people success webinar

People Success in Practice: AMA – People Strategy Edition

As the year comes to a close and the holiday season approaches, a choir of people strategy consultants from Lattice Advisory Services are gathering for a day of caroling — that is, addressing some of our community’s most burning People Strategy challenges.

Join our in-house experts in Talent Management, Compensation, Goals & OKRs, Engagement, and Strategy to tackle your questions in our first ever AMA — the People Strategy Edition. We also know that People Team challenges can change on a dime, and whatever was top of mind for you yesterday may have been replaced by a new challenge today.

We’ve combed our archives for the most relevant themes and topics, including:

  • Feedback: When and how to gather peer feedback, and how to establish the right balance between completeness and overly long responses?
  • Compensation philosophy: Establishing pay increases when A) more and more people are working remotely, or B) pay is disconnected from performance
  • Engagement: How to increase engagement survey response rates (including bidding for leadership buy-in)
  • Development: The “right” number of competencies to include in a career framework
  • Goals: When and how Goals / OKRs should be set at the individual contributor, team, department, or company level
people success compensation

People Success in Practice: Evolving Today’s Compensation Strategy for Tomorrow

It’s no secret that pay is paramount. Setting a strong compensation strategy is more important than ever — but where should companies start?

Lattice Advisory Services experts Chad Atwell and Julia Markish are here to help. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Navigate compensation during times of inflation
  • Determine whether the pay for performance model is right for you
  • Use compensation tools to solve your biggest pain points

Making Goal Setting a True Framework for Success

In a recent Harvard Business Review Analytic Services survey sponsored by Lattice, over 80% of business leaders surveyed said that strategic goals are either “extremely critical” or “very critical” to their organization’s overall success. And yet, only 3% of respondents reported that all their strategic goals had been met.

Why? All too often, companies only set goals once a year and don’t revisit them as conditions change — or fail to provide employees with the time and resources needed to achieve their goals.

If these scenarios sound familiar, our webinar is here to help. Tune in to hear Lattice Advisory Services experts dive into the data and share actionable goal-setting strategies that steer business success.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

•  Goal-setting insights from the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report

•  Which common mistakes to avoid when setting up goals programs

• Tactics for setting and tracking goals — then measuring their success

People Success in Practice: Competencies from Idea to Reality

Competency matrices are often considered a must-have for organizations looking to provide employees with growth paths and managers with expectations for their direct reports. But many People Teams are lost when it comes to creating matrices.

In this installation of the People Success in Practice webinar, Lattice Advisory Services Director Julia Markish is joined by HRSG’s Mark Coulter to dive deep into competencies. Whether you are a competencies novice or you have been using them for years, the discussion promises to offer fresh perspectives, and to help you build a thoughtfully curated collection of competencies.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

•  How to define competencies.

•  Where to start when building our your competencies

•  How to integrate competencies with other people processes and artifacts.

Building Your Compensation Strategy to Adapt to Uncertainty and Change

Join Lattice compensation experts for a conversation about adjusting your compensation strategy in today’s economic climate.

Drawing from new data, Dave Carhart and Julia Markish of Lattice Advisory Services will explain how modern employees are thinking about compensation amid inflation and increased costs of living.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

•  Better meet employee compensation expectations

•  Equip managers to navigate effective compensation conversations

• Ensure equitable compensation practices — with limited resources

How to Integrate Performance and Engagement for Business Success

Performance and engagement go hand in hand. When employees are engaged, they perform better — engagement has been shown to increase productivity by 17% and profitability by 21%. And when companies prioritize performance, employees are more engaged — studies show that the frequency of performance tools like feedback, reviews, and goal check-ins is positively correlated to engagement. 

In this webinar, Julia Markish, Director of Advisory Services at Lattice, will share a three-part framework for aligning performance and engagement to drive tangible business benefits. She’ll be joined by JD Slaughter, VP of Organizational Development and Learning at Huge Inc. to discuss both the theory and practice behind integrating these two foundational People Program components.

In this webinar, you’ll learn actionable strategies for:

  • Enriching how you measure employee engagement 
  • Delivering impactful recognition and feedback
  • Leading employee-centric growth conversations

Using Pulse Surveys to Drive Continuous Engagement

Employee listening is a continuous process. In a rapidly changing global landscape, it’s more important than ever to understand the issues employees face today. To learn more about how you can drive positive change by keeping a finger on the “Pulse” of your company, join Julia Markish, Director of Advisory Services and Jonathan Liebman, Engagement Consultant at Lattice as they explore how to drive continuous engagement using pulse surveys. 

Here’s what you’ll Learn: 

  • How to leverage Pulse as a means of tracking employee sentiment between point-in-time survey events. 
  • Key differences between Pulse and Surveys in Lattice
  • Types of questions you should think about when configuring Pulse 
  • When to update your Pulse questions in rotation
  • Real-world examples of how Pulse can fit into a company’s post-survey process

People Success in Practice: Giving Feedback that’s Equitable and Actionable

Feedback: it can be time-consuming to craft, scary to give, and it often doesn’t even improve performance. What’s worse, research shows that historically marginalized groups like women and people of color get less feedback and lower quality feedback than their peers, making feedback an important equity issue.

Looking to run a more equitable team where everyone is set up for success? Join Lattice Advisory Services Director Julia Markish in conversation with Amber Madison, Co-founder of the DEI consulting firm Peoplism on Thursday, April 28th from 11:00 am – 11:45 am PST.  In this conversation, Julia and Amber will be discussing three ways HR can empower teams to share more equitable and actionable feedback. Ensuring the feedback you’re giving —and training your organization to give— can actually improve performance.

How OKRs Help Teams be More Successful and Drive Business Results

It’s no secret that setting goals and getting teams to feel more successful has been shown to ensure business success. Research shows that goal setting also improves engagement and retention as people within the organization feel more successful. A great way to achieve alignment is through the goal-setting framework of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). In this webinar, experts from Lattice Advisory Services* will share best practices for driving business results with goals and OKRs. Attend this webinar and you will receive SHRM and HRCI re-certification credits. 

In this webinar you will learn: 

  • How to set OKRs that drive business results   
  • How to create an effective OKR cadence 
  • How to track progress and measure success

*Lattice Advisory Services helps People leaders identify and execute on the People strategies that fit their unique needs — strategies that create value for their companies and meaning for their employees.

Resources Shared:

[ebook] The COO’s Guide to OKRs

[Resources for Humans] Goals and OKRs Articles

[What Matters] Content from the team that brought you Measure What Matters

People Success in Practice: Writing Great Review Questions and Forms

Writing review questions can be one of the toughest parts of orchestrating a review cycle. It’s hard to know what constitutes a “good” question; how many questions is too many; the extent to which downward and self reviews should have parallel constructions… But together, we can make it easier.

In the first installment of our People Success in Practice: Lattice Advisory Services* webinar series, People pros Julia Markish and Russell Lobsenz answer these very questions, and more. Tune in to learn how they rethought the review-writing process for an update to Lattice’s template library — and how you can do the same. Plus you’ll get a sneak peek at Lattice’s new set of review templates.

*Lattice Advisory Services helps People leaders identify and execute on the People strategies that fit their unique needs — strategies that create value for their companies and meaning for their employees.