Category Archives: Talent Management

Movin’ On Up: Millennials in the Workforce

January 17, 2015   

In my last article, I asked the question, Are You Ready for Generation Z?  I think many would have to answer that question with a firm no. After all, it seems many organizations are still trying to figure out how to manage their Gen Y workers, the so-called millennials. Well, while some of you are […]

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Are You Ready for Generation Z?

January 17, 2015   

If you’re like many organizations, you may still be trying to figure out the Gen Y millennials and how to manage them, a topic that has been written about frequently on this site. Now to make things really complicated, the savviest companies are already courting Gen Z. Gen Z includes people born from 1994 to […]

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Talent Management Software Spotlight: Workday

January 14, 2015   

When Oracle orchestrated a hostile takeover of PeopleSoft in 2005, founding CEO David Duffield and chief strategist Aneel Bhusri took their revenge by starting Workday as a direct competitor, and offerings its services at a fraction of the rate of the bigger players. Just 7 years later when the company went public in 2012, it […]

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What’s in a Name?

January 14, 2015   

Josh Bersin, the founder and owner of Bersin by Deloitte, wrapped up 2014 in a LinkedIn article by asking, “Is corporate talent management dead?” Although I firmly believe the answer to that question is a resounding NO, many of the points he makes warrant further consideration. To begin with, there is without doubt still a […]

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Can You Really Fire Someone With Compassion? Consider These Tips for Graceful and Professional Firing

December 31, 2014   

The New Year is officially upon us and maybe you feel it’s time to get rid of an employee – or a few employees – who aren’t performing or who are toxic for your corporate culture. It’s never easy to fire anyone, but it comes with the territory as a leader. Of course you never […]

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5 Talent Acquisition Ideas – Talent Acquisition Ideas For 2015

December 31, 2014   

The trees have been taken down, the presents unwrapped and now it’s that time when most of us start making those New Year’s resolutions. As the New Year begins, professionals and corporate leaders may be thinking about how they can acquire the best possible talent, strengthen their workforce, eliminate skills gaps and become more competitive. […]

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Younger Employees Demanding Integration of Volunteering and the Workplace

December 31, 2014   

At TalentManagement360 we put a lot of emphasis on the innovators in the world of talent management, and there’s a common thread being seen amongst many of these creative companies – volunteer time for employees. For companies ranging from Quicken to the Clif’s Bars company, part of the employee benefits package and talent management strategy […]

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Best and Worst Mentoring Practices

December 27, 2014   

In this third and final installment of what can be learned about mentoring programs from Sun Microsystems, it’s time to summarize nearly two decades of the company’s mentoring experience into a handy best-worst practices table. This was created by Katy Dickinson, who headed up Sun’s SEED (Sun Engineering Enrichment & Development) mentoring program for many […]

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Selection and Matching in Mentoring Programs

December 23, 2014   

This article continues an exploration of what can be learned from the Sun Microsystems extensive experience with robust mentoring programs that began with Masterful Mentoring at Sun Microsystems. While that article dealt with some key decisions around mentoring such as formal vs. informal, what metrics will be used to measure progress and success, and the […]

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Masterful Mentoring at Sun Microsystems

December 23, 2014   

In our series about the Secrets of Retention, article #2 was about mentoring, and we mentioned how Sun Microsystems evaluated 13 years worth of data on its mentoring programs from 1996-2009, concluding that the return on investment (ROI) exceeded 1,000%. Meanwhile, another study of its mentoring programs over a seven-year span found the following more […]

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