If you're in the Recruitosphere and have had the opportunity to meet Lizz Pellet, CEO of Emerge International, it doesn't take long to figure out just how passionate she is about providing organizations tangible solutions that drive both quantitative and qualitative results in the way of cultural health and employment branding.
Lizz was a few hours removed from her Recruiting 2007 Conference & Expo Workshop on "Attract, Retain, Repel: Understanding How Employment Branding and Organizational Culture Can Increase the ROI of Employee Recruitment and Retention Programs", so it was a great opportunity to meet up with her and learn more about her vision of talent management's future in a globalizing economy. As Lizz explained the amount of detail, market intelligence, and actionable recommendations contained within her reasonably priced assessment tools, I couldn't help but be more and more impressed.
The solutions delivered by Lizz Pellet and Emerge International may be "just in time" as more and more research is being dedicated to the innovation of talent management and the formation of a decision science that helps HR Leaders and Talent Acquisition Professionals make better decisions that drive strategic objectives. As an example of the growing trend to move away from traditional lagging indicators (such as Cost-per-Hire) and more toward leading indicators (such as forecasted QOH) and predictive analytics, Hewitt Associates earlier this year popularized its research which analyzed the HR data of more than 1,000 large companies and 20 million employees. Most notably, Hewitt found a direct link between the attraction and retention of pivotal employees and increasing shareholder value.
As our industry continues to move toward becoming more of a strategic partner with upper management, Lizz's and Emerge International's tools may be 'just what the doctor ordered' in terms of diagnosing and enhancing the corporate culture and employment brand to follow in the footsteps of high-performing organizations such as Southwest Airlines, Disney, Harley Davidson, Deloitte & Touche, Microsoft, and Google -- companies that understand and embrace the link between talent and shareholder value.