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Case Study: Marsh Transforms Itself with Social Technology

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In the wake of low employee engagement scores, executive leadership at Marsh–a global leader in insurance broking and risk management–turned to cutting-edge social technology to create a global community where employees could tap into the collective experience, networks and resources of the firm.

Recruiting Channels Survey 2012

Recruiting Channels Survey 2012

Talent acquisition continues to be a top priority for companies big and small. But what recruiting channels delivered the highest bang for the buck in 2012? Take our short survey about your recruiting experience in 2012–and your plans for 2013–and help us answer these questions and more.

4 Steps to a More Successful Tuition Assistance Program

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Tuition assistance programs (or TAPs) can close employees’ skill gaps in the near term, and strengthen your internal pipeline of leadership candidates in the long term. The challenge is to manage investments in employee education in a way that maximizes returns–both for the employer and the employee.

High Potentials vs. High Performers: A Manager’s Guide to Identify, Assess, and Develop

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Mistaking a high-performing employee for a high-potential employee can be costly. A manager who understands the difference will be more effective in retaining both. This article outlines strategies any manager can apply to identify, assess, and develop high potentials and high performers.

Employee Engagement: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Matters


Few companies actively combat engagement issues. The reason, I suspect, is that there’s a lack of consensus on what the term “engagement” really means. For many business leaders, “engagement” is just a buzzword. Before you can tackle engagement, you have to understand what it’s all about.

Thoughts from HR Tech 2012: Upgrading HR’s Role in Enterprise 2.0


Consumer technologies are rapidly changing the way we work. At HR Technology Conference 2012 in Chicago last week, many attendees wondered, “Who takes ownership of these tools?” As I see it, these tools present HR with an interesting opportunity to upgrade its role in Enterprise 2.0

Secrets to a Stellar Video Resume

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In an increasingly digital world, job seekers can gain the upper hand in the hiring process by using video as a platform to show recruiters dimensions of their character and personality that can’t be captured on a single sheet of paper. Here are four secrets to a winning video resume.

4 Benefits of Successfully Socialized Talent Management Technology

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Software vendors are working diligently to launch new social tools for talent management that improve the way the workforce grows, manages and engages. Early adopters are seeing some immediate value-adds. Here are four ways social technologies are having a positive impact in talent management.

6 Things New Hires Should Do in the First 30 Days

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The first weeks on the job for any new hire are overwhelming. There is often an avalanche of introductions, orientation meetings, training sessions, and new hire paperwork and administrative tasks. While these are all important, here are six things new hires should do on their own within their first 30 days.

Facebook to Join the Job Board Fray?


The Wall Street Journal was the first to report that Facebook has plans to launch an online job board as early as August. Facebook won’t confirm the plan, so details are scarce. While this is big news–if it’s true–it’s unclear what the implications are. Industry pundits are already weighing in.

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