By Greg Belkin
Quick! When I say the word “compensation” to you, what is the first thing that pops into your head? For me, and for a lot of others, it’s a very important number or series of numbers that help to dictate many major decisions in life. Indeed, this number is personal, emotional and controversial to us all. I admit that, at times, I have had a strong emotional reaction to the compensation discussion. I have never met anybody yet who hasn’t been in the same boat at one time or another.
By Ellen Julian
Earlier this month Peoplefluent was privileged to have Dawn Evans, CEO of Sourcing Interests Group (SIG), present on Talent Management as a Competitive Advantage. As a former sourcing professional herself, Dawn has seen firsthand that sourcing teams are doing broader global management of talent than ever before. Given these new responsibilities, Evans espouses that it’s time for some radical rethinking in order to fight for the best talent.
Here are three highlights of Dawn’s presentation that really got us thinking.
By Kevin W. Grossman
There is nothing wrong with the U.S. labor market today. Our young people are better educated today than they were during the past three decades. We have more qualified applicants in the U.S. than what the mainstream sentiment says. Companies have slashed their recruiting and training budgets over the past five years and yet their expectations for finding and retaining exceptional talent is higher than ever.
By Salvatore Giliberto
Peoplefluent had the pleasure of hosting Doug Lipp in a recent webinar entitled Disney U – Creating the World’s Best Employees. Doug is the former head of training at Disney University and the author of Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World's Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees. In theory this webinar was about the secrets to the world-renown Disney U training program, but in reality it gives invaluable lessons on creating a corporate culture that fosters learning and success.
Here are three lessons I took from the webinar.
By Greg Belkin
Last week, I was blogging live from Bersin’s IMPACT show in Ft. Lauderdale. This week, I am at WorldatWork’s Total Rewards 2013 conference and expo in Philadelphia. The weather may be a bit cooler and rainier, but the content is just as good with a deep dive into critical compensation-related challenges and solutions we are all facing in today’s bumpy economy.
The unofficial theme of the event is attracting and retaining talent for a strategic competitive advantage. Take, for example, a great morning presentation by Wal-Mart on making compensation a global initiative.