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4 Things to Consider Before You Start Using AI in Personnel Decisions
Which candidate should we hire? Who should be promoted? How should we choose which people get which shifts? In the hope of making better and fairer decisions about personnel matters such as these, companies have increasingly adopted AI tools only to discover that they may have biases as well. How can we decide whether to keep human managers or go with AI? This article offers … [ Read more ]
Author: Peter Cappelli | Source: Harvard Business Review | Subjects: Human Resources, IT / Technology / E-Business
Build Products That Solve Real Problems With This Lightweight JTBD Framework
In my work as an angel investor and advisor, I often find myself dishing out the same advice: Do the work to make sure you are building a product that people will actually find valuable. That requires an incredibly deep understanding of the user, their hopes, and their motivations, instead of taking the easier path of operating off of untested assumptions. Many entrepreneurs may do this … [ Read more ]
Author: Sunita Mohanty | Source: First Round Review | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Market Research, Marketing / Sales, Project Management
Talent Retention and Selection in M&A
Retaining critical talent and ensuring the right people are in key roles are essential to a successful merger.
Authors: Becky Kaetzler, Jocelyn Chao, Laura Lynch, Natashya Lalani | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Human Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions
How Businesses Can Recruit and Develop More Young People of Color
More must be done to reach young people of color earlier in their academic careers to help them tap into job exploration, skills building, and professional development. One of the most effective and proactive steps employers can take is to expand quality internships. Just as companies are increasingly sharing the diversity numbers of their full-time employees, they need to examine the demographics of their internship … [ Read more ]
Authors: Angela Jackson, Joiselle Cunningham | Source: Harvard Business Review | Subjects: Diversity, Human Resources
The Old-School Sales Tactic That’s Still Incredibly Effective
A customer-referral program can be an easy, low-cost way to boost sales.
Author: Etelka Lehoczky | Source: Inc. Magazine | Subject: Marketing / Sales
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A Model for Case Analysis and Problem Solving
An article by Professor Edward G. Wertheim, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University Table of Contents: I. Why We Use the Case Approach II. Your Responsibilities III. The Six Steps for Problem Analysis 1. Comprehend the Case Situation: Data Collection, identify relevant facts 2. Defining the Problem 3. Identify the causes of the problem … [ Read more ]
Michael Porter's Big Ideas
The world's most famous business-school professor is fed up with CEOs who claim that the world changes too fast for their companies to have a long-term strategy. If you want to make a difference as a leader, you've got to make time for strategy.
Profitably Parting Ways: Getting More Value from Divestitures
Companies often struggle to capture the full value of a separation. Here’s how to do better.
Winning with an IT M&A Playbook
What brings repeated success in mergers and acquisitions? What ensures that IT does not cause a deal to falter? A playbook that makes IT integration faster, better, and future-proof.
Decision Quality: Improving Value from Capital Allocation
Without well-developed decision systems and processes to address the complexities of capital allocation, organizations often resort to long, drawn-out debates; politicking and gaming the system; the gut instincts of a brave executive and staff; or deferring to quantitative analysis alone. With large amounts at stake, the opportunities for improved decision quality can be considerable.