How Analytics Drives Talent Development

ATD Human Capital

Driving Talent Development with Data, a new whitepaper from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, discusses how leading-edge companies are tapping the potential of advanced human capital analytics to improve talent acquisition, employee engagement, retention, and talent development.

Demystifying Talent Development and Employee Retention

EDSI

Written by Jennifer Giannosa - Senior Consultant with EDSI Consulting jgiannosa@edsisolutions.com& & What do top HR execs, consultants and specialists say are the biggest challenges in retaining and motivating their talent heading into 2015?& & “Keeping critical employees engaged and challenged while competing with progressive employers and dealing with steadily shrinking HR budgets.”

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Gamification Boosts Employee Engagement and Talent Development

Rallyware for Human Resources

Gamification is one such technology and is increasingly being used not only to enhance the consumer experience but to drive employee engagement. According to Gallup’s 2016 Q12 Meta-Analysis Report , organizations with higher engagement enjoy: 17-20% greater productivity. Yet, Gallup research shows that on a global scale, only 13% of employees are fully engaged at work. Statistics like these make employee engagement a high-stakes game.

4 Types of One-on-Ones that Inspire Employee Engagement

Qualtrics HR

As a steward of the workplace environment, it’s critical to create a vibe that enables employees to do their best work and raise the bar on their performance to help the organization or team achieve its goals. Even if you have little control over the culture or climate of your organization as a whole, you can create a positive environment and foster employee engagement within your team. One way to help create the Pocket of Excellence is through one-on-ones with employees.

4 strategies for improving your business through better talent development

Ceridian

If you can hire talented people and build an organization loaded with them, you’ll be in prime position to rake in the profits for years to come. Recruitment & Talent Management corporate culture employee development employee engagement Great Place to Work HR Human resources Leadership managers recruiting talent sourcing

Talent Development Trends from the ATD Conference

FlashPoint

FlashPoint had the privi lege of exhibiting at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) conference in Orlando in May. With more than 10,000 attendees and 400 vendors, the conference brought together thought leaders to talk about the latest trends in the talent development industry, and we were excited share in the dialog. ATD President and CEO Tony Bingham set the stage by describing the global movement from “training” to “talent development.”

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #SMDAY

HR Bartender

Tony Bingham, president and CEO of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), has released the 2 nd edition to his very insightful book “ The New Social Learning ”. If you’re using social to hire the best talent and social to help them grow, then why wouldn’t you use social to recognize their efforts. Career Development Consulting Employee Engagement Recruiting and Retention Technology and Social Media Training and Development business social media

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Build the Bottom Line by Measuring and Improving Employee Engagement

FlashPoint

Employee engagement is the key to bottom-line performance. When employees are engaged, they’re willing to go the “extra mile” in their jobs. Engaged employees have a significant impact on the company’s performance. Metrics-driven executives become increasingly supportive of engagement efforts when they see results, so you have to show them the data. With this in mind, here are some of the metrics you can look at to determine employee engagement.

How Talent Development Stands Apart From Other Retention Strategies

Visibility Software HR

More than two-thirds of HR professionals are struggling to recruit candidates for full-time positions, SHRM’s 2016 report “The New Talent Landscape” found. One clear takeaway: retaining employees is critical for meeting your talent needs. There are many employee retention strategies out there, but most come with significant drawbacks for employers and provide little or no extra rewards. Source: Randstad 2015 Employer Branding Survey.

Addressing 2015’s No. 1 business challenge:

HR Times

How are you keeping employees engaged and on board? Posted by Robin Erickson on May 7, 2015. Culture and engagement issues rose sharply in prominence to become the No. 1 challenge identified in the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report. Nearly nine out of 10 (87 percent) of the 3,300+ business and HR leaders surveyed consider culture and engagement issues to be “important; 50 percent say they’re “very important” — double the results in 2014.

Corporate Culture: Your Company Is a Community

HR Bartender

I heard it at the Great Place to Work conference and again at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo. employees). Cultures of control have low employee engagement. Cultures of indifference exist when people are so busy and overwhelmed they don’t invest time to build supportive relationships that are essential to employee engagement.

5 real ways to show appreciation for your employees

Ceridian

Employees want to be acknowledged for their achievements. If an employee feels appreciated, they are more productive and engaged. Employee Engagement career path corporate social responsibility employee appreciation employee feedback employee motivation flexible work talent development transparencyMother Teresa once said, “There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation than for bread.”

How To Build a Successful Mentoring Program

HR Bartender

Organizations are facing some unique challenges when it comes to talent. Companies want to make sure their organizational knowledge and history is passed along to new employees, who will lead the organization forward. One of my go-to resources for design ideas is the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) Infoline series. And the ATD resources can help you develop a program that works for your organization.

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4 Ways Leadership Coaching Can Affect Customer Satisfaction

Qualtrics HR

Leadership coaching works the same way, but in business, it not only benefits leaders themselves; employees and customers also reap the positive rewards of leadership coaching. When leaders raise their performance levels, their colleagues follow suit and companies see better business results, build better relationships among employees and with customer and report that their work is more enjoyable. By Creating an Engaged Workforce.

