Author Archives: Meghan M. Biro
HR (specfically Talent ) is an art and a science. Achieving the right balance between the two should be the goal of every global leader. HR is an art because, at it’s heart, it’s about people – in all their messy glory. It’s about hiring the right people, and then inspiring and enabling them to [...]
Self-Service HR and A World-Class Workforce. There’s a technology-driven revolution happening in HR these days. It’s called self-service and it gives employees more power over their careers. In a nutshell, self-service gives people control over many functions that used to be handled by HR.
Boston Strong: Leadership in Action. Wow. What a week we had in my hometown. I feel emotionally drained, deeply saddened, and at the same time, uplifted and inspired. It started, of course, with the shock and horror of the bombings, followed by the heartbreaking deaths of one boy with an unforgettable smile, and two young women with their wholes lives ahead of them.
Want to know a deep dark secret? There’s some truth in the stereotypes about Gen Xers, Gen Yers and Baby Boomers and other emerging generations. That’s why they became stereotypes in the first place. Want to know another truth?
Welcome to the next logical step in the cloud revolution: Talent as a Service (TaaS). It’s not a complicated concept if you take time to see the bigger picture. Instead of hiring full-timers, companies are turning to the cloud to find top talent when they need it, for as long as they need it.
Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the crocuses are poking up their hopeful heads. Yet, these remain bleak times for too many job seekers, even leaders and managers with impressive resumes. The reason? The demands of a collaboration-based, talent-hungry, global, wired economy are evolving so quickly that success depends on [...]
Here in the Boston, Cambridge area, we are lucky, there’s a college around every corner. Harvard, M.I.T., Wellesley, Boston University, the list goes on and on. Our streets, libraries and local coffee shops are clogged with passionate students shelling out 40k (plus extras) a year for the privilege of earning those coveted diplomas.
Collaboration is the keystone of leadership success. Don’t believe me? Google “sequestration”. Last week in Washington we saw an infantile exercise in acting out. Driven by rigid ideology, inflated egos, and a desire for revenge that put party above country, potentially serious damage was self-inflicted on our economy by a truculent few [...]
Is there a more overworked word in the business lexicon than “personal brand”? Brand this, brand that, brand yourself, blah-blah-blah. The whole concept has officially entered the Social Cliché Hall of Fame, right? Not so fast. Like all clichés, branding became one because there’s truth in it. So let’s all get a little Zen here [...]
Back in ancient times (before brand humanization – say the 1970s) when mainframes ruled the world and “friends” were people you actually knew, the rules of engagement were very different. Companies and customers met when a transaction was taking place.