Talent Transformed: Tips for Developing Your Employees

Talent Transformed: Tips for Developing Your Employees by Laura Stack #strategy #productivity

"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." -- Stephen King, American writer. Every organization has its Campers—uninspired workers who hunker down and do only what they have to, waiting for the weekend to come...and eventually, retirement. They meet the minimum requirements of their positions, but you rarely get much more out of them. They've either reached their career goals or given up on their dreams, accepting what they've achieved as the best they can do. They'll stay where they sit, thanks very much. Fortunately, that’s the exception—most people do want to do their best and get ahead. As a leader, you face the irony of having to keep your team members happy by developing their skills and offering … [Read more...]

Lessons in Retention for TM practitioners

Lessons in Retention for TM practitioners By Carlos Botero, VP of HR, DIRECTV From the September 8, 2011 meeting of the CO New Talent Management Network (www.contmn.com), at the DIRECTV facility at 161 Inverness Drive West in Englewood, as written by Laura Stack. Under the leadership of Carlos Botero, who took over as VP of HR in July 2008, DIRECTV is on track for a 24% employee churn in 2011, down from a high of 110% in 2008. How was this accomplished? Here are my key take-aways from his presentation on employee retention. 1. "Great talent follows great talent." Procedures can only take you to a certain percent of turnover, and then you rely on the hearts of your employees. If it’s a great place to work, their buddies ask them, "Hey, can you get me a job?" 2. "If you … [Read more...]

Video from SHRM Talent Management Conference

After speaking at the SHRM Talent Management conference last week, Laura Stack discusses the ways HR professionals are using her best-selling book, SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best. … [Read more...]