Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 11, 2006
The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Valtera, a leading provider of organizational surveys, testing, and assessment solutions announced today that Valtera will sponsor HCI's Employee Surveys and Organizational Effectiveness learning and research track. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI's Talent Strategy community of interest, a community HCI considers critical to organizations working to build competitive advantage.
"Many organizations today are conducting employee surveys. Although targeted measurement strategies can be highly effective, all survey processes are not alike," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's Executive Director. "We're pleased that Valtera, a leader in science-based measurement solutions, is supporting this track aimed at helping employers better understand the survey process so they can develop and utilize tools that will have the most impact on their organizations."
Employee surveys are often focused on improving employee engagement, in terms of the number of engaged employees as well as the level of engagement. The reason is clear: Studies show that employee engagement drives critical organizational outcomes, such as innovation and customer satisfaction--and these in turn lead to increased profitability and competitive advantage.
The Employee Surveys and Organizational Effectiveness track will examine employee engagement surveys, service climate surveys and 360 feedback surveys in order to explore the ways targeted measurement strategies can raise the effectiveness of individuals, teams, and the entire organization. The Thought Leader panel will examine new methods and trends, and best practices in employee surveys and organizational effectiveness. Webcasts, white papers, education, and other resources are aimed at providing human capital professionals with information they need to effectively manage today's workforce.
Panel members include Dr. Allan Church, VP of Organizational Management Development at Pepsico; Dr. Alan Colquitt, Manager of Workforce Research at Eli Lilly; Dr. Karen Paul, Manager, HR Measurement Systems at 3M; Dr. Benjamin Schneider - Senior Research Fellow at Valtera; and Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University
"Employers that measure employee engagement and then use the results to drive organizational change have a significant advantage over their competitors," said William H. Macey, Ph.D., CEO of Valtera. "We're pleased to support the Human Capital Institute's efforts in this area."
Valtera, a professional services firm, provides science-based solutions that align people with strategy. Valtera solution areas include assessment for selection, placement, and succession planning; organizational diagnostics including culture and climate surveys; employee engagement surveys; and 360 degree feedback surveys. Founded in 1977, Valtera combines state-of-the-art technology with innovative, science-based consulting solutions to build solutions focused on achieving competitive advantage for global organizations in the private sector and to drive mission-critical initiatives in state and Federal governmental organizations. For more information, please visit: http://www.valtera.com
ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE
The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, and professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org
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