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Employee Engagement is the result of an employee who is attracted to, inspired by, fully involved with and committed to an organization’s mission and purpose.

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Are We All Biased? Yes- Unconscious Bias in the Organization

By Neal Goodman /President of Global Dynamics, Inc. and Leader of Global/Cross-cultural/Diversity and Virtual Training, Coaching & Consulting, Global Dynamics, Inc

The implications of unconscious bias are clearly that the best and brightest talent is often made to feel unwelcome, invisible and not important for the success of the organization.  This results in employees who are detached and likely to take their talents elsewhere.  Organizations are slowly ... Read More

Talent Management Action Learning Lab

By Corey Crowley /Managing Director,, Best Practice Institute

Consolidated Pre-work for Talent Management Action Learning Lab March 2009

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Case Studies


Michael Manning, Sr. Manager of Strategic Workforce Planning, Human Capital Analytics & Employee Engagement at Edison International, has created a case study that is intended to provide the reader an overview on how enterprise-wide workforce planning was successfully launched at Edison Interna... Read More

CDW: Integrated Talent Management

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Faced with a three headed beast of unaligned processes, a rapidly growing talent population and too many technology platforms, CDW marshaled its entire human resources group to bring order to the chaos. Transforming talent management from an isolated event to an on-going and integrated effort that a... Read More

Farm Credit Canada: Cultural Transformation

By Kellie Garrett /Senior Vice-President, Farm Credit Canada

FCC President and CEO John Ryan joined the organization in 1997. At that time, we were becoming profitable after years of deficits and had begun improving our external reputation. We had a silo mentality where people focused on their own divisions and competed with each other for resources and power... Read More
In April 2000, Reuters America's newly-formed Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) held its first meeting.  Its members represented a variety of underrepresented groups and worked in many different business units.  Tom Glocer, the head of Reuters America's Legal Department, and later to become the CEO... Read More
Two companies will be highlighted in this article:  Becton Dickinson-Japan, a medical equipment company, and Hughes Supply, a building materials wholesaler, since acquired by Home Depot. Each company needed a robust talent management system to support aggressive business goals and growth. In each c... Read More
This case study describes the design of a comprehensive, multi-module leadership development program that was created to anchor an evolving talent management strategy.   ... Read More
A focused employee retention initiative utilizing career development, management training, team agreements, and employee surveying as tools for creating a preferred place of employment in the telecommunications industry.This case outlines a successful effort used by Cellular One to consciously incre... Read More

Advanced Micro Devices: Retention Program

By Beth Lama /Leadership Development/Talent Management/Coach, University of the Pacific

A retention program designed to help employees align their interests, values, and skills with rapidly changing business needs through a set of integrated activities.This case study tells a story—born out of necessity—about curtailing anticipated hemorrhaging of outbound talent by proactively add... Read More

AmericaSpeaks: Citizen Engagement

By Steve Brigham /Expert Facilitator and Public Engagement Consultant

The president and the chief operating officer of AmericaSpeaks reveal an exciting new model for citizen engagement and democratic deliberation that demonstrates the power of citizens coming together, productively, to influence important policy decisions that impact their lives – locally, region... Read More

Kraft Foods: High Performance Work System

By Jane Brent /Director Talent Development, US Foods

Since 1995, Kraft has spent time and effort divesting of businesses, acquiring more profitable businesses, and organizing into one operating company. This new approach led to the current Kraft vision to become the undisputed leader in the food industry by the year 2001. In order to contribute toward... Read More

Porter Noveli Case Study

By Greg Waldron /Leadership / HR Consulting

The Drotter results-based approach is tailored to a professional services firm structure and applied in the development of a performance management system aligned with the business’s strategy. Drotter’s Leadership Pipeline approach is implemented, with the full performance definitions for each l... Read More

Microsoft: High Potential Development

By Brian Underhill /Author of Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders

The opportunity for ongoing learning and development is a commitment Microsoft makes to all employees. Microsoft invests more than $375 million annually in formal education programs directed at the employee, manager, and leader that are offered by the Corporate Learning and Development groups and ot... Read More

