Human Capital Insights: Succession Planning (November 2014)

The Power of Values-Based Leadership

Values-based leadership (VBL) ambassador and named one of the 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business 2014 by Trust Across America, Mark Fernandes, Chief Leadership Officer of Luck Companies, has a true passion for inspiring people to reach their highest potential. In this conversation with Mark, we explore the powerful practice of VBL and how it helps create sustainable organizations by igniting human potential.


The Five Key Questions for Creating High Impact Succession Management Programs


5 Reasons Mobile Learning is the Future of Your Workspace

Advances in technologies, including social, mobile, and even artificial intelligence, provide nearly countless possibilities to transform how we learn at work. But which of these advances gets turned in functionality that's actually adopted and proven useful?

For TM we can add the following:

• Talent Management Systems 2014 – Comparisons and Profiles


Nourishing training for 1.5 million associates

Yum! Brands, the world's largest restaurant company, is the umbrella organization for well-known quick-service restaurants including KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. Its 40,000 restaurants around the world are staffed by more than 1.5 million associates. Learn how YUM! uses Saba to deploy learning, training, and virtual classroom to its associates around the globe, reducing turnover and increasing customer satisfaction.


Risks for Failure to Train

If making hiring, promotion and similar decisions is part of your responsibility, you must ensure that they help meet your organization's overall objectives and also comply with Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations. Staying in compliance requires an understanding of not only the spirit of these laws and regulations, but also of the various mandated forms of record-keeping and reporting. Difficult under most circumstances, it is even more so if you have limited training or experience.


Building a Shield Against Pay Discrimination Claims

Workforce compliance is an increasingly complex issue. With an all-time high of nearly 100,000 charges filed with EEOC in each fiscal year from 2010 to 2012 and OFCCP strengthening its enforcement efforts, the risk of discrimination claims is heightened for all types of employers. To combat the complexity and reality of risk in today’s workforce compliance environment, particularly when it comes to issues of compensation equity, employers can take two important steps: understanding the current regulatory landscape and taking advantage of compliance solutions and expertise.


Employee Engagement: It’s actually all about your leaders.

Only 29% of North American employees are emotionally engaged: they’re prepared, produce greater revenue, and deliver better customer service. That leaves 71% of employees who are not engaged or actively disengaged. What does this have to do with leadership? While development is critical to engagement, performance, and succession, its overall effectiveness is determined by the quality of an organization’s leaders. Download this white paper to learn the 3 things to keep in mind when building your leadership development strategy.


Special Report: Learning Technology (October 2014)

Learning professionals are often the first to admit that when it comes to technology, they love the idea of the newest shiny product. But successfully implementing the latest toys for mobile learning, video streaming and social collaboration may be another thing altogether.


Special Report: Performance Management (October 2014)

For a company that outfits customers for the pursuit of outdoor adventure, Recreational Equipment Inc., or REI, once hardly dared to venture outside of the conservative order, especially when it came to its performance management process.


4 Ways to Gain Better Workforce Intelligence and Make Smarter Talent Decisions

Business leaders love the cliché, “our people are our most valuable asset.” But how much insight do companies really have into their workforce? Get the insights paper, Increase Your Talent IQ, which shares 4 ways to get better knowledge about your employees so you can make smarter decisions, as well as eye-opening stats you might not know about your workforce!

Nuggets include:

o How to get reliable data about your employees

o How to revamp your hiring and performance management

o How to achieve 31% lower voluntary turnover


5 Ways HR can use Social Technology

Enterprise HR departments are using social technology to improve employee recruiting, onboarding, knowledge sharing, merg-ers and acquisitions, and learning and development. These innovative applications lead to measurable improvements in job sat-isfaction, employee retention and the bottom line.


Performance Reviews: Go Team or Go Home

Want a better performing team? Of course you do.


In business, you rely on the successful performance of teams, but performance reviews only look at the strengths and weaknesses of individuals. How do you bridge the gap?


If you want a better performing team, then review them as just that…a team.


When you do you can:


➢ See the whole team picture

➢ Drive better team performance


Determine how individual contributions drive team success


5 Ways to Evolve the Dreadful Annual Performance Review

The dreaded annual performance review: whether you’re on the giving or receiving end, it can be an uncomfortable experience for both managers and employees. But it doesn’t have to be.


See how great organizations use reviews to:


➢ Motivate employees

➢ Increase employee productivity

➢ Create an on-going dialog between employees and managers

➢ Support overall organizational goals


7 Strategies for Being a Better Manager

Being a manager is hard. Being a great manager is even harder. Learn simple things you can do as a manager to increase performance from both individuals and teams.


Simple strategies like: 


➢ Talk less, listen more

➢ Play to your (and your team's) strengths

➢ Manage teams, not individuals

➢ Accentuate the positive


5 Reasons your Job Postings aren’t working

With all the job options out there, today’s candidates are even harder to source. Job Ads enable employers to get in front of candidates where they search for jobs and research companies. Download this ebook to find out what you might be doing incorrectly when it comes to job ads and how to fix them.


