The Roberts Collaboration Mary Roberts has over 30 years executive experience in leading and cultivating a number of profitable and world-renowned organizations--highlighted by a decade-long stint as President/CEO of Rejuvenation, Inc., the Portland, Oregon manufacturer and direct marketer of authentic reproduction lighting.
Generator Group and Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) are working together to understand and capture a high level overview of workplace diversity practices in the outdoor industry. In order to make this research project a success, your participation is critical. Aggregated results of the survey will appear in a white paper at the 2009 Outdoor Industry Rendezvous. Participants of the survey will also be emailed a copy of the survey results.
Please participate in this survey by answering the following questions by no later than Wednesday, September 16th. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
The Generator Group Talent Acquisition Trends Survey is an annual analysis of talent acquisition and management trends with a focus on economic impact, talent management priorities and talent acquisition.The survey is in its second year and has collected data from twenty-one technology companies and IT departments in our region.
As expected, the economy and related downsizing has impacted companies in the technology sector.While it has been easier to find and attract top talent due to an influx of candidates, commute and relocation issues are still having a negative effect.On the positive side, cost of hire and time to hire have both decreased dramatically.
Retaining talent is the biggest talent management priority for companies.This and other talent management initiatives are being driven primarily by Human Resources in technology companies.
For acquiring new talent, networking continues to be the top source of candidates.However, “networking” continues to expand to the world of social media such as LinkedIn.
The Generator Group Talent Acquisition Trends Survey is an annual analysis of talent acquisition and management trends with a focus on economic impact, talent management priorities and talent acquisition.The survey is in its third year and has collected data from fifty-four well-known consumer products brands.
Key findings from this year's survey:
While the current economic climate has brought more available talent to the marketplace, finding quality candidates continues to be a challenge.This is particularly true in traditionally hard to fill positions such as marketing, sales and product creation.
Likely due to falling gas prices and the trend toward the stabilization of housing markets in most states, relocation and commute issues have declined significantly in their impact on attracting and retaining key talent.However, limited resources and budgets have made it more difficult to offer competitive compensation when hiring.
Companies continue to place importance on quality of hire and retaining key employees, but with fewer positions to fill, cost and efficiency are less of a concern.Finally, social recruiting has been a hot media topic for the year, but respondents give mixed ratings to the current social networking tools available.
While you are in town for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Perkins Coie, D.A. Davidson and the Generator Group invite you to take some time to unwind at Salt Lake City's Grand America Hotel. Connect with other industry leaders, learn how social media is affecting the industry and enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner, or both.
During the reception, we will be holding a drawing for a chance to have $1500 donated to a charity of your choice. Drop your business card in our official sweepstakes rules box. The winner must be present to claim his or her prize. Official sweepstakes rules will apply.
Generator Group is seeking participants in the firm’s Third Annual Talent Acquisition Trends Survey.Each year, we provide the industries we serve with with a benchmarking report of talent acquisition trends to support the planning of their talent strategies.
This year’s survey covers a range of topics including:
How is the economy impacting the acquisition and retention of quality talent?
What are the toughest industry jobs to fill?
How are industry companies implementing talent management methods?
Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the survey results.
Consumer products companies can share their feedback at:
Yes, there are a lot of jobseekers out there. What hiring managers need to remember is resumes do not equal candidates. With more people on the market, it becomes easier to make a mistake in filtering out resumes that are not a fit...or even worse, missing out on a great candidate.
We advocate and use a structured selection process to improve hiring accuracy and find the best fit. On our recent webinar, "Selecting for Success," we shared concepts, tips and examples. If you want to learn more about making better hiring decisions, you can view the webinar at http://twurl.nl/ib2c4i.
Generator Group has been chosen by theNational Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board to research and develop a practical guide for recruiting minorities for Chief Executive Officer positions at public transportation agencies.“Generator Group was selected because of their balance of public transit industry knowledge and their private sector experience as it relates to recruitment and the selection of executives,” said Gordon Linton, Panel Chairman and former Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.
“While the industry has made strides since the founding of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) in 1971, the playing field is still not close to being level, especially as it pertains to the recruitment of minority CEOs for transit agencies.This study is essential to putting current recruitment practices under necessary examination, as well as substantiating a call for change,” said Julie A. Cunningham, President & CEO of COMTO – the organization responsible for submitting this problem statement to the Transportation Research Board.“The transit industry has made significant strides in becoming more inclusive in supervisory and management positions, including senior level positions. This project offers a terrific opportunity to establish concrete strategies to ensure that the ranks of transit CEOs achieve the same level of success in diversity and inclusion,” said Colleen Sexton, Human Resources Director of TriMet.“The selection of Generator Group to lead this project gives me confidence that the end product will be high calibre, meaningful, and usable. Most importantly, because of their involvement and expertise, ‘the toolkit’ will not just change the look of the CEO, but will lead to industry innovation and the strengthening of leadership in public transportation.”
As the firm selected for this research project, Generator group will be responsible for:
Assessing the transit industry’s recruitment processes for CEOs
Developing a business case for hiring minorities in public transportation leadership positions
Developing strategies to recruit, develop and retain minorities for CEO positions
Developing a practical recruitment guide to assist government boards of public transportation agencies and executive recruiters in the recruitment of minority CEOs
“We are proud and excited to be selected to carry out this research to bridge the gap of minorities in executive level positions at public transit agencies. We believe this project will result in the creation of a new 21st century leadership model to improve diversity and inclusion at the executive level,” said Enrique Washington, CEO of Generator Group.
Generator Group announces the second in a series of webinars developed to assist companies in managing talent through tough economic times.The series, “Dealing with Today While Preparing for Tomorrow,” provides insight and expertise to executives on focusing existing resources as efficiently as possible to maintain their competitive position today while also planning for better economic times in the future.
The second webinar, titled “Selecting for Success,” will show companies how to:
Define performance through job analysis and competency modeling
Design a multiple hurdle hiring process for any level position
Evaluate, select and use staffing assessments to predict a successful hire
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Big Brother Big Sisters, founded in 1904, is the nation's oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. In 2002, the organization served more than 200,000 youth ages five through 18, in 5,000 communities across the country. National research has shown that the positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct, measurable, and lasting impact on children's lives. The national headquarters is located in Philadelphia, PA.
Friends of the Children One of Generator Groups chosen non-profit companies, Friends of the Children provides mentoring programs for Portland's most vulunerable children. Generator Partner, Jeremy Barnaby plays an active role in providing fund-raising for this revolutionary organization.
Outdoor Industry Foundation Oudoor Industry Foundation is a non-profit foundation established by Outdoor Industry Association to encourage active outdoor recreation for all Americans.