Research


Learning Development Systems for Managers Across Global Organization

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

To support the implementation of new People Practices, Major Organizations need to provide training for over thousands of HR manager distributed across the global organization. The objectives of the training include both an understanding of the new People Practices Philosophies, the technical detail... Read More

BPI Senior Executive Board Research Digital Tools - Using HR Analytics in a Powerful Way

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This report looks at 6 multinational, blue chip organizations all at slightly different stages of their strategy to deploy HR Analytics and put it at the heart of their decision-making culture. The organizations reviewed in this report are shown below. 1. Google 2. Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) 3. ... Read More

Management Strategies for a GM within a Matrix Organization

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The Study Seeks to Identify Effective Work Solutions, Communication Methods, and Management Strategies for a GM within a Matrix Organization. Read More

Talent Management Makes Matrix Organizations Work

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

For business to adopt and deliver through a matrix organizational structure, it must make significant deep and broad changes. Some of them include: the alignment of people, performance, and purpose, the design of decision processes and assignment of clear accountabilities, the assessment of and t... Read More

Product Team Organization Design

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

To remain competitive, companies are incorporating more technology and innovating faster than ever. To support the demand, traditional models of the hierarchy have been moving for decades towards flatter, more networked structures. And yet, the size that comes with success continues to challenge the... Read More

GLOBAL TALENT MANAGEMENT TRENDS

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Continued global commercial volatility and unpredictability means talent strategies are constantly evolving. Talent scarcity remains a pressing concerns for most HR principles and this is being reflected by a heavy strategic focus on talent sourcing and retention. Surprisingly, in a time of b... Read More

Retaining Employees in the Liquid Workforce

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

I put the following quick-react-report together in response to questions concerning how to retain employees beyond the first few years in the organization. Read More

Next Generation/Multigenerational Workforce Transformation Research Report

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The global workforce is made up of 4 generations. By 2025 there will be five generations in the workforce. Each generation displays some unique behaviors and how they perform tasks. Although multiple generations in the workforce are not new, the makeup of the workforce and the reliance on technology... Read More

Successful Co-Located Human Resource Business Partner Alignment

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Re-alignment of Human Resource Departments from transactional to the transformational has been taking place for the last 20 years. In the past, HR departments were more of a support organization. Many Senior Managers and Executives believed that Human Resource Departments should be more strategic in... Read More

Best Practices in Consultative Selling, Consensus Building, and Negotiation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Consultative Selling is a process that builds relationships. It makes sales, but as important, it secures a continuing partnership. The process takes its time to draw specific information from prospects that gives dimension to the customer’s needs and wants. This information then provides the d... Read More

3 Studies in Process Leadership Technology

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Process leadership is a big picture approach, a holistic, whole systems look. It aims to build or re-engineer effective processes and manage them for the delivery of business goals. Read More

Best Practices in Contingent Workforce Transformation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The US Department of Labor defines a contingent worker as “a temporary member of an organization who does not possess a contract for permanent employment.” Under that guidance contingent workers include, part-time, contractors, on call, workers hired for a specific period, professional employmen... Read More

Successful Co-Located Human Resource Business Partner Alignment

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Re-alignment of Human Resource Departments from transactional to the transformational has been taking place for the last 20 years. In the past, HR departments were more of a support organization. Many Senior Managers and Executives believed that Human Resource Departments should be more strategic in... Read More

Punishment or Development: What is the purpose of Today’s Performance Management Processes?

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Over the last few years, a growing phenomenon in performance management (PM) throughout premier companies such as Adobe, General Electric, and JP Morgan Chase has been exchanging the traditional annual performance review for a system of ongoing development discussions. Why has this phenomenon beg... Read More

4 Keys for Aligning Talent Strategies in Emerging Global Markets

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

When business dictates the next step is stretching outside the U.S., organizations must tread with care. While the company may have a domestic talent strategy, there is much to consider when looking for overseas talent. Each country has its own unique set of challenges, from how to obtain and tra... Read More

