In May, I wrote about a young man who had been identified by a Fortune 100 firm as a high potential and placed into a leadership development program to prepare for the possibility of promotion into the executive ranks.
In September, I updated the story to what I thought would be a sad conclusion.
But this story has a happy ending. On a recent Friday, the young man was offered the position of Director for a Fortune 100 company, with all the frills that go along with moving into the executive ranks. Read more…
“There’s no “I” in team.” — Classic American teamwork slogan
“No, but there’s a ‘me’ if you move a few letters around.” — Sarcastic response
When was the last time you worked completely alone, with no one to help you? Unless you’re an impoverished artist starving in a garret somewhere, the answer’s probably “never.”
No matter what our career tracks or work disciplines, nearly all of us depend on other people to help and back us up. Even people who work far afield, like explorers and archaeologists, tend to work in groups or depend on a support team back home. Read more…
Here’s something you might not know: Last year’s TLNT High Performance Workforce Summit had one of the highest attendee ratings of any conference ever put on by ERE Media.
Yes, it was such a critical success that we are bringing the event back again.
As someone who has attended literally hundreds of conferences, most of them in the HR space, it was my goal to make the High Performance Workforce Summit unique and different from any other talent management event out there.
So with that, here are four (4) great reasons why you need to attend TLNT’s 2015 High Performance Workforce Summit May 6-7 in Atlanta: Read more…
We know that it’s far cheaper to retain an employee than to replace them.
But in order to understand how to retain, we first need to understand the elements that go into an employee’s decision to stay or leave their job.
Generally speaking, there are three broad categories of elements that make up an individual’s decision on to stay or quit their job:
- Overall compensation;
- Job satisfaction; and,
- Career progression. Read more…
When I was asked recently for my thoughts on what 2015 will bring for talent acquisition, I responded with – dating.
Partly, I just couldn’t get myself to repeat the endless series of annual predictions proliferating around the Internet: the year of the mobile, social, collaboration, telecommuting, people are important, blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda.
But truly, this will be the year when the vendor talked about for years as a potential entrant into the recruiting game will finally emerge: eHarmony. Read more…
I believe that telling lies can render a person insane. Seriously.
When a person makes a habit of lying, they eventually begin believing their own lies, and then they become a little crazy, unable to distinguish fiction from reality.
And so it goes with HR folks who insist on perpetuating the lie that money doesn’t matter. Read more…
Your employees are happy, right? They couldn’t possibly be looking for a new job.
According to Gallup, 70 percent of workers in the U.S. are either not engaged or are actively disengaged with their job.
That’s a big hit to productivity. Now let’s add in the true cost to replace an employee – 1.5 times their annual salary on average. Read more…
For 20 years, I’ve been hiring and firing people.
I’ve been lucky enough to have some great performers, a bunch of good performers, and an also a few crappy performers. It seems like every time I turn, someone has an answer for me on how to hire better.
For years I have given the advice that if all else fails, hire smart people.
It’s not a bad strategy. For the most part, if you hire the smartest ones of the bunch, you’ll have more good performers than bad ones. I’m talking pure intelligence, not necessarily book smarts. Read more…
Change your words and change your world. Your words can be your greatest gifts or your most destructive weapons.
As a leader, your words and tone provide a window into your vision, your values, and your ability to engage and inspire others, says Drs. Kevin and Jackie Freiberg in their new book, Do Something Now.
Whether you’re running a large company or leading a small team, the Freibergs have discovered seven (7) things the most successful leaders frequently say to communicate more effectively and draw out the best in their employees.
Follow these examples to increase your team’s results, too. Read more…
Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 9. Our regular content will return on Monday. Happy New Year!
Yes, 2014 will be the year retention returns to HR.
Retention almost died during the Great Recession. For almost 10 years, HR pros were able to roam the halls of their organization and almost never had to worry about the issue of retention.
There weren’t many jobs. Most people in times of hardship, hunker down and don’t move. It was like a perfect retention storm! Read more…