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Employee Retention: Tomorrow’s Recruiting Metric

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As HR is increasing its presence as a strategic part of the business, key performance indicators, or KPIs, are becoming a key part of the language for discussing how it is actually performing.

2017 Talent Acquisition Priorities (High and Low)

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Each year brings new opportunities and priorities for HR and talent leaders. This year we began the inaugural Global Talent Acquisition Sentiment Study.

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Diversity, Inclusion and the Case for Better Business Performance

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About the Author: Jarrett Lee is a Research Associate Intern at Lighthouse Research. His research focuses on case studies of companies that successfully deliver results on their talent and learning transformation projects.

The Candidate Experience: Perspectives on Video Interviews, Assessments, and Hiring

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In some ways, hiring looks very similar to what it did twenty years ago. People search for positions, indicate interest, and are filtered down until the most promising candidate is offered a job. However, the technology we use has upgraded considerably over time.

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Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

Talent Mobility Maturity Framework: Connecting Skills with Business Needs

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Lighthouse is currently in the midst of some research on talent mobility , and it has been exciting to see how the philosophy around mobility is changing as more research comes out to illuminate the impact.

Killing the Traditional Performance Management Approach

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In the last few years, there have been tons of stories about how companies are ditching performance management as it has long been practiced and replacing it with a variety of approaches. Just a few of the many recognizable names: Sears. Adobe.

Talent Mobility as a Key Business Practice

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Talent mobility. It’s an evolving talent practice that delivers incredible value for the workforce and the business, and it gives the organization a powerful competitive edge.

The Next Skill for L&D Professionals: Learning Experience Design #doceboinspire

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Thanks to Docebo for bringing me to their first Docebo Inspire event in Boston this week. That made the idea for this blog post possible! On my flight to Boston this week I started reading the upcoming book from Chip and Dan Heath titled “ The Power of Moments.”

Managing Your Hiring Managers for Successful Recruiting

Are your hiring managers checked out in the recruiting process? Wish you could get them more involved and improve communication? Register for Newton’s upcoming webinar and learn a step by step action plan to keep them actively engaged in recruiting.

Insights from the CHRO Panel at #WorkHuman 2017

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This week I’m honored to be at the WorkHuman conference put on by Globoforce. The session this morning was chock full of great insights from an all star panel of HR executives, featuring: Rahul Varma, Global Head of Talent and Learning at Accenture.

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The Talent Slow Fade: A Case Study of Motley Fool’s Approach to Engagement

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The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial services company supporting clients with stock market trends and information. The firm is based in Virginia, has more than 300 employees, and was founded in 1993.

Developing a Talent Analytics Function: Build, Buy, or Borrow

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I’m currently in the midst of a research project examining how some of the best and brightest companies in the world hire people analytics talent. This is a part of that research.

The Gig Economy Impact on Talent Decisions

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I was somewhat nervous. See, a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to deliver my first ever Ignite-style presentation. In short, you get five minutes to explore a topic. The kicker? Your 20 slides auto-advance every 15 seconds, leaving you without any control.

7 Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Talent Acquisition Technology

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Over the past month I’ve been working with a variety of vendors to better understand their artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year, you might have missed this new wave of marketing hype that threatens to overwhelm us all.

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

How High-Performing Companies Manage Employee Performance [New Research]

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Recently we wrapped up an amazing new project, the 2017 Lighthouse Research Performance Management, Engagement, and Business Results study.

New Research: 2017 Workforce Analytics and Strategy Report

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We recently completed some very interesting research here at Lighthouse focused on workforce analytics and strategy, a powerful combination for today’s HR and talent leaders.

Global HR Practices: Compliance, Growth, and Productivity [New Research]

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Today, we operate in a global business environment. Companies are expanding, growing and reaching new talent around the globe in order to meet the needs of their customers. But it’s not all sunshine and roses, as you might expect.

4 Strategic Drivers of General Motors’ Adoption of Recognition Technology [Case Study]

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“After looking at the available research, we realized we had a deep need for strategic recognition.”. Sandra Garcia, Global Compensation Center of Excellence Lead, General Motors. The need for recognition programs can come from various angles.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

3 Stories of Transformational Learning from #Perspectives17

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This week I have had the pleasure of attending and speaking at Skillsoft Perspectives in Las Vegas. It has been a great event and I enjoyed the content and the updates on the technology.

