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By Steve Trautman June 5, 2018

How CIOs can Harness the Power of Interns

I recently wrote a blog post, Interns: Ambassadors or Assassins for Your Employment Brand?, where I explored five steps to turn interns into true ambassadors for your brand.

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By Steve Trautman June 5, 2018
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Topics: interns

By Steve Trautman June 5, 2018

Are You There Yet?

3 Ways to Increase Knowledge Sharing & Speed Up Your Big Move

As a kid, did you ever take family road trips? What were they like? I remember sitting in the way back of my parents’ station wagon, sweating in the summer heat as we drove to visit some distant cousin. My...

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By Steve Trautman May 30, 2018
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Topics: Skill Development Plan (SDP), knowledge transfer, apprentice

By Steve Trautman May 30, 2018

Who's Purple for Culture?

Tangible Steps to Transfer Soft Skills

“We’re working on changing our culture” is one of the most common phrases I hear from leaders at all levels. In fact, the Harvard Business Review recently dedicated an entire issue to it, highlighting the...

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By Steve Trautman May 22, 2018
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By Steve Trautman May 22, 2018

Poach Proof: Make Sure Your Top Talent Gets the Big Picture

Alex, the general manager of a factory in Wisconsin, recently told me that he goes to new employee orientations to deliver two messages: Thank you for choosing us and please, please, don’t quit before...

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By Steve Trautman May 20, 2018
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Topics: managing talent risk, employee retention

By Steve Trautman May 20, 2018

Interns: Ambassadors or Assassins for Your Employment Brand?

My local paper just ran a piece on how companies are poaching university professors for AI work, raising concerns among faculty that “they’re eating the seed corn.” It’s another reminder that recruiting...

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By Steve Trautman May 16, 2018
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By Steve Trautman May 16, 2018

Are Your Best People Slowing You Down?

5 Steps to Avoid Bottlenecks on Your Team

Your company can only move as fast as your experts. I was reminded of this fact when I heard a story on NPR’s Marketplace. The host was profiling the Cup & Saucer Café, which has three locations in...

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By Steve Trautman April 10, 2018
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), what is a pacer, what to do about pacers

By Steve Trautman April 10, 2018

Beyond Head Count & Org Charts: Talent Risk Management Defined

DEFINITION: Talent Risk is defined as the potential for gaps between your current technical/professional capacity – the people who perform critical tasks within your organization – and what you will need to...

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By Sonja Gustafson March 20, 2018
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Topics: managing talent risk, definition of talent risk management, Risk Management

By Sonja Gustafson March 20, 2018
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