Blending Engagement with Performance Management

I was pleasantly surprised to learn of a new report from Gartner entitled Get Ready for the Convergence of Employee Performance and Engagement, in which they discuss the inevitable blending of these two human resource practices. Read More+

We Have to Talk

Jerry Seinfeld once joked…”We have to talk” are the worst four words in the English language. Talented people leave organizations because they’ve never received feedback – positive, negative or constructive. The loss of valuable talent is often felt throughout the company. And, in fact, lack of feedback is a large contributor to employee disengagement. Read More+

Pump it Up!

Onboarding has been identified as a key process within the employee lifecycle which, if bungled, can lead to early departures and cost you top talent as well as a lot of money. Read More+

Blue Collar Work: Happy Workers. Happy Life

Though we’ve been fed the story from many sources, for many years that manufacturing jobs are gone and that all workers need a higher education, that’s proven not to be true. Our collective future will be determined in part by whether these blue collar jobs are filled or not. Read More+

Build a Learning Organization in 2019

People want an instructional and engaging learning experience, so that they can attain new skills to boost their performance, using the device of their choice. You can build a smarter, more engaged workforce, support business changes, and drive growth by developing an innovative learning and development organization in your workplace. Read More+

Content is King

Having robust content in any talent management solution can either make or break the successful implementation and user adoption within any organization. Read More+

Link Learning to Business Performance

Companies most often consider customer demand and strategic importance when making decisions about where to focus learning within their organizations. And, while leadership development still leads the pack, building capabilities comes in at a close second. Read More+

The Importance of a Learning Culture

A learning culture consists of a community of workers instilled with a “growth mindset.” People who not only want to learn and apply what they’ve learned to help their organization, they also feel compelled to share their knowledge with others. Read More+

Leadership is a Disposition not a Position

Realize that individuals come with multiple talents, and the role in which a person works doesn’t necessarily dictate their skill level or capabilities, just as a failure in one role does not mean failure in all roles. Read More+

Financial Gravity Podcast

Talent Snapshot, an online solution that helps small to medium-sized companies evaluate their employees based on competencies, and then provide courses to help them improve different skill sets. Read More+

History of Talent Management 101

In 1950, Congress passed the Performance Rating Act. The law was meant to establish a method to rate federal employees. They were marked as one of three subjective levels: outstanding, satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Read More+

Employee Super Powers

“The overwhelming consensus among employers is that too many graduates lack critical-thinking skills and the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems creatively, work collaboratively, and adapt to changing priorities.” Another finding, “Colleges and universities think they’re adequately preparing students for the workforce. You couldn’t have a more stark difference of opinion from industry.” Read More+

The Right Behavior = The Right Results

So how do you go about spotting your top talent? By evaluating individuals’ Behaviors (Competencies) and Results (KPFs).

Taking it a step further, when you link Competencies with KPFs you enable your organization to attain the specific results/outcomes that fit your organization’s particular strategy and business. Read More+