Forward HR

with Diane Hamilton and Nilesh Patel

August 2012

Invest in top talent – 6 steps to grow your talent pool


Invest in top talent – 6 steps to grow your talent pool

In a rapidly changing marketplace, companies need to effectively develop their best and brightest. Organizations that in the past may have given lip service to the idea of talent management will soon face a shortage of key organizational talent – talent that is responsible for implementing the business strategies critical to company success.

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Best practices in 360-degree feedback


Best practices in 360-degree feedback

The goal of 360-degree feedback is to provide insight about an individual’s strengths and development needs. The feedback is a great development tool; it is not a performance evaluation tool. The added insight and increased self-awareness brought about by the 360 helps the participant focus on development in his/her current role or prepare for future roles.

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The NLRB wants companies to clean up their employment handbooks


The NLRB wants companies to clean up their employment handbooks

Private sector union membership is down to about 6.9% of the workforce. A low number like that would make one think that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency charged with protecting employees’ ability to act collectively, would be slowing down. Instead, the NLRB has been busy finding many standard employment policies unlawful. In the process, it is forcing companies to rethink workplace policies and how those policies should be described in employment handbooks.

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About This Blog

 Diane Hamilton, PCC, SPHR, is the owner and founder of Calibra, a coaching and consulting firm focused on maximizing leadership potential. Nilesh Patel is the principal attorney of the Mahadev Law Group, LLC, which focuses on human resources and employment law issues for organizations. He can be reached at Both bloggers are members of Wisconsin SHRM, which is dedicated to being the state leader in HR management and the premier source for HR expertise and resources. More information can be found at You can follow the WI SHRM blog at



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