The Business Case for Mindfulness

ATD Human Capital

To help HR and talent management professionals understand the benefits of mindfulness on organizations, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School developed the Executive Development white paper, Bringing Mindfulness to the Workplace. Click here to read full version

Talent Acquisition 2014: A Look Back and Ahead

Brandon Hall

Talent acquisition is the most complex area of human capital management, yet many companies lack the necessary resources, tools and capabilities to build a results-driven program. In fact, only 8% of companies have an optimized talent acquisition strategy. As the workforce changes, talent acquisition needs to keep pace and recruiting leaders must rethink their approach to finding talent and focus on the candidate experience.

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Women in Finance Charter: What HR Should Know

Get Hppy

Establishing targets for gender equality within senior management. On the contrary, those with the widest gap include venture capital firms, investment banks and hedge fund management enterprises. However, in 2014, CMC Markets wrote a commentary on how women traders have increased by an incredible 197 per cent since 2007. Download the white paper and see how you can create an integrated, engaging employee experience using people analytics!

Recruiting’s New Reality: A People-Centric Paradox


There’s no HR without talent. But talent is a new reality: The workplace is about to span five generations for the first time ever in history. Work is global, networked, Cloud-based, inextricably tied to technology, multigenerational, mobile, social and 24/7, 140-character instead of a white paper. Those who acquire and source talent have always worn many hats: shrink, detective, wizard, ship captain, cheerleader and flag-waver.

How to Quickly Improve Any Performance Appraisal System


This same study found that managers in these programs spent, on average, 17 hours per employee preparing for their performance reviews. The Society for Human Resources Management ( SHRM ) has reported that 95% of employees are dissatisfied with their company’s performance appraisal process, and, according to SHRM, 90% of these employees do not believe their performance review process yields accurate information. [ii] It’s too valuable a data source and management tool.

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Cross the Chasm Between New Hire and Big Contributor With Continuous Employee Onboarding


Losing talent is a costly proposition. A February 2014 survey by BambooHR approximated that one-third of about 1,000 respondents reported having quit a job within six months of starting it. Unless you’re one of those rare organizations taking a “sink or swim” approach to new talent, it makes financial sense to not only hire the right person, but to empower that person to do the job as successfully as possible.

5 Must-Have Metrics for Recruitment Success


Like a stock market trader, the successful recruiter needs a balance of experience and data to land great talent. William Tincup (@williamtincup) July 8, 2014. This allows you to consistently fine-tune and improve your sourcing and selection efforts to build overall quality of talent in the organization. That’s why this metric is so valuable: it reveals what is really impacting overall talent quality.