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Despite high aspirations, few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations and operations, according to the Global Readiness Survey, conducted jointly by BCG and IMD business school. The Execution Gap Few companies have execution capabilities sufficiently strong to...
Quality, innovation, profitability, and growth all depend on having strategy and execution fit together seamlessly. Did You Know?      In a recent Strategy& global survey, 700 business executives were asked to rate their company’s top leaders in terms of their skill at...
Innovation and creativity In this engaging presentation of the eight essentials of innovation performance, McKinsey principal Nathan Marston explains why innovation is increasingly important to driving corporate growth. Taken together, these form an essential operating system for innovation within a company’s...
  Collaboration is permeating all aspects of business. Innovators and top performers expect a culture of collaborative engagement. And if they don’t see it in their first encounter with the company (during the hiring process), they might mistakenly assume that collaboration does not...
In a recent survey by Deloitte, 78% of business leaders ranked employee retention as important or urgent. According to Barbara Bruno, employers retention efforts are failing, since they tend to focus too much on compensation, benefits and bonuses and not the...
This collection compiled by Megan Fairbank in the new Talent Connect All Access site brings together inspiring keynotes and exclusive interviews with many of LinkedIn’s top talent acquisition leaders and influencers. 1. Pandora Media shares why ‘culture fit’ should be replaced with ‘culture add’ In...
Cassandra Brown, stresses that a strong company culture can be the most powerful tool to attract, engage, and retain talent and recruiters should take advantage of that. According to Cassandra Brown, for years most companies have been placing a big...
Customer in the Center Identify what’s most important to your customers. Seth Godin is right: You want to focus your energy on pleasing your truly rewarding customers. If it’s not clear exactly who they are, make sure you’re spending enough time on...
  The Apprenticeship Levy, that the Confederation of British Industry labels it as a tax aims to induce employers to take more of these learners on. All firms with a payroll greater than £3 million will, from next month, have to pay 0.5...
CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY AND EMPLOYEE-CENTRICITY Customer-centricity encompasses both business processes, interactions, cultural mindsets, but also the actual way of doing business. According to Paula Clapon, a content strategist at gethppy.com, a customer-centric approach has been proven to add value to a company, as a cultural and...
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