Cornerstone OnDemand’s Vincent Belliveau outlines how to win today’s talent war

From: Cornerstone OnDemand
Published: Mon Jan 28 2008

According to Belliveau, the secret of winning today’s talent war – attracting and developing people with the skills necessary to not only be efficient, effective and productive in today’s rapidly changing work environment but also to maintain their organisation’s ‘competitive advantage’ – is to break down the organisational barriers between traditional HR processes.

"Current ITM case studies illustrate the value of a holistic approach to learning / training, competency, performance, succession and compensation," commented Belliveau. "They show why tightly integrating processes is the real key to onboarding, developing, measuring and retaining key talent in today’s business climate."

The HR Directors’ Business Summit brings together some 350 of the top HR professionals from all over Europe to debate key issues not only including talent management but also outsourcing, recruitment and retention, improving performance, change management and employee benefits. In addition to Belliveau, key speakers include the internationally-acclaimed Mary Gober, the founder of Mary Gober International; Nicholas Higgins, the dean of the International School of Human Capital Management; and ACAS chief executive, John Taylor.

After his presentation at the HR Directors’ Business Summit, Belliveau - a former director of IBM’s Master Data Management and Information Integration Solutions who has also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company – travels to London to speak at the Learning Technologies event at Olympia (30th and 31st January), on the subject of ‘Strategic employee onboarding: first impressions are everything.’

"Leading organisations realise that onboarding or induction is a business process that increases employee engagement and retention, and accelerates time-to-productivity," Belliveau explained.

"It's not just about filling out forms for HR on the first week of work. Today's shift in the marketplace has seen a move from administrative HR processes to strategic integrated talent management."

Belliveau’s seminar at Learning Technologies addresses:
• What is the 'right' onboarding and induction experience?
• How does good onboarding and induction impact employee retention and satisfaction?
• What are some examples of successful onboarding techniques and processes?
• How can you measure the return on investment in onboarding?

Cornerstone OnDemand is also exhibiting at both the HR Director’s Business Summit (stand 003) and at Learning Technologies (stand 68). On show at both events will be its ‘multi-architecture’ ITM software which is available in 13 languages and currently has over 900,000 users in over 140 countries around the world.

Cornerstone OnDemand was recently named as one of the world’s top three talent management software producers in Bersin & Associates' new study - ‘Talent Management Suites: Market Realities, Implementation Experiences, and Vendor Profiles, 2008’.


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About Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand helps organisations to empower their people and optimise workforce productivity with a comprehensive suite of integrated talent management solutions for learning, compliance, performance, compensation and succession management, as well as robust reporting and analytics. Cornerstone also provides over 30,000 pre-integrated training titles. The Company’s multi-tenant, multi-user software-as-a-service (SaaS) architecture provides customers with rapid deployments, minimal IT costs, greater flexibility, proven reliability and a lower total cost of ownership. Cornerstone’s triple-digit growth has been supported by a market-leading customer retention rate. Leading enterprises such as Aon, Barnes & Noble, DIRECTV, Honda, Pitney Bowes and Smith Barney count on Cornerstone to help them achieve organisational excellence and competitive advantage.

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