The Ultimate Guide to Onboarding 

Everything you need to know about transforming new hires into engaged employees. A consistent Onboarding process rapidly engages and connects new hires to the life of the organization. That engagement leads to employee commitment. And commitment leads to accomplishment. Explore:


     *   Onboarding basics

     *   Essential components of the process

     *   Ways to measure return-on-investment (ROI)


[Guidebook] 5 Best Practices for Identifying Potential Leaders

Invest now to ensure future success

High potentials represent a critical investment of time and resources—they are your organization’s future strategic leaders. Download our guide to transform your high potential program into a strategic source of competitive differentiation.




·       The 4 absolutes for identifying potential leaders.

·       What every talent professional needs to know to get high potential programs right.


Leadership Tips for Attracting, Engaging, Retaining

For the first time in modern history, workplace demographics now span four generations. Understanding the unique social influences that have shaped the behaviors of each is instrumental in creating productive work teams. And when managed effectively, their strengths, perspectives, and experiences can bring synergy in the workplace.


Download this white paper for best practices on how to better understand and effectively manage a multi-generational workforce.


10 Principles for Building an Effective Human Capital Plan

Almost every business leader says that people are their most important asset, but few do anything about it.


If you are going to take this principle seriously, then human capital planning is crucial. The Human Capital Plan is an important tool that organizations use to drive focused actions that can ensure goal achievement and business success. It allows companies to assess, plan for, and respond proactively to their human capital challenges and needs.



5 Way to Manage the Rising Costs of Benefits

A robust benefits package can be the difference between a talented superstar choosing to work with you as opposed to a larger, more established competitor. But with the cost of benefits rising each year, providing a benefits package that helps you attract, retain, and motivate talented people gets harder all the time.



Language Means Business: Customer Service

People say that business is all about relationships, but the truth is that business is really all about communication. Communication is key to virtually every aspect of business—especially when it comes to dealing with customers. At the most fundamental level, gaining and retaining customers can’t happen without great communication. This is even more true in the era of globalization. Read this white paper to learn about how as geographic borders become porous and the world flattens, effective communication with customers across the globe becomes essential to success.


Investing in English Language Learning

Take advantage of this well-kept business secret. 77% of organizations surveyed in a January 2014 study by global consultancy Illuminas estimated that English Language Learning increases profitability by 25%. Check out this new infographic for a clear picture of ELL’s impact on organizational performance—and take away some key considerations for your own ELL implementation.


Human Capital Insights: Learning & Development (August 2014)

After a decade of service in the United States Air Force, Dr. Salvatore Falletta skillfully leveraged his knowledge and expertise to help shape future leaders and high-impact talent of Fortune 500 companies such as Intel, Nortel Networks and Sun Microsystems. American Public University talks with Dr. Falletta, EVP and managing director for the Organizational Intelligence Institute, about effective leadership styles, talent e


[Guidebook] Strategic Talent Acquisition Tied to Your Bottom Line

Change the perception of talent acquisition

In this guide you will learn about the strategic importance of the 4 fundamental talent acquisition processes: competency management, pre-employment testing, interviewing, and onboarding and how each plays a role in engaging candidates who’ll continue to enhance your business.




- 4 talent acquisition processes tied to your bottom line.

- Tips for creating a new, more strategic talent acquisition paradigm.


[Guidebook] Global Talent Management: 6 Keys to Unlocking Success

Plan for program success

Global talent management is much more than simply a local program on a larger scale. Every organization with global aspirations needs a global talent management strategy for three of the most common challenges: global leadership/development, succession management, and talent acquisition.




- The top global talent challenges organizations face.

- Six critical success factors that will ensure your program delivers results.

- Three secrets to a successful global implementation.


The Ultimate Buyers Guide to Integrated Talent Management

New HR solutions and technologies create greater challenges for talent management at every turn. They also create even more opportunities. When it comes to making a technology decision for your organization, you have a clear opportunity to lead and steer a successful outcome for your team and your organization. The Ultimate Buyer's Guide to Integrated Talent Management has everything you need to lead a successful search for integrated talent management solutions.


Aberdeen Market Alert-Enabling New-Hire Success: SuccessFactors Takes Onboarding to the Next Level

Enabling New Hire Success: SuccessFactors Takes Onboarding to the Next Level


Employer Branding – Five tips to make your career site your #1 recruiting asset

Competition for talent is fierce, and employer branding – or communicating why your company is a great place to work – is becoming a more sophisticated and more critical part of a recruiting strategy. While you communicate an employer brand in many ways, it's most important on the corporate career site, where you have the opportunity to convert people you've touched through other channels into potential future employees. Read on to discover five best practices that can help make your career site your # 1 recruiting asset.


