Welcome to the TalentGuard learning center. We offer many insights in the area of talent management. Click on the topic area below to navigate through our library.

Predictive Retention: How to Know Before They Go

In this webinar, we will share compelling insights from recent IBM Smarter Workforce Institute research about the factors that cause employees to leave their jobs and how these insights can be applied to your organization. TalentGuard will reveal how to engage employees in meaningful work, motivate employees to develop their careers, and how your organization can achieve more employee anniversaries. Together, IBM and TalentGuard have created a Predictive Retention model that will equip you with the information you need to take on this critical workforce challenge.

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Redefining Career Pathing to Support Your IT Talent in the Digital Age

Redefining Career Pathing to Support Your IT Talent in the Digital Age

Join TalentGuard and IBM to learn how IT leaders spanning healthcare to financial services companies are driving change in the digital age. Our goal is to help you become an agile organization by bridging the gap between career growth, certification compliance, and leader enablement. Dynamic career experiences are shaping the future and IT leaders must help employees build new skills, engage in meaningful learning, and support career fluidity.

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How to Use Career Paths to Support Your IT Talent in a Changing Industry

The IT industry is changing faster than ever. It’s going through a number of major shifts at a global level – and those changes have an impact on the way businesses operate. The introduction of new innovative technology is driving dramatic changes in service delivery and these new IT innovations demand additional training and qualifications to keep pace, which increase the risk of major skill shortages in key business areas.

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Taking the Confusion Out of Competency-Based Career Pathing

Taking the Confusion Out of Competency-Based Career Pathing

High-performing people are critical for high-performing organizations. In today’s rapidly changing business environments, organizations are recognizing the value of a workforce that is not only highly skilled and technically adept, but more importantly, a workforce that can learn quickly, adapt to change, communicate effectively, and foster interpersonal relationships. However, a major concern for organizations is attracting and retaining high caliber talent with these behavioral capabilities (competencies) as they are critical to organizational productivity, performance, and continual improvement.

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3 HR Trends to Implement Career Pathing for Employees

In this webinar, you will learn breakthrough areas of career pathing that are transforming the way people view their internal career journey and develop new knowledge, skills and experiences. Linda will also share examples of how companies are using career pathing and analytics to improve their overall talent strategy.

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Career Pathing

Destination Unknown: Employees Without Career Paths Present a Risk to Your Organization

When employees first enter the workplace, they focus on their first job. What company will they join? Where will they work? What title will they have? How much money will they make? TalentGuard’s webinar, Destination Unknown: Employees Without Career Paths Present a Risk to Your Organization, is designed to assist companies in their quest to help employees with career discovery and to educate HR personnel on how to help employees explore their self-awareness, career goals and aspirations for the future.Your employees are one of your greatest assets. Helping them set and meet career goals ensures the long-term success of your. Learn more about career pathing by downloading the webinar.

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Building Your Succession Bench Before the Trade Deadline - TalentGuard

Building Your Succession Bench Before the Trade Deadline

Effective succession planning has a lot in common with successful coaching. Like in sports, managers invest heavily in their MVPs, which ensures they know they’re valued, are actively engaged, and feeling well rewarded. But what about the bench? If your company isn’t actively engaging its second string, succession planning efforts will fall flat. This webinar will provide compelling pro-active and reactive reasons why you should build and strengthen your bench.

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The Future of Performance Related Pay

The effectiveness of the traditional format of the annual performance review is being questioned, and some high-profile companies have abandoned the annual appraisal format for more innovative models. This webinar will consider the changes being implemented to Performance Management and examine the implications for Performance related pay.

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Compensation Planning to Attract and Retain Top Talent TalentGuard

Compensation Planning to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Compensation consistently ranks as a top reason why employees choose to join and remain in an organization.Yet, companies constantly struggle with the simple tasks of providing the right salary and bonus structures to recruit and maintain the best people. This is largely due to the fact that HR carries too much of the burden for running the annual compensation plans. Download this webinar to learn How to Use Compensation Planning to Attract and Retain Top Talent.

