Benefits of Tuition Assistance Programs

While there are many potential benefits of tuition assistance programs (or TAPs), the challenge for business leaders is to manage investments in employee education in a way that maximizes returns–both for the employer and the employee. Not only does a TAP need to encourage the development of specific skills in your workforce, it also needs to empower employees to…

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…

Creating A Culture Of Coaching In 10 Steps: Upcoming Webinar

Our next webinar, “10 Steps to Creating a Culture of Coaching,” will discuss creating a corporate culture in which your managers and executive team can build better working relationships with employees that will result in higher levels of growth, profitability, employee satisfaction and retention, and ultimately shareholder value. We’ll show you step-by-step how to build…

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…

Career Coaching: A Valuable Benefit For Employers

Career Coaching Improves Employee Performance Wouldn’t it be great if your managers and leaders could build better working relationships with their employees that resulted in increased engagement and retention? With performance being a necessity for financial success, employers need to implement continuous learning programs and give employees the opportunity to acquire new skills to thrive.…

Talent Management: A Best Practice For Any New Strategic Initiative

Here at TalentGuard we sell solutions that help companies manage the talent management process—that’s no surprise. Our blog doesn’t pitch software but shares with readers best practices for talent management and tools to simplify your job. But lately we’ve realized that our prospects, and even customers, are struggling with best practices when it comes to…

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…

Succession Planning: Webcast Video

Does your company have a succession plan in place for your executive team? Having a succession strategy in place before a key player leaves is imperative. During our webcast, “How to do Succession Planning in 7 Steps,” we cover the seven simple steps you should take when creating your strategy. During the webcast, we to…