How are leadership transitions best handled, and how can organizations today ensure that when the torch gets passed, no one gets burned? Learn firsthand the elements to successful succession planning – what it is, what it can do, and why leaders and their successors are so critical to a thriving organization.
Can you imagine getting over a million applications a year? Could you trust that your selection system wouldn’t rule out someone really good? With incredibly high volume and limited open positions, P&G relies on a very efficient selection process to quickly identify top candidates and make sure their recruiters and hiring managers’ valuable time is only spent on the most promising contenders.
As organizations have changed in the past decade, so too has the senior leadership environment. The era of managing siloed functions and conducting isolated, disparate activities is fading and being replaced with more collaborative, team-based planning and development that can be explicitly tied to business strategy.
The cost of replacing employees and the need to assimilate them quickly into the workforce has brought new attention to the subject of onboarding. In this vital time of transition the new hire will determine their level of engagement, commitment and contribution to the company.
Who is doing the work in organizations? Full-time employees? Part-time? Contingent workers? Very few organizations have a holistic view of the workforce and are missing opportunities to execute business strategy more effectively.
Each year the Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. selects the best companies to work for in over 45 countries around the world. Recently, the Institute published a new book entitled The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It and Why It Matters, as well as a companion training program. This latest research provides a clear framework for creating a great workplace, anecdotes, stories and best practices.
Recruitment programs focus on attracting the largest number of candidates, but what really matters is quality of hire. Find the people who will contribute the most to the business and be high-performers.
Government organizations today are confronted with a variety of workforce challenges, including changing requirements, shifting priorities, and increasing complexity of work. However, the government workforce cannot be quickly altered to adapt to ...Read more
The talent-pool approach to succession planning has emerged as a strategic best practice that establishes a larger number of employees for promotion — "bench strength" — who are more likely to stay loyal and whose skills are ...Read more
Interviews with mentors reveal that being a mentor has improved their leadership effectiveness. With all the focus on the mentee, the benefits to the mentor are often overlooked. As organizations focus more intensively on the impact of ...Read more
For many organizations across a variety of industries, it's widely acknowledged that the effective management of labor is one of the keys to financial and operational success. In healthcare, labor ranks as one of the highest single costs of ...Read more
Managers work hard to create a productive, safe, and happy workplace for their staff. Encouraging differences, whether those of opinion, working style or appearance, should be a priority for leaders with an eye on the bottom line, too.
Whether a company is going public, expanding into new markets or operating through a downturn, investors want to know the talent is in place to make it successful. The balanced conservative approach to investing in a mutual fund also applies to ...Read more
As consumers of information, we have become accustomed to, in fact we demand to, "see" behind doors that were once closed to us. We query our banking institutions about credit decisions, we surf the net for the latest scandal from ...Read more
If it sounds counter-intuitive, it is! Gender biases and stereotypes can be unconsciously embedded into the very talent management systems created to develop and promote the best and brightest. Even organizations with the most sophisticated TM ...Read more
Managers' demonstration of values impacts talent learning and performance. If behaviors are what is expected, values are the why. We know managers' values keep talent inspired to apply learning in job performance. Today's talent wants ...Read more
Leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. It's the quality of this relationship that matters most when we're engaged in getting extraordinary things done. Strategies, tactics, skills, ...Read more
Businesses increasingly want decision-makers and leaders to reflect society's diversity. Yet boardrooms and executive suites remain largely homogeneous. Companies struggle with the retention and advancement of professionals of color. Research ...Read more
2008 has been a challenging year for the global economy. The bursting of the housing bubble in the United States and the related credit crunch, combined with increasing energy prices and a subsequent decline in spending, have many employers in ...Read more
Is your organization getting enough love from candidates? Have you considered your customers as potential job candidates? In a recruiting world ever obsessed with the "passive" candidate, many organizations often overlook a great source ...Read more