HRO Today April 2015 - 5

Editor's Note
CEO: Elliot H. Clark
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Impact HR
As we gear up for the HRO Today Forum in May, there is definitely an air of
excitement for the networking, knowledge sharing, and fun that will be had
at our annual confab. I had the opportunity to get to know our outstanding
lineup of 12 CHRO of the Year finalists when writing this month's cover story,
Making on Impact. The accomplishments of this dozen is impressive. The
numbers speak for themselves:
* Engagement survey scores over 80 percent
* Between 30 and 40 percent of open positions filled internally
* Employee satisfaction in 90th percentile
* HR cost structure reduced by 30 percent
* Overall employee engagement 10 percent higher than the public
sector average
This group is committed to making outstanding transformational efforts for
their workforces and many of their initiatives are truly something to aspire to.
Find out more on page 10.
One of the key metrics above-filling positions internally-seems to be
gaining more and more traction. Is it new? No. Is it more popular in today's
landscape? Yes-at least it seems that way. Could it be driven by the skills gap?
The desire to retain employees? The hot talent market? These are certainly
all factors encouraging organizations to put real efforts around succession
planning. Internal Investments (page 38) explores how organizations are
leveraging learning initiatives in order to develop and retain leaders. Today's
multinationals want to source their leaders from within. According to Deloitte's
2015 Global Human Capital Trends report, 78 percent of respondents feel
leadership is very important-which is up 32 percent from last year.
Martha Soehren, chief learning officer and senior vice president for talent
management at Comcast University and Comcast Cable, says: " We have found
more engaging and supportive leaders have really helped us in our retention
efforts. "
Leveraging learning as a retention strategy is a sound investment. New
research also shows that a more traditional way of keeping employees
happy-compensation-will be more important as the economy continues to
recover. Payscale's 2015 Compensation Best Practices Report finds the primary
reason people leave medium and large organizations is to seek higher pay.
Companies are taking note: 89 percent say raises are in the plans for 2015. See
more findings on page 35.
We will definitely be talking everything HR at the HRO Today Forum, May 4-6,
in Philadelphia. Hope to see you there!
Debbie Bolla
Editor-in-Chief
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