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All Hands on Deck for Strategic Workforce Planning Success

October 16, 2017 | Madeline Laurano

From collaboration to strategy, learn about workforce planning done right by listening to this podcast with guest Madeline Laurano, co-founder of Aptitude Research Partners.

All Hands on Deck for Strategic Workforce Planning Success

October 16, 2017 | Madeline Laurano

Workforce planning has a remarkable impact on business success, and it’s become quite the priority for organizational leaders today. Workforce planning has wiggled its way into business initiatives, allowing for better decisions, improved retention, accomplishment of goals and more.

Some might say ownership of workforce planning remains unclear, but the best answer is that workforce planning is a collaborative effort from HR, operations, and finance teams. If done the right way, support comes from the top down – leaders must really believe in workforce planning, drive it and ensure that the company, as a whole adopts it and really understands how it can benefit the business. 

From collaboration to strategy, learn about workforce planning done right by listening to this podcast with guest Madeline Laurano, co-founder of Aptitude Research Partners.

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Madeline Laurano

Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer, Aptitude Research Partners

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Digital Literacy: Adopt, Adapt and Dive Right In

October 9, 2017 | Emily Wiese

When technology first introduced new devices and new approaches to users everywhere, it didn’t take long at all for boundaries to be pushed, especially with digital capabilities in the workplace. Some technological advances were easily adopted and some were not, but regardless of which tech made the cut, leaders couldn’t seem to build a developed pipeline with the digital literacy skills needed to support workplace change. 

Digital Literacy: Adopt, Adapt and Dive Right In

October 9, 2017 | Emily Wiese

When technology first introduced new devices and new approaches to users everywhere, it didn’t take long at all for boundaries to be pushed, especially with digital capabilities in the workplace. Some technological advances were easily adopted and some were not, but regardless of which tech made the cut, leaders couldn’t seem to build a developed pipeline with the digital literacy skills needed to support workplace change. 

The transition from an analog world to one in which digital runs the show left a critical need for digital proficiency, but many people underestimated what it would take to keep up. Also underestimated was the impact that the lack of digital proficiency had on the organization as a whole, and how it kept the organization from achieving business goals. There’s no reason for digital literacy to be daunting – all you need is a foundation and a desire to learn.

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Emily Wiese

Vice President, Digital Skills Portfolio, Skillsoft

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Workforce Planning And The Rest Of The World: Times They Are A-Changin’

October 2, 2017 | Bill Craib

Today’s world is hard to predict and the world at work follows suit. Just when you think you have a plan in place, change instantly does away with that plan and brings about need for a new one. It’s not about coming up with a workforce planning strategy that will work forever; it’s about producing a strategy that can keep up with the environment’s rapidly changing ways.

Workforce Planning And The Rest Of The World: Times They Are A-Changin’

October 2, 2017 | Bill Craib

Today’s world is hard to predict and the world at work follows suit. Just when you think you have a plan in place, change instantly does away with that plan and brings about need for a new one. It’s not about coming up with a workforce planning strategy that will work forever; it’s about producing a strategy that can keep up with the environment’s rapidly changing ways.

What’s happening in the world in real time? Align current events and shifts with those happening within your organization. As workforce planning is a continuous process, ever-evolving external factors indicate what roles and skills your organization needs in the present, and what the near future might have in store. We may not be able to see around upcoming corners, but we can try to prepare as many future scenarios as possible. The ability to identify environmental change and understand the environment’s current trends could mean big shifts in strategy. 

Learn more about the continual workforce planning process by tuning into the October 18 webcast, “Embedding Dynamic Workforce Planning into your Quickly-Changing Business.

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Bill Craib

HCI Faculty

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Crafting Holistic Employee Experiences

September 11, 2017 | Jessica McFeron

Jessica McFeron from KinderCare Education at Work and the HCI research team discuss the actions your organization can take to help employees successfully integrate work and life demands. Learn how supporting your people is about more than just the number of benefits you offer, instead it is about crafting a holistic employee experience.

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Turning Workforce Guesswork Into Talent Science Part 3: Empowering Our Collective Data

September 5, 2017 | Antony Cousins

Employees spend about 20 hours per year searching for information, according to ProFinda’s early 2017 report. Instead of wasting time hunting for data, employees can improve efficiency if they have access to what they need. Managers can simply help their employees and the entire organization become more efficient by taking a holistic view of their staff’s needs, listening to learn what’s missing, and then matching those needs with resources that are available. 

