Talent programs work when they help the business grow and succeed | Ford revamp slashes 7K white-collar positions | Panel: How to improve workplace culture
May 22, 2019
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Talent programs work when they help the business grow and succeed
Talent leaders need to create programs with measurable insights, and that's easier when they ensure they're aligned with the business, said talent executives from Comcast, Choice Hotels, Gilead Sciences and Plains All American at ATD 2019. "It's less about my ability to create Net Promoter Score; it's more about my ability to create a moment in which I can keep someone, help them make a better decision," said Brian Miller, vice president, talent, development & inclusion, at Gilead Sciences.
SmartBrief/Leadership (5/20) 
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Essential Guide to Employee Recognition
Workplace cultures that help people thrive begin with employee recognition. Use this guide as a framework for creating an employee recognition program that connects people to purpose, accomplishment, and one another. Get the white paper.
Recruiting & Retention
Ford revamp slashes 7K white-collar positions
Ford's restructuring eliminates 7,000 white-collar jobs, about 10% of its salaried workforce worldwide. Factory workers haven't been affected as the company gets ready for a future dominated by autonomous and electric vehicles.
The Associated Press (5/20) 
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Leadership & Development
Benefits & Compensation
Sanders wants Walmart to improve wages, benefits
Sanders wants Walmart to improve wages, benefits
Sanders (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will attend Walmart's annual meeting this year to urge the company to improve wages and benefits for its employees. Sanders, a presidential candidate, also plans to present the idea of putting hourly workers on Walmart's board.
CNBC (5/21) 
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Path to Workforce
School trains students in robotics, manufacturing
School trains students in robotics, manufacturing
A high school in Michigan recently installed a "work cell" to help prepare students for careers in robotics. The $1 million project includes a robot, controller and other equipment designed to aid in manufacturing.
T.H.E. Journal (5/21) 
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The HR Leader
Google's employee questions can help you build skills
Google collects feedback from employees by asking a series of questions, such as whether their managers value them or give them feedback. Google also uses open-ended questions to solicit opinions about what the manager should keep doing or change, writes Zack Friedman.
Forbes (5/20) 
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All creative people want to do the unexpected.
Hedy Lamarr,
actress and inventor of spread spectrum communication technology

May is National Inventors Month

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