Best Practices: Social Recruiting – Five Tips to Improve Efficiency and Get Better Results

Social recruiting is just one aspect of a multi-channel recruiting strategy, but it’s one you can’t afford to overlook. With more than a billion users on Facebook and 200 million on LinkedIn, social networks are a great way to diversify your recruiting strategy and take advantage of social communities. But social recruiting is more than just having a Facebook page or tweeting job postings. Done well, social recruiting can increase your reach, improve the quality of your hires, and reduce your sourcing costs.


IDC MarketScape -Worldwide Recruiting 2013 Vendor Analysis

Download the Talent Management report to learn why SuccessFactors was named a leader again this year. This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the recruiting management market through the IDC MarketScape model.


White paper: Onboarding – The Power of Connection

Onboarding is the key to getting new employees up and running both quickly and smoothly. This paper discusses how organizations that leverage the power of connection during onboarding experience enhanced new employee performance, higher job attitudes such as satisfaction and commitment, and decreased turnover.


Special Report: Employee Engagement (June 2014)

Big Data or No Data: Can Wellness Boost Engagement?


Wellness programs have been touted as a partial solution for employers looking to manage increasing health care costs. But is hands-on health boosting productivity and engagement? The answer comes down to companies’ ability to collect and measure the right data.


Human Capital Insights: E-Learning (May 2014)

In the last few years, corporate and nonprofit industries have begun to experience a transformational shift in culture expectations and attitudes of their emerging professionals. There is increasing demand for workplaces that equally value and focus on people, planet and profits and for leaders who understand that everything is connected. We speak with Tatiana Sehring, director of corporate and strategic relationships at American Public University, about her thoughts on these trends that are supporting this workplace transformation.


English Language Learning: A new path to profitability

Did you know 77% of organizations surveyed in a January 2014 study by global consultancy Illuminas estimated that English language learning increases profitability by 25%? Read this new white paper to understand ELL’s impact on organizational performance—and take away some key considerations for your own ELL implementation.


Special Report: Social Learning (April 2014)

Who Controls Your Social Learning?


Learning leaders can try to control their employees’ social interactions to minimize the spread of misinformation and to discourage complaints, but it could impair the medium’s effectiveness.


Special Report: Talent Acquisition (March 2014)

Companies are using workforce analytics to find better candidates, cut costs and stamp out inefficiencies.


Human Capital Insights: Performance Management (March 2014)

Leading With Excellence: Mindful Leadership Training and Exceptional Organizations


Special Report: Learning and Development (January 2014)

The era of big data promises to make employee learning faster, better and cheaper, provided organizations invest in the skill sets and critical thinking needed to grapple with sophisticated data analytics.


Special Report: Executive Education (January 2014)

Executive coaching has shaken off its remedial reputation to become a dominant development medium for top brass. Here’s how learning leaders can maximize its value.


Special Report: Assessment and Measurement (December 2013)

The middle level of an organization is often viewed as the most critical. Companies can use tools such as personality and skill assessments to measure the traits that help to make a midlevel manager successful.


Special Report: Performance Management (October 2013)

The traditional performance review is becoming a relic. Today’s organizations thrive on agility and alignment. The process of measuring employee performance should do the same.


Human Capital Insights: Succession Planning (November 2013)

There’s a premium for post-military leadership across business and government organizations nationwide. Military leaders represent some of the best-trained, experienced and mission-driven professionals in the civilian workforce. In this issue of the Authentic Leadership Series, Michelle Maldonado talks with Edwin “Eddie” Maldonado, Administrative Services Manager for the VA Roseberg Healthcare System, retired U.S.


The High Performance Learning Function

This white paper builds on information presented in the 2011 and 2012 edition of The Modern Learning Organization: A Path Forward. The 2014 LearningElite white paper “The High Performance Learning Function” describes the LearningElite benchmarking program with supporting research aimed to shed light on how the LearningElite model functions to demonstrate the impact of the learning function in organizations.


2013 Diversity Value Index Executive Summary

The 2013 Diversity Value Index Executive Summary details the process that led to the creation of the Diversity Value Index. This summary provides insight into the two areas of the DVI program, the Diversity Value Index Framework and the Diversity Action Core. The summary provides information related to the 2013 DVI program, including an overview of the diversity executive board, the DVI score card, and highlights of best practices across the D&I function reported in the 2013 Diversity Value Index report.