Turning Workforce Guesswork Into Talent Science Part 3: Empowering Our Collective Data

September 5, 2017 | Antony Cousins

The future of work includes teams of talent that are empowered by existing knowledge and make the most of it, says ProFinda’s Director of Customer Success, Ant Cousins. Employees spend about 20 hours per year searching for information, according to ProFinda’s early 2017 report. Instead of wasting time hunting for data, employees can improve efficiency if they have access to what they need. Managers can simply help their employees and the entire organization become more efficient by taking a holistic view of their staff’s needs, listening to learn what’s missing, and then matching those needs with resources that are available. 

ProFinda’s back at it with another survey, and even though it will look at the same information, Cousins says the results will help make improvements across the market by shrinking search times, getting data to employees and increasing efficiency overall.

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Antony Cousins

Director of Customer Success, ProFinda

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Content Marketing and EVP to Build Talent Pipelines and Employee Engagement

August 28, 2017 | Maryalicia Verdecchia

In this podcast, Maryalicia Verdecchia shares tips for using content marketing to boost talent acquisition strategy and  EVP, and guides you through the first steps to bring online communication and new technology, talent pipelines and employee engagement to life for your business.

Content Marketing and EVP to Build Talent Pipelines and Employee Engagement

August 28, 2017 | Maryalicia Verdecchia

Online communication creates relationships through digital interaction. When those online messages are sent in the form of content marketing, your digital awareness and presence are along for quite the ride.

In modern HR, content marketing can take your brand and talent acquisition practices to the next level by building talent pipelines, promoting face-to-face interaction and developing your Employer Value Proposition.

In this podcast, Maryalicia Verdecchia shares tips for using content marketing to boost talent acquisition strategy and EVP, and guides you through the first steps to bring online communication and new technology, talent pipelines and employee engagement to life for your business.

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Maryalicia Verdecchia

Talent Acquisition Manager, Parkview Medical

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Building a Coaching Culture at Ernst and Young

August 22, 2017 | Alison Hooker

Alison Hooker, who is the Former Americas Chief Talent Development Officer for EY, describes the gradual process of building a strong coaching culture at Ernst and Young  (EY). One of the largest professional services firm has invested to make coaching a "highly-valued asset at the firm". From senior leader support to a focus on individuality and purpose, Alison defines what is important to make this coaching-centric culture thrive.

Building a Coaching Culture at Ernst and Young

August 22, 2017 | Alison Hooker

Alison Hooker, who is the Former Americas Chief Talent Development Officer for EY, describes the gradual process of building a strong coaching culture at Ernst and Young  (EY). One of the largest professional services firm has invested to make coaching a "highly-valued asset at the firm". From senior leader support to a focus on individuality and purpose, Alison defines what is important to make this coaching-centric culture thrive.

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Alison Hooker

Former Americas Chief Talent Development Officer, EY

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The Secret To Growth And Development, And Just Enough Fun At Work

August 14, 2017 | Sarah Devereaux

Google’s Head of Executive Development Programs, Sarah Devereaux, says the g2g program is 96 percent focused on work-related topics, and the rest is spent on fun, which increases engagement when everyone has something different to share. Continuous learning is a big part of Google’s culture, and Devereaux says there’s a secret to successful internal training. 

Listen to this learning and development podcast to discover the secret behind finding passionate people who can help their team grow.

The Secret To Growth And Development, And Just Enough Fun At Work

August 14, 2017 | Sarah Devereaux

If you work for a company that values growth and development so highly that 6,000 hard working employees volunteer their time to make it happen, you’re certainly in a great spot where community and fun flourish.

Google’s Googlers-to-Googlers (g2g) program selects an internal volunteer teaching network – dedicated to help peers learn and develop, outside of their core job responsibilities. Volunteers (g2gers) coach and mentor, design learning materials like e-courses, and help with tough times and difficult conversations. They provide fun stuff, too, like salsa dancing and even fire breathing!

