The Employee Development Honor Roll: Adobe

Kazoo

Adobe’s performance review process looked very similar to other organizations: Once a year, managers would assign an overall rating to each employee (high performer, strong performer, solid performer or low performer). Adobe solved for this in two ways. These traditional strategies are 50+ years old and didn’t fit the way a modern workforce operates. Adobe managers perform these employee check ins in the context of role expectations.

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The Adobe Digital Academy: An Apprenticeship for Today’s World

Workday

When I first heard Katie Juran from Adobe talk about the Adobe Digital Academy at the Workday Opportunity Onramps conference, I was impressed with her perspective on bringing qualified, diverse talent into a technology company, and was thrilled when Juran and the program’s manager, Liz Lowe, agreed to share their insights with our readers. It’s intensive, which is why Adobe makes sure participants get lots of support in the process.

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What Google, Adobe, and Cargill Changed About Their Performance Management Strategies

HR Daily Advisor

Much of the success of Google’s performance management strategies are rooted in its focus on and investment in its managers. Have a clear vision and strategy for the team. Adobe. Adobe is an interesting case to look at from a Performance Management perspective.

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Cyber Attacks, Adobe’s Small Business Tool & Other Weekly News

Homebase

This week in Homebase News we cover a recent study on small businesses and cyber attacks, a $30 minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers, Adobe’s new tool for business owners, and more. In addition to these findings, the study also revealed that only 9% of small business leaders listed cybersecurity as a top priority, and 25% said they have “no idea where to start” when it comes to creating a strategy for digital security. .

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Does Your HR Engagement Strategy include Storytelling?

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Which employee segments does your HR engagement strategy best-serve? And, in serving these higher-performing employees, does your strategy marginalize, exclude or intimidate other employees? Storytelling for HR engagement is an expansive strategy without becoming an exclusive one.

Lose the Paper and Go Digital

TalentCulture

Integrating these tools as part of your organizational strategy can transform how new candidates and new hires interact and communicate with prospective employers. To learn more about this topic, view the SHRM webinar I hosted in partnership with Adobe here.

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5 Recruiting Strategies to Win the War for Talent

Cornerstone On Demand

Firms like Adobe, Accenture and Deloitte have all abolished this time-tested practice in exchange for project- and experience-based performance management with managers giving consistent, real-time feedback as more of a mentor or coach. The millennial generation is now the largest population on the planet, according to Pew Research. With more than 74.5 million individuals aged 18-35, millennials recently surpassed the Baby Boomers as the predominant generation alive today.

Cupcake Storytelling Strategy is not a Client Snack, Part 2

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

When companies adopt a cupcake storytelling strategy, clients can dismiss the stories you tell as unimportant and insignificant: to them. To tell the complete story, be more inclusive, instead of relying on a cupcake storytelling strategy. Image source: Adobe Stock.

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Clarabridge C3 2018 Takeaways

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Figure 2: A Well-Designed Social CX Strategy Truly Boosts Performance Results. If your social media strategy isn’t integrated with other channels, we highly recommend you do so. An illustrative list of technology providers enabling companies to capture and analyze customer intelligence across various channels includes is as follows (in alphabetical order): Adobe, Aspect, CallMiner, Clarabridge, Confirmit, Informatica, Medallia, NICE, Oracle, Qualtrics, Salesforce, SAS and Verint.

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Deloitte's Extreme Talent Acquisition Strategy

Impraise

In response, many including Deloitte , Adobe , GE and Accenture are changing their performance reviews to meet the demands of the millennial generation: more and faster learning and development opportunities. We spoke with Joshua Kho, tech consultant for Deloitte Canada, about this new and innovative process they call “Extreme Recruitment”: Why did you decide to change your strategy? I can confidently say that our previous process did not hinder our talent recruitment strategy.

Purpose-Driven Client Retention leverages Your Own Stories

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

A purpose-driven client retention strategy leverages your own stories. Realistic and believable stories form the cornerstone of your purpose-driven client retention strategy. . Developing a purpose-driven client retention strategy connects your story to your clients’ stories.

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Transforming Performance Management for Increased Agility

HR Bartender

These answers can help the organization determine the current level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the current system and what strategies should be considered. Adobe is an example. Adobe says that change has created a 30 percent reduction in voluntary turnover.

Thanksgiving Gratitude from One Millimeter Mindset Speaking Programs

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Image source: Adobe Stock. Collaboration And Convergence Customer Experience, Success, Loyalty, Retention Human Capital & Industrial IoT Workforce Professional Development human capital strategy Industry4.0 Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving. No matter where in the world you are.

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Effective Sourcing Strategies for Successful Hires

TrustRadius HR

A five-star candidate sourcing program requires developing a cohesive strategy. Align Strategy with Company Goals Before Sourcing. Image via Adobe. Utilize Employer Branding as a Sourcing Strategy.

Are You practicing HR Storytelling Diversity and Inclusion?

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Creating and implementing an HR storytelling diversity and inclusion strategy is mission-critical. Are you overlooking an HR storytelling strategy targeting greater professional diversity and inclusion? Image source: Adobe Stock.

Do Your Strategic Business Stories address Unmet Client Needs?

