Human Capital Institute and SuccessFactors Announce Multi-City Innovation Tour To Address Critical Issues in Performance Management

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New Series Showcases Compelling Research; Includes Participation From Industry Experts Across Divergent Fields

This important program not only identifies critical issues in performance management. It offers realistic, proven solutions for addressing the problems many employers currently face

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, today announced the latest addition to its signature Innovation Tours, an ongoing series of talent management learning and networking events held in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States and Canada. The new program, sponsored by SuccessFactors, the market leader in on-demand performance and talent management will feature the theme “Wasted Human Capital: Critical Issues in Performance Management.” The tour launches in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. in October. The keynote speaker at tour events will be Jason Corsello, Research Director of Yankee Group’s Business & IT Decision Service, who will examine the latest industry research on performance management and succession planning. Local programs will also provide insights and education from market leading companies Quintiles Transnational and [Pacific Sunwear of California].

The San Francisco event will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco on October 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT. The Washington, D.C. session takes place October 18 at the Key Marriott from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET.

A recent survey of more than 1,000 leading organizations indicates most employers are grappling with basic performance and succession issues critical to achieving corporate objectives and supporting growth. Corsello will discuss the context and solutions for issues identified in the research, including employer challenges such as tracking employee and department progress against goals and aligning employee goals with corporate strategy.

Each event will also include a case study outlining initial planning, identified best practices, and new processes put into place to overcome critical performance management and succession planning issues. The focus of each case study will be on the transformation of the performance and talent management process to a concrete initiative that provides a competitive edge and positive business results. The case study at the San Francisco event will feature Barbara Arneklev from Pacific Sunwear, and Tim Toterhi from [Quintiles Transnational will present the case study in Washington, DC. Each presenter has a unique story regarding their organization’s success in driving performance and creating a succession plan for the future.

Jason Corsello leads Yankee Group’s advisory and consulting services relating to workforce transformation and business process outsourcing strategies. He is a recognized thought leader, and has been quoted by leading industry trade publications, including Workforce Management, HR Executive, and HRO Today.

“This important program not only identifies critical issues in performance management. It offers realistic, proven solutions for addressing the problems many employers currently face,” said HCI’s President & Executive Director Allan Schweyer.

“Wasted Human Capital” events are free to professional members of the Human Capital Institute.

For more information, please contact 866-538-1909, or see Events, Innovation Tours, at


SuccessFactors delivers performance and talent excellence, on demand. The company’s software, available in 16 different languages, promotes visibility, accountability and results; enabling organizations to eliminate the politics that destroy motivation and impede performance. Fueled by the industry's highest renewal rate, SuccessFactors has grown to support more than 700 customers and 1.8 million users in 134 countries around the world. Customers include MasterCard International, British Telecom, Textron,, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Volkswagen of North America, Reebok, Pep Boys, Lancaster General Hospital and Grant Thornton. The company has achieved a global industry leading, scalable and secure hosting operation. Founded in 2001, SuccessFactors has multiple worldwide offices collaborating for strong local support of customers. For more information, visit [ or call +1 800 809-9920.


The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and global 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:


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