Google’s Head of Executive Development Programs, Sarah Devereaux, says the g2g program is 96 percent focused on work-related topics, and the rest is spent on fun, which increases engagement when everyone has something different to share. Continuous learning is a big part of Google’s culture, and Devereaux says there’s a secret to successful internal training. 

Listen to this learning and development podcast to discover the secret behind finding passionate people who can help their team grow.

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Sarah Devereaux

Head of Executive Development Programs, Google

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Turning Workforce Guesswork Into Talent Science Part 2: Ensuring Success

August 7, 2017 | Antony Cousins

In this Podcast, ProFinda Director of Customer Success Ant Cousins shares personal anecdotes of new solutions’ adoption and implementation. Learn where to start, how to embrace technology and its various forms of data management, and what frameworks enable success by listening to this podcast, which is the second part of ProFinda’s “Turning Workforce Guesswork Into Talent Science” series.

Turning Workforce Guesswork Into Talent Science Part 2: Ensuring Success

August 7, 2017 | Antony Cousins

The intimidation that comes with talent management can be reduced with the help of new solutions – answers to leaders’ questions about making sure the management strategy works, having the right management systems in place and creating confidence in new ways versus the old ways. Once data is in order, leaders can begin using the information by pairing it with the solution that’s best fit for their business, but choosing the most ideal solution can be the hard part. 

In this Podcast, ProFinda Director of Customer Success Ant Cousins shares personal anecdotes of new solutions’ adoption and implementation. Learn where to start, how to embrace technology and its various forms of data management, and what frameworks enable success by listening to this podcast, which is the second part of ProFinda’s “Turning Workforce Guesswork Into Talent Science” series.

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Antony Cousins

Director of Customer Success, ProFinda

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Candidate Experience: Take Time To Get It Right

July 31, 2017 | Sheri Feinzig

Candidate experience can make…or break…your organization’s relationships with people, and its ability to attract, engage and retain top performing folks. The notion that candidate experience means treating people exceptionally well simply doesn’t cut it. If you’ve ever applied for a job and received no response from a potential employer, you likely know how it felt to be left hanging, as if your application materials fell into a dark hole. People want to be informed, regardless if they’re considered for the job or not. They might feel forgotten, but they certainly won’t forget about the bad experience they had with your company.

Candidate Experience: Take Time To Get It Right

July 31, 2017 | Sheri Feinzig

Candidate experience can make…or break…your organization’s relationships with people, and its ability to attract, engage and retain top performing folks. The notion that candidate experience means treating people exceptionally well simply doesn’t cut it. If you’ve ever applied for a job and received no response from a potential employer, you likely know how it felt to be left hanging, as if your application materials fell into a dark hole. People want to be informed, regardless if they’re considered for the job or not. They might feel forgotten, but they certainly won’t forget about the bad experience they had with your company. 

Candidate experience sends a loud alert about what it’s like to be part of your team. Word of mouth makes maintaining good rapport and offering multiple methods of communication crucial to your organization’s future business success. Do what’s necessary, even if it means more time and effort, to make certain the message being sent is a good one.

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Sheri Feinzig

Director, Kenexa Consulting and Smarter Workforce Institute

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Breaking the Rules to Drive Success

July 24, 2017 | Francesca Gino

Conformity is a productivity killer. In this podcast, Harvard professor and author of Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life, Francesca Gino, reveals how letting employees rebel is key to creating an authentic, mission-driven organization. And it doesn’t take much – from language to behavior, getting comfortable with discomfort is a critical skill for the future. Learn about real-life examples of non-conformity in action, and how that has translated to efficiency, employee engagement, and company success.

Breaking the Rules to Drive Success

July 24, 2017 | Francesca Gino

Conformity is a productivity killer. In this podcast, Harvard professor and author of Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life, Francesca Gino, reveals how letting employees rebel is key to creating an authentic, mission-driven organization. And it doesn’t take much – from language to behavior, getting comfortable with discomfort is a critical skill for the future. Learn about real-life examples of non-conformity in action, and how that has translated to efficiency, employee engagement, and company success.

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Francesca Gino, Ph.D.

Behavioral Scientist, Harvard Business School Professor, and Author

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Where Do You Want To Go: Reaching Your Company’s Ideal Maturity State

July 17, 2017 | Brent Colescott

In this podcast, Skillsoft’s Senior Director of Business Strategy and Transformation shares the right moves to make if you’re looking to up your level of maturity.