Contingent Workforce Research Report

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This report begins with a discussion of the different options available for managing a global contingent workforce program. The data for the program options were gathered from reports and interviews. The discussion is followed by the interviews, summary of results, recommendations, and list of re... Read More

Most Loved Workplace Research

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

A new study from Best Practice Institute has revealed some surprising results. In a global survey of over 150 Fortune 1000 organizations companies, we’ve shown that employees who love their workplace are up to 4 times more likely to perform at a higher level than those who do not. This reveal dat... Read More

Test and Learns

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

“Test and Learn” is a term given to business practices aimed at accelerating performance. It assumes that learning is largely a heuristic behavior of trial and error. It’s a pragmatic learning experience in which people are satisfied with “good enough” solutions that could be optimal ... Read More

Benchmarking Best Talent Practices

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

1. Mentoring Programs Best Practices 2. Best Practices on Creative Approaches to High Potential Identification 3. Moving HR Technology – best practices in switching HRIS/HCM providers 4. Best Practices in Rotational Development Programs 5. Best Practices in Performance Management Transitio... Read More

Comparison of Performance Management Vendors

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The following is a survey of tools that enable the employee feedback that supports performance appraisals. The intent is to identify and measure those tools that compete directly with Skillrater. I have found that the “big” tools serve Human Resources and Human Capital Management in extensivel... Read More

Matching Analytics to HR’s Chief Goals

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Almost every aspect of workforce management and top talent identification is viewed as a “high” or “very high” in terms of importance by the HR professionals in our survey. This shows that analytics has the potential to impact talent management at every level but may also signify that anal... Read More

4 Keys for Aligning Talent Strategies in Emerging Global Markets

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

When business dictates the next step is stretching outside the U.S., organizations must tread with care. While the company may have a domestic talent strategy, there is much to consider when looking for overseas talent. Each country has its own unique set of challenges, from how to obtain and tr... Read More

Live Webinars


Next Generation Learning - Adaptive Learning

By Nick Howe /Chief Learning Officer at Area9 Learning | Strategic Advisor | Award-Winning Global Learning Leader | Innovator

The future is now, and if personalized adaptive learning isn't a part of your current learning strategy, you may be falling behind. Adaptive learning delivers personalized, impactful, measurable, engaging learning and is easy to deploy using your content. Traditional learning can waste milli... Read More
John Nelson is a veteran of organization transformation. Whether it is the result of an integration from a merger/acquisition or due to an internal reorganization, John has built a model based on his personal experiences with organizations such as Diversey, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Baxalta, Cargill, Med... Read More

STORY MARKETING: Clarifying your employer brand message

By David Mann /Story Building and Storytelling Specialist, High Stakes Presenting

Everyone knows using stories will increase brand awareness. But what if you could also turn your brand message into a repeatable story? What if every staff member and client said the exact same thing about your company? David shows you how stories can be much more useful than just case studies and a... Read More

On Demand Webinars


Women in Leadership: Expanding Influence and Leading Change

By Sally Helgesen /Premier Expert on Women's Leadership | Best-Selling Author | International Speaker

Sally Helgesen is the bestselling author of seven books including her latest book, "How Women Rise," co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith. In this session, Sally will draw on decades of stories and insights to identify the twelve most common habits that undermine women in their quest to become more s... Read More

Talent Alignment During Leadership Change

By Sandy Ogg /Former CHRO, Unilever and Board Member, INSEAD, CEO.works

During times of leadership change, full alignment between management and employees is more important than ever to create a successful corporate culture. In this session, we'll investigate how business leaders can act as the driving force to creating a strong corporate culture, and an environment whe... Read More

Digital Tools - Using HR Analytics in a Powerful Way

By Agnes Johansen /Vice President People and Leadership, Equinor

HR needs to become a more active business partner to leaders in helping them make more informed leadership decisions. In order to do so, HR must take part in the process of providing data in a highly participative and contextual manner. In an effort to become better at using digital tools for HR an... Read More

What Leaders need to know in order to create and sustain an agile organizational culture

By Mary Eggers /Senior Partner and co-developer of “Whole-Scale® Change.”, Dannemiller Tyson Associates (DTA)

