Two Talent Metrics Matter Most | The Talent Strategy Group

Talent Management

This article by Marc Effron discusses two crucial questions for evaluating an organization’s ability to create value through talent: 1) Is your organization able to sustain individual high performance? 2) Do you have appropriate talent depth in your most important roles? Regarding the first question, Marc highlights three scientifically validated enablers of performance: 1) effective goal setting involving clear …

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Who Hires Fastest? New LinkedIn Data Ranks 10 Key Job Functions | LinkedIn Workforce Insights

Talent Acquisition

As organizations strive to swiftly fill their vacant positions with top-tier talent, a commonly employed recruiting metric for gauging hiring efficiency is time-to-fill (TTF). While debates persist about its accuracy and utility, TTF is still one of several metrics that can shed light on recruitment practices. This LinkedIn analysis explores TTF measures of ten job functions and examines …

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2023 HR Budget and Efficiency Benchmarks | Gartner

HR Effectiveness

Chief HR Officers continue to face mounting pressure to cut costs while maintaining value. And while there are various factors to consider when optimizing HR budgets, efficiency, and value, HR benchmarks are one of the factors to consider. This report provides HR benchmarks gathered from around 200 HR organizations across major industries, revenue sizes, organizational …

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7 Metrics to Measure Your Organization’s DEI Progress | Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Culture

As pointed out in my one-page summary on 2023 talent priorities according to seven sources, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remains a top priority for many organizations. But to make meaningful progress in DEI, organizations must not only prioritize it but also implement impactful practices that enable DEI. This new article explores DEI progress through the …

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Performance through People: Transforming Human Capital into Competitive Advantage | McKinsey Global Institute

Talent Development

This 40-page paper addresses the question: how does developing talent affect firms’ financial returns and other organizational outcomes? Based on an analysis of +1800 large companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue spanning various sectors in 15 countries, organizations were sorted based on two factors: 1) how much they focus on developing human capital—measured by internal moves as …

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How Financial Accounting Screws Up HR | Harvard Business Review

HR Effectiveness

Many organizations strive to report meaningful human capital (HC) measures. But as pointed out in this HBR article by Peter Cappelli, one challenge in HC reporting is that: “current U.S. financial reporting standards are counterproductive since they treat employees and investments in them as expenses or liabilities, which makes companies look less valuable to investors.” This …

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Telling the Human Capital Management Story: Toward a Strategic Competitive Advantage | The Conference Board

Talent Management

Many organizational stakeholders — such as investors, current and prospective employees, customers, and strategic partners—want to understand how their respective organizations manage human capital (HC). But as pointed out in this 20-page report by The Conference Board, each stakeholder group is likely to be more interested in certain parts of an organization’s HC narrative. For example, employees and …

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Succession Metrics Tracking Template | BrianHeger.com

Talent Management

If you find value in content like this, sign up for the Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. I publish a new issue every Sunday, 6 PM EST. This one-page editable PDF includes 10 succession planning metrics that organizations can refer to as they track and measure the effectiveness of their succession management practices. While 10 metrics are provided, …

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51 HR Metrics Cheat Sheet | AIHR

HR Effectiveness

HR leaders and their teams continue to find ways to best measure and show the ROI of talent initiatives and investments. And while there are varying levels of sophistication in showing the impact of HR/ talent initiatives on business outcomes, HR and talent metrics are at the foundation. Yet practitioners can still find it challenging …

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Corporate Human Capital Disclosures: Early Evidence from the SEC’s Disclosure Mandate | Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

HR Effectiveness

This article shares findings from a textual analysis study of the human capital disclosures of over 3,000 unique public companies (i.e., all 10-K filers with corresponding financial data available). The analysis is based on disclosures during the first year under the SEC Human Capital (HC) regulation, which went into effect on November 9, 2020. The rule gives …

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