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Best Practices for Implementing Competencies

Best Practices for Implementing Competencies

This guide provides guidance for developing policy, processes and tools to support the full and effective implementation of competency-based management across the complete talent management lifecycle, including: Recruitment and Selection, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Career Development and Succession Management, and Strategic Human Resource Planning.

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Steps to Improve Employee Retention TalentGuard

Steps to Improve Employee Retention

In Steps to Improve Employee Retention, Linda Ginac strategies to improve employee retention with effective employee development programs. The loss of valuable knowledge can delay projects, erode employee morale, and negatively impact the bottom line. In this webinar, find out the best ways t o establish a culture of employee career growth, satisfaction, and shared commitment to teamwork and company success. Studies have shown that replacing a productive and contributing employee can cost an organization between 30% – 50% of the former employee’s annual salary. In addition, the loss of valuable knowledge can delay projects, erode employee morale, and negatively impact the bottom line.

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Employee Development With Performance Management TalentGuard

Employee Development with Performance Management

Employee Development with Performance Management In this webinar, Employee Development With Performance Management, Linda Ginac shares best practices on how to prepare managers for career development discussions. Learn how to align specific learning resources to key performance indicators and rating scales so that each person receives a custom employee development plan. She will explain how to measure…

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Global Succession Strategies - TalentGuard

Global Succession Strategies

This webinar focuses on Global Succession Strategies for Managers. Empower your top talent to look beyond their current role and beyond their local office and help them flourish in our global economy. With this webinar, you discover the strategies necessary to build a global talent pool.

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Preparing Your Next Generation of Leaders - TalentGuard

Preparing Your Next Generation of Leaders

Preparing Your Next Generation of Leaders focuses on creating a strategic workforce strategy for high-potentials. Two-third of companies misidentify their high-potential employees and 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.

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How to Successfully Implement Succession Planning

With turnover rates increasing as our aging workforce retires, companies need to focus on attracting, developing and retaining high-performing employees, as this is a competitive necessity for businesses. This document provides insights into how to successfully implement a succession planning strategy.

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Bridging the Gap in Corporate Succession Planning TalentGuard

Bridging the Gap in Corporate Succession Planning

Bridging the Gap in Corporate Succession Planning Bridging the Gap in Corporate Succession Planning focuses on the challenges of formal talent identification and development.Corporate-wide concerns exist about the potential acceleration in retirement rates. This concern is putting increased pressure on human resource professionals in the area of succession planning. Leaders are struggling to formalize succession…

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Implementing Company-Wide Succession Planning TalentGuard

Implementing Company-Wide Succession Planning

This webinar discusses how you can do the groundwork for implementing a succession planning program across your organization. It will ensure that you are creating a program that focuses on developing talent, not replacing it. This includes organizational alignment, talent assessment and sustainability.

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Mistakes That Disrupt Your Succession Planning Process

Mistakes That Disrupt Your Succession Planning Process

This webinar, Mistakes That Disrupt Your Succession Planning Process, shares information on the common mistakes that wreak havoc on a company’s succession planning process. Succession planning is a key strategic consideration for most organizations. Who is the right talent to lead the company in the future? How will the existing leadership team identify that talent? What process is in place to ensure consistency and objectivity? While many companies have a process to select their next generation of management, few have a formalized system to attract, develop and retain high-performing employees.

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Development Planning After a 360 Assessment

Implementing formal development planning after a 360 assessment can be a major issue facing HR and line managers. Employees are typically reluctant to share the final report with management because they fear it may negatively impact working relationships. In this webinar, Linda Ginac shares six methods to get employees to follow through on career development planning.

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How to Successfully Implement Performance Management Software TalentGuard

Successfully Implement Performance Management Software

How do you monitor performance, review it, and then develop your employees? If you are like most companies, your answer is we don’t or we don’t do it well. Each year, more and more articles, industry reports and blog posts are written about the need to overhaul your performance management process. Review this white paper for a fresh and modern approach to performance management.