How to Become an Employer of Choice – 5 traits of winners

Being an Employer of Choice means that your employees vouch that they want to work for you. It doesn’t mean that you have to be Facebook or a Google. Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list is not vertical specific. In fact, the list covers every vertical. There is no mold for winners. Be good to your employees and you’ll reap the rewards! Download this ebook to see the 5 traits of the winners!


The top 7 Reasons your EXPAT Strategy is Failing

It’s a global economy, and with more companies expanding internationally, the need to relocate employees overseas is becoming increasingly important. With the cost of relocation averaging about $400,000 per employee, avoiding the failure of these expatriate assignments is critical. Read this white paper to discover the top seven reasons these assignments fail, and what you can do to ensure your organization's success.


Workforce Planning for New Realities: Three Key Practices to Adopt Now

The economic recession caused workforce trauma and changed employment tactics from a best employee for the job approach to best employee for the big picture or for the immediate bottom line.


Talent Management Cookbook

Today, more than ever, talent management is an important component of an organization’s success. To help HR professionals and other business leaders succeed in evolving their approach to talent management, we have developed The Talent Management Cookbook. We have designed this report to read like a typical cookbook and have provided “recipes” for the core “entrées” necessary for an updated talent management approach.


5 Proven Ways to Motivate and Retain your Technology Team

Feeling like all the top tech talent is at a party and youíre not invited? Finding the cream of the crop in an industry as competitive as tech is no easy feat. This guide explains not only where to find top technical talent, but also how to attract and keep the field's most sought after candidates. From advanced search techniques to creating an external buzz about your company, go beyond run-of-the-mill recruiting and become the life of the tech party.


Special Report: HR Technology (September 2014)

When Melissa Halverson, the benefits and human resource information system manager at Waxie Sanitary Supply, first learned of the compa- ny’s intention to move its HR system to the cloud from its on-premise servers, her first instinct was, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”


Special Report: Metrics and Measurement (September 2014)

By now, virtually all learning leaders know they should provide programs that affect their organization’s ultimate goals: boost- ing revenue, streamlining expenses, in- creasing customer satisfaction, improving safety or making sure there’s enough talent to take the reins when the time comes. But how should learning leaders measure how well they do those things?


Special Report: Succession Planning (April 2014)

In naming Mary Barra as its next CEO in Decem- ber, General Motors Co. provided a rare trifecta in today’s world of leadership succession. First, Barra’s rise to the top of GM made her the first female CEO of a major automaker. Second, with Barra’s tenure at the company in its third decade, she became a rare “lifer” to earn access to the coveted corner office.


The Evolution of Social Learning: Challenges in Leveraging Collaboration & Technology

Social media has become a fixture in our lives. Look no further than 1 billion Facebook users, 175 million professionals on LinkedIn and 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube each minute.  So how can Chief Learning Officers harness the collaborative nature of these platforms? The key is to match the tool with the challenge at hand.


STATE OF THE INDUSTRY STUDY: A Pulse on Social Learning

During the last two years we have seen how knowledge management and leadership development via learning are being incorporated more frequently as strategies to increase organizational agility. Additionally, learning organizations that act as strategic enablers for the business are more focused on connecting people to people and content through knowledge management and social technology.              



Request Proposal for a Cloud-based Learning Management System

Saba has created a comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) template to help you evaluate learning management systems and greatly simplify creating your next RFP.

This document provides a step-by-step guide to help you compare features and functionality, including the following evaluation criteria:

~Functional requirements


~Architecture & system requirements

~Pricing, terms, and conditions

~Quality assurance


~Implementation services

~Training References


Replacing Your LMS?

Most organizations look forward to a learning technology transition with a mixture of dread and optimism. It is often a great opportunity to increase learning capabilities, and create a better learning environment. But, organizations also question if they can make a solid business case for the change. Will the transition impact business processes or mission critical learning needs? Will the new technology create governing challenges or highlight gaps in data structures?


What Your Peers Are Doing to Prime Their Human Resources and Financial Systems for Growth and Change

Businesses facing growth and change require systems that evolve with them. The fact is, traditional software is simply too rigid to keep pace. Your savvy peers are transforming their systems to run in the cloud. Read the whitepaper to learn how you can, too, and benefit long into the future.


Simplify HR to Drive Performance

Global organizations must be responsive to market realities to drive performance, whether those realities are new government regulations, healthcare reform, business model shifts, or industry upswings and downturns. Read the whitepaper to learn how Workday customers are taking steps to proactively prepare for these inevitabilities.


Delivering Value to the Business

Why is it so difficult for HR to demonstrate how it affects business growth and profitability? Find out in this whitepaper, written by Leighanne Levensaler, Workday vice president of Human Capital Management (HCM) strategy. Levensaler discusses the problems with current HR systems and the ways they are holding you back.


[Guidebook] 5 Best Practices for Identifying Potential Leaders

Invest now to ensure future success

High potentials represent a critical investment of time and resources—they are your organization’s future strategic leaders. Download our guide to transform your high potential program into a strategic source of competitive differentiation.




·       The 4 absolutes for identifying potential leaders.

·       What every talent professional needs to know to get high potential programs right.