The Future of Work: A New Paper

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This past week I was notified by my client, Ultimate Software, that the paper I cowrote with Trish McFarlane is now available.

3 Reasons Innovation is more Important than Employee Engagement

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I’m a firm believer in the value of innovation as a key to long-term growth and success. Take P&G for instance. The company’s R&D practices used to be very siloed and closed off, costing the business millions of dollars annually due to that sentiment.

Today’s Top Talent Acquisition Priorities [Free eBook]

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Earlier this summer we published a graphic detailing some of the top priorities for talent acquisition leaders this year. We received so much positive feedback on the data that we broke it out into a special eBook to explore each of the top priorities in greater detail.

Breaking Down 2017 Labor Law Complexities

Workplace employment issues continue to make news as state and local governments propose labor law legislation at a frenzied pace. This free e-guide analyzes years of labor law posting data to provide you with a look at the complexity of labor law compliance for businesses of all sizes.

4 Research-Based Insights: What Candidates Want from Video Interviews

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In some ways, hiring looks very similar to what it did twenty years ago. People search for positions, indicate interest, and are filtered down until the most promising candidate is offered a job. However, the technology we use has upgraded considerably over time. Today employers have tools to increase efficiency and efficacy, including video interviews, automated assessments, and more. The question is, is the candidate experience suffering or improving due to these technologies?

Looking Forward to the 2017 HR Technology Conference

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Next week brings another great HR Technology Conference to Las Vegas, and I’m excited for the week’s events. Check out my calendar below to see who I’m connecting with, what kinds of topics I’ll be sharing about, and more.

3 Keys to Creating Engaging Learning Experiences [Webinar]

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By now you’ve most likely heard about and begun thinking about the employee experience, because you can’t turn around without reading an article or hearing someone speak about it.

The Personalization Effect: Mitigating Employee Data Privacy Concerns

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Privacy. Concern. In a presentation at the IBM HR Summit last fall, I expected the discussion around talent analytics to go in a few directions, but fear wasn’t one of them.

Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

3 Companies that are Delivering Engaging Workplace Experiences

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About the Author: Jarrett Lee is a Research Associate Intern at Lighthouse Research. His research focuses on case studies of companies that successfully deliver results on their talent and learning transformation projects.

Eliminating Performance Ratings: 3 Ways to Improve the Employee Experience

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About the Author: Jarrett Lee is a Research Associate Intern at Lighthouse Research. His research focuses on case studies of companies that successfully deliver results on their talent and learning transformation projects.

Fractured, Fragmented, and Fragile: Building Your Technology Stack

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An interesting conversation with a friend working in a key HR role for a 20,000-plus employee firm recently has had me thinking a lot about the technology we have in place.

Disruption Comes to the Analyst Community #InfluenceHR

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This morning I had the pleasure of joining my HR Federation friends onstage at InfluenceHR to talk about how disruption is affecting the HR technology analyst world.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Trending: Vendors Drinking Their Own Champagne

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I’ve talked to several technology companies in the last few weeks that are drinking their own champagne, and it’s one of the most interesting “meta” conversations I’ve had of late.

Disruption–The Biggest Concern for CHROs and Talent Leaders

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CHROs, like other CxOs, recognize that the barriers between previously separate industries are collapsing, as companies in one sector apply their expertise to others.

Networking, Development, and Passion: Why I Want to Attend WorkHuman 2017

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About the Author: Jarrett Lee is a Research Associate Intern at Lighthouse Research. His research focuses on case studies of companies that successfully deliver results on their talent and learning transformation projects. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Communication Arts as well as a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management. .

Case Study: How One Healthcare Agency Uses Appreciation to Improve Business and Patient Outcomes (#greatness17)

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This week I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Dana Ullom-Vucelich , Chief HR and Ethics Officer with Ohio Living, speak about her company’s employee recognition program and how it has evolved over time.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.