Choose Between These Two Positions

The following two job posting are advertisements for the same job. Which one would you rather have? (The survey is now running 6:1 in favor of the career version of the same job. Why?) Senior Marketing Analyst Must have 2-5 years in consumer products marketing with emphasis on using metadata for marketing analysis Prior work […]

Digital Reference Checking

If you need to hire someone and you want to make sure the references from past colleagues concur with your judgement, Checkster’s collective intelligence gathering will provide that extra degree of certainty in your decision. Checkster’s innovative web-based solutions each use collective intelligence combined with the ease and reach of social networks to deliver fast, […]

How multinationals expanding in Africa find the right person for the job

Recent years have seen numerous multinational companies expand their presence in Africa. But finding the right skills to support this growth can be a challenge. At the recent International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum, held in Cape Town, representatives from four multinationals discussed the strategies they have implemented to ensure they have […]

The top 10 talent management trends for 2014

Too often in business we only look back – what happened last month, quarter or year? Progressive companies, though, look forward, predicting what will be and proactively planning for it. As we look forward, here are our views of the emerging trends that will impact HR over the next 12 months, and those already started […]

5 Things Millennials Need to Know About Winning at Work

  Each generation molds the business world into its own image.  The Mad Men era reflected the values and ideals of the World War 2 generation: regimentation and corporate hierarchy. Today’s environment reflects the values and ideals of the Boomer generation: mostly individualism that lapses into selfishness.  The Boomers started gaining power in the 1980s, […]

Striking the Balance Between Innovation and Experience

New technology is changing the way companies recruit and manage talent. To create better results for your business, you need to take a good look at your recruiting process and how it takes advantage of the best innovation available. If factors you can’t control are causing delays, or you’re not getting the most from your […]

Why are we still having this argument?

For as long as I’ve been in the software business, (it’s kind of a long time…) there’s been a debate about all-in-one suites vs. best of breed solutions. As I was doing research for this blog it occurred to me that the debate has been around for a long time for a very simple reason: […]

10 Predictions for HR, Learning, Talent and HR Technology in 2014

2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. In summary, this is a year businesses will find it increasingly difficult to attract, retain, and develop their people. Passion, engagement, development, and innovation are key. Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will […]

Why We No Longer Need HR Departments

The time has come for HR (Human Resources) departments to call it a day. HR departments often portray themselves as a valued business partner for management and staff alike. However, how can anyone take a department seriously that refers to people as ‘resources’? Nothing matters more to companies than the people who work there. Companies […]