(Part 2) Integrating a Competency Management Method: Why It Results in Success

While competency management is sometimes seen as a “complementary” resource to existing human resources functions such as acquisition, training, and succession planning, it is, in fact, much more important than that. Employees and their skills are among the most important assets in any organization, and investing to improve that asset is essential for the growth… Read More

5 Tips for Doing a Reduction in Force (RIF) the Right Way

Low unemployment rates and a scramble to close the skills gap are top-of-mind trends among HR professionals and business leaders. Against such a backdrop, thoughts of reductions in force (RIF) and layoffs are largely ignored. True…in September, there was a brief threat of a federal government shutdown. But that was quickly resolved before it ever… Read More

5 Strategies for Building an Effective Future Workforce

Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Smart cities. The internet of things. Augmented reality. In what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR, technology is disrupting the way we live and work at a pace, depth, and breadth we’ve yet to encounter. It’s a world where previously inanimate, unconnected machines, vehicles, and gadgets are becoming… Read More

5 Simple Steps to Prepare for a Workforce Crisis

It may seem unthinkable, but a crisis can strike at any moment. Are you ready to deal with a flu pandemic? How about a labor strike or sudden civil unrest? Terrorist incidents and even acts of war are, sadly, increasing threats. For these and other types of crises or emergencies, do you have a system in place to keep your business afloat? Read More