How to Up Your Competency Management Game for 2019


Think ahead to this time next year. What if you didn’t have to wonder where your employees shine? What if you knew exactly who you needed to recruit? And your leadership team knew – down to their toes – that the entire organization was working together to achieve their goals?

How to Bolster Your Employee Experiences with Competencies


An employee’s journey with your company – from recruitment and onboarding, to development and productivity, through post-exit interactions – can directly affect employee engagement, company culture, customer satisfaction, and the bottom line. This means most have nowhere to go but up.

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How to Compete For Talent Against the Amazons of Your Industry–and Win


With Amazon planning to hire upwards of 50,000 employees, the tech giant poses a serious threat to a company’s ability to attract and hire key talent. So what can recruiters do to make sure their pipeline won’t be decimated if an Amazon-like company comes to town?

How to compete for – and retain – our employees’ attention


In a world of infinite content but finite attention, how can communicators battle endless digital noise to capture employee attention and build meaningful interactions? More specifically, who , where , or how we choose to give that time to, through our attention.

Getting Started with a Competency-Based Skills Audit


Getting Started with a Competency-Based Skills Audit. As we enter a new decade, taking action to address the skills shortage remains a high priority for employers. IT and healthcare are the areas where demand for professional skills is expected to create the largest talent gap but no organization is immune. A competency-based skills audit can help to address this challenge. 5 key steps to your competency based skills audit. Competency Management

How to Talk About Diversity at Work


Diversity is defined by who sits at the table, while inclusion is which voices get heard,” says Jamie Velazquez, Ph.D Turning a blind eye to individual differences is no longer acceptable if companies truly want to make a change (or a profit).

6 Most Critical HR Skills and Competencies

Vantage Circle

The HR managers now need effective HR skills and competencies to be an excellent contributor to the business. But handling these diverse duties is not a cakewalk and requires effective skills and competencies for any HR professional to keep their A-game on.

How to Create a Strong Diversity Recruiting Strategy


What Is a Diversity Recruitment Strategy? A diversity recruitment strategy defines goals, accountabilities, action items and success measures for attracting, engaging, assessing and hiring diverse talent to drive business success. Are your hiring teams diverse enough?

One-way video interview biases: potential risks for diversity


One-way video interviews – also known as asynchronous – enable recruiters to eliminate biases by providing all candidates with a uniform interview structure. Candidates record themselves responding to a given set of job-relevant questions. They were more direct and to the point.

How to grow your startup with a great company career page


SnapTravel is a high-growth startup looking to double its team within the year. In this article, we asked Talent Acquisition Manager Brett Reed how they re-designed their company career page to hit those ambitious growth goals. Read on to learn: How to set recruiting goals.

What Makes a Workplace Diversity Program Successful?

Thrive Global

Facebook publishes an annual diversity report —a way to catalog the efforts the company is making toward diversifying its staff, and to report on its progress. While this sounds straightforward, research suggests that these initiatives often don’t work like they’re supposed to.

#SHRM16 Interview with Sodexo’s Global Chief Diversity Officer


I had the opportunity as part of my role on the #SHRM16 social media coverage team to interview Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer. Can you talk about why those are linked and how the two roles interrelate?

Blindfolding Your Bias: How to Make Diversity an HR Staple


Diversity—it’s a key to good business. Whether you’re a tech firm, a hotel, or a hospital, diverse employees can only bring good things to your company. A variety of contributors will offer different perspectives, leading to more creativity and more innovation.

The critical role all managers play in workplace diversity

Business Management Daily

The reality is, managers play a critical role in ensuring that a high-level corporate concept of workplace diversity comes to life in a way that all employees can feel, sense and embrace in their professional lives. Demand a diverse candidate pool.

Finding Hidden Treasures – Mining for Employee Competencies

Effortless HR

Do you really know what your employee brings to the workplace? Oh, you may know that they have the knowledge and skills needed to get the job done in an effective and efficient manner. What are competencies? Competencies represent the behavioral, technical, and motivational requirements for successful performance in a given role or job. A competency is usually defined as a grouping of related: Behaviors. So, why are competencies important? Diversity.

The Strategy You Need to Engage a Diverse Workforce


HR professionals interested in contributing to Reinventing HR can email In our post on the performance benefits of diversity , we spoke about how important it is to create an inclusive, diversified organization. We highlighted that some organizations are doing a great job of raising awareness about welcoming and supporting diversity. What is missing is one-to-one support for each new diverse team member. Click To Tweet.

Diversity in the Workplace - Benefits, Challenges, and Profitability


First thing's first: What is diversity in the workplace? ? When John F Kennedy in 1961 signed what was to be known as the "Affirmative Action", he laid down a foundation that would encourage companies to build a more diverse workforce. What competencies?

How to Adopt Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Cornerstone On Demand

Diversity has ratcheted up the boardroom agenda as companies increasingly recognize the potential that a rich mix of different backgrounds, attitudes and experiences bring to innovation and decision making. Yet, according to the same poll, only one in 10 U.K. Here's how to make neurodiversity in the workplace a talent management priority. Generally, interviews test a candidate's social competence rather than their ability to perform a particular role.

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Why are Some Leaders more Committed to Diversity than Others?

HR Examiner

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic draws from a variety of psychological studies to highlight three factors that show why certain leaders are more effective and committed to diversity. They are also more likely to think independently and detest authoritarianism.

How to Create a More Transgender Inclusive Workplace


Although changes in company policy can greatly improve transgender employees’ quality of life, they are insufficient to eliminate prejudice when they are not accompanied by changes in workplace culture, and in the ideas and beliefs that employees hold.