Working with organizations around the globe, we have found it universally true that people support what they help to create. This session focuses on a few of the robust Whole-Scale® principles and models that support an agile, empowered culture. Read More
VR and AR are here. Apple ARKit and Google ARCore are turning two billion phones into a magic lens that can arm your workforce with superpowers. Full-body VR offers a digital rehearsal space of such convincing verisimilitude that learners feel they are actually there. How are Fortune 500 companies d... Read More

Create a Culture of Connection

By Michael Lee Stallard /Expert on how effective leaders boost human connection in cultures to improve performance, Meyer Partners

Leaders who develop and maintain a workplace culture infused with connection so that people feel included, supported and part of the team, see a marked difference in performance. Employees who feel connected to people at work are not only healthier and happier, they are also more productive, more en... Read More

The Generation Creative Leader

By Bruce Cryer /Founder of Renaissance Human

Bruce Cryer draws upon a diverse professional background in business management, leadership development, and resilience training, along with refined artistic skills as a singer, writer, dancer, and photographer in helping people find their creative brilliance in business and personal life. Bruc... Read More

B State: Transforming Your Business and Culture in Rapid Time to Achieve Breakthrough Measurable Results

By Mark Samuel /AuthorFounder | CEO | Rapid Culture Change | Award Winning Author | Speaker | Rapid Breakthrough Results, IMPAQ Corporation

Businesses, especially global ones, are challenged to keep pace with the speed of change in their industry. Emerging competition, regulatory standards, M&A’s, new technology, and changing customer demands are forcing organizations to rethink their business models, corporate culture, organizational... Read More

Best Practices in Finding & Retaining Skilled Workers in Challenging Environments

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Filling the talent pipeline for skilled workers can be a challenge. Talent acquisition should not hold back growth for technology-enabled manufacturing. How can organizations find and retain talent in challenging environments? Companies are thinking creatively to find ways to address talent short... Read More

Best Practices Next Generation/Multi-Generational Workforce Transformation Research

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

What kind of flexibility, agility, and changes are needed to acquire, hire, develop, and enable the high performance of the next generation/multi-generational workforce? Read More

Talent 2.0: Shifting to Human Capital

By Michael Arena /Chief Talent Officer, General Motors

Michael Arena shares his insights from his book, Adaptive Space which describes how connections, ideas, information, and resources allow for greater innovation and adaptability in your organization. Read More

BPI Research Presentation - Best Practices in Talent Management Transformation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The BPI Senior Executive Board holds a benchmarking and dialogue session the second Tuesday of each month. Come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and expertise - as well as take part in BPI's process of team development and transformation online. Each Senior Executive Board member may bring... Read More
The BPI Senior Executive Board holds a benchmarking and dialogue session the second Tuesday of each month. Come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and expertise - as well as take part in BPI's process of team development and transformation online. Each Senior Executive Board member may bring... Read More

BPI Research Presentation - HR Business Partner Alignment

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The BPI Senior Executive Board holds a benchmarking and dialogue session the second Tuesday of each month. Come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and expertise - as well as take part in BPI's process of team development and transformation online. Each Senior Executive Board member may bring... Read More

Best Practice Benchmark-it - Transforming Culture after Merger, Acquisition and major change

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Enabling our company to transform after a merger/acquisition/major change, yet harnessing the existing momentum and bringing them along. Read More

Managing Virtual Workers Today

By Bob Nelson /Author of The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook and 1001 Ways to Energize Employees

Forty percent of today’s employees work virtually, soon to be 50 percent by 2020. Thirty-six percent of employees would give up a pay raise for the ability to work remotely; forty percent would be willing to take a pay cut for that option. Is your company maximizing this labor source, making it ... Read More

Career and Organization Performance

By Jeff Davidson /"The Work-Life Balance Expert®" Motivational Keynote Speaker, Award-winning Author

