Use succession business metrics to develop a strategy to retain top talent and reduce external recruiting expenses. It is always better to plan and to behave proactively in a business, rather than address problems on a reactive basis.
I came back because of our global CEO, Mark Read, says Jackson, who was with Wunderman 15 years earlier as the HR leader for the New York office. Mark is known for turning companies around. He came to Wunderman with the mission of building his leadership team and rebranding the company. He had brought in some new leaders, and he was looking for a talent leader as well. So, I met with him, not at all thinking about leaving the job I had then.
Their leadership development program (LDP), established in 2008, is a yearlong experience that helps future leaders around the world (the company maintains offices in more than 40 countries and employs more than 10,000 employees) develop the leadership and business skills needed to succeed. Because business needs and leadership gaps change from year to year, a program that was current one year may seem out of date the next.
MWH Global (now part of Stantec) is an engineering, consulting, and construction firm with a focus on water and natural resources projects. High turnover meant that they needed to replace employees (which is costly and often difficult given shortages of workers with the technical skills MWH needs), and that innovation, company culture, and institutional knowledge could be negatively affected.
Several hiring and training initiatives are helping veterans make the transition from the battlefield to the boardroom. The main hurdle for veterans trying to transition to civilian jobs is explaining how their military skills and experience transfer to the civilian workplace.
Thereforewhen it comes to recruitmentit pays dividends up front to ensure that the beholderyour organizationis clear in what it is looking for, that this is clearly communicated, and that all options are considered when looking to recruit this gifted talent. In addition, depending on the size and scope of the role, dont limit your search to a specific location in search of that gem.