HRSouthwest Conference Speaker Selection

We are extremely excited that Linda Ginac, TalentGuard’s CEO, has been selected as an Educational Session Speaker for TheHRSouthwest Conference (HRSWC), to be held on October 20-23, 2013 in Ft. Worth, TX! The session will be on Human Resource Development, specifically focusing on career pathing. Details include: Linda’s presentation will be Career Pathing: A Career…

The Impact of Feedback: Why It’s Needed

Feedback is a powerful and surprisingly cost-effective method of assessing and developing people, teams, and organizations as a whole. Without feedback, individuals are left in the dark as to the impact of their decisions and actions on their organization and relationships. With feedback, they can gain self-insight. Feedback comes from a number of structured and…

HR Seen As “Ineffective” In the U.K.—Is the U.S. Next?

According to a survey among 418 C-suite managers conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by management consultancy KPMG, a mere 17% believe that HR does a good job, with many seeing it as a non-essential department. Robert Bolton, a partner at KPMG management consulting and global lead of the firm’s HR Centre of Excellence, said,…

Coaching Employees: How to Increase Job Satisfaction and Employee Retention

Coaching Employees Can Keep Them Happy and Engaged Let’s face it—keeping employees happy and engaged is difficult. It’s not that employers don’t care or aren’t trying, it’s just that the world is moving at a faster pace, resources are limited and the expectations employees have for work/life balance are more demanding than they were in…

Looking For Leaders? Grow It Internally!

Our guest author, Kyle Lagunas, HR Analyst at SoftwareAdvice.com, reports on important trends, best practices, and technology in human resources and talent management.   Companies need to change the way they are sourcing leadership talent. Rather than look outward when a leader is needed, they should instead continuously look inward to identify candidates with leadership…

360 Degree Feedback: Webcast Video

Are you wondering how you can improve your 360 degree feedback process? Check out our webcast “Five Common Mistakes Made in 360 Degree Feedback Surveys.” During the webcast, we to take an in-depth look at the following topics: Using generic rather than role specific competencies–hear why you need to consider using role specific competencies Moderated or unmoderated reviews–learn…

360 Degree Feedback: Do You Know The 5 Common Mistakes?

Tomorrow is the day we’ll be hosting our webcast “Five Common Mistakes Made in 360 Degree Feedback Surveys.” It’s not too late to register and learn how you can improve your 360 degree feedback process. During the webcast, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the following topics: Using generic rather than role specific competencies–hear why you need to…

360 Degree Feedback: 5 Common Mistakes Made

Have you ever wondered, “How do I effectively use 360 degree feedback to reveal predictors of success and make corrective decisions about the people working at my company?” John Rice recently posted a blog, “360 Degree Feedback or face-to-face conversation?” in which he says it’s not an either/or, but a both. “To all intents and purposes, we would agree that an…