Andre Lavoie

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February 26, 2015

Talent Management: Educating Managers [Part 3]

Employee engagement is often attributed to the work environment, the work itself, and even a lack of communication. What has a tendency to fly under the radar, however, is the managers who supervise them. A poor manager can leave the team disengaged and unmotivated to strive beyond the bare minimum. Unfortunately, some managers aren’t prepared enough to feel comfortable leading their team. In order to increase employee engagement, companies have to educate managers in the art of… well, managing.

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Talent Management

February 25, 2015

Talent Management: Sustaining Performance [Part 2]

 The biggest factor in driving organizational growth is talent management. The problem with talent management is that it is such a large portion of business, that in itself can be hard to manage. This three-part series addresses some of the aspects of talent management and how to resolve poor talent management practices.

Your team depends on managers to guide them and give them feedback, but unfortunately, not every manager has been properly equipped with the tools they need to invest in their employees. Without that dedication to employees, succession planning becomes a much more difficult task because there is a limited supply of prepared leaders already a part of the organization.

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Talent Management, Performance Management, Talent Management System

February 24, 2015

Talent Management: Driving Engagement [Part 1]

Take a look at your current talent management strategy -- what do you see? Disengaged employees, poor management, lackluster culture? Well, the issues lie in your talent management. This series discusses some of the driving factors to an effective talent management system including what’s necessary to drive employee engagement. At the core of that talent management is employee engagement, and with a majority of leaders well-informed on the state of current engagement levels across the board, it’s time to reassess where the problem actually comes from.

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Talent Management, Talent Management System

February 16, 2015

Managing Up and Managing Down with Goal Transparency in Mind

“From giant companies with multiple levels of corporate hierarchy to small startups just implementing a scalable culture, the transparency question lingers large. It’s hard to know what the best form of transparency is, and when your company is stepping over the privacy line. With transparency being a tough corporate tightrope to walk, many companies abandon the balancing act altogether.” - Ilya Pozin (@IlyaNeverSleeps), Founder of Pluto TV, Open Me, and Coplex

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Goal Transparency, Management

January 16, 2015

Top 3 Compensation Considerations for Employers



Payroll is commonly the highest business expense, and compensation is far from being a cut and dry number. There are so many factors that go into calculating the actual cost of each and every employee. So, that $30,000 salary might be more in the realm of $44,000+ in total costs to the organization. As the highest and most impactful expense in business, it’s vital for leaders to have a true understanding of the real price tag on your workforce.

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