How Recruiters Might Disrupt Universities

Universities are a big industry that has remained remarkably resistant to change. While getting a job isn’t the only reason people pursue a degree, it’s an essential one. If a university degree was no more valuable than a high...

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A Grand Unified Theory of Management?

If you’re a keen student of management, eventually you’ll reach the point of cognitive overload. There are too many theories; they overlap in ways that are unclear and it’s hard to tell the good ones from the poor ones....

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A More Practical Approach to HR Analytics

HR analytics invokes images of big data sets and smart data scientists. There’s a place for that, but it’s difficult to do in any but the most sophisticated of firms. Others narrow their view of analytics to better...

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When to Give 80% of Your Best Effort

By David Creelman Henry Mintzberg, one of the greatest of management writers, told me he re-wrote every sentence of his book Managing five to 10 times. Another bestselling author admitted to re-writing his conclusion almost 50 times. People who produce...

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Dare We Include Realistic Advice in Onboarding?

By David Creelman Onboarding is usually an upbeat process. However, the truth is that bad things happen in any organization and the question is whether we should warn employees about them. What sort of bad things? Here...

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Cyber Security as a Test for Proactive HR

By David Creelman Imagine your CEO has heard the stories about ransomware and other cyber-threats; do they look for help from the CIO or do they ask the CHRO? We can let that question hang there for a moment because two...

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Let’s Fix HR Reporting Once and For All

By David Creelman My clients often start a discussion by describing their vision of advanced analytics. However, the discussion usually veers to today’s reality of getting basic HR reporting right. This topic has been around long enough that’s there’s no...

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Paying Attention is More Important Than Thinking

By David Creelman Dr. Jordan Peterson, a leading Canadian psychologist, says, “Paying attention is more important than thinking.” For a person who makes their living thinking, it’s an odd thing to say. However, it immediately brings to mind the work...

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