September 12, 2017

7 Areas to Improve Your Talent Management

Talent Management. Even the term can be frightening. Talent Management encompasses so much that it can be difficult to know how to improve it. In this article, we scour research, consult experts and break Talent Management into distinct areas to make it easier.

Keep Reading

Talent Management, Talent Management System

August 13, 2015

Why Employers Are Wrong About What Employees Want

There’s long been a fight between what employers think employees want, and what employees actually want. It’s possibly the least fun game of cat and mouse in our known universe, and it’s consistently one that leads to problems at every step of the hiring process. If employers don’t know what candidates want to hear at an interview, and approach them with the wrong emphasis, they’re not going to score promising employees. But why do employers make these sorts of mistakes? Why can’t employers and their employees get on the same page when it comes to certain topics? Let’s take a look at the symptoms, then work our way to the cause.

Keep Reading

Talent Management System

May 27, 2015

What to Do if You Can’t Manage Talent… But Have to

Not everyone can be a manager. It’s why only 1 in 10 people possess high talent to manage, and why companies don’t choose the right person for management jobs 82% of the time. Very few have the ability to lead teams, engage them, and handle the stressful workloads of working between employees and corporate. But if you’re not the lucky 1 in 10 who can manage talent effectively, what do you do?

Keep Reading

Talent Management, Talent Management System, Leadership & Development

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.

Keep Reading

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.

Keep Reading

Talent Management, Talent Management System

Featured Resource

Learn how FirstLight went from a manual process to a methodical one with ClearCompany! View the case study by entering your email below. 

Receive Articles in your Inbox

Subscribe to Email Updates