This week, we examine what leaders must do to be “Talent First,” how to know whether you’re properly protecting your star performers from burnout, what it means to architect a positive employee experience, and why multi-generational workforces tend to win.

What You Need to Lead “Talent First”

BetterWorks

What does it take for a leader to put their budget where their mouth is and make an organization talent first? The authors of Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First have ideas: Give HR teams C-level representation with a CHRO, rename the compensation committee, and begin practicing Continuous Performance Management® like you mean it.

How Are You Protecting Your High Performers from Burnout?

HBR

Santiago, a star specialist at a tech firm, was given a management role on a project he loved. One week later, he ended up in the ER and was diagnosed with pneumonia. Burnout poses a very real health threat to high performers. But is it on them to self-assess and know their limits, or does management have a role to play?

Deconstructing the Employee Experience

Bersin by Deloitte

How important is the employee experience? Eighty percent of professionals say it is very, or at least somewhat, important. But how many of those individuals take great pains to make that experience positive? Just 22 percent. Bersin by Deloitte offers tips for closing your employee experience reality gap.

The Value of a Multi-Generational Workforce

TLNT

Cross-generational acceptance is difficult. We tend to like things “our” way, fear new ideas, and see conformity as easier to manage than diversity. But by helping your organization overcome its cognitive biases and welcome members of all generations, you unlock hidden strength. TLNT provides analysis and advice.

How to Create a Talent Management Process

Business.com

Talent management shouldn’t end with recruiting, but for many organizations, it does. They hire and place employees like legos. But what sort of passion, personality, and excellence might leaders unlock with a codified, ongoing process? You can start with continuous conversations.

That’s a wrap for this week!

Want to be talent first? Better start your Continuous Performance Management ® program.  

Miss last week’s Roundup? Read it here: Talent-First Tact, Doubling Development, and Gen Z Needs.