Are your future leaders high potential or “the usual suspects?”

Two-thirds of companies misidentify their high potential employees. Nearly 40 percent of internal job moves made by individuals end in failure. With companies relying on high potential employees for succession planning, identifying and developing those individuals is more important than ever. What does your company’s formal succession plan look like? More importantly, can it accurately…

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Webinar | Stemming the Tide of Turnover: Helping Employees Chart Their Own Career Path

In this webinar Linda Ginac takes an in-depth look at how you can better engage and retain employees by giving them career mobility options and prioritizes internal candidates for new job positions first. Instead of employees settling for traditional, outdated career ladder opportunities, career mobility gives employees career “lattice” options. Career lattices allow individuals the…

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6 Things Employees Absolutely Hate About Your Internal Career Development Program

6 Things Employees Absolutely Hate About Your Internal Career Development Program I speak with employers all day long about their internal career development programs or lack thereof. Many companies reveal that their annual employee engagement surveys produce low scores on career development. Why do companies continue to receive low scores when it’s the one thing employees want most?…

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Showing one’s true colors – a career development approach to performance management

Why are you conducting performance reviews the same way you did five years ago? To help improve employee performance? To increase productivity? To reward top performers? To check a box? You’re not alone. A recent survey showed that over 90% companies are still doing traditional performance reviews. So if everyone’s still doing it that way…

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WEBINAR AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD | 5 Shades of Grading: How Inconsistencies in Performance Reviews Cause Turnover

Our latest webinar, 5 Shades of Grading: How Inconsistencies in Performance Reviews Cause Turnover, is now available online.         What people are saying:   “This is one of the more informative and relatable seminars that I have attended in a long time. It is wonderful to know and share this information.“  …

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Why Raising Salaries Isn’t the Sure Cure for Your Employee Retention Problem

Guest blogging for TalentGuard is author, Eric Chester, on a simple way to boost retention by giving employees a compelling reason to stay. There are limits to the extent an employer will go to keep an employee happy, even when the employee is a top performer or in one of those almost-impossible-to-replace positions. But unless they…

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MARCH WEBINAR | FIVE SHADES OF GRADING: How Inconsistencies in Performance Reviews Cause Turnover

Employees across the board will tell you that performance reviews are a painful exercise. These outdated methods of appraising an employee’s accomplishments are an uncomfortable experience for the reviewee and the reviewer alike. One reason is that employee appraisals are subjective; managers do not always rate an employee’s performance on objective criteria. Where one manager…

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The Genesis of TalentGuard: Part 1 of the TalentGuard Video Series

Linda Ginac recognized an alarming pattern of despair among corporate employees with whom she came into contact. Realizing it stemmed from a growing corporate focus on risk reduction at the expense of employee development and satisfaction, Ginac launched TalentGuard to fundamentally change the way companies develop, engage and retain their employees.

How Your Organization Can Drive Employee Engagement Through Career Pathing

When it comes to employee engagement, it’s seriously lacking in many organizations. A recent Gallup survey showed that 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged in their jobs. And the problem is not getting better. How can companies give employees the career options they need to effectively manage their careers and stay motivated in their…

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