Posts Tagged 'Human Resources'

New Insight Article: Effective Hiring – What I’ve Learned from Experience

Posted on May 6th, 2015 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

Hiring is one of the most critical things you do as a manager, and yet corporate training curricula seldom have a course on how to hire people. This is a pity, because not only are there best practices to be learned from the world at large, there are also specific traditions and processes that have become part of the corporate culture in each individual company. In three decades in various organizations I’ve seen and done enough as a manager to form my own opinions on hiring. Opinionated they may be, but I nevertheless share them in my latest insight article.. Read more

New Insight Article: Intrapreneurship – How to Do It and Live to Tell the Tale

Posted on May 8th, 2013 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

I’ve spent a long career as a change agent in a large corporation, even if at first I didn’t call the role by that name; it just so happened that I was always trying to execute my “day job” in ways that pushed the envelope and made my employer adopt novel practices and directions. It was an exhilarating career path, though not without its frustrations. I know how exciting, how rewarding – and how difficult Intrapreneurship can be. In my latest insight article I share some reflections on the practice of intrapreneurship, and give you my take on how you.. Read more

The Advantages of Flexible Careers in the Enterprise

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

I know a woman who has a PhD in biology, but now makes a living as R&D manager in a small electronics firm. And doing a great job, evidently. That’s flexibility for you. Used to be, if you studied biology, you’d be a biologist, and that was that. For most people, that’s the way it still works; but if you look around you’ll see a sizable minority of people who simply don’t care – they do a great job at whatever they feel competent to do. Me too, I suppose – I studied applied physics, went into forensic science and.. Read more