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HR Trends You Can't Ignore

In a recent post on Blogging4Jobs titled HR Trends You Can't Ignore, Todd Owens shares six trends to be mindful of: 1) Network Recruiting - In today's world (given the economy & ease of connectivity), everyone is fair game for recruitment.  Leverage all networks at your disposal to find the right candidate....

The Two Recruiting Metrics That Actually Are Worth Measuring

Recruiters should expand their metrics beyond cost-to-hire and time-to-hire, claims Paul Petrone in a recent article titled The Two Recruiting Metrics That Actually Are Worth Measuring. While a better measure of ROI, quality-of-hire cannot be directly attributed to recruiters - recruiters are responsible for identifying candidates aligned with hiring manager needs, while...

5 Critical Priorities HR Can't Afford to Ignore in 2015

In a recent TLNT article titled 5 Critical Priorities HR Can't Afford to Ignore in 2015, author Jean Martin from CEB outlines 5 key trends for 2015: 1. Attract and retain "enterprise contributors" - Develop employees who perform well individually and who accomplish tasks by working effectively with and through others....

Reimagining the Performance Review

In a recent article titled Reimagining the Performance Review, Stephanie Hammerworld from Hammerwold & Pershing Consulting joins the masses advocating against the current performance review process.  Stephanie emphasizes that performance reviews are stressful, tedious for managers, not representative of a full year's worth of performance, often not accurate and lack consistency...

Moving to Merit-Based Incentives

CTK recently came across a dated yet very insightful and relevant Bersin by Deloitte article titled Moving to Merit-Based Incentives. Author Brenda Kowske suggests merit-based incentives afford the opportunity to reward behaviors, attitudes, and values critical to the success of the business.  She outlines an approach to shifting away from...

Pay for Performance Lessons from the Tour de France

In an article titled Pay for Performance Lessons from the Tour de France, author Dan Walter shares an analogy, relating the Tour de France compensation/recognition model to that of the corporate environment.  While the "winner" of the grueling race is the individual with the lowest total time at the end...

A Good Performance Management Checklist

In a recent article on Training Station, author Jason Silberman shares several key considerations for effective performance management.  Jason outlines that given the purpose of performance management is to develop a high performance workforce to achieve the overall objectives of the business, employee objectives must be aligned with the goals/key performance indicators...

Key Upcoming Talent Management Events

On occasion, CTK publishes upcoming events (conferences, webinars, seminars, etc.) that are relevant to competency and talent management.  See the table below for key upcoming events.   Date Title/Link Area Location 7/15 2014 HCM Summer School Talent Management Webinar 7/16 Employee Engagement in the 21st Century: Building a Connected and...
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