Promote from Within or Hire External Superstars?

November 24, 2014
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: Build or buy? Does your company prefer to invest in a current employee’s training to promote them up the ladder, or bypass them for a more experienced, already trained outside superstar? Wharton’s Matthew Bidwell found that external hires are paid 18% more on average, but receive significantly lower performance reviews their first two years and are more likely to get laid off or fired than internal promoted staff. What’s up with this? The experts speak. Dr. Katherine Jones, Bersin by Deloitte: “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.” (Bill Gates). Raluca Druta, TEC: “But I loved Narcissus because, as he lay on my banks and looked down at me, in the mirror of his eyes I saw ever my own beauty mirrored.” (Oscar Wilde). Laura L. Stegall, SAP: “We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.” (David Ogden Stiers). Join us for Promote from Within or Hire External Superstars?

HR Trends with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

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Game-changing technologies and strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on today’s top HR trends, on HR Trends with Game Changers. Learn how you can become the savvy HR innovator who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next breakthrough human resources strategy.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. In 2011, working at the enterprise software leader SAP, she successfully created, produced and hosted the weekly “Coffee Break with Game-Changers” business thought leadership roundtable radio series. Over the next eight years, she developed 45 additional series that attracted millions of listeners around the world. Since becoming an independent broadcaster in 2019, she has also been engaged by other global enterprises to develop and host their radio and podcast series. What powers Bonnie’s passion for radio? She “loves speaking with smart people!”

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