September 22nd, 2009
Re-engaging Employees and Retaining Key Talent
Tips for Success:
In the past year, many organizations "broke” their employment deal with employees. Programs were eliminated or reduced.
The remaining employees are angry, scared and resigned — and not necessarily productive or engaged. Now that the pace of downsizing is slowing, it is time for organizations to figure out how to put the pieces together again. This session takes a look at the impact of the "break” from both the employee and organizational points of view and will discuss plans for recovery.
Ilene Gochman, Ph.D., of Watson Wyatt provides insights about:
- How recent changes have impacted employee engagement
- What employees think about the changes
- How the employment deal has been "broken”
- What changes are in progress and planned by HR to re-engage employees and retain key talent
- Tips for success and pitfalls to avoid
About the Webcast Leader:
Ilene Gochman, Ph.D., is Watson Wyatt’s Global Practice Director of Organization Effectiveness. For more than 20 years, Gochman has helped individuals, groups and organizations improve their business effectiveness through her extensive experience in:
- Developing strategies to enhance employee attraction, retention and engagement
- Creating employee survey processes that produce data-driven change linked to business performance
- Improving the effectiveness of senior leadership and board-level teams and individuals
- Designing talent management strategies and programs, including succession planning, performance management, 360 feedback and competency development
Gochman leads Watson Wyatt’s ongoing global research efforts on how human capital practices and employee engagement impact financial performance. She has worked with clients across a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, insurance and financial services, retail, advertising, professional services, transportation and logistics.