I recently was involved in a conference call with a prospective client who was asking me whether I would be available to come speak to their office meeting about how the staff could work closer with corporate HR professionals. I got off the call and began to look back to the time in my career when I was in the external recruiter's seat and what was important to me to establish that relationship.
So for what it is worth, here are my thoughts.
- The Toyota Production System…
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 6, 2012 at 5:11pm —
We have just recently undergone a decisive election era in which some very strong views have been expressed. Some of those comments made me take a moment and reflect on the status of diversity within this country and the workplace in particular.
One of the facts that became abundantly clear is that there is a dramatic change in the demographics of the society in which we live. Change is tough but when the majority suddenly finds itself in the minority it raises a wide range of… Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 2, 2012 at 7:39am —
If people are a company's key to gaining competitive advantage, then this is the area where an employer brand strategy should be looking to generate the most traction.
To place the sole responsibility for your employer brand strategy with one department, be that HR or Marketing makes no sense at all. This is a shared responsibility and so needs a shared involvement. How many CFO's or COO do you know that have involvement in their company's employer brand strategy? Then ask why it is… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 25, 2012 at 6:00am —
Everything I know about leadership I learned in the Marines.
I enlisted in the Marine Corps on my 19th birthday after a half-hearted attempt at college. I spent the next twelve years learning to lead using the 14 Leadership Traits and 11 Leadership Principles. Nearing the end of my third enlistment my wife and I discovered that she was pregnant with our first child. So, I decided to hang up my guns.
Since then, four children have come and a dozen years have passed. I've read… Continue
Added by Brian Keith on August 2, 2012 at 12:39am —
Little words that can change the way we communicate!!!
There have been numerous books written on the subject of communication. One of the best is "Conscious Business" by Fred Kofman. I am reading this book now, but have read numerous others on the subject. The one thing that sticks in my mind… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 24, 2012 at 12:35am —
How do we know when we’ve found a great leader? What differentiates the effective leader from the high performer, the effective manager, the superb executor? The great leader is the proverbial needle in the haystack. But when you know what sets them apart, they can be identified with confidence.
What defines a great leader? The answer is surprisingly simple: followers. There is great wisdom in that observation. Leaders engage in five consistent and specific… Continue
Added by Thomas Spry on December 1, 2011 at 3:13pm —
Last week I received a call from prospective client who was struggling with a high staff turnover. He pleaded with me to help him stem the outflow. He is a small manufacturer that sells his products largely through distributors. I arranged to visit his offices in the Eastern suburbs the next day.
As I pulled into his carpark it wasn’t hard to spot his Porsche parked next to the front door. Upon entering the building it looked as though the premises hadn’t been renovated since… Continue
Added by Aaron Dodd on September 15, 2011 at 4:34am —
This summer the little blue guys came to the big screen. No, I’m not talking about Blue Man Group. I’m talking about the Smurfs! I remember watching the television show as a kid, thinking to myself, “Why won’t Gargamel leave the poor guys alone?” You see, Gargamel was the evil genius (or so he thought) that was always devising a plan to capture the Smurfs. His plan, much like that of… Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on September 6, 2011 at 7:30am —
Added by Emily Eastman on August 30, 2011 at 9:43am —
This past weekend I attended “Energy Leadership” hosted by iPEC, where I’m training to become a Certified Professional Coach. Their website is http://www.ipeccoaching.com/ if you want to look into coaching or Energy Leadership. The reason I wanted to become a coach was two-fold: first it would give me an opportunity to work with people one-on-one in a non corporate setting, and second it would give me an opportunity to add value to my existing… Continue
Added by David Jacks on April 9, 2011 at 9:23am —
This lesson is learned frequently, often dismissed quickly, and tends to be a major player in the success of any aspiration, service or product. Duplicability.
During my brother-in-law’s career path he reached a turning point that offered him an opportunity to gain a skill set that was very specialized, few have, and was on track for future expansion and demand based on the growing trend towards environmental responsibility and renewal. Did he have all this…
Added by Lisa Switzer on March 17, 2011 at 3:20pm —
An HR thought leader is someone who has innovative ideas and concepts – someone who, despite what is going on around them, defies convention and tries something new and succeeds. It is a term that was coined over fifteen years ago and has a lot of new dynamics in the current age. I have recently written to you about resources for those who desire to be on the track to HR thought leadership but there is more to sharing innovative ideas than just outlets. There are common traits that can be… Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 8, 2011 at 2:36pm —
The connection between golf and leadership
There’s a surprising similarity between playing the game of golf and leadership. Once the analogies are made clear to you, you’ll wonder perhaps why you didn’t see it before. By the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll know the major connections and feel compelled to find out more.
35% of registered golfers in the UK are senior
managers, professionals or… Continue
Added by Dr. John Kenworthy on September 29, 2010 at 8:00pm —
When recruiting, we're often seeking certain leadership characteristics that would be best suited to lead the team and pursue the organizational goals.
Here we identify the most important leadership characteristics and how you can develop your leadership character.
When we started using the game of golf as our classroom to develop leadership we noticed a similarity between the way people play golf, and their leadership characteristics.… Continue
Added by Dr. John Kenworthy on September 27, 2010 at 8:02pm —
For years there have been arguments for and against the performance review. There are many who diss the process, wanting to get rid of the actual review itself. There are others who feel it is a bedrock of information for both employee development, self checks, collecting historical data on the employee and as a way to evaluate the way a manager simply manages.
The performance review can be bad but it can also be great.
Idiots lay blame solely on a tool
if you… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on September 1, 2010 at 12:40am —
In this edition of the … Continue
Added by Greg Moran - Chequed.com on July 21, 2010 at 2:35pm —
Leaders VS Managers
Recently I was asked by a fellow… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 9, 2010 at 1:32pm —
Over the past few weeks, Facebook has stayed in the news. While most companies would love the resultant free publicity, many of the stories have not been positively skewed. After introducing new platform changes designed to accelerate the adoption of the social web at their 3… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on May 10, 2010 at 10:49am —
About 3 years ago I met with a senior HR contact who worked for a FTSE 100. An intelligent, well-rounded and high potential individual and very charming to boot. The sort of individual who rarely stays on the market, if at all, instantly being snapped up by probably any of the other blue chip organisations.
We chatted for about 90 minutes and by the end of the discussion I had drawn a very strong conclusion – that he… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on May 7, 2010 at 5:05am —
I have always had a problem with the war metaphor when talking about Talent Acquisition. War always conjures up images of destruction, dying and wounded, bombings, explosions, protests, POWs and Saving Private Ryan. War also brings with it an expectation of resolution, an end to the conflict, a peace signing.
Under talent acquisition –as – war, there are the… Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on April 15, 2010 at 11:30am —