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A Career Development Approach to Performance Management TalentGuard

A Career Development Approach to Performance Management

How do you monitor performance, review it, and then develop your employees? If you are like most companies, your answer is we don’t or we don’t do it well. Each year, more and more articles, industry reports and blog posts are written about the need to overhaul your performance management process. Review this white paper for a fresh and modern approach to performance management.

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Conquer Your Performance Management Program - TalentGuard

Conquer Your Performance Management Program

Running a successful performance review program isn’t easy. Taking it to the next level with an effective, meaningful, and ongoing performance management software process that fosters true retention and productivity is the stuff HR Heroes are made of. Many HR professionals understand that monitoring their employees ultimately builds a stronger workforce, but they don’t know how to establish a process that produces fair, actionable results in the most efficient manner possible. Linda Ginac shares 5 easy-to-implement strategies guaranteed to step-up your company’s performance management process.

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Reward Performance Through Evidence Based Compensation Planning TalentGuard

Reward Performance Through Evidence-Based Compensation Planning

Performance management and compensation planning are two strategic workforce initiatives that must work in concert. In this webinar, you will learn how to retain top-performing employees, hold employees accountable for desired performance and better control costs by linking compensation directly to employee goals and objectives. Download this webinar to learn how to Reward Great Performance Through Evidence-Based Compensation Planning.

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6 Steps to Improve Employee Retention and Engagement

6 Steps to Improve Employee Retention

Linda Ginac discusses “6 Steps to Improve Employee Retention” and focuses on the communication strategies necessary to build a company-wide talent management mindset that will allow you to attract and retain top employees. Find out the best ways to establish a culture of employee career growth, satisfaction, and shared commitment to teamwork and company success.

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Improve Employee Engagement with Career Pathing - TalentGuard

Improve Employee Engagement with Career Pathing

If there is one common theme across organizations today, it’s this: employees are frustrated in their current jobs. So how can organizations find ways to reduce turnover and keep employees more motivated and engaged in their jobs? One way is through career pathing – giving employees a comprehensive career development plan that helps them visualize their career growth within the company. Career pathing provides a way for employees to take ownership of their career development and chart a map for how they will achieve their career goals. This paper provides an overview on the value of career pathing and how it can become an instrumental tool for companies to assess and develop their talent.

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Get Executives Bought into Career Planning

Get Executives Bought into Career Planning

Strengthening the relationship between employees and their companies creates highly-engaged and motivated personnel – which is good for the bottom line. Unfortunately, executives often deal with such high-level issues themselves they need reminders that corporate planning efforts must extend all the way down to the individuals that comprise the organization.

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Driving Employee Engagement Through Career Pathing TalentGuard

Driving Employee Engagement Through Career Pathing

Career pathing is an important process to help employees create an effective career development strategy. Whether aspiring to a specific career within the company, or being targeted by management for future position(s), career pathing is a proven program by which successful transitions of employees into new roles can occur. As a result, the employee becomes more engaged in their career and are motivated to stay with the company, increasing retention and reducing new hire costs.

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Helping employees chart a career path

Helping Employees Chart a Career Path

In this webinar, Linda Ginac takes an in-depth look at how organizations are helping employees chart a career path and prioritizing internal candidates for new job opportunities. Instead of employees settling for traditional, outdated career ladder opportunities, career pathing gives employees career “lattice” options. Career lattices allow individuals the ability to pursue other roles in the company where their experience and knowledge can be applied to the new position.

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Cultivating the Next Generation through Career Pathing TalentGuard

Cultivating the Next Generation through Career Pathing

60% of Millennials expect to stay in a job for less than 3 years. In this webinar, you will learn about Cultivating the Next Generation through Career Pathing. The price tag for replacing a Millennial employee can cost $15,000 to $25,000. As the millennial generation replaces the baby boomers as the largest generation of active workers, organizations must consider what strategies will retain valuable millennial employees. The truth is, this generation does have different expectations. One of which is mapping out a clear track for advancement. Allow them to set their sight on the big prize, and empower them to manage their career path.

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