At Talent Plus, Inc., 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 88 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.82. It was published on Jul 13, 2017. 2069 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
100%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
100%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
99%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
99%
 
This is a fun place to work.
99%
 

What They Do

We asked Talent Plus, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a global human resources consulting firm providing talent-based solutions for front line employees, managers, senior leaders and culture. Offerings include recruitment, aptitude assessments, ongoing talent development, succession planning and leadership coaching with offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Singapore.

About this Company

Website: www.talentplus.com Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Lincoln, Nebraska, 68506 US Sites: 1
Major Locations: Lincoln, Nebraska, 68506 US Employees: 104
Employees Worldwide: 112 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1989

A Sunday afternoon supporting those with Juvenile Diabetes

Perks and Programs

We asked Talent Plus, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Great Take Off Day (Day One: Talent Plus' extensive, structured orientation for new associates begins with Day One - once a month, all on the same day. New associates are introduced during Formation. Then they participate in a relationship-building activity with the Executive Leadership Team. Building relationships between associates and leaders is imperative in building a great culture and robust associate experience. The balance is spent meeting their business unit. Day One ends with an all associates' hospitality hour with new associates and their families. Talent Cards are read and presented (personalized affirmation of an individual’s talents and strengths).
  • Taste of Talent and Hall Hospitality: Approximately 60-70 people enjoy breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack prepared by our Executive Chef and Sous Chef in Taste of Talent. Over half of the cost is paid by Talent Plus. Our gathering space, Hall Hospitality, is a site for numerous events for not-for-profits in the Lincoln area, as well as family celebrations for Talent Plus associates. This is a celebrated space where associates welcome family and friends at no charge for room rental and a vastly discounted menu for catering. As well, if they want to bring in their own food, there are no restrictions. Having this in our building is a convenient, engaging way to enhance our culture. We enjoy locally sourced, healthy fare.
  • "No Limit" Policy: Based on associate feedback, Talent Plus changed a previous 10 day vacation guideline to mirror its sick leave guideline upon 1 year of employment. This was based upon the study of companies with an unlimited model and the application that if associates were self-directed with unlimited sick leave, the same could be applied to our vacation. This helps associates take the time they need, when they need it, balancing their needs with the needs of their team in their absence. In its fifth year, this policy has seen associates take trips of a lifetime as well as more long weekends.
  • It's the Culture: Talent Plus' Mission Statement expresses everyone has talent & Talent Plus practices its own science, selecting those who can work at the highest level in a role they have the aptitude to perform. This creates a high-powered, engaged culture where people enjoy their jobs. Co-founder Dr. William E. Hall added the “+” in our name for relationships -- necessary for talent to develop. Relationships create engaged cultures. Work is accomplished through relationships that create trust. Associates receive feedback on their interview, creating continual development. Leaders are chosen based upon growth orientation, knowing talented individuals crave investment. Teams/associates utilize solutions offered to clients (e.g. Team Days, Talent Cards, Strength Development Plans, etc.). This year, we have introduced pulse surveys to get more prompt feedback to act upon.
  • Social Responsibility: Our Promise: “… a compelling citizen to have in any community.” Talent Plus seeks to strengthen communities by improving opportunities and outcomes through generously offering time, talent and treasure. Associates say social responsibility is important: “Our commitment to having a huge impact in our community is the thing that keeps me most positively engaged..." "Our social responsibility efforts are world class and I love the pillars that we support.” Associates enjoy “paid” jeans days where we raise money for a not-for-profit and Talent Plus matches funds raised. We sell raffle tickets at our own holiday party for items (trips, concert tickets, etc.), raising $7000+ to fund a nearby school's food backpack program in conjunction with the food bank.
  • Life Long Learning: We select lifelong learners and create opportunities that appeal to associates. For example, we offer lunch and learns where we bring in industry pioneers to share their stories, successes and wisdom. Team members are also given learning opportunities to upgrade and sharpen their skills and competencies (e.g. road trips, international business trips and annual certification programs). Our Associate Learning Academy is a series of synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities that associates participate in from the beginning of their journey through several years of employment. Facilitators range from company leaders to industry experts to subject matter experts in our science.
  • Leadership Lattice: This optional path was an outcome of our 2011 CultureView ® study recognizing individuals need more understanding of career trajectory outside of managing people. Two individuals lead this initiative & work with teams to ensure associates are engaged in the Lattice. It's designed to meet an individual’s diverse needs while encouraging a professional career that’s engaging & productive with growth in expertise. Rewards are significant & offer organizational status equivalent to management & are publicly celebrated with family members in attendance. Success is reached by quantitative & qualitative outcomes, encouraging mastery versus “seniority” or “entitlement.” Movement aligns with job scope/client needs – not tangential tracks or productivity distraction. Individuals choose achievements based upon interest & expertise, allowing individualized expression to realize full potential.
  • Celebration Hosts and Celebration Space: Celebration Host to and from home and the airport. Talent Plus employs a number of "road warriors," & this is a welcome perk. Associates can utilize company vehicles for travel closer to Lincoln. We offer 2 homes on campus - The Cottage & The Manor. Our extended community members stay in these residential settings while in Lincoln. Associates can have friends/relatives use these residential dwellings at a discounted rate. The Manor has a meeting space Talent Plus teams use for retreats & Team Days. Associates involved in community organizations can use this space at no cost to host offsite meetings/retreats. Talent Plus has access recreational space too where families can gather/camp/fish/hunt free.
  • 4 day weekends: Associates at Talent Plus work hard and play hard. One of the benefits associates enjoy is a number of 4-day weekends. When all associates are enjoying time away, each has the opportunity to really rest and replenish. Having a 4-day holiday 4 times a year has provided this additional focus on family and friends. Associates enjoy 4-day holidays over the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, as well as occasionally, depending upon the calendar, at New Year's.
  • Our Stars - Anniversaries and Going Above and Beyond: For 10th anniversaries, Talent Plus purchases a star named for that associate with framed certificate & star map. At 20 years, full-time associates receive a crystal/platinum star & $10,000. This year we celebrated 6 (10 yr.) and 2 (20 yr) associates. We offer 5 star cards - written opportunities to celebrate going above & beyond, contributing value to our organization. These are displayed on desks & in offices - a visual source of pride. Being appreciative & helping others feel significant are a large part of our culture. This year was our Best Year Ever and we handed out cash quarterly, monthly and annually depending upon the metric. When Talent Plus does well, we share a large percentage of our net income to associates.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

