Talent Management

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Gone are the days when managers were just managers. More managers today are encouraged, even expected, to develop themselves as leaders and acquire coaching skills to more effectively manage their teams. Not only does coaching allow you to grow as a leader, it also makes you more attractive when interviewing for a new position. Add the skill of...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Everyone seems to agree that performance management is a good thing, but few companies are effectively implementing performance management programs. So where’s the disconnect? What’s keeping so many companies from reaping the benefits of something as simple as a performance management program? In short, the answer is leadership. As with most...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Most successful organizations have transitioned from the traditional employee appraisal process to the more enterprising performance management process that ties employee performance to organizational performance through its mission, vision and values. Management teams have discovered that when they do not deploy cascading goals from the executive...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Have you ever started a new job or can remember going off to college with the mixed emotions of excitement and anxiety? You were excited for the new opportunity and to hit the ground running, making the best impression you can, but anxious because you’re not exactly sure what’s expected of you and what it will actually be like. In essence,...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Today we hear a great deal about including job competencies in our job descriptions. One question I hear often from students and practitioners in my SHRM certification course is: “exactly what are job competencies and how do they differ from job skills?” This is a great question and the confusion lies in the fact that competencies are, in fact,...