Yes, it’s true: Last year’s TLNT High Performance Workforce Summit had one of the highest ratings of any conference we have ever put on.
Here’s why, according to what attendees told us:
- They loved the speaker lineup that was full of smart HR and talent management professionals;
- They felt the presenters really spoke to them with real-world insights about managing a high performance workforce, and gave them great information that they could take home and apply to their own organizations; Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
Can you smack your sexual harasser, complain, and still claim retaliation?
The plaintiff in this case (Speed v. Wes Health System) claimed that she was sexually harassed by her male supervisor for over a year. The court’s opinion details alleged comments and groping in vivid detail. (No recap here. I plan to keep my post PG, damn it! OK, PG-13. You happy, now?).
Whenever the plaintiff supposedly complained, her employer did nothing about the harassment. Read more…
Employee turnover is a fact of life. And as it turns out, not even the most in-demand employers are immune.
Earlier this year, rumors were circulating that “tons of engineers” were ready to leave Google after employees received underwhelming year-end bonuses, and Elon Musk recently claimed that Apple was offering his employees a $250,000 signing bonus to leave Tesla.
Turnover is costly to any enterprise, but especially to high-profile companies like Google and Tesla. Not only do you lose valuable team members, but also an employee who quits can cost up to 150 percent of his or her salary to replace. Read more…
Think about three or four co-workers that are the same general age as you are.
Do all of you have the same points of view? Do all of you behave the same way?
Of course not. And yet, every day we are bombarded with articles that make broad generalizations about workers based on the year they were born. There is no more targeted group for these articles than the Millennial generation. Read more…
For any organization to be successful, it has to continually innovate and evolve. This is one of the great business lessons that have withstood the test of time.
In his book, True Alignment: Linking Company Culture with Customer Needs for Extraordinary Results, author Edgar Papke notes that one of the keys to organizational success – especially in the area of innovation – is its employees’ ability to openly and confidently express their ideas.
The free flow of new ideas is essential for keeping an organization competitive, and is at the heart of building employee buy-in and getting them to take ownership of both their own work and the company’s objectives. Read more…
The single most powerful way for HR leaders to deliver competitive advantage to their companies is to build and maintain a High Performance Workforce.
As we look at the high performance workforce of the future (something you’ll hear a lot about at TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit May 6-7 in Atlanta) we’ve invited talent management leaders and HR thinkers who will be speaking at the conference to share some of their thoughts.
We found their answers to be both innovative and insightful. Read more…
I never cease to be amazed at how hard it is for talent managers to get their hands around the issue of employee engagement.
And, a new study from Deloitte titled Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the New World of Work tells you exactly why.
According to the just released survey of more than 3,300 HR and business leaders in 106 countries, lack of employee engagement is the top issue currently facing a whopping 87 percent of HR and business leaders, and that’s up from 79 percent last year. In addition: Read more…
If you’re a full-time worker in America, chances are you’re not getting enough sleep.
That’s according to the American Time Use Survey, which examined 125,000 responses to calculate how much sleep we’re getting, and what we’re doing instead of it.
The simple conclusion the survey came to is this: We’re simply working too much. Read more…
In Three Critical Conversations That Boost Employee Engagement, we described three types of conversations that provide managers with valuable information about how to bring out the best in each employee.
But, there are more conversations you need to have:
- The Expectations Conversation;
- The Aspirations Conversation; and,
- The Preferences Conversation. Read more…
Mr. Spock has died. He lived long, and prospered.
Of course, Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, the character, will still be around because fictional people never really go away, but Leonard Nimoy, the wonderful actor who brought Spock to life, will not. He died Friday in California at age 83.
Trekkies will know this, but in the Star Trek universe, Spock was from the planet Vulcan, a place where a strict adherence to logic had helped Vulcans rise above personal emotions that had once threated to wipe out their civilization. It also made Vulcans the perfect aliens to have “first contact” with the human race (depicted in the film Star Trek: First Contact) in 2063.
OK, I know, I know – what does all this have to do with talent management and HR, anyway? Read more…