Making Leaders

Our “Making Leaders” series of webinars and reports offer guidance on managing people, from recruiting and engaging new hires to managing talent for results.

Leadership quality has a huge impact on company performance and companies never have enough high-quality leaders.  “Making Leaders” focuses on identifying workforce issues specific to the industry and providing best practice, drawn from industry leaders, that any company can use to improve its leadership pipeline. 

Upcoming ‘Making Leaders’ Webinars

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Webinar Archives (Members Only)

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‘Making Leaders’ Reports (Members Only)

Bringing New Hires on Board: From Promise to Purpose

Bringing on new employees is a moment filled with promise.  They could rise into business or technical management, create new technologies and markets, and trigger years of strong growth.  Or they could underperform, grow dissatisfied and be gone in a year or two, taking their knowledge and skills to another employer.  MORE


Launch Failure: Can We Attract and Retain the Talent That Powers Innovation?

Today’s industry relies heavily on a cadre of experienced workers in the 45-54 age range, who make up 42% of employees.  At the same time, a shocking 67% of employees with between 1 and 5 years on the job voluntarily leave their companies. Is it high attrition among younger employees that leads companies to rely on veterans, or does the reliance on veterans close off career paths for the next generation? Whatever the answer, one thing is clear: a successful tech industry should be sending fewer of its newest employees out the door, and rely less on those who will be heading off to retirement within the next 20 years.  DOWNLOAD

Are We Winning the War for Talent?

The report compares compensation across job categories and regions, and analyzes employee engagement at all levels.  It depicts an industry whose workforce remains stable but which faces drastically changing needs for skills and expertise, and which is in the process of replacing an aging workforce. Yet 60% of companies report having no formal internship or work-study programs to attract graduates, and all face the challenge of recruiting into an industry of which students are largely unaware.   DOWNLOAD

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