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Practical guides and lists to empower leaders
Stay Interviews - How To Guide
A "stay interview" is a periodic one-on-one structured between a manager and an employee. It's a conversation to identify and reinforce factors that drive an individual employee's retention and engagement. Learn how to conduct successful and lasting stay interviews with this guide.
Survey Response Rate Strategies
A high response rate is vital to a successful survey program. TalentMap’s average employee survey response rate is 78%. Download this guide to help you hit and even beat the benchmark average.
360 Leadership - How To Guide
People who find themselves in management positions aren’t always natural born leaders. Most need training, reminders, and support. Multi-source feedback gleaned from 360° leadership surveys gives managers a unique look at their abilities as viewed by themselves, their boss, direct reports, and peers. It sets the stage for greater self-awareness and personal development. To understand how the insights of others can lead to better management performance and outcomes TalentMap created this four-p
Action Planning - How To Guide
If you're ready to undertake action planning, this guide is the perfect place to start. View and share with stakeholders to get everyone on-board and start effective planning.
Employee Survey Checklist
TalentMap surveys are designed based on industry best practices to collect clear, accurate employee data that your organization can act on. The following list will help you ensure your surveys: Are based on defined organizational objectives Achieve high response rates Collect reliable and valid data Ask questions relevant to your organization Facilitate meaningful organizational change
Focus Groups - How To Guide
Employee focus groups probe identified problems and causes, and surface suggested solutions. The process allows participants to contribute without much preparation or effort, and promotes a healthy sense among employees that they are genuinely being “heard.”
Organizational Readiness Checklist
Launching an engagement survey is a strategic decision. The executive team must be ready for feedback and the timing must fit the organization’s business planning and performance timetable. After completing the checklist, your total will help determine if your organization is ready.
Employee Onboarding - How To Guide
Onboarding programs are about preparing for all the little things a new hire needs to feel welcome and succeed in their job. When done well, onboarding builds rapport between the newcomer, coworkers, management and the organization. The immediate benefits are secure, settled new employees. Down the road, this translates into higher performance and organizational commitment, and manifests in reduced time to productivity, improved retention rates and strong employee engagement.
One-on-One Meetings - How To Guide
This guide was created as a handy resource for people managers and HR professionals. From how to introduce the concept of one-on-ones to following through on discussions, this guide encompasses five steps based on industry insights and tips to make your conversations purpose-filled.
Exit Interviews - How To Guide
A good number of employees want to share their experiences, believing the organization has everything to gain if they speak with complete candor about their reasons for leaving. Exit interviews are an opportunity for employees to point out problems and offer solutions. This handy synopsis about Exit Interviews, compiled by TalentMap, is a general overview of how using one or both tools can lead to influential insights, improved retention rates, and better management performance.
Pulse Surveys - How To Guide
Conducting a pulse survey several months after your actions have been implemented are a great way to know if the actions are creating the impact you desire. View our pulse survey guide to understand how, why, and when to use them.
Action Planning Checklist
Action planning is the most important step in the survey process. To help get started, we've put together a list of questions to ask yourself which delve into the following essential elements of action planning: Making a Commitment to Act Creating an Action Accountability Plan Leveraging Tools and Technology Providing Training and Support Aligning Action Plans Tracking Key Action Milestones