Learn how to quickly and easily bust through ruts, get into high gear, experience more of what you want, and take charge of your day. Join Jeff Davidson who holds the registered trademark "The Work-life Balance Expert" from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and travels throughout the U.... Read More
Companies are pivoting their attention. A newer and faster pace of change is quickly following. Mergers, acquisitions, transitions, market shifts are all causing us to re-think what talent management is all about. Issues around talent planning, attraction, development, reward, and retention of the ... Read More
Learn about the most important factors that impact how and why employees and customers become engaged, happy, and willing to perform at multiple levels higher. Our partner organization, Career Systems International and their founder Beverly Kaye will kick this off with a quick review of the work... Read More
What will the workplace by like in 1 year, 5 years, or 20 years down the line. The speed of innovation is moving at light speed. Are you keeping up and ready to capitalize on new technologies and processes necessary to get ahead in today's hyper-charged environment? During this webinar, you'll hear ... Read More

Benchmark-It Webinar: Talent Analytics: Beyond HR Reporting

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The role of the Human Resource professional has shifted into a consultative mission, both gathering a great deal of data and now making decisions that inform talent strategies including succession planning, job placements, performance management, career development, recruitment, on-boarding, diversi... Read More

The New Architecture of Organizations

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Learn and share factors and practices that are affecting the new architecture of organizations including engagement, career portability, opportunity compression, and more! Read More

High Potential Programs

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This benchmarking session will focus on all aspects of High Potential Leadership Development Programs in Senior Executive Board Organizations including: 1. Key differentiators in high potential talent programs including job fit, engagement and retention, 2. Measurement of the impact of your high ... Read More
Best Practice benchmarking is a critical first step toward developing and designing a leading edge program, system, or intervention within your organization. Before you venture out on your own to diagnose your own system, or if you have already begun designing, it is sage advice to look externally t... Read More

Giving Performance Feedback Live

By Paul Plotczyk /CLO, Best Practice Institute

"Do a performance appraisal! Can I give a speech instead?” Although studies have shown that one of the most feared tasks amongst people is to give a speech, many managers would argue that giving performance feedback may rank higher. Most of us have forgotten that the primary purpose of conv... Read More
Dan will share top tips and real world examples to help improve how your company operates in what he calls “a mecca of collaboration; a culture that fosters innovation, creativity, teamwork and friendship.” He discusses collaboration tools, technologies and practices alongside new learning mode... Read More

Cigna: Enabling Customer Centricity through Crowdsourcing, Storytelling, and Global Collaboration

By Karen Kocher /General Manager, Microsoft, 21st Century Jobs, Skills and Employability, Microsoft

Karen Kocher, Chief Learning Officer at Cigna will present the business need, design, and implementation of programs and practices that support and empower customer centricity at Cigna. Her passion for creating social collaboration through smart mob organizing and adding global effectiveness through... Read More
Join Louis Carter and Christi O'Neill as they reveal the best and next practices of 2013, based on BPI research and conversations. Learn what organizations are doing to promote transparency through talent programs and data planning. Engage and share your talent challenges and success stories! Read More

SEB: Engaging Employees at Dunkin’ Brands

By Ginger Gregory /EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Biogen

Ginger Gregory is Chief Human Resources Officer at Dunkin’ Brands. Read More
Whether you like it or not, the demographic shift is happening and Generation Y (born 1980 – 1995) is coming to the forefront of the workforce. This generation differs from any previous demographic population because “Gen Y” grew up in an era shaped by conditions unheard of before: from digita... Read More

Super Human Capital: Turning Everyone Into Fully Engaged, Workplace Superheroes

By Kevin Kruse /Founder+CEO of LEADx.org, a next generation leadership enablement company | NY Times Bestselling Author

Recent surveys continue to show levels of job satisfaction and employee engagement to be at record lows. This is a crisis for business and individuals alike. Based on his NY Times bestseller, We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement, Kevin Kruse presents conclusions from s... Read More

What Social Media Means for Leadership

By Jamie Notter /Co-Founder and Culture Consultant, Human Workplaces

Just about everyone has jumped on the social media bandwagon. Companies are falling over themselves to engage customers and stakeholders in social media spaces, for fear of missing out on the social media “revolution.” Indeed, marketing and PR have been permanently changed by social media. Tradi... Read More

