Recent Webinars

Building a Better Boss: Engaging Managers to Inspire and Engage Workers

Date: August 13, 2014

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


Study after study has established that the single most important factor in employee productivity, quality, morale and retention is the relationship between employee and manager.  Yet recent research from Bruce Tulgan and RainmakerThinking Inc. finds that “The Under-management Epidemic,” first revealed in their 2004 landmark study, rages on 10 years later.  According to the study, nine out of 10 leaders and managers are not providing their direct reports with sufficient guidance, support and coaching. 

Wherever it occurs in an organization, under-management has huge costs:

•             Unnecessary problems occur,
•             Problems that could have been solved easily turn into bigger problems,
•             Resources are squandered,
•             People do their basic tasks incorrectly without even knowing it,
•             Low performers hide and collect paychecks,
•             Mediocre performers struggle because they need help,
•             High performers get frustrated and leave, and
•             Managers spend too much time on tasks that should be delegated.

Bruce Tulgan and his company, RainmakerThinking Inc., have been conducting research on supervisory relationships in the workplace for 20 years. Bruce has worked with hundreds of HR leaders to help them recognize and combat under-management in their organizations.   In addition, Bruce has counseled thousands of managers in organizations of all types and sizes on how to work closely with HR to get the tools, training and techniques necessary to practice the fundamentals of management very well.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

•             Recognize the signs of under-management (hint: It is often hidden in plain sight).
•             Help leaders in your organization foster strong, highly engaged leadership at all levels.

As a bonus for registering and attending, Achievers will provide participants with a complimentary report titled The Secret Weapon to Driving Employee Success.

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

Space is limited, so register today! the Talent Pipeline: How Unified Platforms are Helping Companies Acquire, Retain and Manage Talent

Date: May 29, 2014

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

Organizations are challenged to attract, retain and develop people in 2014 as they strive to keep pace with a global economic recovery. Increasingly, organizations approach the talent pipeline as a strategic business process that requires a broad end-to-end focus—one that begins with a strategic employment brand, includes sourcing and recruiting activities, and carries through to developing, engaging, managing and retaining top talent.

To meet today’s talent challenges, leaders should obtain a thorough understanding of the business strategy, the organization’s plans for growth, and new market opportunities. They also should have technology that provides anytime, anywhere access to the analytics and other vital information about workforce needs and trends in order to make the right management decisions.

Based on new research from Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, this session will provide an overview of how unified platforms and new technologies, including mobile and social, are helping organizations successfully attract and manage talent. Attendees will walk away with five key strategies for selecting technologies to manage the talent pipeline, from recruiting to retirement.

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

Space is limited, so register today!


Managing Complexity: Getting Managers to Lead Effectively in an Ever-More-Complex World


Date: May 28, 2014

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET agree that complexity in business is real and here to stay. Global markets and customers, tighter budgets, fewer resources and virtual teams, an aging workforce, generational differences in work commitment, increased governmental regulation, as well as a range of other issues, all contribute to this increased complexity and accelerated pace of change.

In addition, employees are feeling pressure from work and in their personal lives: increased workload, higher performance expectations, aging parents requiring more assistance, providing for college tuitions and their own retirements, and in the case of younger workers, a desire for more work-life balance. 

Managers must keep their teams focused and aligned, and find ways to effectively lead in this in this environment. In light of this, managing complexity in today’s inter-connected world has become a core competency.

Top performing HR organizations are focused on reducing complexity—in their functions, but primarily for the managers and employees.  In this webinar, Hackett Group Principal Stephen Joyce will discuss:

•     What it takes to effectively manage and lead in this environment, and the role HR leaders can play in enabling this to happen;

•     The challenges organizations are likely to face along the way and steps that can be taken to successfully address them; and

•     Noteworthy case studies and some of the key lessons that have been learned by those leading the way on this front.

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

Space is limited, so register today! for Increasing Employee Engagement in Wellness                             

Date: March 25, 2014

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

Employee wellness is now recognized as a critical business strategy. As HR leaders struggle to reduce medical, disability, absenteeism, and other related costs, as well as increase employee morale and retention during tough economic times, wellness has taken an important role in today’s business environment. A number of studies have proven that investing in employee wellness results in a reduction of healthcare costs and improvements in productivity and other related areas. But these returns have been proven to only occur if, and only if, employee engagement is high enough to improve outcomes.

The fact is, high employee engagement equals outcomes.

So how do you effectively build or evaluate your employee wellness program to ensure you receive the maximum ROI? This session will cover five key tenets that need to be effectively in play, simultaneously, to achieve high engagement throughout your organization!

In addition to detailing these five tenets, this engaging session will review:

•             The research on return on investment of employee wellness;

•             Why some wellness programs don’t work;

•             The "stages of change" behavior-change model;

•             How to use the "stages of change" model to appeal to all employees, no matter what "stage of change" they're at; and

•             Reaching higher engagement and how to sustain that engagement.

About the Presenter:

Anne Marie Ludovici (Annie) is a noted author, speaker, wellbeing activist and leading authority in affective personal lifestyle enrichment. Her best-selling book, Winning Health Promotions Strategies, is considered the blueprint for fostering healthy communities everywhere. With a master's degree in Kinesiology and a major in Psychology & Social Aspects of Behavior Change, Annie has been at the forefront of numerous pioneering state and national wellness initiatives, and consults with a wide range of clients—from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, healthcare providers, and state and local governments. Working with today's leading minds in health/wellness and human behavior, she blends academic theory with over 30 years of health and wellness experience to empower meaningful, personal, life-enriching changes that last.

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

Space is limited, so register today!

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