Learning & Development


How Well Do You Know Your People? 4 Ways to Boost Talent IQ

Blog | Author: Charles Coy, Senior Director of Analyst and Community Relations, Cornerstone OnDemand | Source: HCI | Published: 19 hours ago

Ask companies what their most valuable asset is and their response is often the same: employees. But appreciating team members and understanding how to harness their talents to drive business are two different stories. Many companies rely on assumptions rather than data-backed facts when it comes to decisions about their workforces. There’s reason to depend on more than gut instinct for hiring decisions, developing employees and keeping them engaged in the long run.

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Increase Your Talent IQ

Article | Source: Cornerstone OnDemand | Published: 18 hours ago
Business leaders often say that employees are their most valuable asset. But how much insight do companies truly have into their workforce? Too many organizations rely on assumptions vs. facts when it comes to talent. Others simply have ... Read more
White Paper

Developing a Thinking Organization

White Paper | Source: Kepner-Tregoe, Inc. | Published: 1 day ago
With no end in sight to ‘austerity’ and only meagre expectations for growth in consumer demand, the necessity for organisations to be different and to perform better is acute. To borrow loosely from H.G. Well’s ... Read more

The Rocky Transition from Intern to Full-time Hire: Why Millennials Love You as Interns & Leave You as Full-Time Hires

Blog | Author: Amy Hirsh Robinson | Source: HCI | Published: April 9, 2014

In an effort to stay competitive, companies are seeking employees with an aptitude for technology, innovation, customization, and flexibility.  Many, believing that the Millennial generation has these core competencies, have beefed up their University Relations and college intern programs as a way to fill their talent pipelines for the future. These intern programs are quite successful in developing and motivating Millennials to work. The problem is in the transition to full-time hire. Specifically, the experience that new graduates receive as interns is in stark contrast to what they experience as full-time employees. This disconnect causes high Millennial attrition and damages the reputation of the employer as a desirable place to work.

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High Potentials: Teach Them Well and Let Them Lead the Way

Blog | Author: Andrew Bateman | Source: HCI | Published: April 3, 2014

While on a casual catch-up phone conversation with my mother, the phrase ‘developing your talents’ came up. No this was not in the context of the usual mother-son encouragement, but rather the topic of her monthly Sunday School lesson for 11 year old girls. The first part of the lesson involved drawing an octopus, each of its eight arms representing a talent or strength, effectively arming itself with a bevy of skills to be prepared for the inevitable challenges that life has in store.

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Cornerstone @ Microsoft

Video | Published: April 3, 2014
Learn how Microsoft Corporation has incorporated a culture of employee empowerment across their eight lines of business through an integrated approach to succession planning and talent mangement. Read more

What’s Wrong with the Way We Think?

Blog | Author: Rebecca George, Kepner-Tregoe | Source: HCI | Published: March 26, 2014

The ability to think clearly and effectively is an essential component of leadership and management. But too often, business leaders and managers make poor decisions and pursue shaky plans. 

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