The Power of Human Emotional Needs in Talent Attraction and Retention

By Bjorn Martinoff /BPI Expert & President F1C International, F1C International - Executive Development, CEO Coaching, Business Turnaround and Business Breakthrough Creation

You can buy a person's backbone but you cannot buy his heart, they say. Surely, there has to be a way for the organization to keep the performers going and the inner fuel burning. Why is it that some people seem to only have the paycheck in mind at work while others will work for free? Why is it ... Read More

Investing In and Inspiring Our People

By Christopher Henry /Corporate Vice President of Talent and Change Management, Sutter Health

Christopher Henry is Vice President of Talent & Organizational Development at MGM Resorts International. Vickie Kolias is Corporate Director of Learning & Instructional Design at MGM Resorts International. Read More
Smart employers use stories to amplify the effectiveness of all aspects of their talent management and development process, including employer branding, new hire orientation, employee engagement, training, and coaching. Companies with great Employer Brands use stories to communicate what makes th... Read More
Most research has proven that the first 90 days are critical to the success of a new leader. Too often they fail to make an impression, or come on too strong, neither of which is effective. Getting oriented to a new job, new culture, new people is key. Most onboarding programs do not provide all the... Read More

Evidence-Based Management and Development of Human Capital

By Haig Nalbantian /Senior Partner, Mercer, well-known authority on Human Capital Measurement and Management

Haig Nalbantian is Senior Partner and Founder/Leader of Mercer Workforce Sciences Institute Read More
Most organizations measure their people—what they think, how well they perform, how they interact. But what is the real impact of all this measurement? Sometimes very useful, but often not so useful. People measurement fails mainly when it is treated as a technical endeavor rather than an interact... Read More
It is your choice. During that prospect's first ‘contact’ with your recruiter, their first trip to your firm's website to research you or, at the very least, when your ‘Candidate’ presses the submit button on their completed application with crossed fingers and an optimistic notion they will... Read More
In this webinar, Andy will show how the combination of high trust, strong leadership and expert collaboration directly links to outstanding business performance. He will cover the three important factors on which people base their trust. Andy also will share best practices in building trust--- inclu... Read More
The Talent Landscape is changing rapidly with 5 forces coalescing into a "Perfect Storm". 1. Imminent Retirement of Baby Boomers 2. Disenfranchised Employee Engagement 3. C-Suite and Board Disatisfaction with Human Capital 4. Intense Competition for "Hot Skills" incumbencies 5. HR Domestic Comp... Read More

Leadership Sustainability: 7 Disciplines That Get Things Done

By David Ulrich /Speaker, Author, Professor, Thought Partner on HR, Leadership, and Organization, The RBL Group

David Ulrich and Norm Smallwood are Partners at The RBL Group Read More

How to Use Collaborative Goal Setting and Develop a Performance Feedback Process

By Tara Powers /★ Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Leadership & DISC Expert, Talent Management Strategist, Executive Coach, Speaker ★, Powers Resource Center, LLC

Two of the most important things a new leader should do well, is work collaboratively with their team to define and set performance goals and provide consistent, clear feedback that has a positive impact on performance. When these two things are done effectively, you can expect to see engaged employ... Read More
While organizational culture has been touted since the early 1990’s as essential for business success, there has been little connection between organizational culture and individual (employee – candidate) “fit”. We have found that having the knowledge of “who you are” and “who you are ... Read More
Bev Kaye is author of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em Suzy Walther is the Global Head of Career Development at Bloomberg. Bev Kaye and Suzy Walther walk through the business case at Bloomberg for Career Development and the how the program was designed. Read More

Integrated Talent Management at Oracle

By Penny Adkins /Director - Talent Management, Oracle

Penny Adkins is Head of Global Talent Management, Centre of Expertise at Oracle Read More

A New Approach to Leadership Development and Employee Engagement

By Marshall Goldsmith /#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach, NYT Bestselling Author. Dartmouth Tuck Professor Mgmt Practice

