Research


Each year, hundreds of organizations vie for the accolade of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, a process governed and managed by the Great Place to Work Institute. Companies with greater than 1,000 employees and at least five years of operations are qualified to apply for Fortune’s list with their smaller brethren eligible for “Best Small and Medium Workplaces” honors. This is a highly competitive process with two-thirds of...

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Yesterday morning the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) released its latest research findings entitled, “The Future of HR – The Transition to Performance Advisor”. The report is based upon qualitative and quantitative data gathered through surveys and interviews with hundreds of the most preeminent HR leaders in the world. The research is generally a good read and the quotations from many reputable CHROs will corroborate...

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On August 27th it was the 8,900 clients of Kenexa. For the 350 clients of Sonar6, it happened on March 8th. For the 5,000 clients of Taleo, the date was February 9th. Hundreds of Rypple clients awoke to the news on December 15th and SuccessFactors’ 3,500 clients learned of it on December 3rd. And despite the sizable number, the 18,000+ combined clients of these firms are but a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of...

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Three days ago I was sitting in a quiet coffee shop when I overheard an all too familiar conversation. Not recognizing or caring that he was in a public space, the gentleman at the table behind me cursed loudly before picking up his cell phone. From his side of the call I could tell that his client was irate, the repeat of “Yes, I understand” and “I’m so sorry” cycling every minute with an increasingly...

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Are You A Corporate Hoarder?


Posted By on Nov 30, 2011

A close friend recently transitioned from an extremely large organization to a small, fast-paced and entrepreneurial startup. We met shortly after he completed his first all-hands meeting, during which the CEO said something that got his (and my) attention. Namely, that the difference between the new firm and their much larger competition was based on one absolutely critical and innovative tenet – “There will be no...

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According to a February, 2011 Financial Times article, US intelligence sources estimate that industrial espionage will cost American businesses between $100-250 billion dollars annually. Increased global competition, pressure to rapidly and persistently innovate and pure profiteering are oft-cited motives for both physical and electronic means of securing proprietary information. Even the seemingly benign HR industry isn’t...

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