Making it Stick: The New Employee Orientation Experience

Yesterday I had the pleasure of leading a webinar entitled Onboarding 101: Your Guide to Successfully Welcoming New Hires with my friends at HRDirect. We discussed a variety of things, beginning with the premise/understanding that onboarding goes beyond printing badges and setting up e-mail: it’s welcoming a new employee to your organization. With research showing that a majority of new Read More …

Talent Management: It’s Not Just for HR Anymore

While there are a variety of definitions for talent management, I consider it to be an organization’s commitment to recruiting, retaining and developing the most talented individuals available. Embedded within this very simplistic definition is, of course, an understanding that we must plan and implement HR strategies that strive to increase business value and ensure that our organization achieves its Read More …

Can You “Fix” Organizational Culture?

Discussions about organizational culture are everywhere. Peter Drucker’s saying of “culture eats strategy for breakfast” has been around for ages (or so it seems). It has become not only a cliché but is also the go-to-quote for every person who opines on the topic. The concept is not meant to imply that culture is the polar opposite of strategy; it’s Read More …

Talent Branding Strategies

According to The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2014, CEOs have developed a laser focus on human capital and talent management activities and cited human capital as the number one global challenge. While customer relationships, innovation, operational excellence and corporate brand and reputation were also listed as top challenges, identifying ways to develop, engage, manage and retain talent was identified as Read More …

This Time, It’s Personnel: The Book

Last year David D’Souza (@dds180) conceived, created and curated a book called Humane, Resourced: A Book of Blogs. With contributions from more than 50 HR professionals, bloggers and writers, it charted on Amazon as a top selling HR book in the UK. You can find the book at Amazon UK or Amazon and easily download it for Kindle. And now there’s a sequel. Read More …