- McKinsey talks talent in this podcast about the new science of people & talent. Their take on the CHRO role: It should not simply be about a seat at the C-suite’s table but about driving value for the company via talent.
- The secret sauce to great corporate cultures? Quiddity! It’s the very essence distilled from the company’s values, history, and principles. And it is all the more important the more a company relies on its reputation to attain market value (think: consulting, law & accounting firms, medical centres or even engineering & construction companies).
- And speaking of culture: Researchers have analyzed the digital traces of employees (Slack messages, Glassdoor reviews, electronic communication) to get to the bottom of the analytics behind corporate cultures. (Some of) their findings: Cultural adaptability beats cultural fit when it comes to employee performance. And there doesn’t have to be a trade-off between efficiency and innovation (i.e. cultural alignment and diversity).
- What are the most in demand skills on the labour market in 2020? According to the data gleaned from LinkedIn, the top 3 soft skills remained the same since last year (Creativity, Persuasion, Collaboration - in that order) while there is a new entry as the hard skills category’s number 1 (Blockchain before Cloud Computing and Analytical Reasoning).
- Really good recruiters are almost as scarce as engineering talent these days. So holding on to the ones you have is absolutely essential: 34% of the recruiting professionals surveyed in The Future of Recruiting Report said that retaining top recruiters would be a major priority over the next five years. Here are 5 (feasible) ways to keep recruiters happy at your company.
Each month of the year, i-potentials' partners share with you what's on their reading list. Today's suggestions come from Katja Bauer, Partner & Expert for Digital HR Executives.