The New Employee KPIs: How To Measure Productivity And Performance When Working Remotely

Is your HR team drowning in the wrong data? KPIs have always been important for keeping a pulse on individual and organizational performance. But some of the KPIs we relied on a year ago are no longer as relevant in our current economic climate or work environment. Without the right metrics, it’s difficult to know […]

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Human Capital Planning In A Pandemic: Three Things HR Leaders Can Do Today For A Competitive Edge

“Planning is impossible in 2020.”  Nearly every conversation I’ve had since March has featured a version of this refrain. We’re in the midst of a dynamic public health crisis, juggling work-from-home challenges and employee engagement concerns — hardly an environment for making long-term plans. But pragmatic HR leaders aren’t sitting still or focusing only on […]

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New Hire Engagement In A Virtual World: Success Takes More Than Zoom Happy Hours

How do you keep new hires engaged when they’re working from home and it might be months before they meet the team in person? Following a clearly defined onboarding process rather than an ad hoc approach has long been a best practice, but the abrupt shift to remote work earlier this year disrupted these workflows. […]

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Employee Development Still Matters. Here’s How To Get It Right

This time of year, early summer, my team usually gears up to attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) annual conference and expo. We affectionately call the conference the “center of the HR universe,” an electric atmosphere buzzing with best-practice conversations and industry talk. Last year more than 20,000 HR professionals attended 200 sessions, […]

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Building Skills, Willingness to Learn Propel Corporate Counsel Careers

Advancing an in-house legal career requires building legal skills and industry and company knowledge, as well as trust. Most in-house lawyers join companies after building desirable corporate skills in a private law firm. Once there, paths to future growth may be nontraditional, depending on the company’s size. One challenge for corporate counsel who want to […]

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Recruiting ‘Rainmakers’ is Intricate Process for Atlanta Law Firms

One of the easiest ways a law firm can grow its business is through lateral acquisitions of talent. By bringing in “rainmakers” – attorneys who already have strong client lists – firms can boost revenue and profits per equity partner. With a lateral hire, law firms are recruiting revenue, said Steven Lynch, general manager for […]

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Forget Work-Life Balance: What Companies Need To Know Now About Work-Life Effectiveness

Video calls with pet cameos and crying children. Dining room tables and living room couches converted to home offices. The last few months have transformed where, when and how we work, breaking down the tenuous barriers that separated our personal and professional lives. In addition to this unprecedented access to our home lives, professionals are […]

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Redefining and Unlearning Innovation

A Conversation with Todd Duclos, Vice President of Digital Strategy at Lucas Group April 10, 2020 • Douglas Ferguson Most people would not expect to find a world-class innovator living on a farm in the middle of Iowa. But Todd Duclos, the bow tie-wearing Vice President of Digital Strategy at Lucas Group with a Boston accent, happens to be an […]

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