Top Human Capital Blogs in 2015

ATD Human Capital

What do talent development professionals in human capital care about? Employee Motivation: The Neuroscience Connection by Ryann Ellis. Developing a Learning Culture: An Infographic by Stephen Gill. Employee Engagement Spectrum: Myths Versus Facts by Tracy Maylett. How Analytics Drives Talent Development by Ryann Ellis. Is Kindness the Missing Link to Employee Performance?

How to Practice Intelligent Leadership

Qualtrics HR

Great leaders often demonstrate key “outer-core” competencies like effective decision-making, great communication skills, and the ability to effectively manage talent and help individual employees reach their goals. Many of these qualities can be developed through training, coaching and personal desire. Some people are naturally more emotionally intelligent than others, but emotional leadership can be developed just like any other skill.

How to Streamline Talent Management

ATD Human Capital

If you are a talent development professional, you may be experiencing a shift in what is expected of you in your organization. Whether or not talent development is a part of HR, the profession is undergoing a similar evolution. And it makes sense, because talent development is crucial in helping organizations develop and optimize their talent, retain and engage their employees, and adopt agile business practices.

Prevent Exit Interviews With Stay Interviews

HR Bartender

They’re defined as structured interviews designed to learn the reasons that employees stay with a company or the conditions that might cause them to leave. As the talent wars continue, stay interviews can be a valuable way to engage and retain employees. Clearly the employee’s manager is the best bet to conduct a stay interview. In her book, Dr. Kaye focuses on providing managers with practical ideas they can use to conduct stay interviews with their employees.

Leadership Development Trends from the Leadership Challenge Forum

FlashPoint

Recently Fl ashPoint had the opportunity to sponsor the 2015 Leadership Challenge Forum in San Francisco. More than 250 attendees from all over the world learned about the latest research and developments with The Leadership Challenge® Workshop and LPI®: Leadership Practices Inventory®, as well as other products and services associated with the program. The Correlation between Employee Engagement and Leadership. Talent Development Talent Management

Trends in Corporate Learning & Leadership Development

New to HR

Consistent talent development is an integral part of business advancement, and human resources must direct considerable attention to the nourishment of new leaders and skills training in order to stay relevant in a rapidly changing business environment. There are many trends in corporate learning and leadership development that have been proven to be effective in today’s modern business world, and incorporating these into your strategy can vastly improve your department’s success.

How Top Companies Develop Their Leaders

FlashPoint

In a marketplace with rapidly changing business requirements, where quality, service and innovation have become mere “tickets to play,” and disruptive technology, global competitors, and the rate of change itself create powerful and conflicting pressures for business leaders, how are organizations addressing leadership development needs? communicating among customers, senior leaders, and employees) with long-term goals (e.g., Talent Development Talent Management

Trends in Corporate Learning & Leadership Development

New to HR

Consistent talent development is an integral part of business advancement, and human resources must direct considerable attention to the nourishment of new leaders and skills training in order to stay relevant in a rapidly changing business environment. There are many trends in corporate learning and leadership development that have been proven to be effective in today’s modern business world, and incorporating these into your strategy can vastly improve your department’s success.

New Business Realities Require New Leadership Competencies

FlashPoint

As business gets more complex (due to globalization, more diverse employees and customers, technological shifts, and other factors), confidence in leaders at all levels is declining. To regain the confidence and commitment of their teams, they still need fundamental competencies in the areas of integrity, strategy, results and execution, judgment, and team development, but more is expected today. This means that you need to invest in developing your leaders, now more than ever.

Balanced Blending: Company Culture Lessons from American Distilleries

Everwise

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) estimated the total retail sales of distilled spirits to be almost $72 billion in 2015 , with the industry supporting 1.4 Compared to beer, the spirits sector has achieved consistent increases in market share for the past six years as of 2015, resulting in a shift of billions of dollars. In the software industry, employees use new apps before launch.

7 Reasons Performance Management Fails And How To Fix Them

SAP Innovation

Having too many company goals and relying on a “cascade” process will likely leave your employees feeling confused, unaligned, and inefficient. Then help your employees understand how their everyday work and individual goals will help achieve these objectives. Employees may feel blindsided, and this can lead to disappointment, confusion, frustration, and disengagement. Disengaged employees are less productive and less motivated to improve their performance.

What Is Performance Management? 5 Reasons Why It Matters

SAP Innovation

Your business is growing fast, and it’s time to think about implementing or revamping your performance management process that will create an amazing employee experience and help drive your business forward. Your employees are your most valuable asset to help your business grow. So what can you do to engage your top talent, help them work smarter, and be more productive? Drives employee development. Engages your employees.

Turnover Begets Turnover: Nip It in the Bud

FlashPoint

It’s a fact: hiring and retaining software developers is going to be an increasing priority for your company in 2015. The talent competition is heating up as new companies move into central Indiana. This means there are more jobs for developers and other IT specialists to choose from, and more talent competition for existing technology consulting firms and tech-enabled firms. What can you do to retain your top IT talent? Focus on soft skill development.