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior. In this fast-paced, interactive session, he will build upon three independent research studies to illustrate why the key to effective leadership development is the leader – not t... Read More

Building Leadership and Culture to Drive Growth at Broadridge Financial

By Valerie Norton /Chief People Officer, Habitat for Humanity International

Valerie Norton is VP of Talent Management and Acquisition at Broadridge Financial. Valerie shares strategies and models to build culture and leadership to drive growth. Read More

Integrated Talent Management at Scripps

By Kevin McDonald /Vice President, BPO Governance & HR Operations at The E. W. Scripps Company (COP, PHR, and HRIP certified)

Kevin McDonald is Vice President, Business Process Outsourcing Governance at The E.W. Scripps Company Read More

Organization Learning in Today’s Business Environment: Newell-Rubbermaid

By Brian Hults /Vice President of Organization and People Development

Brian Hults is Vice President Organization and People Development at Newell-Rubbermaid. Brian shares information on Newell-Rubbermaid's Learning Culture and Succession Planning. Read More
You can feel it in almost any workplace today. Morale is low, motivation and engagement are slipping on a daily basis. One of the biggest issues today’s leader faces is engaging a workforce, tapping into their desire to perform at a high level bringing more fire and energy to their work. When ... Read More

Entering a New Stage: Adapting to Change

By David Mann /Story Building and Storytelling Specialist, High Stakes Presenting

With the amount of change going on in most companies, imagination is critical; you must remain flexible in order to remain afloat. In this webinar, David will show you how to see beyond your own limitations, break your boundaries, and “find your genius.” With humor and insight, he’ll introduce... Read More
In this online training session you will learn how your organization can prosper by building a system of management that dramatically cuts response time and improves execution through high levels of employee engagement. Read More

Cultivating Optimism – How to Stay Positive in Tough Times

By Kirk Wilkinson /Corporate Director of Training and Leadership Development - Professional Speaker, trainer and Executive Coach

This interactive workshop is one of Kirk’s signature presentations where you will learn why optimists are better negotiators, close more deals, take fewer sick days, are more creative, more productive and are better employees. In this moving and touching session you will learn the skills of optimi... Read More

Speaking in One Voice: Keys to Building Your Workforce Into an Army of Brand Champions

By Mike Schultz /President —Sales Training—Boston | Bogotá | Geneva | Johannesburg | London | Mumbai | Sydney | Toronto, RAIN Group

Imagine for a minute that everyone at your company can: •Describe the value you provide, •Differentiate your company from the rest, •Communicate with confidence that your company stands behind what it says, •Communicate to job candidates what’s special, attractive, and exciting about w... Read More

Re-energizing Employees for the Season Ahead

By Michael Lee Stallard /Expert on how effective leaders boost human connection in cultures to improve performance, Meyer Partners

The economic downturn has taken its toll on employees. In this educational, entertaining and inspirational webcast, Michael Lee Stallard and Jason Pankau of E Pluribus Partners will show you how to create a work environment where people are fully engaged and on strategy. Read More

The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Large and Small

By Lisa Earle McLeod /Selling with Noble Purpose -- Keynote Speaker -- Strategy Consultant -- Bestselling Author

Leaders who can embrace paradox (fast AND thorough, creative AND disciplined, short term AND long term, tough AND compassionate) are more successful than those who succumb to an either/or mindset. Either/or thinking is a mental habit that flat-lines innovation, stifles cooperation, hampers leadershi... Read More

Courage: Lifting Teams to New Heights

By Merom Klein /Biz psychology for high-potential Innovation Leaders > PowerUP Inventive Teamwork to get funded, support + traction

Great leaders mobilize, galvanize and uplift. They sprinkle in a dash of fear — to spur action. They take a group and make it a team. They hold their inspirees firmly on belay, lest they descend into panic or complacency. It looks like magic. But, like any magic act, there is a formula to courage-... Read More

Keeping Up in a Down Economy: What the Best Companies do to Improve Morale & Performance in Tough Times

By Bob Nelson /Author of The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook and 1001 Ways to Energize Employees

