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Multiple Generations @ Work: What Should You Do Differently?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 11|03|o  » 1 Comment

Will you be in the workforce in 2020?
If the answer is YES, I hope you read our recent blog at Harvard Business entitled Are You Ready For Five Generations Of Workers? We stirred up quite a dialogue about how companies will adapt to having five generations in the workplace in the year 2020.
Here […]

Are You A Member of the Threshold Generation?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 07|28|o  » 13 Comments

I came across an interesting research report I want to share with all of you. According to Pew Research, just over half of all working adults ages 50 to 64 say they may delay their retirement – but here is the surprise: another 16% say they never expect to stop working.
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Pew calls these […]

Should You Leave Your Laptop Home In Favor of Your Smartphone?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 04|23|o  » 1 Comment

The growth of mobile devices continues; it is now estimated there are more than 3 billion mobile subscribers and this number is estimated to rise to over 4 billion by 2010. In particular, the size and growth of the Smartphone market is expanding rapidly and will exceed the laptop market for the next five years, […]

Do You Dream In 140 Characters?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 03|12|o  » 6 Comments

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Corporate Social Responsibility And Global Talent Development

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 07|09|o  » 2 Comments

While the heightened awareness of corporate social responsibility was originally borne out of business scandals and crisis, it is now here to stay as a business strategy. As Coca-Cola’s Chairman and CEO E. Neville Isdell said in the company 2006 Corporate Responsibility Review (opens PDF), “businesses must be a force for positive global change—one community […]

Business Week 50 Best Performers: Is Your Company On The List?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 04|07|o  » 0 Comments

The annual Business Week survey of the 50 Best Performers is out on newsstands.
Here are a few things to think about: Is your company on the list? What are the companies on the list doing in terms of people development?
First the top list of companies:
1. Coach
2. Gilead Sciences
3. Allegheny Technologies
4. Verizon
5. Questar
6. Apple
7. Colgate-Palmolive
8. BJ Services
9. Abercrombie & Fitch
10. MEMC Electronic Materials
11. CB Richard […]

Talent Management: What Is Your CEO’s Involvement and Engagement in Growing Global Talent?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 03|28|o  » 2 Comments

The demand to grow the best breed of talent is on the CEO agenda but still many CEO’s struggle to resolve the talent shortage for their businesses. There is a fundamental disconnect between how executives value the importance of talent management versus the amount of involvement and rigor they have in the talent management […]

Is Your Company On FORTUNE’s Most Admired Company List?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 03|20|o  » 0 Comments

Every year I wait to see which companies made FORTUNE’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies. This year, Apple is not only ranked #1 in America, but also #1 Globally and in the category of Most Innovative Company. Apple has not only created successful new products but it has disrupted three different industries […]

Managing Talent Across Generations

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 03|13|o  » 2 Comments

This week I participated in an interesting panel at the 2008 National Human Capital Institute entitled, Attracting and Retaining the New Economy Workforce: Generation X and Y.
After a brief discussion of how generational differences can impact behavior in the workplace (see below), the focus of the panel was on what talent management executives can do […]

Developing New Skills Ranks Second To Salary in Tower Perrin Study

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 02|28|o  » 0 Comments

Do you understand your employees’ motivations and desires to the same extent as your customers? Perhaps not, and here is the opportunity for you. The Towers Perrin Global Workforce Study had some interesting findings related to innovation, learning and development. First, improving one’s skills and capabilities ranked second to competitive base pay in […]




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