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Develop Your Own Business Partners

Increasingly, I’m seeing companies listing job openings for business partners in both the HR and IT areas. While there are advantages to bringing fresh talent to any organization, in this particular role, it is far better to develop your own candidates. Here are the reasons: [list style=”tick”] Consistency. — HR business partners need strong consulting and…

Developing Strong Leaders

​We are often asked how strong leaders can be developed quickly with confidence that they will be successful in the organization. In responding to this question, we always ask three key questions:     1. What does a strong leader look like today?     2. What would make your leaders even stronger?     3. What is the best approach…

Creating a Magnetic Workforce

Recently, a senior talent leader and I were discussing how certain employees are asked by leaders to join teams based on the employee’s reputation from past work. Unlike some other employees, these employees are always in demand for the contributions they make. We described this quality as magnetism. I’ve had similar discussions with other talent professionals over…