Managing Big Talent at the Mid-Market Level

Published: April 03, 2014

This case study, authored by the Brandon Hall Group, describes how Valerus Career Academy used a holistic talent management approach to transform a traditional manufacturing environment into an inspiring workplace that offered real value to the company’s long-term employees.

The Challenge

Transform a traditional manufacturing environment into an inspiring workplace that offered real value to the company’s long-term employees

The Solution

Cornerstone OnDemand to improve the company's talent management strategy including the:

  • Performance management cycle
  • Succession planning cycle
  • Learning and development approaches
  • Creation of the Valerus Career Academy enabling top talent to be productive sooner, contribute more, stay longer

The Results

  • Moved safety metrics from industry average to a world-class rating
  • Received Shell and Chevron Safe Supplier recognitions; one of two companies to achieve this certification in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Increased training and development staff to meet the growing demand for its services
  • Increased completion of Career Academy resumés/profiles
  • Reduced turnover rates in 2012, declining from 31 percent in 2011 to 6 percent in 2012
  • Improved Employer of Choice branding; won Best Place to Work in Houston (midsize company) 2011
  • Increased revenues by 74 percent from the previous year

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