Where Do You Want To Go: Reaching Your Company’s Ideal Maturity State

July 17, 2017 | Brent Colescott

Your company will produce the best business results when it’s learning and talent management processes are top notch. Before development of processes begins, you must know where you stand and which strategies are needed to push maturity forward. 

SumTotal, a Skillsoft Company designed five stages for companies to use while advancing your company’s level of maturity. Skillsoft’s research says that the more mature organizations are, the greater the importance, agility, and execution of strategy can be. The 5-stage model takes time and must be followed in Skillsoft’s recommended order. For the most desired business results, remember to stay on path, to never give up and to be patient as transformation takes over your business’s maturity.

In this podcast, Skillsoft’s Senior Director of Business Strategy and Transformation shares the right moves to make if you’re looking to up your level of maturity.

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Brent Colescott

Sr. Director, Business Strategy & Transformation, SumTotal, a Skillsoft Company

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A CEO's Take on Results-Driven Conversation

July 10, 2017 | Susan Scott

Listen to this podcast for Scott’s advice on doing what works when it comes to conversations – specific exchanges that reveal the real state of issues and problems. Scott also shares the way to overcome barriers to meaningful conversations, and how we must step up the plate. Our approach should help us overcome problems, by saying what is real in a way that will be heard and be helpful to organizations and their teams.

A CEO's Take on Results-Driven Conversation

July 10, 2017 | Susan Scott

Fifteen years after the launch of her first book, Fierce CEO, and founder Susan Scott has revised Fierce Conversations, which is inspired by more than 10,000 hours of talks with CEOs and senior executives. Fierce conversations, Scott believes, help us achieve success professionally and personally. Different than communication, conversations put the most important issues on the plate, perhaps a problem to solve or a decision to make.

From the first book launch to present, Scott’s seen changes in technology, feedback, performance management and employee engagement. 

Listen to this podcast for Scott’s advice on doing what works when it comes to conversations – specific exchanges that reveal the real state of issues and problems. Scott also shares the way to overcome barriers to meaningful conversations, and how we must step up the plate. Our approach should help us overcome problems, by saying what is real in a way that will be heard and be helpful to organizations and their teams.

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Susan Scott

Founder, Fierce, Inc.

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Culture Of Voice: Speak Now, And Never Hold Your Peace

July 3, 2017 | Rob Bogosian

Dr. Rob Bogosian, founder and principal consultant of RVB Associates, shares how a progressive mindset shift shines new light on speaking up, and how it can influence positive change and improvement in the workplace.

Culture Of Voice: Speak Now, And Never Hold Your Peace

July 3, 2017 | Rob Bogosian

What do General Motors and the Titanic have in common? We won’t give the riddle’s solution away, but we’ll tell you that it has to do with speaking up when you know potential problems lurk. Unfortunately, too many companies operate with a risky ‘Culture of Silence’ – a phenomenon in which employees willfully withhold information. The silence sets companies up for problems, crises and even danger. If people don’t speak up, companies are more susceptible to penalties and violations.

The quick fix? Become a ‘Culture of Voice’ and be open to those employees who want to be heard. Encourage conversations. Reach higher levels of innovation and favorable stats in compliance, safety and operations – all needed to keep your company…ahem, running and staying afloat. 

Dr. Rob Bogosian, founder and principal consultant of RVB Associates, shares how a progressive mindset shift shines new light on speaking up, and how it can influence positive change and improvement in the workplace.

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Rob Bogosian, Ph.D.

Author of “Breaking Corporate Silence: How High-Influence Leaders Create Cultures of Voice” and Expert in Executive Leadership Development for Multi-National Organizations

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Diversity & Inclusion: A 3-Tiered Approach to Addressing Assumptions to Achieve Gender Equity

June 26, 2017 | Jodi Detjen

Gender equity is something most leaders say they want at their company. But achieving it can be frustrating and elusive. Jodi Detjen, Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting presents a 3-tiered strategic approach to overcoming assumptions on all levels of an organization. She outlines key examples of assumptions about the way business is done that need to be addressed if a company wants to truly achieve gender equity.

