The Airport Authority began the search for an integrated talent management system, one designed to align goals and calibrate performance data, integrate learning and employee development, and streamline succession planning. “More than anything, we were looking for a system that was flexible,” said Gale LaRoche, vice president, human resources for Wayne County Airport Authority.
Cornerstone’s ability to integrate with and support the Airport Authority’s existing talent management processes were key factors in the vendor selection process, as were positive peer referrals. Cornerstone provided us referral clients to speak with, so we were able to hear endorsements during our selection process," said Mary Mullally, HR project manager for Wayne County Airport Authority. "Those referrals helped us make the final decision to work with Cornerstone."
Ensured business continuity through performance and succession management. With Cornerstone Performance, the Airport Authority can easily track and evaluate performance, map succession scenarios, identify skills gaps, discover high potential talent and ensure people at every level of the organization are able to grow their careers. "We are relying on Cornerstone to help ensure that the level of professionalism, talent and experience that contributes to our world-class operation will remain hallmarks of our organization for many years to come," said Thomas Naughton, CEO of Wayne County Airport Authority.
Equipped employees with critical learning opportunities. Cornerstone Learning enables the Airport Authority to deliver, track and evaluate training across the entire organization. "Prior to using Cornerstone, all of our training records were maintained by separate departments," said Mike Bangs, training instructor and lead system administrator for Wayne County Airport Authority. "Now we have instant access to all records for tracking and reporting."
Realized savings on training and labor costs. With Learning, the Airport Authority delivers customized training anytime, anywhere and without additional cost. Time savings also have been significant. "Cornerstone Learning has freed up a fourth of my time over the course of one year," said Chris Kaminski, deputy director of risk management and safety for Wayne County Airport Authority. "That's three months where I'm able to focus on other strategic initiatives."
Received recognition from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Airport Authority recently received an FAA award for safety and operational improvements at DTW. "The FAA was very impressed with our use of a LMS to enhance our training and compliance initiatives," said Dianne Walker, director, airfield operations for Wayne County Airport Authority. "They indicated they're going to share our success story with other airports."