Talent Management

Facebook Shows Us How to Do Recognition the Right Way

Even though his organization is all about connecting people virtually, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently did a stellar job connecting in person when he inadvertently delivered a clinic on workplace presentations for an employee’s ten-year anniversary. The KX Factor Employee Kang-Xing Jin, known as “KX” to his colleagues, was a dear…

Your Performance Reviews Are Biased Against Women

Language in performance reviews often conforms to gender stereotypes that result in women and men being put on different career paths, with men being favored for leadership positions. Despite many CEOs’ intentions to prioritize gender equality, McKinsey & Co.’s 2015 Women in the Workplace study revealed only one-third of employees surveyed believe gender diversity is…

Hiring a CEO? The Data Behind What Makes a Great One

CEOs are measured on everything. Company earnings, culture, leadership, employee retention, business trajectory, and so on. It’s no wonder the corporate executive role is ranked No. 7 on Forbes’ list of the 10 Most Stressful Jobs for 2016. But what leadership qualities actually make up a great CEO, and what defines great in…

Without Consequences Managers Send the Wrong Message

Ryan Lochte certainly did realize severe consequences to his childish actions in Rio. They hit him where it really hurts – in the pocketbook. One hopes that Lochte learns from this experience, grows up and becomes a responsible adult.  Maybe. If, however, what happened to Lochte serves to influence other young athletes to…

How a Corporate Volunteering Program Benefits Everyone

Research consistently shows that employees are the happiest and most likely to stay at companies that are innovative, align with personal values, offer opportunities for growth and development, cultivate and encourage collaboration and teamwork, and foster an environment where employees feel inspired and play an integral role in making a positive impact in…

When Feathers Get Ruffled, Here’s How to Help

Sometimes rock stars morph into toxic, difficult colleagues. Spurred by some unmet need, the strengths of their personality intensify until they become weaknesses. Whether you’re in management or HR, you can’t wait for problematic team members to about-face on their own. When you do nothing, you condone the negative behavior and consequently lose…

What It Takes to Change An Organization’s Culture

Note: This is part two of an interview conducted by Tim Kuppler with organization culture pioneer Larry Senn. Part one published yesterday. You can find it here. One of the greatest business challenges is effectively changing a workplace culture. It’s one that Larry Senn has been taking on for nearly four decades. In…

How to Link Pay to Performance When You’ve Eliminated Reviews

Performance management is definitely undergoing a midlife crisis; it’s time for it to reinvent itself. For the past few HR and compensation conferences I’ve attended, the question has been heavy in the air: what are you doing about your performance process? Most agree that the processes are slow and cumbersome, out of date, ineffective, broken….

How One Company Makes Lateral Moves A Win-Win

It is no surprise that job-hopping has become the new normal for millennials. A recent Gallup poll found that 21% of millennials report changing jobs within the last year, which is more than three times the number of non-millennials. According to millennials, the top consideration when applying for a job is the opportunity…

Getting Rid of Performance Reviews Isn’t the Answer

As established organizations fight to maintain market share, or developing organizations fight to take their fair share, both have a common competitive advantage – their people. The days of having great technology as the brand of an organization are rapidly disappearing. Today’s successful companies focus on their people, making sure they are engaged…

12 Insights About Culture Change From a Workplace Culture Pioneer

Note: Today, TLNT features the first part of an interview with Larry Senn, one of the pioneers in the field of organizational culture and culture change. His USC doctoral dissertation, “Organizational Character as a Tool in the Analysis of Business Organizations,” was the first field study of corporate culture in America. Part two…

What If We Didn’t Call It A Performance Review?

You might call it something different; but whatever you call it, you know what it is: Performance Management Performance Reviews Performance Assessments Performance Evaluations Performance Appraisals These are ubiquitous in organizational life; so much so that they are typically greeted with apathy, cynicism or even disdain. In fact, few things in organizational life…

Selling Your Comp Plan the FAB Way

How are great salespeople able to seamlessly turn every one of your concerns into a demonstration of the prowess of their product? Are they really just that convincing or is there some type of method to their success? The best salespeople personalize every discussion. The trick is years of practicing a simple process…