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The Top 10 Human Capital Blogs of 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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As another year ends, it is once again time to reflect on what we’ve learned, where we started, and where we ended up. Using our analytics tool, I have identified the top 10 human capital blogs from 2016. See if you recognize a theme or topic emerging. Relive some of your favorites and find some new or unique insights as you enter the New Year.  


Number 10

What's Next for Employee Resource Groups?
Employee resource groups (ERG) are a great tool for connecting people and creating a welcoming workplace. However, with business needs changing, so does the purpose of ERGs. Find out more about the evolution of ERGs and steps you can take to begin transforming your organizations. 

Number 9

Why Company Culture Is Becoming the Most Important Job Benefit
Do you know what keeps your employees in the office? Turns out it’s more than just big salaries and bonus checks. Things like development, work-life balance, and environment matter too.

Number 8

Why Do Performance Management Systems Fail?
With only 14 percent of organizations happy with their performance management system, something needs to change. The first step to updating your performance management system could be as simple as clarifying its purpose.

Number 7

Appreciation and Change Management
To many people the word change has a negative connotation. But change is inevitable, and it’s happening more frequently than in the past. Something needs to be done to improve the change experience. One simple step? Show some appreciation to all those involved.

Number 6

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It’s All in Your Head: Why Neuroscience Is the Key to Talent Development
While neuroscience doesn’t tell us what to do as talent developers, it helps to explain things we see and supports many proven practices. This post delves into brain concepts and how we can begin to apply them in the workplace.

Number 5

Is Reading a Book a Modern Learning Method?
With an influx of new generations, technologies, and expectations, it should come as no surprise that the way people learn is changing. Research tells us there are nine key elements your learning tools should have to help meet your learners’ needs. How many do your tools have?

Number 4

5 Things Millennials Need to Succeed in the Workforce
Millennials seemed to be the talk of 2016, from how to develop them to how to keep them engaged. While we want to avoid attributing broad generalizations to a single group, this post uses research from ATD’s Leadership Development for Millennials, which highlights some key factors for Millennials to be successful.

Number 3

The Missing Leadership Competency
This critical leadership trait isn’t on any list, and yet it seems to give meaning to all the rest.

Number 2

Hate Change? Here’s How to Thrive on It
Change has a bum rap: For many of us, change is stressful, scary, or just plain unpleasant. But what if change isn’t the problem? We may not be able to control whether we experience change, but we can control our mindset and actions regarding change.

Number 1

How Mindful Leaders Manage Change: Adapting When the Status Quo Fails
To handle the stress that comes from change, we need to be mindful of our emotions and how we can handle threats more effectively. This post provides some tips for dealing with change more effectively despite adversaries. 

See anything we missed this year? Let us know what you would like to read more about in 2017.

About the Author

Clara Von Ins is the Human Capital Specialist at the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Prior to working for ATD, Clara worked for the American Red Cross as the disaster program coordinator in Santa Barbara, California.


Clara received an bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University in psychology and education. She is currently attending the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill remotely to obtain a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis on nonprofit management and community and economic development. 

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