Learning

Critical Considerations

India Economy

Four factors impacting talent and hiring in the world’s fastest-growing economy.

By Michael Switow

Confused about the state of the India’s economy? The planet’s largest democracy is the fastest-growing major economy, with 2019-2020 fiscal year GDP growth expected to clock in between 6.8 and 7.3 per cent. But growth is starting to slow with government deficits rising and unemployment reportedly running at 6.1 per cent, a 45-year high (although Delhi has disavowed the statistic).

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurial Talent

Fostering innovation and growth comes down to one thing: culture.

By Michael Switow

Guest lecturers in a Singapore classroom—it doesn’t matter if it’s a secondary school or tertiary institution, a large assembly or a small group—will find that hands are often slow to rise when it’s time to ask questions. The same is true in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia.

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Reaching New Heights

Diverse Leadership

Empower the workforce of the future by proactively building a diverse leadership pipeline.

By Marta Chmielowicz

In today’s competitive and fast-moving business world, innovation is key—and there’s no shortage of advice about how companies can innovate. From adopting AI-enabled technologies to embracing an agile mindset, HR leaders are working hard to stay ahead. But there’s another proven driver of progress and change that organizations can add to their list of strategies: building a diverse leadership team.

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Scholarly Advice

Retaining Millennials

An organization shares its strategic approaches to attracting recent college graduates.

By Julie Palmer and Claire Romaine

With the unemployment rate below 4 percent, competition for top talent is tougher than ever. However, waves of new talent are about to enter the workforce as the collegiate class of 2019 graduates across the country. Organizations must capitalize on the momentary influx and adjust both their recruitment strategies and benefits programs to appeal to the graduating demographic. When it comes to attracting and retaining young talent, there are a few key factors for HR professionals to consider.

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Maximizing Potential

Employee Productivity

New research reveals the drivers and deterrents of employee productivity—and how employee benefits can help both.

By Susan Podlogar

Employee performance has been a main focus of organizations as the key ingredient for success. However, this is no longer enough. MetLife’s 17th annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS) found that employees across all generations are looking for support from employers both in and out of the workplace. As a result, if an organization wants to hit its potential, its employees must also be set up to hit their potential—at work and at home.

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Looking Fore Talent?

At Mission Hills China, the path to success may not lie straight ahead.

By Michael Switow

At Mission Hills China, a multi-billion dollar company that is home to the world’s two largest golf resorts as well as a range of other businesses, one top executive started his career in property sales. Later he moved to the PR and marketing department, and now he heads a major tourist attraction and film studio called Movie Town, which welcomes more than two million visitors a year.

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Next Generation of Leaders

Developing Millennials

Empower millennials with development programs that are suited to their strengths.

By Cheryl Allen

There is great value in using generational research to effectively inform people practices. The current workforce makeup of baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, and Generation Z is likely one of the most diversified in history. Each generation is equipped with skills and knowledge based upon the environment they grew up in, and organizations are searching for them in the current competitive business environment.

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Outside the Mold

Employee Development

Organizations need to reinvent growth strategies by providing opportunities to all levels of employees.

By Meghann Arnold

When it comes to developing a strong workforce, organizations too often provide opportunity to only “traditional” employees: Those who have college degrees and a resume full of experience, volunteerism, and organizational involvement. To put it lightly, organizations don’t always give opportunities to those who don’t fit the mold of advancement.

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Seeking Soft Skills

With the ability to train hard skills, some organisations are looking for hires that align to values and culture instead.

By Simon Kent

Skill shortages abound across many sectors of EMEA business. Problem areas are no longer confined to specialist roles or niche industries. Employers everywhere are facing a candidate-driven market where competition for talent is already high and increasing. In the face of this, employers are now looking to secure employees with good soft skills with the intention of bringing their technical skills up to speed once in place. In fact, LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report found that 92 per cent of U.K. businesses report that soft skills are now as important or more important than hard skills.

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Reducing Turnover, Increasing Retention

How nurse residency programs can help organizations add to their bottom line.

By Tierney McAfee

Nurse residency, or “grow your own,” programs are a critical part of the future of nursing. They’re not only helping organizations solve for the growing nurse shortage facing the U.S., they’re also helping participating healthcare systems and hospitals save money.

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