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Why People Leave Organizations

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Professor David Finegold and Senior Research Scientist Susan Mohrman, at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California presented a paper in the Spring of 2001 at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland entitled: What Do Employees Really Want? Rewards based, in part, on how well the organization performs.

5 Reasons Why Traditional Employment is in Trouble

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The organizations that offer project-type work, work that poses a challenge, or work that fulfills humanitarian needs are not having much trouble finding good people. have been storybook examples of how organizations may look as we move into this century. According to the U.S. Labor Department, 2.1 Expectations have changed.

Thoughts on Education in the 21st Century Organization

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Old ways die hard. Corporations hang on to the actions that made them successful decades in the past, and seem powerless to change and adapt to changing environments and needs. Corporate education is often the last to change. Brick and mortar still dominate. Send to Facebook. Current Affairs Future of Talent

5 Trends that will Shape our Future

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This was necessary to enable us to develop the technology and tools that make possible a new level for mankind to scale. and more. Social Business. 

Talent Pools vs. Communities: What’s the Difference?

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They are people roughly qualifeid for a position or to work in an organization, but we really don’t have any realtionship with them. They are organic and alive with conversation and sharing of opinions and thoughts. Potential employees feel that the organization is open and honest in its communication. Feeling included.

The Language of Success: What the CEO Wants You to Know

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What would it “buy” your organization? Talent strategies are critical to every organization.  If the CEO cannot get the talent she needs to execute strategy, the strategy will fail and along with it the organization. That means showing how what you do will increase the profits of your organization. Send to Facebook.

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The “New” Recruiter

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The focus has now turned to talent.  As more organizations realize that it is service, innovation, productivity and relationship that bring profit, the focus moves away from the manufacturing and production side to the people side. What you do is solve talent problems and make it easier for your organization to achieve its business goals. 

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Plays Well With Others

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Most organizations that I am familiar with place individual accomplishment way above teamwork, although they may espouse teamwork publically.

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Three Experts Talk about Corporate Learning and the Future

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The new corporate learning model will begin to offer tools and methods to address making good choices, they will help people filter and organize information in meaningful ways, and information  architects will find better ways to store and retrieve facts and ideas. Rather than We are still working out delivery mechanisms. Send to Facebook.

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Should We Just Blow it Up?

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Do you know that recruiting is one of the least efficient processes in an organization? They also may be the ones who have the foresight to explore new careers or move to a more stable organization.  A truly passive candidate probably lacks the initiative to look for another job or is so completely happy that they are never going to leave.

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Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

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This last recession has been true to form with many organizations trimming learning back deeply and early. They were the mainstay of the 18th century and are making a comeback today in organizations that understand how learning takes place. Formal classes and training programs are still the mainstay of corporate learning functions.

An Ode to SIGS – Down with Communities!

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It seems like every organization is using social media to attract and engage interesting and qualified people in their opportunities. 

Which Century is Your Organization In?

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Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Which Century is Your Organization In? Some organizations are looking for ways to adapt to all of this without endangering their own success, but it may be that these two different needs are not compatible.

Are Senge’s 5 Disciplines Still Relevant?

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In 1990 Peter Senge published a book called The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization. This book summed up his thinking about how organizations can more effectively function based on his systems thinking background at MIT. Some organizations have made good progress toward becoming learning organizations.

Do You Really Want Only “A” Players?

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believe, instead, that “A” players more often emerge from within your organization, or are made by it, because of the systems and processes you have in place. also believe that you may not want to have an organization full of competing “A” players – especially from outside your organization. He encouraged and empowered.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

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However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches.  Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so.  Number converted to hires. Join us.

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Chief Talent Officer - A Common Role by 2015 | Over the Seas

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However, most organizations can’t even assess who the best employees are in a quantitative way. Where is HR? love your blog. Cheers!

T-Shaped People and Collaboration | Over the Seas

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However, Baby Boomer attitudes about work,  laws and policies will have to change and there will need to be sweeping changes in how Human Resources thinks about compensation, promotion, and development to fully transform organizations. just read a amazingly thought provoking blog written by IDEO CEO Tim Brown. Join us. Posting tweet.

Are Senge’s Five Disciplines Still Relevant – Part 2?

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Thousands of organizations have developed mission or vision statements over the past decade, but these statements, unfortunately, are rarely part of the fabric of the organization nor are they echoed by every employee.  Part 2- Shared Vision & Team Learning. Shared Vision. Team Learning. Its motto is “.

