Future Friday: Back from the Future

In a couple of months I will be making a presentation to the THRIVE 2016 Annual Conference, May 12-13, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.  . My topic is my 7 steps to being a practical HR futurist program. This is a subject that I have studied quite a bit and I have a great deal …

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Future Friday: Are you really paying attention to demographics?

  Everyone in HR knows about demographics. We can sit around the table and spout off some of the better known facts. But are you really paying attention to these demographics beyond these simple facts? You should be. CEOs are starting to pay attention. The CEO should not know Your CEO should not know more …

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Future Friday: Looking Back to Look Forward

  Strategic planning often proves a challenge for companies, particularly smaller companies because often don’t know what tools to use. People are aware that they can create various scenarios of alternative futures and indeed looking at alternative futures can prepare you for what might occur. But just being aware of what might occur does not …

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5 Global Trends affecting Strategic HR at SHRM13: Future Friday

  One of the first sessions I attended #SHRM13 was a presentation by Gary Kushner. Gary talked about the 5 global trends affecting HR, a subject I always find interesting. It was one of the better sessions I heard. The 5 trends I don’t think any of my readers will find these trends to be …

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Future Friday: Nanotechnology and the Future of HR

I am sure most of you have heard the word “nanotechnology”. Most of you probably don’t really have any idea of what it really is, much less why someone in HR should be paying attention to it. I am here to tell you why. Definition Wikipedia (the font of all knowledge) defines nanotechnology this way: …

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How well do you know Your Company? Well enough to give the Tour?

One of the long-standing and ongoing complaints about HR is that we don’t know the company business. I have heard it, I am sure you have too. In classes we teach the importance of knowing your company and its business inside and out. But do you? Let me ask you the question, how well do …

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Environmental Scanning Is More than Reading a Magazine

    In the effort to educate HR professionals on being strategic we talk about the skill of environmental scanning and the value of understanding what impacts our organizations on a day-to-day basis so we don’t get caught with our pants down. (If you don’t know what that last phrase means… click here.) Last week …

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High Impact HR is in Your Future

  If you have been reading me for any time you know that I often write about “futurism” and the fact that I would like to be a “futurist.” We here is a prediction for you, there is high impact HR in your future, IF (and that is a big IF) you learn how to …

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Five For Friday: Great Reads in HR 1/20/2012

What have I been reading you ask (well you may not be asking but go with the premise)? I have selected five for Friday…. Great reads in HR. First up is Stephanie Thomas @ProactiveStats writing at Compentsation Cafe. Her topic is one I frequently get asked about by clients… file purging. In If I Shred It, Will I Dread …

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In 18 Years Half Your Talent Pool Will Be Ethnic Minority

Ok folks. Listen up. Here is an opportunity for you to do a bit of strategic planning. New demographic information indicates that in 18 years half of your talent pool for employees will come from an ethnic minority. Demographer Bill Frey of the Brookings Institute has published the results of his analysis of census data …

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