Strong partnerships and collaboration are at the heart of talent development for CLO Kevin Preston and his team. Nearly everyone has been feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For nearly two years, it's changed where, when, and how people work. Arguably, those working in healthcare have significantly felt the impact. "Everything has been focused on COVID-19," says Kevin Preston, chief learning officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services. "It is the one thing that everyone has been working on. There has been a moment of solidarity." But with that has come...
With a transformational mindset, leaders can overcome challenges and maximize opportunities for their in-person and remote workforce. "Can you all hear me? I've been trying to make a point for the past 15 minutes." Remember a mostly full conference room with a voice crackling though the speakerphone? Chances are your organization dabbled in hybrid (in-person and remote) work long before the pandemic turned it into a buzzword. While that may seem a lifetime ago, the pandemic fast-tracked remote and hybrid work, giving us shared experiences in adaptation and...
With a mandate to differentiate itself from competitors, Grant Thornton LLP primed future leaders to take charge. What's a firm to do to support and reinforce a culture shift and build a pipeline of future leaders? That's a question senior leaders at Grant Thornton LLP, the US firm of the global professional services firm Grant Thornton International, needed to address. It began in 2015 when the then CEO set clear business goals for a firmwide culture shift, including increasing client quality and satisfaction; enhancing brand reputation; and improving employee...
Use these five methods to strategically present data to stakeholders. As a talent development executive, you help organizations grow and transform their workforces. As such, you're often called upon to share a wealth of data-driven insights and recommendations with other senior leaders. But that can be challenging. How do you present complex information to a roomful of colleagues with limited time—and short attention spans—who desire to quickly understand the big picture? You need a data visualization strategy. The benefits are twofold. It helps you understand...
A workplace culture of learning benefits both employees and organizations. Organizations with learning cultures are more likely to realize positive business results, according to Developing a Culture of Learning: Strategies for Organizational Achievement, a new research report from the Association for Talent Development that Schoox sponsored. ATD defines a culture of learning as "an organizational culture in which employees continuously seek, share, and apply new knowledge and skills to improve individual and organizational performance." ATD surveyed talent...
To thrive in spite of increased change, first learn to lead yourself through it and then lead others. We've had ample opportunity the past two years to practice leading ourselves through change. According to the 2020 Gartner Employee Change Impact Model Survey, on average employees face 39 changes per year, and that number is expected to keep rising. Yet, despite all that practice, people aren't getting better at leading through change. That's because as a society we are change fatigued. And that fatigue is slowing us down. The combination of increased change...
Companies can retain talent by working with employees and offering accommodations. Yet, despite the many challenges, employers have at least had time to consider what their postpandemic workplace will look like and the benefits they will offer to retain and attract talent.
Rather than drawing a hard line on returning to the office, use these seven strategies to retain talent. In the midst of worrying about how to retain talent in an ultracompetitive job market where job seekers are more in control of job offerings, leaders must ask whether workers are truly willing to quit if required to return to a physical location.
Use these tips to hone your emotional intelligence. Daniel Goleman, who popularized the concept of emotional intelligence (EQ), asserts that people with a high emotional quotient exhibit five key qualities: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.
Kathryn J. Coleman and her team support 3Ms culture of innovation and ensure employees have the skills they need to succeed. 3Ms global employees are also working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic from all anglesmanufacturing personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, developing new air purifiers for office buildings, and improving cleaning products to sanitize homes.
Learn to lead with foresight in the new hybrid work world. Some have seen production lines transformed almost overnight from producing automotive engines to intensive care ventilators, household products to hand sanitizers, fashion lines to personal protective equipment to meet urgent international demand.
Track and analyze metrics to uncover the financial and intangible value of wellness programs. According to the 2021 Industry Wellness Industry Trends Report produced by Wellable, a wellness technology platform, 42 percent of employers are planning to invest the same amount into health and well-being programs in the coming year, while another 37 percent of organizations are planning to invest more.
While theres plenty of advice on how managers should give effective feedback so individuals can act on it and improve performance, theres less guidance on what to do when youre on the receiving side. Here are some reminders on how to accept opinions, advice, and criticism about your performance so that you build the trust and confidence of the people with whom you work.
Despite rapid changes to talent acquisition, leaders can tap strategies to sustain a quality workforce. That vivid image is a great depiction of the current state of talent acquisition for many employers.
Despite disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Corey Muoz ensures KPMG employees are learningwhether virtually or in person. Its the largest capital investment the firm has ever made, says Corey Muoz, chief learning officer and partner with KPMG US.
Turn your diversity statement into inclusive action with a company strategy and organizational awareness. The statistics regarding a lack of diversity, the demand for more equitable workplaces, and the evidence that diversity and inclusion are good for business were exactly the same prior to May 25, 2020 (the date of Floyds death), as they were afterward.
Help employees achieve digital fluency by understanding their working styles related to tech. Digital fluency is not about understanding how to use technologyit is all about understanding the latest digital tools what value they add to the way individuals work and interpreting, creating, and strategically using digital information.
All the leadership competence wont mean anything if employees dont trust you. Less than one-quarter of working-age adults in the study said they would offer more ideas and solutions if they felt they could trust their leaders to support them, and one in five would be willing to work longer hours if they could identify leaders they could trust.
Eileen MacDonald Cooke ensures CVS Health employees have the training and development they need to effectively fulfill their critical roles. In doing so, you will interact with one of CVS Healths 300,000 workers who are employed across the US and Puerto Rico.
Here are four ways to create a connected culture while employees are working from home. With many companies converting to a distributed remote or hybrid format where employees work from home during the pandemic, talent leaders have been talking and thinking about how to maintain company culture.