50% Company-paid health coverage for employees 50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
A companywide competition that supported People's City Mission and Cedars resulted in structures made from diaper and canned food donations and a Souper Bowl tailgate. One team won both events and the leadership of all of our social responsibility pillars judged.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (50% use it)
  • Telecommute option (16% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Subsidized breakfast/lunch - focused on locally/closely sourced; free snacks; free & subsidized beverages; take home meals; onsite pkg/mailing services; massage therapy; discounted/free tickets; fitness classes; auto detailing; dry cleaning; travel to/from airport; children's holiday events; ability to use facilities @ no cost; $100 scholarships for kids' summer activities; free parking; dedicated offices/work space; recycling centers on each floor; lodging on campus available to associates/families; onsite fitness & wellness classes; onsite health screening & shot clinics;)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
45 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take5 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • We hold all associates accountable for this. is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 12 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Talent Plus associates support Cedars annual Power of the Purse by volunteering and purchasing handbags!

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
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How to Get Hired

We asked Talent Plus, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Positivity and exactness are tickets to admission. We accept people based upon who they are and their framework of needs, not the framework of ourselves, so we look for evidence of an individualized and caring approach. We operate on relationships. People who thrive at Talent Plus are intentional about buidling positive relationships. Individuals don't have to be extroverted, but must have strength in connecting to others to build healthy teams. Our business is complex and sophisticated; curious individuals with an insatiable desire to learn are a great fit. We don't have a lot or rules/regulations, so we look for ambuiguity tolerance and self-direction. We look for demonstrated focus (fundatmentally about biological energy and its direction). We look for assertiveness -- associates who can express their needs/goals. We select for integrity. Associates at Talent Plus know fellow associates act upon the best interests of our clients and one another.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We are always recruiting. When a candidate goes beyond "applying," it gets our attention. An example of this is a unique, interesting cover letter: A candidate compared great companies and Talent Plus to Greek yogurt, "it's about the culture." It set them apart through creative courage. An individualized approach sets people apart. When a candidate takes the time to learn our recruiter's name and does their homework on who we are and expresses it in some fashion during the process, it gets our attention. We notice when a candidate has good questions. Applicants are making important life decisions and those who fit best bring good questions. When talented people have the opportunity to express their talents, we take notice, e.g. when someone loves their job and performs it with excellence, whether a server at a restaurant, acting as a volunteer or performing their work role with excellence.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Technology, research and sales roles to support our strategic growth. This includes Java developers and other software developers, research and data scientists as well as sales professionals who understand our industry and possess a consultative sales approach.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit the Careers page on Talent Plus' website, www.talentplus.com, and complete an application. Candidates will have an opportunity to upload their resume to start the process. As well, they should become as familiar with Talent Plus - our culture and the solutions we offer -- as possible so when they arrive for an in-person interview, they will have questions to ask those with whom they visit. If they don't want to apply online, they can simply call our recruiters directly at 1.800.VARSITY and ask for Kyle Bruss or Kesha Harris.

hiring Outlook

20 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 22% Job Growth
34 Average applicants per opening 1,111 Total job applicants
54% New hires by employee referrals 29% Openings filled by current employees
4 Recent graduates hired 6% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
17% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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