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Training Your Managers

Everwise

Managers are responsible for everything from goal setting to motivating employees, to making the company run smoothly. It’s important to ensure that your managers have the tools to keep your employees engaged, inspired and happy. Some of these tools include the ability to focus on their employees’ strengths, knowing how to curb employee turnover rates, and providing proper support to their teams. A 2015 study by WorkplaceTrends.com found that of over 2,000 U.S

Tending The Leadership Pipeline: It’s All About Engagement

SAP Innovation

Among them: how to engage and retain a generation marked as me-centric, fickle, not versed in social business etiquette and prone to jumping ship six months after utilizing an expensive bout of training. It’s time to start tending our talent pipelines with a sense of their maturity and potential — which means deepening our commitment to employee engagement in ways that fully embrace our new skills and mindsets. Again, it’s a question of engagement.

4 Expert Insights On Managing Your Top-Tier Talent

SAP Innovation

Engagement, for one; leadership, development, and – this one’s big – retention. Effectively managing your top talent should be at the very top of your to-do list in order to successfully prepare your organization for the future. The question is, how do you strengthen employee engagement? Companies that are able to engage employees and get people bought into “the way we do things around here” are the most effective,” remarks Dollar.

To Create Organizational Change, Look To Middle Managers

SAP Innovation

Employee Engagement Future of Work Human Resources Leadership Lines of Business Talent Ecosystem talent development team performanceCompanies focused on leadership and creating organization change often overlook the fact that true organizational change comes not from senior leadership but rather from the company’s corps of middle managers.

Turnover Taking Its Toll? Consider These Strategies for Securing Top Talent

FlashPoint

Focus instead on becoming a magnet for top talent. Attracting and retaining top talent begins with knowing what employees want most. Based on numerous studies, today’s employees value five things over all else: Competitive compensation. You will attract more higher-quality job candidates (and keep them) if applicants know that your organization offers training, learning, and career development opportunities. Survey your employees: “Why do you work here?”

Leadership Is About Letting People Fail

SAP Innovation

In reality, what needs to happen in that moment is that the entrepreneur (friend, family member, employee) needs to recognize the structure around the problem they’re having, and you can’t make them do that. Human Resources employee engagement leadership talent developmentIf you’ve had a good, healthy relationship with a counselor or therapist in the past you’ll recognize these strategies already.

How To Create A Happy Work Culture

SAP Innovation

Since it is your job to make sure that your employees excel, it is also your job to make sure that their workplace is a positive one. Celebrating birthdays is another great way to let employees know they mean more to management than just a name on the payroll. This has also helped me identify my employees’ strengths and weaknesses. I find that employees typically need a little more encouragement than usual after criticism.

Is This Why Uber Can Hire Anyone It Wants?

SAP Innovation

Uber can get any top talent it wants. With reports that Uber poached 40 top-of-the-line robotics researchers from Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center, completely decimating the center of its top talent, it looks like those marriage vows may be in the works. All employees all want to be valued, and they want their compensation to align with their contributions to the company. However, money isn’t the only factor in the retaining of top employees.

Goal Alignment: Job One For Managers

SAP Innovation

Companies that want the best employees must develop a talent ecosystem that extends beyond corporate boundaries. Read 4 Ways To Take Advantage Of The Talent Ecosystem. Human Resources employee engagement leadership talent developmentTwo days before Yolanda’s performance review, she sent a 26-page PowerPoint deck intended to summarize her accomplishments for the year.

Don’t Dump Performance Reviews, Enhance Them

SAP Innovation

Witness the tempest set off by Accenture’s recent announcement around big changes they’ve made to performance management that prompted headlines like “ Accenture is freeing 300,000 plus employees from performance reviews ,” “ Accenture To Nix Performance Reviews And Rankings For All 330,000 Employees ,” or “ Accenture Dumped Performance Reviews, Here is Why.” Brooks Brothers is a great example of a company using instant feedback in a productive, positive, and engaging way.

3 Strategies To Help HR Manage Morale When Employees Leave

SAP Innovation

That’s why it’s important for HR to have the tools to keep morale up when employees leave; otherwise, negativity can spread around the office quickly. Plan and follow a defined, legal process or employees will notice discrepancies and you’ll open the company up to criticism (and possibly lawsuits ). Including employees in planning helps them feel involved, valued and heard when a coworker leaves. Encourage employees to keep their friendships alive. Breakups.

Give Me A Guidebook And A Map: Mentorship And Millennials

SAP Innovation

It is a relationship built on sharing learned lessons, fears and concerns, and a genuine drive to create the best employee. How can you have a team of fantastic employees unless you give them the tools to be the best possible versions of themselves? You cannot complain about having mediocre employees if you haven’t put the effort to cultivate the best in them. Anyone who has the (mis?)fortune fortune to work with me knows that I hold myself to a high standard.

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How To Support The Most Neglected Employee In Business

SAP Innovation

You’ve spent months (maybe years, even) on your manager development program – one that empowers managers with the right combination of knowledge and skills to accelerate what your business is after. All too often, talent development leaders leave this essential component to chance because it’s easy to get bogged down in development, planning, and logistics of launching and implementing manager development. A great manager development program inspires action.