What You Can do to Combat Racism at Work


But the death of George Floyd and the surrounding events compelled us to address racism at work. Many are speaking up, stepping up to articulate feelings, to push for action, to encourage healing. Two questions that are relevant to business leaders.

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Enabling Diversity of Opinion in Your Organization

Compensation Today

This is an excerpt from our recent ebook collaboration with BambooHR entitled How to Turn Diversity Into a Major Asset for Your Organization. Diversity of opinion is hard to measure, but it’s essential to developing well-balanced teams. Click To Tweet.

How to Detect and Defeat Unconscious Bias


The word elicits a multitude of negative associations, from prejudice to unfairness—none of which any company wants to have present in its workplace culture. How can unconscious bias be broken down? For unconscious bias to exist, two things must be true: 1) an individual holds prejudiced beliefs, attitudes and stereotypes, and 2) an individual is unaware of these prejudices. They become almost impossible to notice and may even conflict with publicly-declared beliefs.

How to Not Screw Up Remote Employee Onboarding

ExactHire HR Trends

Our employees need to be “on” during our regular working hours, how can they if they’re roaming coffee houses around Europe with a 6-hour time difference? That’s okay, so did ExactHire when we started allowing employees to work remotely over seven years go.

WorkHuman Session Spotlight: Empowering through Diversity and Equality


Diversity means different things to various people. Some people think diversity applies to physical differences, such as race and gender. and his sacrifice, every January, to remind ourselves that the work must endure. Others think of diversity in terms of ability.

UCCS Shares How to Hire Faculty Who Will Support a Diverse Campus Environment


How well can the candidate motivate, engage with and support others? Is she able to collaborate well with faculty peers? Among them, 30% identify as belonging to a minority group, 20% are affiliated with the military and 40% are the first in their families to attend college.

Embrace design thinking to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

Despite best intentions, our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts often fail. Let’s consider two questions: How can we challenge the thinking and assumptions in DEI from past decades to redefine our ways of working to effectively solve problems?

How is Workplace Diversity Changing?


A diverse workforce isn’t simply a numbers game focused on how many members of certain groups of people you employ. It’s about bringing the diverse perspectives, work experiences, life styles and cultures of those groups together to make your company a better place.

10 critical competencies for leadership

Unicorn HRO

There has been a rapid change in the workplace culture over the past decade leadingcompaniesto be faced with new demands, including the effects of globalization, new technologies, and diversity of employees. Today, organizations are looking for a leader with a different set of skills and competencies than those they had previously hired. The leaders of today must be able to lead the organization, lead others, and lead themselves.

Become a Competent HR Professional with HR Analytics

Analytics Training

People are working harder than ever and are constantly on the lookout for newer ways to better themselves. They are in search of newer courses and technologies related to their fields to master and want to become better at what they do.

Diversity in the Workplace Statistics: Job Seeker Survey Reveals What Matters


While there are endless statistics available about workplace and workforce diversity, very few take both the employee and the employer into consideration. Read on to find out what today’s job seekers think about workplace diversity. Job Candidates Demand Workplace Diversity.

6 Common HR Challenges and How to Approach Them

Vantage Circle

Challenges are sure to arise in every business and every job role. It is also essential since it provides us with the motivation to learn more and hone our abilities. This is well illustrated in the challenges that the HR has to face, making it one of the toughest corporate positions.

Launching a Diversity and Inclusion Program Isn’t Enough – Here’s How to Make a Meaningful Impact

Linkedin Talent Blog

In a recent study of 16,500 employees from companies around the world, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that half of all workers from underrepresented groups see bias as part of their day-to-day work experience. Simply launching a diversity and inclusion (D&I) program isn’t enough.

How to Build a Strong Employee Resource Group


Talent is a company’s greatest asset, and offering an inclusive workplace where team members feel empowered to be their authentic selves is a key driver to attracting and retaining talent. Employee resource groups are crucial to a company’s diversity and inclusion strategy.

How to Be the Best Place to Work (for the Things that Matter Most)


NASA was just named the Best Place to Work in the Federal Government by the Partnership in Public Service. Bain & Company is the top-ranked 2019 Best Places to Work Employees’ Choice , according to Glassdoor. We all want to be the employer where people want to work.

Winning at Talent Recruitment in the Age of Extreme Competition


Whether you’re a talent recruitment pro or a small to midsize business owner looking to find and hire individuals for your organization, success in recruiting today requires an understanding of your target “customer” (i.e. To find top talent, you need to think outside the box.

How to Be a More Strategic HR Leader in 2017


How can we be more strategic tackling some of today’s greatest workforce challenges – like the skills gap, generational diversity, and the growing population of contract workers? To gain some insight, we reached out to Bill Castellano, Ph.D., Bill Castellano, Ph.D.,

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Wise Eyes: On Age Diversity in the Workplace.

Thrive Global

Let’s Talk about Age Diversity in the Workplace. According to some studies, nearly forty percent of workers now have a boss who is younger than them. But is there enough age diversity in the workplace? They are often seen to be better at multi-tasking.

Video: Skip Spriggs on Achieving True Diversity & Inclusion in the Working World (i4cp login required)


The importance of diversity and inclusion has never been more top of mind than it is today. But achieving true diversity and inclusion in the working world continues to be elusive, says Skip Spriggs, former president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council and former CHRO of TIAA.


How to Find Your Personal Values – Examples


To experience all round success in both work and your personal life, you need to live and breathe the values which hold true for you. To do that, you need to figure out what your key personal values are. These deeply held beliefs provide the foundation that every individual need to receive guidance and for making the right choices. With the help of these deeply held beliefs, you will be able to judge the appropriateness of jobs and careers.