Date published: 10/05/2016 - 12:29

Let’s face it, we still love paper: The feel of an enticing paperback novel in our hands, the smell of its pages and ink while we’re sunning at the beach or taking a hot bath. Conversely, in these sunny, relaxing and often watery settings, an eBook reader or other mobile device can be difficult to consume due to the glare… and if we’re not careful the relatively expensive device can get wet or ruined.

The workplace is a different and usually drier landscape, however, where paper isn’t... Read More

Date published: 10/03/2016 - 15:34

Yogi Berra is one of my all-time chroniclers of the obvious. Beyond baseball legend he was on a par with Aristotle, Kant, and Nietzsche.  Quite possibly even Charney, Tincup and Kutik.

In his world, life boils down to simple logic; the kind that I understand. I’m constantly reminded how brilliant he was when I read between the lines of what is projected with that gravelly voice.

“When you get to a fork in the road, take it.”

If anything... Read More

Date published: 09/29/2016 - 08:03

Lumesse, a talent management software provider, recently hosted a Think Tank Dinner in London where the Lumesse Learning organization assembled a panel of expert learning and development practitioners to discuss how learner analytics are being used today. The first findings Lumesse drew from the conversations were the various methods in which learning departments use learner analytics to inform strategic... Read More

Date published: 09/21/2016 - 11:31

Lumesse, a talent management software provider, recently hosted a Think Tank Dinner in London where the Lumesse Learning organization assembled a panel of expert learning and development practitioners to discuss how L&D analytics are being used today. The dinner was hosted under Chatham House rules, with the understanding that particular remarks would not be attributed to participating individuals or organizations. Contributing to the discussions were delegates from the worlds of finance... Read More

Date published: 09/15/2016 - 09:33

Ongoing sourcing of talent is necessary to replenish the critical HR functions of recruiting and succession planning. HR recruiters can source new talent from a wide net of social media and search capabilities, as well as from direct response to job ads and a scattering of personal references. The Digital Age has empowered our recruiters to set parameters and type specific text into a search bar and have near-instant access to thousands of possible qualified candidates, some of them passive... Read More

Date published: 09/11/2016 - 16:15

If you spend a lot of time around HR professionals like I do, the expression “looks good on paper” might come up frequently. When a hiring team shares this adage with one another, what they are basically saying is “so far, so good, but we still need to do a fuller job of vetting this candidate.” For those who’ve hired new talent that didn’t work out, this caveat about traditional background checking processes can seem like an understatement. This is because CV/resume analysis and phone-based... Read More

Date published: 09/01/2016 - 10:42

Have you ever sat in a classroom or at your desktop wondering about all the productive things you could be doing if someone would just cut you loose into the world? Now imagine how a salesperson on commission, a journalist on deadline, or a maintenance worker or deliveryman trying to keep to a schedule feels. “Hey, man, don’t coop me up in this classroom for hours or days at a time. I’ve got a world to see, a road to hit, a building to erect, and customers to meet and impress... Read More

Date published: 08/31/2016 - 05:34

We often talk about consumerization of technology and how it will affect companies. But how often do we discuss the effect it will have on employees?

Take the logistics industry for example: Already there are ongoing projects in Europe exploring technological options

Companies are probably (... Read More

Date published: 08/17/2016 - 11:39

Losing talent is a costly proposition. In the UK, the average cost of replacing an employee is estimated to exceed £30,000, and in the U.S. replacing hires have been cited as a staggering several times the cost of the departing employee’s salary.

Exacerbating this problem, an alarming number of developing employees consider leaving in the first six months, and some do leave. A February 2014 survey by BambooHR approximated that one-third of about 1,000 respondents reported having quit... Read More

Date published: 08/16/2016 - 14:48


“Caricatured as navel-gazers, Millennials are said to live for their 'likes' and status updates. But the young people I know often leverage social media in selfless ways.”

  -Chelsea Clinton

And there you have it.

The Yin and Yang of inter-generational judgment.  It is the two-sided mirror with an entire generation viewing its reflection one way while an inverted image appears to those who view from the other side. We did it... Read More