Hidden in Plain Sight: Revealing Career Development Opportunities with AI

Written by Benoit Hardy-Vallée | June 25, 2018 | HR and AI, Internal Mobility, Smarter Workforce

In today’s competitive market, employee demand for growth and development is increasing. Simultaneously, we are facing growing organizational demand for talent. To retain top talent and ensure fulfillment of jobs and skills, it’s time to put more emphasis on what we call internal talent mobility. Building a talent mobility strategy can drive improvements across both ...read more

Three Critical Considerations for Evaluating Talent Assessments Today

Written by Kevin Impelman | June 25, 2018 | Skills, Smarter Workforce, Talent Acquisition

Over the past several decades, many organizations have turned to psychological testing and assessment methods to improve the talent selection process. Not only do these tried and true methods increase objectivity and prediction, but they have been well-researched and identify reliable measures of ability, personality, values, interests, knowledge, and skill. Today, with the rise of ...read more

HR Transformation: It’s All About the Skills

Written by Chris Lamb | June 25, 2018 | Skills, Smarter Workforce

I was fortunate to attend the recent UNLEASH America HR conference in Las Vegas where a common thread across many presentations was “transformation.” HR leaders like Josh Bersin (Deloitte), Yvette Cameron (Next Gen Insights), Tim Gregory (Corning), and IBM’s own Amber Grewal all spoke about transformation: how HR can help a company transform, how HR ...read more

Three Immediate Steps to Prepare for AI in HR

Written by Nigel Guenole | June 24, 2018 | HR and AI, Skills, Smarter Workforce

The scale and time pressures involved in effectively meeting HR goals today can feel insurmountable, even in moderate sized organizations. However, across industries, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence are helping to relieve this burden, freeing up time for HR professionals to focus on strategic initiatives. Analysts predict that AI augmentation will recover 6.2 billion hours ...read more

Candidate Experience: Insights into Validity and Measurement

Written by Bing Chun Lin | May 23, 2018 | Candidate Experience, Smarter Workforce

A positive candidate experience has been linked to higher job offer acceptance, greater advocacy, and even potential sales, so it’s not surprising that this is a focus for many organizations. During a recent Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference, I hosted an interactive session with HR practitioners and practicing I-O psychologists focused on the candidate ...read more

Careering Out of Control? Why Better Talent Mobility Could Be the Money-Saving Answer

Written by Hannah Hemmingham | April 25, 2018 | Internal Mobility, Smarter Workforce

Losing talent can be costly. Organizations that successfully retain talent not only save money, but also protect their intellectual capital. So why are people leaving, and what can be done about it? Why people leave The first thing to note is that while compensation is important, it’s not all about money. Findings from the IBM WorkTrends ...read more

Why Your Bottom Line Can Benefit from a Better Candidate Experience

Written by Haiyan Zhang | March 29, 2018 | Candidate Experience, Smarter Workforce

Today’s fast-paced global economy requires an equally nimble ability to compete for – and win – top talent. However, this need for speed, often coupled with high volumes of applicants and open job reqs, means that it’s easy for the candidate experience to fall by the wayside. According to the 2017 North American Talent Board Candidate ...read more

Top HR Takeaways from Think 2018

Written by Ashley Patterson | March 23, 2018 | Events, Smarter Workforce

Insights into the future of work at the heavy-hitting HR Exchange, intimate Think Tank sessions that challenged and provoked, hands-on access to new HR tech solutions, and fantastic live entertainment all made Think 2018 one for the books. More than 30,000 attendees, including some of the world’s top HR visionaries, gathered in Las Vegas this week ...read more

Five Ways to Improve Employee Onboarding and Reduce New Hire Regrets

Written by Haiyan Zhang | February 20, 2018 | Smarter Workforce, Talent Acquisition

When employees have regrets about accepting their current job, they are three times as likely to say they want to leave. However, positive employee onboarding experiences could reduce those regrets, according to a global survey conducted by the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute. In fact, if they had a good onboarding experience, almost twice as many employees ...read more