Most employees today feel overworked and underappreciated. During tough and challenging times when we are asking them to do even more with less, they report feeling even more stressed and fearful than ever before. To keep them from becoming myopic and instead consistently focused on the guests and o... Read More

Seven Startling Truths about Employee Engagement, Revenue and the New Economy

By Bruce Fern /President and Chief Engagement Solutions Architect, Performance Connections

In this challenging economy, businesses are dependent on retaining customers to generate much needed revenue. Though more constrained, organizations continue to spend on marketing, distribution and product development, but the great misconception is you they achieve customer engagement without emplo... Read More

Retaining Top Talent in Tough Economic Times

By Susan Vroman /EdD Candidate, Northeastern University

In today's economy, many employers think their workforce is grateful to have jobs. This is not the case, however, for your top talent. Talented associates - from the front line to the emerging and top performers - will always be in demand. This will become more clear than ever as the economy begins ... Read More

Keeping Up in a Down Economy: What the Best Companies do to Improve Morale & Performance in Tough Times

By Bob Nelson /Author of The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook and 1001 Ways to Energize Employees

Most employees today feel overworked and underappreciated. During tough and challenging times when we are asking them to do even more with less, they report feeling even more stressed and fearful than ever before. To keep them from becoming myopic and instead consistently focused on the guests and o... Read More

The Power of Global Strategic Recognition

By Derek Irvine /Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy, Globoforce

Companies today are faced with the pressing challenge of finding new, cost-effective ways to motivate a workforce that has become increasingly fearful, distracted and, most importantly, unproductive. “Psychological recession” and “layoff survivor syndrome” are a few of the new buzz words tha... Read More
Employee Engagement is a leading indicator of future business performance and success; how long employees stay, how they feel about their jobs, their boss and their organization are all linked to their individual engagement and performance level. Successful leaders understand and know their most val... Read More
Here’s your biggest worry: a bad economy is no guarantee your best people will stay. In fact, your stars are at a higher risk of going somewhere else. Top talent is being sought after now more than ever. Join David Cohen, business author and talent management thought leader, in this interactive we... Read More

Retention Strategies for Enhanced Performance

By Mike Monahan /Senior Partner, Healthcare Resources

Even in down economic times, we need fully staffed businesses with appropriate, engaged staff. Decisions we make today about hiring, managing and setting staffing levels will have long term effects on organizational effectiveness. In this presentation, we will take a critical look at the “Employee... Read More

Leading for Employee Engagement

By Bruce Fern /President and Chief Engagement Solutions Architect, Performance Connections

Employee Engagement is quickly shifting from being a top HR issue to one of bottom-line importance to senior line managers. However, as the shift takes place, executives are saying that they don’t want employees who are “aimlessly engaged”; they want a workforce that is fully engaged in and al... Read More
Dr. Ware is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and the founder and President of Integral Talent Systems, Inc. (ITS), an internationally known talent management consulting firm. ITS offers state of the art tools and services for organizations who wish to attract, develop and retain top talent.... Read More

Aligning People with Values to Increase Productivity and Profitability

By David S. Cohen /Teaching Faculty, Durham College School of Business, IT, & Management

This session will provide insight on how to develop a true competitive advantage for organizations through the integration of values, vision, strategic planning, and strategic talent management. This session will look at how to define: *What are values and what is a vision *Line of sight that... Read More

The Amazing Way Google Manages Talent

By John Sullivan /Speaker, Advisor to Management, Author and Professor

If you need to be the dominate player in your talent market, you should begin your effort by benchmarking against the world’s first true “talent machine”… Google. Google has, in a handful of years, become the #1 employment brand, securing on their first attempt the top spot on FORTUNE magazi... Read More

Building The Business Case and Calculating the Return on Investment of Employee Engagement Initiatives

By Raymond Halagera /Increasing Productivity and Profitability through Business Development, Finance, Strategy, Organizational Development

Based on his extensive experience in working with Fortune 500 organizations worldwide for the past 20 years, as well as substantial research data, Ray will share with the audience several best practice business cases and results to support talent management initiatives. By using real life examples, ... Read More