a new job. Millennials are actively seeking to make connections… Continue

Added by Richard Bottner on October 2, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

This is your brain on HR

A human brain.

Image via Wikipedia



Bi-polar Functionality



Recently I have been working on an idea inspired by my attendance at the… Continue

Added by Michael VanDervort on September 20, 2009 at 9:40am — 4 Comments

This is your brain on HR

A human brain.

Image via Wikipedia



Bi-polar Functionality



Recently I have been working all week on a thought inspired by my attendance at the ERE Expo last week. I had been thinking… Continue

Added by Michael VanDervort on September 19, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

AIT Group offers Supply Chain & Lean Six Sigma Training, Coaching, and Certification



Hi, my name is Steven Bonacorsi and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. I would like to add you to my professional network



Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you and your business.



A good group to join is the Lean Six Sigma Group

http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/37987/6E3D9761A834



Another good groups is Advanced Innovation… Continue

Added by Steven Bonacorsi on December 25, 2008 at 9:19am — No Comments

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