M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals


Blue Equity Announces The Acquisition Of Napoli Management Group to expand its Platform in the Representation, Talent and Entertainment Businesses. HighGround Acquires Yoi Corporation To Deliver First-of-its-Kind Situational Coaching to Organizations Worldwide. Workforce Development and Job Training Leader Focused Management Solutions Acquired by Public Consulting Group. ATD Research: Investment in Talent Development on the Rise. Happy Friday.

Moving Away from Stacked Rankings? Think of Your Employees as Professional Athletes


Today’s guest post is authored by Petter Andersson, global HR executive, talent development leader and consultant. He is a global thought leader in the field of organizational and talent development with more than 20 years of multinational experience in numerous HR executive, business and consulting roles. Even with a strong team focus, professional sports teams are often also exceptional in managing individual differentiation in pay, development and growth.


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HR TechStack – Performance Tracking


Performance management systems are used to manage employee progress, performance, and development in relation to organizational goals. Built from the ground up with a single database, the fully integrated ADP Workforce Now suite features Human Resource Management, Payroll, Benefits, Talent Management, Time & Labor Management and HR Analytics capabilities. Halogen Talent Space. One solution to recruit, train, manage, develop and connect your employees.

How to Create a Millennial-Friendly Mentorship Program


In today’s competitive hiring environment, it’s safe to say that companies who fail to invest in and develop young employees are likely to lose them. Research by the Association for Talent Development found that formal mentorship programs consistently resulted in higher employee engagement and retention. However, without a structured, documented mentorship program in place it’s unlikely your younger team members will get the coaching and support they need.

Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company – #HRTechConf

Robin Schooling

After working with one of the expert coaches (Steve Boese, Jason Averbook, Kyle Lagunas, George LaRoque, Madeline Laurano, or Trish McFarlane) each company gets to showcase their solution on the big stage … and then the attendees vote for the winner. HighGround. HighGround enables organizations to modernize performance development and engagement for a more productive, motivated workforce.