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Image source: Adobe Stock. Customer Experience, Success, Loyalty, Retention Professional Development account based selling customer experience customer retention engineering entrepreneurs HR storytelling human capital strategy Industry 4.0

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3 Workforce Development Review Blog Posts for You

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

This workforce development review blog post focuses on storytelling as a key component of a compelling human capital strategy. Ponder how this strategy creates more professionally diverse and inclusive workplaces. Is Your HR Storytelling Strategy targeting Compliance or Creativity?

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Very Compelling Storytelling embraces Risk and Opportunity

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Image source: Adobe Stock. Moving your stories into the Very Compelling Storytelling category is a scary proposition, isn’t it? Sort of like standing in rush-hour traffic during a polar vortex.

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3 Professional Development Review Blog Posts for You

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

As if the story is created by someone else, as part of a one-size-fits-all business development strategy. Image source: Adobe Stock. These three professional development review blog posts focus on the value of storytelling for your professional development trajectory.

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Make Solid Strategic Business Sense with Connect the Dot Stories

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Image source: Adobe Stock. How much strategic business sense do your stories make? As I worked with one of my clients yesterday, he complained that decision makers were not taking action after his presentations. He just could not understand why.

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Throwing Storytelling Spaghetti against the Wall does not Stick

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

This strategy becomes your key to creating storytelling stickiness. Image source: Adobe Stock. Are you throwing storytelling spaghetti at employees and clients? Hoping they glean whatever message they can?

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Developing STEM Storytelling for Professional Development – 3 Blogs

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Instead of connecting their stories across the organization, as part of a compelling human capital strategy. Image source: Adobe Stock. Developing STEM storytelling as part of your professional development trajectory focuses you on stories which include.

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Are You Professionally Story-Curious or just plain Disconnected?

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Storytelling is a mission-critical component of not only your own professional development trajectory, but also your organization’s human capital strategy. . Image source: Adobe Stock. Becoming professionally story-curious develops those all-important critical-listening skills.

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Familiar Professional Stories are neither Interesting nor Engaging

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Image source: Adobe Stock. When you tell familiar professional stories you fall into a trap clients set for you. First, your familiar professional story makes you sound like everyone else. As a result, clients categorize you as: The Same as Everyone Else.

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Why Idealized Storytelling creates Decision Making Skepticism

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Your idealized storytelling strategy can backfire, creating decision making skepticism. Image source: Adobe Stock. Idealized storytelling creates perfect story scenarios in which products, services, programs are placed.

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How We Use Learning Paths To Supercharge Our L&D Strategy

Saba

If you want to learn about graphic design, would you take a course in Adobe software, design principles, or typography? Drinking Our Own Champagne. Last year, I started a “Drinking Our Own Champagne” series to share how we at Halogen are using our own solutions.

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Leverage Provocative Business Storytelling to drive Client Success

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Image source: Adobe Stock. Developing your provocative business storytelling acumen moves you one millimeter (or more) beyond sounding like everyone else. Because business stories easily sound too safe, too sanitized and too perfect.

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Are You telling a Strategic Why Story or just a Tactical One?

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Image source: Adobe Stock. Collaboration And Convergence Customer Experience, Success, Loyalty, Retention Human Capital & Industrial IoT Workforce Professional Development customer experience employee experience engineering human capital strategy Industry 4.0

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4 Ways Complex Story Details do not catalyze Decision Making

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Image source: Adobe Stock. Are complex story details in the stories you tell falling short of getting your point across to colleagues, investors and clients? As a result, the decision you ask them to make is lost in the details you spiel at them.

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Relatable Stories are Impactful and Enduring Stories

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Image source: Adobe Stock. Do you tell relatable stories? Or, does your storytelling make your products, services and programs sound too good to be true?

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Short Storytelling leaves Clients feeling Short Changed

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Image source: Adobe Stock. Many of my clients engage in short storytelling, instead of telling the stories stakeholders and clients really want to hear. As a result, their stories lack dimension, details and credibility.

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Why An Internal Storytelling Network yields more than Stories

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Image source: Adobe Stock. Building an internal storytelling network is an essential component of compelling storytelling. Not only does your network help retain customers. Also, your internal network helps retain each other, specifically. And your workforce, in general.

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Purpose-Driven Stories move beyond Quotas and KPIs

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

Image source: Adobe Stock. Telling purpose-driven stories engages strategic partners and clients. Because these stories do not sound like the quota- and KPI-driven stories they hear from other professionals. Even when these professionals are their own internal colleagues.

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4 Blog Posts on Developing Workforce Value through Storytelling

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Have you ever considered the value of storytelling as part of your workforce development strategy? And, ponder the overall relevance of developing workforce value through storytelling as part of your organization’s human capital strategy. Image source: Adobe Stock.

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Is Story part of Your Professional Advancement Roadmap?

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

These stories also are part of your impact on your employer’s human capital strategy, as well. Image source: Adobe Stock. When you think about your professional advancement roadmap, storytelling probably is the last component on the list.

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Why You Need A Data Strategy

SAP Innovation

These stats are not surprising given that it’s challenging to commit to a data project or formulate a data strategy. The answer is to implement a data strategy, and here’s why you need one. It is a relatively simple approach, one that does not require a data strategy.

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Do you tell Encore-Worthy Professional Stories or So-So Stories?

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

Developing compelling, relevant and impactful professional stories folds into the leadership strategy for your career trajectory. Image source: Adobe Stock. Telling encore-worthy professional stories extends the reach of stories beyond your current meeting or appointment.

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