Category Archives: Talent Management

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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Companies Putting an Honest Culture into Practice

December 23, 2014   

In our previous post we talked about the importance of an honest corporate culture, and how to develop one in your workplace. While looking at different ways to create this type of culture, it’s also beneficial to look at how some of today’s top companies are putting into the practice the concept of honest corporate […]

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What’s On the Workplace Horizon for 2015

December 16, 2014   

The workplace, and more specifically talent management, are realms that rapidly change. As we look forward to 2015, many industry professionals are already thinking ahead and incorporating new trends and ideas into their talent management strategies for the New Year and beyond. A few of the trends expected to make a significant impact include: A […]

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A Spotlight On Why It’s Great to Work for Quicken Loans

December 10, 2014   

Computerworld gave Quicken Loans the distinction of being the best large IT company to work for in 2014. It is not only a company known as a great place for employees, but it’s also doing tremendously well in terms of growth and customer satisfaction. The company set a record of $80 billion in home loan […]

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