Are Senge’s Five Disciplines Still Relevant? Part 3

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Pete Senge called these assumptions our mental models — those operating models about business, organizations, our products and services and about employees that need to be examined. By challenging assumptions, trying new ways, and being open to change organizations will better weather doing business is this complex world.

Gen Y Redefines Learning | Over the Seas

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They hardly read.  Only Baby Boomers and Gen X would tolerate that. Gen Y does everything virtually and has no idea where to buy a postage stamp.

Is HR Relevant and Does it Matter? | Over the Seas

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Most business leaders, line managers, and even employees are uncertain of the value HR brings to the organization or its people.  Despite the rhetoric, Human Resource functions at large, hierarchical organizations with traditional manufacturing or service employees remain much the same as they were 10, 20 or more years ago.  Join us.

Do We Need Internal Recruiting At All? | Over the Seas

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by Kevin Wheeler on February 2, 2011 As the years have rolled by I have become more and more aware of how poorly internal recruiting functions perform when compared to recruitment process outsourcing (RPOs) organizations or agencies.  These have to make a profit or go out of business. Internal functions don’t have to do any of these things.

From Social Networks to Communities

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Almost all large organizations have some sort of presence on one or both of these networks and perhaps on others as well. They are organic and alive with conversation and sharing of opinions and thoughts. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared.  Join us. Posting tweet.

Habits, Frameworks and Corporate Universities

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Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Habits, Frameworks and Corporate Universities by Kevin Wheeler on September 2, 2009 We all know how to learn – it’s built into our genetic makeup- but we struggle to articulate and explain how we do it. Join us.

Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the.

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Some organizations are looking for ways to adapt to all of this without endangering their own success, but it may be that these two different needs are not compatible. Some organizations allow flexibility within defined parameters or with prior approval. Yet, they are the future of most organizations as Baby Boomers age and move out.

Talent Management Survey

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Some organizations are creating departments with that title, others are changing job titles and responsibilities to include talent management. Over at the Future of Talent Institute , we are collecting responses to a short survey on current talent management thinking and practices. Here’s the link:   TALENT MANAGEMENT SURVEY.

Learning How to Learn

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Our organizations reflect us as well. Only a few are true learning organizations – ones that can invent the future and do so regularly.

The New Television: How the iPad Changes Everything

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But, it doesn’t fit any known category and seems to many  like either a bad computer or an overblown entertainment device. Sports changed completely.

The Chief Talent Officer – A Common Role by 2015

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However, most organizations can’t even assess who the best employees are in a quantitative way. Where is HR? love your blog. Cheers!

The Future of Social Media

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The audience was composed of about 250 corporate recruiters, corporate communication  and corporate marketing professionals from all over Australia.

New Work- Jobs for the 21st Century | Over the Seas

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Each new discovery, every new software tool or programming language, every new product creates new jobs and requires new skills. Join us.

A Pause to Enjoy – Spring Wildflowers

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Wildflowers are blooming around every rock, between the blades of grass and in the nooks and crannies of the river. Lupine and Poppies. Join us.

4 Trends That Will Dominate This Century | Over the Seas

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Organizations will be flatter and smaller. Here are 4 trends that are significant enough to change our lifestyles and challenge our assumptions. 

4 Trends That Will Dominate This Century

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Organizations will be flatter and smaller. Here are 4 trends that are significant enough to change our lifestyles and challenge our assumptions. 

Gen Y Redefines Learning

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They hardly read.  Only Baby Boomers and Gen X would tolerate that. Gen Y does everything virtually and has no idea where to buy a postage stamp.

Innovate? Not Here, Not Now.

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by Kevin Wheeler on March 23, 2010 The cry has gone out in almost every organization I work with for more innovation. Academics and consultants toil to find out why people in medium and large organization are not innovative. Not Here, Not Now. Corporations are superb executors. Status quo is a powerful antidote to innovation. Join us.

Unemployment, Job Creation and Education

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Despite being paid unemployment insurance, their lives began to take on a very different – and not a happy – shape. Event the  U.S.

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The Future of Leadership Development – Part II

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Over the past 2-3 years, organizations have been experimenting. So leadership success will not only require new training but new recruiting and assessment criteria, as well.  We are really looking at hiring and training guerilla leaders, not leaders of traditional organizations. The packaging may be different (e.g. The U.S. Join us.

The Future of Leadership Development | Over the Seas

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Most people/organizations are feeling lost and are seeking direction. Current leadership skills suit hierarchical organizations best. Organizations where everyone has a leadership role and takes responsibility when appropriate will gain more acceptance. The need for leadership is very high. Great stuff! Join us. Posting tweet.