Recent Webinars

Building an Ideal Performance Appraisal Process

Date: November 3, 2015

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


Virtually every company has a performance appraisal system, and almost every one struggles with getting their system right. What rating scale should we use: 3-level, 4-level, 5-level, or something else? What are the best labels to use for each level in the scale? Exactly what areas of performance should we ask managers to assess?


Should we ask the employee to write a self-assessment? Should we develop a calibration process? Provide distribution guidelines? Use forced ranking? Require a mid-year review? Use 360-feedback results?


These are just a few of the complex questions HR professionals must resolve. Whether the appraisal process takes an old-school paper-and-pencil approach, or uses the most sophisticated electronic online system, each of these issues must be raised and resolved.


Nobody knows better how to build an ideal performance appraisal system than Dick Grote. Dick is president of Grote Consulting Corporation and the author of The Complete Guide to Performance Appraisal and The Performance Appraisal Question and Answer Book. He has created performance management systems for several hundred of the best-known and most-respected companies, both here in America and around the world. The Harvard Business School created a series of videos of Dick’s real-world advice for their executive education programs.


Most important, Dick is a master of providing practical, sleeves-rolled-up, concrete recommendations on every aspect of performance appraisal design and mechanics. Instead of theory and philosophy, he’ll answer every question directly and give you effective recommendations on exactly how to create a performance appraisal system that works. And you’ll even get a chance to describe your particular bogeyman and get Dick’s wise, cheerful, and levelheaded advice.


Please join us for what is sure to be an informative event.


Space is limited, so register today!

Create a Coaching Culture That Retains and Engages Top Talent!


Date: October 13, 2015

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


Imagine your workplace filled with curious, creative and committed employees. A place filled with people who take initiative, and who are fearless decision makers who "own" their work.


Join Dr. Jack Zenger, one of the world's leading experts in the area of leadership development, to learn how to affect dramatic changes to your organization through coaching. The webinar summarizes what behaviors people learn and what outcomes result from coaching-skills training. 


These outcomes include:

*      The growth of a high-energy company culture

*    Increased productivity and retention of your talent

*    Dynamic supervisor/employee relationships

*    Creative problem solving

*    Greater risk taking

*    Heightened innovation

*    Higher levels of customer service and satisfaction


Finally, the webinar covers several essential steps for creating a coaching culture.


Complimentary Coaching Assessment

Registrants of this webinar will have the opportunity to participate in Zenger Folkman's Coaching Attributes and Perspectives Assessment at no cost. This self-assessment will help you see how you compare to the scores of outstanding business coaches.

Space is limited, so register today!

The Candidate Experience: Creating a Better Experience for Job Applicants


Date: August 25, 2015

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


As the economy continues to improve and voluntary turnover inevitably increases, the way most employers find employees-and, more importantly, the way many employees find employers-has changed to reflect the transparent world we live in, resulting in a more candidate-driven labor market. Employers of all sizes are responding by assessing their employment brands and, in many cases, embarking on a journey to reinvent themselves and strengthen their ability to attract and retain top talent. But why is it so hard for some employers to keep potential candidates interested, on their "hook," so to speak? 

While there are no simple answers, many employers have begun focusing heavily on fostering better candidate experiences. From early talent attraction through the completion of onboarding activities, employers should consider the needs and desires of the talent they seek, especially those organizations whose candidates are also potential consumers. During this webinar, Robin Erickson will examine the potential value of the candidate experience as it relates to your organization's total talent strategy and explore ways that organizations can drive programmatic efficiency throughout the entire process. 

Topics covered will include: 

• Components of an effective candidate experience strategy; 

• Ways to differentiate your approach to engaging various candidate audiences; 

• Opportunities to leverage business leaders for each step of the candidate journey; and 

• Lessons from the front line of organizations that are optimizing efforts. 

About the Presenter: Robin Erickson, Ph.D., directs Bersin by Deloitte's talent acquisition research practice, where she applies her expertise and experience to her consulting work on talent and human capital. She led Deloitte's global Talent 2020 longitudinal survey series and has authored several Deloitte publications, including The Talent Paradox and Where Did Our Employees Go? With more than 19 years in consulting, Robin has broad experience in talent strategy, retention improvement, workforce planning, organization design, mass career customization, diversity and inclusion, leadership alignment, change management, culture assessment, workforce transition, project management and facilitation. 

Space is limited, so register today!

Taking Your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to the Next Level Through Benchmarks, Measurement and Analytics


Date: July 30, 2015

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


Most organizations understand the value and business necessity of building a diverse workforce-one that's able to achieve the results needed to win in today's highly diverse global marketplace. Yet despite this realization, many employers continue to fall short when it comes to making it a reality. 

The fact is, diversity is more than just "the right thing to do"-it's a business imperative! If companies are ultimately going to successfully grow their businesses and improve their bottom lines, they're not only going to need to make diversity a part of their organizational DNA, but will also need to more effectively measure the impact of their initiatives and provide meaningful, actionable data to their organization's leadership. 

In this webinar, David Tulin and Dr. Ed Hubbard, two of the foremost experts in diversity best practices and analytics, will share a blueprint for building a world-class diversity strategy-and the part measurement and analytics can play in achieving a business ROI. Among other things, participants will learn best practices for crafting effective programs and policies, the metrics leaders care most about and effective ways to report relevant data to them. 

Following the event, attendees will also receive two takeaways: a copy of the soon-to-be released Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks ® publication and Dr. Hubbard's Diversity ROI (DROI ®) Take-Away Measurement Tools. 

About the Presenters: 

David Tulin is president of Tulin DiversiTeam Associates, an interracial, intergender team founded in 1987 that specializes in formulating and implementing effective diversity and inclusion strategies for corporations, universities and nonprofits. Its clients include Comcast, US Airways, Sony Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Aetna, just to name a few. Tulin's articles and ideas have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The LA Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, Human Resource Executive ® and 

Dr. Edward E. Hubbard is president and CEO of Hubbard & Hubbard Inc., an international organization and human performance-consulting corporation founded in 1985 that works with Fortune 500 companies globally and specializes in techniques for applied business performance improvement, Diversity Return on Investment (DROI ®) measurement and analytics, instructional design and strategic organizational development. Hubbard has written over 40 business books and is credited with creating the diversity ROI and diversity measurement fields. Please join us in what is sure to be an informative event. 

Space is limited, so register today!

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