My latest Articles

(Thought and Vigor, Fast Company, Talent Culture, Switch and Shift, and more)

  • Unleash The Power Of Social Media Recruitment
    Social media is everywhere in the modern world. Its ability to improve communication and to compel our attention makes it one of the most powerful forces of the 21st century. This makes it incredibly useful to recruiters, but many have yet to unleash… Read more
    Source: Talent CulturePublished on 2015-03-26By Mark Lukens
  • Reversing The Polarity Of Recruitment
    We’ve all seen it in the cinema or on TV. That moment when the beleaguered starship engineer, asked to achieve things his machines were never designed for, declares that he’s going to ‘reverse the polarity!’ None of us, not ev… Read more
    Source: Talent CulturePublished on 2015-03-18By Mark Lukens
  • Engaging with data, engaging with people – the power of analytics in HR
    Analytics programs are one of the most powerful tools available to modern managers and HR professionals. Analysis shows that companies making good use of analytics and the big data pools now available to them can make improvements in productivity of … Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-03-16By Mark Lukens
  • Be your own hero
    Do you remember the first time you looked up at someone and said ‘that’s who I want to be?’ Maybe it was a character in a Saturday morning cartoon. Maybe it was a relative who spared you lots of time. Maybe it was the man in the ice… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-03-12By Mark Lukens
  • Branding On The Inside
    There are many lessons that can be taken from marketing and applied to HR. From the obvious point of how best to advertise a job to ways of spreading messages and training through an organization, marketing has been a source of useful innovation for … Read more
    Source: Talent CulturePublished on 2015-03-11By Mark Lukens
  • 3 Business Elements Needed for Excellent Results
    In the 1980s we were told that profit was king. The whole economy was restructured to put this focus before all else, on the basis that if we did that right then everything else would follow. But the reality is very different. Profit itself follows f… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-03-04By Mark Lukens
  • Purple Recruit: Applying Seth Godin’s Branding Ideas To HR
    Brand marketing is a field that contains many innovators and sharp thinkers. Nowhere is this more visible than in the work of Seth Godin, author of books such as Linchpin and Purple Cow, has turned old mass marketing practices upside down, showing a … Read more
    Source: Talent CulturePublished on 2015-02-18By Mark Lukens
  • 3 Business Elements Needed for Excellent Results
    Putting purpose first is about recognizing that profit is not an end in itself, but a way of supporting companies and those who invest in them. If your purpose is something that people value then those people will naturally be served by your work, an… Read more
    Source: Switch and ShiftPublished on 2015-02-18By Mark Lukens
  • Leading the Change We Wish To See
    Businesses are among the most powerful entities in the modern world. The largest have greater wealth and influence than many governments. Even small businesses and entrepreneurs regularly reach a global audience. Leaders of businesses have become, by… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-02-18By Mark Lukens
  • Why Letting It Go is the Leadership Trend of the Future
    This one will be tough for control freaks and perfectionists: Letting go of the past and looking ahead is the only way to move forward. Who would have thought that modern leadership could be summed up in the title of a very popular Disney song? Yet t… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-02-12By Mark Lukens
  • Actions speak louder than attitudes
    Those of us working in management and leadership are, on the whole, a privileged group. We work in physically comfortable environments. Our jobs are, in the global scheme of things, well paid. We have authority and influence over others. But privileg… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-02-11By Mark Lukens
  • The Hidden Career Benefits of Being Yourself
    Stop pretending you’re something you’re not just to show up every day. Being yourself can have real benefits in your career. Do you ever get a sinking feeling as you put on your work face? The very fact that you’re putting on a face… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-02-06By Mark Lukens
  • Leading the Change We Wish To See
    Businesses are among the most powerful entities in the modern world. The largest have greater wealth and influence than many governments. Even small businesses and entrepreneurs regularly reach a global audience. Leaders of businesses have become, by… Read more
    Source: Switch and ShiftPublished on 2015-02-04By Mark Lukens
  • How to Engage with your Employees as a Collective
    Tribe Mentality Could be the Future of Engaging Employees in Large Numbers. We often talk about engagement in terms of individual employees and how we encourage them to engage with their work. But there’s another form of workforce engagement th… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-02-04By Mark Lukens
  • Why Letting It Go Is The Leadership Trend Of The Future
    Who would have thought that modern leadership could be summed up in the title of a very popular Disney song? Yet the biggest, most inspiring trend I see coming down the track over the next year is the need to let it go—to let go of control, let… Read more
    Source: Fast CompanyPublished on 2015-02-02By Mark Lukens