Cultural Competence in Diverse Teams

Cultural Competence in Diverse Teams

The Pearson Partners HR Roundtable series provides a forum for senior corporate human resources executives to discuss issues and trends in human resources and leadership development. At our April 21 luncheon, Nicole DiRocco, global executive coach, discussed driving profitability and cultural competence in culturally diverse global teams. Nicole discussed why diversity is good for business, what is needed for a company to be culturally competent and how we can increase our cultural […]

Why Gen Xers Are Critical to Your Succession Plan

Why Gen Xers Are Critical to Your Succession Plan

  by Judy Stubbs, Vice President As published in Direct Selling News November issue When it comes to the U.S. working population, all age groups are not created equal. There are significant differences in the fundamental values and predominant work styles of different generations. That raises a wide range of talent-related issues for organizations, including how to attract, develop and retain executives at different stages of their careers. However, there […]

7 Steps to Building Strong Teams

7 Steps to Building Strong Teams

In most organizations, teamwork provides the foundation for getting things done.  A strong team can multiply individual strengths and talents, creating a powerful force for moving a company forward. Of course, the opposite is also true: A poorly led team can waste time without achieving anything positive. Team-building is both an art and a science. Here are seven tips to ensure success: Strive for diversity. Having a wider range of […]

Building a Deeper IT Talent Pool

Building a Deeper IT Talent Pool

One of the more difficult HR questions for every enterprise is determining the size and scope of its internal information technology (IT) talent pool. On one hand, having a large, experienced in-house staff allows the organization to respond quickly to requests from internal customers and changes in the market. It also can reduce the fees paid to outside consultants, developers and designers. But it’s also expensive to maintain a large […]

7 Steps for Building Strong Teams

7 Steps for Building Strong Teams

In most organizations, teamwork provides the foundation for getting things done.  A strong team can multiply individual strengths and talents, creating a powerful force for moving a company forward. Of course, the opposite is also true: A poorly led team can waste time without achieving anything positive. Team-building is both an art and a science. Here are seven tips to ensure success: Strive for diversity. Having a wider range of […]