Author: Marc Effron

CEOs are actively upgrading their CHRO talent with talent management needs driving much of that change

CEOs on what’s hot in the CHRO & talent marketplace?

CEOs are actively upgrading their CHRO talent with talent management needs driving much of that change, and board members are increasingly prominent in the process and often interview multiple candidates, writes Marc Effron. The CEOs we interview increasingly identify two capabilities that differentiate their preferred CHRO candidate: talent management, and top […]

Busting common HR folklore with science

We have a responsibility to make fact-based decisions for our clients. The more science-based those facts are, the better decisions we’ll make, writes Marc Effron HR should always “start with the science”. When we don’t start with the science, we make poor quality decisions that negatively affect the design of […]

10 talent management activities to stop doing right now

You can radically simplify your talent management practices by eliminating activities that don’t add value, writes Marc Effron 1. Eliminate “happy labels” on your performance management scale. Telling Suzy that she was “highly valued” or Bobby that he was a “star performer” provides no valuable information. The quest to create […]

Why 360s don’t work: they aren’t designed to

Achieving the desired behavioural changes that we know is possible from 360 feedback often requires doing less, not more, writes Marc Effron Few talent management practices show as much promise and as few results as 360 feedback. As HR professionals, we faithfully believe that 360 feedback will help managers change […]