When I walked across the stage at the old Boston Garden to pick-up a Bachelor of Science degree from the Dean of Business at Northeastern University - there were only 30 Institutions for higher learning in the US offering that distinction. In 1984 after all, "Marketing" as a discipline was only 8 years older than I was. A career in business-to-business Marketing (and of course data) later - technology continues to revolutionize the space at an alarming pace. Everything has changed. Everything Accept the difficulty in sourcing accurate, predictive, responsive B2B Marketing data...
With staffing levels expected to rise almost 20 percent in 2015, the job market is looking hot for candidates and busy for HR. Many companies are bringing in new candidates at higher rates this year, and your current employees now have other options if they aren't happy. Making employees successful is vital to their job satisfaction and retention--and because of the job market heating up, it's more important than ever.
Imagine two companies...
When you press your cold hands around a warm cup of coffee in the morning? The steam wafts up, and you breathe in the roasty scent that reminds you everything’s going to be okay. Or perhaps it’s Diet Coke that gets you through the day. You have a similar moment when you hear the crisp sound of carbonation escaping the top of the can, making you salivate with the promise of a clear head and a checked-off list of to-dos. Whatever your pleasure, that tall drink of help got you through some pretty rough days, and you can’t imagine your life without it. You may even feel a sense of obligation because you’ve been together so long. Even if you have thought a time or two that you may kick the caffeine habit someday. Haven’t we all?
There’s a lot of noise about talent. Where to find it, how to attract it, hire it and keep it. Everyone’s talking about talent because that’s what makes your company awesome. Having great people equals success. But in the middle of all that noise is the bridge that gaps finding the talent and keeping it: onboarding.
Currency, cash, dough, cheddar, moola. There are a lot of ways to say money. And the reason is obvious: Money matters! It drives markets, keeps business doors open when it's in abundance (and closed when it's not), and puts food on tables. HR knows as well as anyone how important money is. Being able to pay employees affects how well you hire, retain, and engage your people. Again: money matters!
But just how much does it matter? And what specifically, should an HR profes- sional know about money as they go about their work? Below are ten things we've learned about money that every HR professional should know.
Every day, HR leaders are breaking free from HR spreadsheets. Spreadsheets had placed so many limitations on HR leaders for so long, and they’re finally deciding enough is enough. It’s hard to focus on hiring, training and retaining great employees while trying to manage all those little things HR software could easily do for you.
Grab your slate chalkboard and jot this down: “The old performance management model is dead.” But of course you don’t own a slate chalkboard, because its time has come and gone. And just as it no longer makes sense to use an antiquated method to take notes...
In today's unpredictable economic climate, many business owners are finding that the traditional means of funding a comfortable retirement may not be reliable enough. Even with a wise investment of the proceeds from the sale of your business, the ups and downs of the market can negatively affect its rate of return, causing a ripple effect through your other retirement income sources. This could limit your ability to generate a large enough annual income in retirement.
One rule of thumb is...
Why Consider a New HR Solution? Businesses today are embroiled in intense competition to manufacture the best products, deliver superlative services, win customers in new markets and geographies, and accomplish all of this while saving money. In this heated battle, the victors..
This year's theme of "drawing back the bow" expresses our view of professional selling as a discipline and a creative endeavor. Imagine a strip of film being advanced frame by frame: A target sits at the far end of a large field. An archer steps up to the line with a bow and arrow. The bow is raised, the arrow nocked. Now, inch-by- inch, the arrow is moved backwards--away from the target. It is precisely this motion of drawing back the bow that determines the force and speed of the arrow's flight.
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