Tag: Talent Management

Performance Management: Is the Value in the Process or the Leader?

Sep 12, 2014 Posted by

In my last three posts, I have been noodling the concept of setting goals within the performance management program. I am still thinking through it all, but at the very least I have come to the conclusion that a performance management program is simply a means of making sure that leaders do what they are […]

3 Ways To Get Employees To Think Like Entrepreneurs

Sep 2, 2014 Posted by

I teach entrepreneurship and innovation at a college in South Florida. What makes this course different than most of the entrepreneurship courses taught on college campuses is that this one doesn’t focus on how to build business plans, do market research and sell your ideas. Instead, this course teaches students how to see things differently […]

These Employee Turnover Stats Should Scare You to Death

Aug 21, 2014 Posted by

I do not believe you can complain about the skills gap if current employee turnover statistics do not scare you straight out of your socks. Think about it this way: if you are not doing all you can to retain the people you hire and your organization has high turnover, you may be contributing to, […]

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Power of Positivity: Use Appreciative Inquiry to Improve Engagement

Aug 13, 2014 Posted by

Appreciative inquiry expert, positivity strategist and TEDx speaker, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, says that the tone of the first question we ask influences the quality of the interaction — by first asking (not telling) and then focusing on the positive, we engage others to participate with us more openly and more personally. Appreciative Inquiry in the Workplace […]

Why Big Data Rules When Managing Employees

Aug 8, 2014 Posted by

A few years ago “Big Data” was flying off the lips of the tech-savvy, yet firm details about its real-world applications were still shaky. Today, it’s hard to find a business that doesn’t utilize data to achieve its bottom line. Now, more than ever, the use of these numbers to assess and empower employees — […]

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