Diversity & Inclusion: A 3-Tiered Approach to Addressing Assumptions to Achieve Gender Equity

June 26, 2017 | Jodi Detjen

Gender equity is something most leaders say they want at their company. But achieving it can be frustrating and elusive. Jodi Detjen, Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting presents a 3-tiered strategic approach to overcoming assumptions on all levels of an organization. She outlines key examples of assumptions about the way business is done that need to be addressed if a company wants to truly achieve gender equity.

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Jodi Detjen

Managing Partner, Orange Grove Consulting

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Neuroscience Makes Employee Engagement Waves, Helps Businesses Land Goals

June 19, 2017 | Lindsay McGregor, Neel Doshi

In this podcast featuring Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi, learn how to identify mistakes and avoid distractions that hinder performance, and how leaders can create an ideal work culture that incorporates business goals gets employees on board to strive for success.

Neuroscience Makes Employee Engagement Waves, Helps Businesses Land Goals

June 19, 2017 | Lindsay McGregor, Neel Doshi

Neuroscience, which deals with the function of the nervous system and the brain, has certainly become the next big thing in human resources and employee productivity. But don’t worry, if you quite didn’t pay attention in your high school science and chemistry classes, you can still use neuroscience to maximize engagement among your employees.

Basically, neuroscience gives leaders information about various aspects of the workplace and their impacts on the brain. From there, management can use that data to motivate employees and show them that they’re appreciated. 

Neuroscience is making waves in the work world, and illustrating how a new look at incentives and enthusiasm can help businesses reach goals.

Culture drives performance. If leaders can use neuroscience to determine ‘the why’ behind hard work, they can guarantee hard work from their teams.

In this podcast featuring Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi, learn how to identify mistakes and avoid distractions that hinder performance, and how leaders can create an ideal work culture that incorporates business goals gets employees on board to strive for success.

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Lindsay McGregor

Co-author of NYTimes bestseller, “Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation”
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Neel Doshi

Co-author of NYTimes bestselling book, “Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation”

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Turning Workforce Guesswork into Talent Science Part 1: Getting your Data in Order

June 12, 2017 | Antony Cousins

In this podcast with ProFinda’s Ant Cousins, learn how to organize a goldmine of people data in order to learn more about employee activities and actions.

Turning Workforce Guesswork into Talent Science Part 1: Getting your Data in Order

June 12, 2017 | Antony Cousins

Harnessing the power of data is a heavily debated topic for the future, but we’ve moved a long way in the last six months. Data from Nov. 2016 showed that of participants asked, 72 percent said capturing data is a priority, and 46 percent said they’re unhappy with the amount of people data in their organization.

Organizations face challenges from not having enough data and employees not providing responses needed. Leaders have to look beyond employee surveys for relevant data. Companies are becoming creative and daring with their use of data internally. New conversations are becoming accepted within companies and ambitious programs can do exciting things with multiple data sources. 

With lack of employee data being such a big problem, we now have new ways of getting data by inference instead of guessing.

In this podcast with ProFinda’s Ant Cousins, learn how to organize a goldmine of people data in order to learn more about employee activities and actions.

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Antony Cousins

Director of Customer Success, ProFinda

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005: Driving the Ecosystem of Effective Teams

May 30, 2017 | Ben Bratt

In this Nine to Thrive HR: Deep Dive podcast, we put these questions and more to thought leader and practitioner, Bennett Bratt, the principal and founder of The Team Effectiveness Project. Listen as Bennett shares some critical insights on teams today, and offers some concrete ways to help organizations, leaders, and team members become more successful.

005: Driving the Ecosystem of Effective Teams

May 30, 2017 | Ben Bratt

For better or for worse, teams are here to stay. Across industries and organizations – in both professional and personal capacities - tasks are increasingly put on teams of individuals. Positive drivers of increased diversity and inclusion, and shared responsibility have helped grow these innumerous “social ecosystems,” but what can we do to make them more effective? What are the questions we need to ask, and the elements we need to consider as we build and participate in teams?

In this Nine to Thrive HR: Deep Dive podcast, we put these questions and more to thought leader and practitioner, Bennett Bratt, the principal and founder of The Team Effectiveness Project. Listen as Bennett shares some critical insights on teams today, and offers some concrete ways to help organizations, leaders, and team members become more successful.

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Ben Bratt

Principal and Founder, The Team Effectiveness Project

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