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HR Critical of Executive Leadership: 2 Keys to Improving Your Leadership Team

This year’s Global Leadership Forecast, in which DDI surveyed 18,000 executives, including 2,000 HR executives, shows an interesting trend: HR executives are increasingly critical of their peers in the C suite. Almost half of the non-HR executives polled say their company has “high quality leaders.” In contrast, only 28% of HR leaders say their company …

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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
Job References Done Right are Still in Style

The April 26, 2021 issue of The Wall Street Journal ran the article, “When Job References Still Makes Sense Before Hiring,” and noted that they are a “less popular way to vet job candidates than they used to be”.  How unfortunate!  Reference checks done the right way prevent almost all bad hires.” The big beef …

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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
A Sure Way to Enjoy Job Security – A Primer in Topgrading

Your career has survived the pandemic (so far) but you know a lot of managers must worry about their near-term and long-term job security. Maybe you’re a bit worried too? The pandemic caused most companies to cut costs – not temporarily but permanently. Are more jobs in jeopardy? Fortunately, there is something managers can do, …

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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
When Hiring HR Professionals, Combine “Soft Skills” and “Hard Skills”

SHRM recently published an article by a staffing company executive entitled “Rethinking Soft Skills in HR.” The title is interesting because the rap on HR historically has been that some in HR can be too soft… or just the opposite, too hard-nosed, demanding adherence to HR policies. It’s a conversation worth having. The author lists …

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