Are you able to attract, retain and engage top talent?  Effective Leadership is a key component in reducing the risk to an organization’s turnover and recruitment of their top talent.

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How do you determine if your leadership is effective?

Of the many available tools in the marketplace today – none seem more meaningful than those that measure team members, directly.  This raw data and analytical interpretation of team members working for those in leadership positions provide Human Resource professionals and managers information necessary to control the workplace culture before explosive losses can occur.

According to SHRM, reasons organizations track turnover include the following: lost productivity during the time when positions are vacant; a loss of institutional knowledge; diminished productivity and efficiency from those who remain at the organization and must compensate for job losses by taking on additional work and subsequently training the new hire; hiring and onboarding costs for new employees; and, potentially, decreased customer satisfaction, which is a result of having fewer personnel around to handle requests. In other words, employee turnover can be very expensive and presents new management challenges, so it is “more efficient to retain a quality employee than to recruit, train and orient a replacement of the same quality.

SHRM continues “…To combat sudden upswings in voluntary turnover, organizations should consider tracking turnover metrics in order to manage their existing and future workforce. Inevitably, attrition rates vary between organizations because of the distinct characteristics inherent within different industries. To reduce turnover, organizations must focus on retention efforts of current staff, but also not neglect recruitment. Once new employees are brought on board, consider how these new hires are socialized to organizational culture. Understanding how they fit in within their department and the organization overall is an important factor to overall job satisfaction and engagement.”

PEP_Screenshot3Screenshot of the PEP Dashboard

Cascade Consulting Group (CCG) measures effective leadership using a Personal Effectiveness Profile (PEP) assessment which then produce what we refer to as a Leadership Performance Score (LPS).

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PEP measures 3 areas of performance: Character, Competence and Servant Leadership.  Managers or supervisors receive a score from each category that is based on a 1/5 scale.  Additionally, a PEP provides a place for open comments from peers and team members that can expose problem areas that may be overlooked in the assessment score.  Comments are characterized by decision making, task management, leadership and listening skills, emotional intelligence and servant leadership.

The results of the Personal Effectiveness Profile (PEP) are collected, tracked and reported in real-time using SBP360′s PEOPLE engine of the triple bottom line sustainable business practices software.  The deployment of a PEP is effortless and requires little training.  Once launched, organizations can watch the results report from all locations on SBP360′s web enabled dashboard.  Comparisons for year-over-year are available to help managers and supervisors trend toward continuous improvement.

Over time, cultural improvements lead to continuous improvements – PEPs provide companies the necessary outlet and scoring mechanism that channels clear expectations for managers and supervisors which then drives performance and team collaboration which ultimately reduces turnover and improves effectiveness.

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SBP360 Overview

by SBP360 on February 18, 2013

Many leading edge companies and non-profits have set out to prove that it is, in fact, possible to develop and pursue strategies that balance financial returns with the creation of positive social and environmental value (Triple Bottom Line).  SBP360 works to assist these organizations in the collection and reporting of essential and meaningful information.

What SBP360 does…

  • —Collects sustainability data for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) (eg. http://responsibility.timberland.com/)
  • —Reduces operational challenges associated with CSR and TBL reporting – especially supply-chain and multi-location operations
  • —Unifies many disparate data sources onto a common reporting platform
  • Real-time and consistent change management for formulations and requirement updates (cloud advantages)
  • —Converts data (in cloud) from international locations to standardized units of measure
  • —Drastically lowers the cost and inefficiency of implementing and running a CSR program
  • —Publishes data updates in real-time using cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Allows for an embedded API – copy of a simple line of code into other applications and presentations
  • Provides results-driven toolsets that allow for Summary Reports, Action Plans, Benchmarking and additional requirements

What problems are we trying to solve…

  • In 2013, most sustainability managers still rely on offline MS Excel spreadsheets, email, fax and homegrown solutions that often fail to integrate
  • Current solutions lack sustainability metrics and communication between internal teams and external supply chains
  • High costs of manual data processing, sorting, converting, and merging limit ability to expand programs as broadly as desired
  • Change management is difficult when using multiple platforms and relying upon staff to make global changes to formulations and new requirements

The staff hours needed to collect, analyze and report are significant to your operations.  SBP360 gives you the tools to solve these challenges and help achieve your sustainability/TBL goals.

SBP360: Enabling Enterprise Sustainability

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Shifting Towards a Sustainable Supply Chain

by SBP360 on December 19, 2012

Over recent years ‘sustainability’ has gone from a buzz word to a driver for change in almost any industry. Companies have realized great value in the triple bottom line-people, profit, planet-and have taken a serious look at how they can be a part of the Sustainable Business Movement. The initiative to take action within internal operations and external supply chain networks is great, but where to start? Do you know what to measure?  Who in your organization is responsible for collection?  What is the frequency for collection and how will it be reported?

Some years ago now, The Green Market blogged about Walmart and HP Sustainable Supply Chains leveraging their buying power to increase sustainability throughout their supply chains. Even then most changes related to sustainability made in organizations were powered from the bottom up, but HP and Walmart’s sustainable supply chain programs were being touted as pushed from the top down. This change of pace is now commonplace as companies place responsibility not only on themselves, but also their suppliers.

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