Saturday, October 31, 2009

Why Talent Management is the end all be all for your organization!

HR has gone through so many transformation over the years that as soon as you get the handle on a new process, strategy or title, here comes another take on HR strategy and development. Think of the transactional role, the generalist role, the business partner model and now comes Talent Management.

I decided to do some research to find out where and when that term, talent management came into the HR space. From what I found, it was a term coined by David Watkins of Softscape, published in an article in 1998. This term is so prevalent in today's business environment. Companies are now faced with how to deal with talent due to the expected upheaval that is headed towards company's today.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

People are our greatest asset! Really ???

How many times have you heard that line? How many times have you looked at a company's website and noticed the great verbiage concerning their employees and wondered whether it is really true. If your employees were asked whether they believe it, what would be their answer? You just may be surprised or maybe not. Maybe you don't even believe it yourself.

Creative Onboarding Programs

I will be a contributing author on a new book tentatively titled "Creative Onboarding Programs". The author is Doris Sims, SPHR, The book will allow readers to take a look at successful onboarding programs. The book publisher is McGraw-Hill.

My portion will cover the successful Onboarding program that I created during my tenure as VP, Human Resources/Organizational Development at Martha Stewart Living. I will supply the complete toolkit that can be used as is or you can use it to get ideas as how to build or tweak your current program.

Stay tuned.