Three global HR and leadership trends for 2017

As 2017 really gets going, we identify three over-arching, interrelated trends that will shape the direction of HR and leadership around the world this year.   1. Data analytics and machine learning technologies will become more fully integrated into work processes. Forward-thinking companies like Google already use people analytics as the foundational building block of…

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Here are 5 not-to-miss articles published in February! Topics covered include caring leader, productivity and efficiency, empathy, recruitment and more…

Here are five articles that stood out this month for their originality, relevance, and/or analysis. Happy reading! Economy & Society “The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives“ (MITSloan) People are living longer and working longer – but few organizations have come to grips with the opportunities and challenges that greater longevity brings. Leadership “The Caring Leader”…

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Loss of meaning, loss of passion = brown-out

In addition to burn-out and bore-out, two professional afflictions born respectively from excess of work or boredom, there is a third pathology emerging. Caused by the demotivation that is provoked when daily tasks are plagued with absurdities, this condition is known as brown-out (literally, a drop in voltage in electrical power supply). How can you…

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Putting a bit of agility into performance evaluations

Between now and the end of the year, 75% of European employees will have undergone an evaluation interview. And yet, if there is one thing on which everyone can agree, management and staff alike, it is that these annual reviews are often painful, even useless. Why, then, do we repeat them year after year? Arguably…

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ANZ’s success is based on its key people

Jonathan Harvey based his 2008 plan to transform the ANZ bank on Claudio Fernández-Aráoz’s “potential” model. The aim was to hire and develop future leaders capable of taking control of the group’s new international subsidiaries within 15 years. The program helped the Australian bank jump from twelfth to fourth place in the Asia-Pacific region between…

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How to identify and develop future leaders

Until the beginning of the 21st century, a company wanting to hire future leaders always sought experienced and skilled talent to fill the requirements of strategic posts. Although certainly valuable, these attributes are no longer enough. Claudio Fernández-Aráoz argues that, given the complexity of your environment, you should now focus on agile individuals with the…

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The employment paradox: mass unemployment and vacant jobs

In many countries, mass unemployment among youth is currently a national emergency; in fact, the whole world in concerned with this problem. In Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia, there is a veritable epidemic of unemployment among people under age 25. Paradoxically, at the same time, the World Trade Organization reports that…

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How are new recruitment trends disrupting HR?

Unrevealing, unappealing, and lacking social and interactive potential, the conventional one-page CV continues to lose ground to more modern tools. This shift raises some fundamental questions in the HR profession, as those involved must learn to find their way through the jungle of information now available on each and every individual and to identify talent…

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Education to Employment: Designing a system that works

50% of the world’s CEOs say they have considerable trouble finding the right people to fill openings. And yet, 75 million young people worldwide currently seek employment. Educators insist that they are not the problem and that their offerings remain perfectly adequate. So what really needs to be done to best bridge the skills gap?…

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New technologies replacing paper Cvs

Why send out CVs that will be lost in the shuffle when simple tweets with a link to your LinkedIn profile can serve as an application? Under pressure from new technologies, CVs are becoming more and more light-hearted, interactive, and social, turning the recruitment world on its head! Business social networks: LinkedIn and Viadeo These…

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