General HR

How to Safeguard Your Company from This Top Employee Flight Risk

Retention and engagement are on the minds of every employer. Given that turnover can cost tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5 – 2.0 times the annual salary of an employee, it’s understandable. So what causes employees to leave? If your first guess was managers, you’re not alone, but that’s actually one of the lowest […]

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#PowerUpHR with IBM at HR Tech Chicago!

HR Tech Chicago 2016, the world’s largest expo of HR technology products and services, takes place October 4 – 7 at McCormick Place, and IBM Kenexa will be right in the thick of all the action. This is an exciting time for us and for HR technology as cognitive solutions transform the way we find, […]

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Why is it important to be aware of one’s motivation drivers? Part 2

In my last post, we discovered how important it is to understand your personal motivation drivers at work, citing your ability to manage your job activities as a key first step. Once you have a good foundation of managing your job activities, the next steps would be taking ownership on your career and improving interpersonal […]

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Designing a Cognitive Experience

Design Thinking is a tool to tackle any people-centric problem by understanding the users’ pain and aiming to improve their future state. At IBM Kenexa, we apply Design Thinking to solve complex problems for HR professionals, job seekers, employees, and managers. Collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, we have applied these practices to projects you […]

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Why is it important to be aware of one’s motivation drivers? Part 1

Your Wednesday meeting with this prospect you’ve been chasing for so long has been cancelled. A missed opportunity for sure, but your to-do list is a few pages long so you might either solve this issue with your provider, Max, work on the next quarter marketing plan, or plan your next business trip. Alternatively, you […]

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Why We’re Going to the IBM HR Summit #PowerUpHR

There are more than 1,000 HR conferences each year in North America. I know because HRmarketer monitors all of them. Why are there so many? Despite the rising costs and hassles of traveling and the growth in “virtual” events, people still value the face-to-face interactions that only a physical presence at a conference can deliver. […]

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20 People Analytics Case Studies – Part 1

In the not too distant future, analytics will become a core component of HR’s standard practice. I’ve seen at first hand over the last 12 months that interest levels in people analytics are soaring. Adoption levels, though rising, are not increasing at anywhere near the same level. In my view the primary reason for this […]

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Can’t Sleep? 3 Topics that keep HR Executives up at Night

Join me in Boston at the IBM HR Summit from the 6-8 September, as I lead an executive panel discussion themed around the challenges that HR leaders and executives are facing and the real pain points that keep them up at night. Click here to learn more. With a deep rooted background in Industrial and […]

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How H&R Block Has Transformed their Hiring Process

When you have to hire over 80,000 employees every tax season, you learn a thing or two about effective recruiting. One of the most important things H&R Block, the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, has learned is not to get comfortable in its recruitment practices. Year after year our company re-examines and evolves those […]

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