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Supporting the “Stayers” after Mass Layoffs

Human Resource Executives from sixteen different companies met to discuss best-practices for supporting the ‘stayers’ – those still employed after mass layoffs. The group discussed strategies for rebuilding a culture of trust and positivity after reductions. The discussion included some preliminary topics:Although most organizations experienced at least some reductions in the past 18-24 months, others…

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How to sell an idea: “The Art of Woo”

The theme of this discussion was business case strategies for investing in employees. The Droste Group presented a summary of best practices HR leaders can use to sell an idea. These practices are based on the book The Art of Woo, by G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa. Know and adjust to your audience Show…

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Managing Different Generations in the Workplace

Managing Multiple GenerationsDroste Group facilitated a group of HR Senior Executives to discuss best practices in managing different generations in the workplace. The emergence of the ‘Millennial Generation’ (18 to 29 years of age) has certainly caused many companies to rethink hiring processes as Millennials’ values and skill sets are perceived to be vastly different from…

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Succession Planning Best Practices

Succession Planning Best Practices to Building an Internal Talent PipelineThe theme of this discussion was succession planning best practices. Participants shared information about their organizations’ practices in this area, or in several instances, lack thereof. In general, publicly held companies and institutional organizations were more likely to have identified ways to address succession planning than…

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Talent Acquisition Best Practices

Talent Acquisition – Today’s best practices in recruitment, assessment, selection and onboarding The executives at this session assembled to discuss talent acquisition best practices for recruitment, assessment, selection and onboarding. During introductions, it was determined that of the four talent acquisition topics, the topic of most interest was onboarding, followed by assessment. Participants believed their recruitment…

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HR and Line Leader Relationships

Cultivating Effective Relationships Between HR and Line Leaders The purpose of this discussion was to provide a practical review of how effective relationships can be developed between Human Resources and line leaders. Participants shared ideas around current relationships between HR and other departments in their companies, and best practices for making those relationships stronger. Best…

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Global HR Leadership Development

The purpose of this discussion was best practices for global human resource leadership development programs. Participants shared ideas around how their organizations currently manage their departments on a global level, and best practices for making those programs better. Overview To begin the discussion, Droste Group’s Steve Dion surveyed the participants to better understand the global…