Top 5 Ways to Maximize Talent

Leveraging these resources can help you keep your top-performing employees from jumping ship.

Recruitment doesn't stop after a new hire's first day on the job. Employers need to continually nurture employees so that top recruits stay loyal and engaged. This especially pertains to Black, Latino, Asian, American Indian, female and LGBT staffers and employees with disabilities who can feel ostracized or as if they "don't fit in."


Data from The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity shows that those with the best retention rates keep a heavy focus on talent development and promotion. But how can you best leverage your current resources to attract, retain and promote the best talent from all groups?

Best Practices: Talent Development reveals the common top five strategies, which include the effective use of employee-resource groups, cross-cultural mentoring and compensation reviews.

Among the best practices, readers will learn:

  • Why resource groups help employees "fit in" and why your CEO should actively be meeting with these groups
  • Which employees need a formal on-boarding program
  • How mentoring with a cross-cultural component can affect an individual's success and performance
  • How compensation factors into engagement and overall satisfaction
  • Why you should measure your success with definitive metrics

For more best practices on talent development and retention, read Mentoring Roundtable: How Mentoring Improves Retention, Engagement & Promotions.

Achieving Gender Balance in Senior Leadership

Leaders from Novartis, Sodexo, Johnson & Johnson and Marriott International provide insights into critical factors that enabled their companies to make progress in gender balance in senior leadership.

Novartis, J&J, Marriott and Sodexo have made significant progress in increasing women representation in senior leadership. Four years ago, these four companies, on average, had 13% and 6% more women in levels 2 and 3, respectively (one and two levels below CEO and direct reports), than the Top 50. Now, they have 25% and 36% more women in those levels than the Top 50.

This panel discussion from the 2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Learning Sessions will give you insights into critical factors that enabled these companies to make progress in gender balance in senior leadership.

Panelists:

• Caryn Parlavecchio, Head of HR and US Country Head HR, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

• Wanda Hope, Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson & Johnson

• Marisa Milton, Regional VP Human Resources, Marriott International

• Moderator: Sandy Harris, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Sodexo

3 Case Studies on Leveraging ERGs for Talent Management

AT&T, Dell and Toyota Motor North America are three companies leading the way in evolving their resource groups and leveraging them in innovative ways, for business results.

In this panel discussion from the 2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Learning Sessions, executives from AT&T, Dell and Toyota Motor North America discuss how they utilize their resource groups for workforce skills transformation, increasing employee engagement and productivity and recruitment.

Panelists:

Janice King, Executive Director – Workforce Diversity, AT&T

Erin Kitchen, VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Dell

Adrienne Trimble, General Manager, D&I, Social Innovation Division, Toyota Motor North America

Moderator: Shane Nelson, VP, Major Accounts, DiversityInc

Developing Future Leaders Through Your Executive Diversity Council

This panel discussion from the 2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Learning Sessions will give you insights into how to develop future leaders through your executive diversity council.

EY, Wyndham Worldwide and TD Bank are exceptional at utilizing their executive diversity councils to effectively manage diversity and inclusion. The councils set and implement D&I strategy and hold the organizations accountable for results, but they also serve as conduits for development of future leaders.

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Mentoring Success Recipe

Abbott talent vice president offers best practices including involvement from the top, formal tracking and an egalitarian approach.

Abbott talent vice president offers best practices including involvement from the top, formal tracking and an egalitarian approach.

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Diversity 101: Definition of Diversity-Management Best Practices

Diversity management is essential to your company's success. This primer provides an in-depth roadmap to build successful diversity initiatives.

What Is Diversity Management?

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Time Warner Cable's Alan Lui: Managing Change, Motivating People

As his company prepares (again) for an acquisition, Time Warner Cable's head of HR relies heavily on the employee-resource groups to build engagement and continuity.

Alan Lui seemed to have a great career ahead of him in technology, except for one thing: he really wanted to work with people.

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32 Worst States for Transgender Equality

Despite increasing awareness and visibility of transgender people, a majority of states scored poorly on transgender equality, which has implications for future labor recruitment.

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(Update: 10:54 a.m. 6/5/2015) Correction: Map and report were released by the Movement Advancement Project. Changes reflected in the text.

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