Engaging, Developing & Retaining Your Critical Talent: Start Now or Pay Later
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Presented by Beverly Kaye, PhD, and Kathleen Hennessy
Gaining and sustaining a competitive edge, especially in the face of today's struggling global economy, will demand the commitment, energy and contributions of employees. Companies that don't nurture the talent they have will not survive.
Stability in the workforce doesn't just happen. It is driven by leaders who recognize that high performance is necessary despite cuts being made and eroding market conditions. Shortsighted leaders believe that key talent will stay. They do not consider the productivity loss that results from disengaged employees.
Employees want fair pay – they also want challenging, meaningful work, a chance to learn and grow, recognition, respect and a manager who understands these factors. These are vital to becoming an employer of choice and to adapting and thriving in this shifting economy.
Savvy organizations are not waiting for the economy to change, they are clarifying expectations, studying their talent pool, examining the opportunities that are available for career mobility and committing time and resources to educating managers on their key role in this strategic effort. One good example of this is NetApp. For 10 successive years, NetApp has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in America, and is recognized as one of the top 20 Best Places to Work rankings in 10 other countries. NetApp knows that employee engagement is a business imperative and a key lever to retaining their "great place to work” culture.
Bev Kaye and Kathy Hennessy will co-present this Webcast, providing an overview on the subject and then presenting in detail the engagement and retention strategies now underway at NetApp.
About Your Webcast Leader:
Dr. Beverly Kaye, Founder and CEO of Career Systems International, has been named this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award by ASTD (American Society for Training & Development). Bev is being recognized for her groundbreaking body of work and the significant impact she has had on learning and performance in the workplace. Bev is the author of Up Is Not The Only Way and co-author of Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay, the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, co-authored with Sharon Jordan-Evans. Her firm, Career Systems International, has worked with most of the Fortune 500™ and continues to invent, create and design systems and strategies in development, engagement & retention.
Kathleen Hennessy, Senior Director, Culture, Talent Development and Organization Effectiveness has global responsibility for a diverse set of culture, communications, talent development and global organizational effectiveness programs for NetApp, a multi-billion dollar data management corporation. Namely, her responsibilities include the development, delivery and monitoring of NetApp’s: Executive, Management and Professional Development Programs; Talent Management and Succession Planning Programs; Organization Development Consulting Services, inclusive of change management, business readiness, organization design and alignment, and business transformation consulting. Ms Hennessy’s responsibilities also include the development and delivery of global HR Communications, Community Relations and Corporate Philanthropy Programs. In addition, Ms. Hennessy directs NetApp’s global Great Place to Work Initiative, the Annual Senior Leaders Meeting and other corporate strategic initiatives. Ms. Hennessy and her global team partner with other HR Centers of Excellence to define and implement NetApp’s global Workforce Planning Strategy and Talent Management Strategy.