Next Practices Now

If everyone's doing best practices, what's the advantage? That's why i4cp looks for next practices--approaches that impact market performance but that few companies are using. Here are just a few of the leading-edge practices we've uncovered.

Amazon
Imagine your organization was approached with an unusual invitation from another company that went something like this: Send us a few of your most talented employees to come work for us. We promise to send them back to you in a year.
TIAA
If you are thinking about redesigning your performance management process, you aren’t alone. Financial services firm TIAA realized that its process was not maximizing desired outcomes, and set out to revamp its approach.
HSBC
To deliver on its strategy to fully embed diversity into every aspect of its culture, HSBC delivers on specific initiatives to attract, hire, develop, and retain diverse talent in the bank.
2016 Next Practice Award Semi-Finalist
LinkedIn Hackathon
By putting on the HR Hackathon, LinkedIn has started a worldwide phenomenon to start tackling non-technical problems in a crowd-sourced way just like technical teams have been doing for years.
2016 Next Practice Award Semi-Finalist
Sears Holding Company
After transitioning away from the traditional performance review process, Sears was faced with legacy systems and processes that were no longer congruent with its talent philosophy--including its talent review process.
Campbell Soup
Breakthrough Leadership, Campbell’s cornerstone talent development program created for high-performing employees, is focused on empowering the workforce and leveraging employees as an ultimate strategic advantage.
3M
3M is ahead of the curve in several key areas: choosing when to draw on employees versus non-traditional talent sources, redefining talent management processes, and understanding implications of change for HR.
TIAA
TIAA's ERG revitalization strategy set out to enhance its culture, improve the employee experience and increase long-term business impacts for the organization.
2016 Next Practice Award WINNER
3M
How Banner Health is adapting to the evolving workforce, including emphasizing development to improve retention and be more attractive to outside talent.
Amway
Amway University is a social, collaborative, learning environment that gives every employee the ability to access learning anytime, from anywhere in the world.
2016 Next Practice Award Finalist
HSBC
While succession planning has been going on for years, it continues to evolve in quality, quantity and approach to ensure delivery of a strong succession pipeline for key roles.
2016 Next Practice Award Semi-Finalist
Abbott Labs Leadership Development
Recent changes in the organization, including the spin-off of the R&D pharmaceutical business line to form AbbVie, resulted in strategic imperatives to establish the direction of the new Abbott.
2016 Next Practice Award Semi-Finalist
McDonald's
Investing in workforce education is the shared value proposition that advances the competitiveness of McDonald’s and simultaneously advances the economic and social condition of the communities in which they do business.
2016 Next Practice Award Semi-Finalist
Sears Performance Management
Starting in the fall of 2013, a team at Sears Holdings Corporation set out to learn from what other leading-edge companies have done to transform performance management and overhaul traditional performance processes.
2016 Next Practice Award Finalist
Flex Workforce Design
To help achieve greater efficiency and customer satisfaction, Flex needed a workforce design system that uses dynamic business inputs to estimate hiring needs.
2016 Next Practice Award Finalist
Amtrak
Amtrak's HC Strategy, a three-year plan refreshed annually, describes the path for making Amtrak a company known, from a talent perspective, for people who deliver safety, customer service, and high performance.
2016 Next Practice Award Semi-Finalist
LinkedIn
Progress was achieved through a variety of efforts and initiatives that were built on a holistic framework across our employees' life cycle - hire, develop, advance, engage, and retain women.
2016 Next Practice Award Semi-Finalist