Date published: 11/15/2016 - 08:13

As the success and market valuation of digital network leaders such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Airbnb draw headlines, the lure of moving to a digital business model becomes increasingly compelling. But your leadership, remembering the Dot-Com bubble burst, might be hesitant to virtualize so much of your physical business.

Well, the infrastructure is there now, as is evidence of the efficiencies of employing best practices such as cloud computing to relieve physical server costs,... Read More

Date published: 10/18/2016 - 15:07

It’s costly to lose talent. Besides the backfill costs, there’s the lost productivity, confusion and disruption that can stymie the attainment of corporate goals. Most enterprises and their talent management systems fail to mitigate both qualitative and quantitative talent attrition because their career and succession planning efforts lack a framework for discussing important talent in a comprehensive, objective and transparent way.

When talent review sessions do occur, they’re... Read More

Date published: 10/17/2016 - 12:17

October 2016:

I booked late arrangements for HR Tech Chicago  at McCormick Place, where my Lumesse colleagues had a booth and additional presence across the immense, yet crowded four-day event. My mission: Focus on the sessions. Hear the key influencers and then offer takeaways to those unable to make the show. My strategy: Distill the most important trends and nuggets of wisdom, and then act as the middleware from technical marketers to business users like... Read More

Date published: 10/11/2016 - 08:43

Lumesse, a talent management software provider, recently hosted a Think Tank Dinner in London where the Lumesse Learning organization interviewed a panel of learning management and development experts to discuss how learner analytics are being used today. The first set of Lumesse published findings covered the various methods in which learning departments use learner analytics to inform decision making, while the second blog explored the opportunities and barriers associated with successful... Read More

Date published: 10/06/2016 - 14:50

“Yet we are the movers and shakers

Of the world for ever, it seems.”

I first encountered the term “movers and shakers” in 1994 while working as a journalist for The Westport News in Westport, Connecticut. My chief editor used it to describe the community’s ambitious individuals who didn’t need to be led but instead innovated and executed on leading-edge ideas to achieve success. The term’s roots actually go back much farther to the 1874 poem by Arthur O’... Read More

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

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