HR executives from leading companies offer insights into the top five trends transforming business.
A clear statement of vision, mission and values can provide your organization with a solid foundation for success in 2019. But it doesn’t do much good to simply post those words on the company’s website and go on about your daily business. Instead, you should make it a priority to convey the “big picture” to your employees, partners, vendors and customers. It’s an important step toward building engagement, attracting new […]
By Lisa Thompson, LPC, PCC, Vice President Faced with a shortage of skilled labor and a highly competitive recruiting environment, a growing number of companies are adding a chief talent officer (CTO) to serve as a strategic partner to the senior leadership team. In a tight job market, the CTO is laser-focused on acquiring and managing the human resources needed for long-term, sustainable success. In addition to […]
As we enter the new year in the home stretch of the presidential transition, analysts have offered both optimistic and pessimistic forecasts about the new administration’s impact on the U.S. economy. The daily headlines about Trump’s cabinet choices and potential policy decisions have made it difficult for corporate boards and senior leadership teams to plan their strategies for the coming year. Considering this uncertainty, it makes sense for senior executives […]
By Keith Pearson, President & Chief Executive Officer Setting clear short-term objectives is essential to the onboarding process for senior executives. A new executive needs a sense of direction while learning about the organization’s people, culture and business processes. Having objectives can also reduce the stress on a new executive, who can move forward in a new role knowing the company’s expectations. From the organizational perspective, having measurable objectives […]
Successful companies know their best customers—or think they do. Usually, they look at annual sales because that’s an easy number to measure. But those sales figures don’t show the entire picture. For example, your best customer for the past few years might cut back on purchasing this year, leaving you scrambling to fill the gap. Customer engagement is another important factor that is difficult to quantify or predict. A customer […]
More than a century ago, Henry Ford introduced mass production to the automobile industry. As the first Model T cars rolled off the assembly line, he reportedly said, “You can have any color you want, as long as it’s black.” Today, that one-size-fits-all approach in the automotive industry has evolved into a vast array of customer choices. That same transformation is gathering speed in the HR benefits arena, as savvy […]
A decade ago, the chief information officer (CIO) and the chief marketing officer (CMO) lived in very different worlds. For the most part, the CIO’s responsibilities had an internal focus: Building and enhancing the organization’s network so that different departments could share information and “talk” with each other. While websites, mobile phones and e-commerce were all growing in importance, the online component was generally less important than the company’s network. In […]