Talent
Engagement
Team
Voice of Customer
Fun & random!
100

Which program is being sunset at the start of 2024 and why?

Engineer Manager Immersion Program. We've exceeded the qualified applicant pool and reached our goals. More work to be done, but we're pivoting to focus on front line leaders in different ways. 

100

What are the three key priorities enterprise comms has for tech? 

Elevate Tech's internal presence, strengthen Target's position as a Tech leader and employer of choice, Enhance Brett's credibility externally. 

100

Which TM has a child in college AND in kindergarten? And also coached a baseball team to a championship?

Lynnisha! What's your key role within the team & something to know about working with you

100

When asked in Fall 2023, what was the most common thing folks loved about working within Target tech? 

People are friendly, willing to help, and willing to support each other. 

100

What musical features the characters Elphaba, Galinda, and Fiyero?

Wicked

200

What are the 3rd party learning tools our team is responsible managing? Which platform do users report is most valuable? 

Pluralsight, O’rielly, Coursera, Percipio (we don't own but have to think about). MVP: Pluralsight

200

What are the names of 5 organizations we partner with  to drive our tech brand and provide development opportunities for team members? Organizations must have local presence 

Minnesota Technology Association (MnTech), Minnestar, Society for Women Engineers, Open Source North, Think IT Association, NSBE

200

Which TM played Tevye and Golde in Fiddler on the Roof 5 separate times, last time with all three of their kids in it too.

Denise! What's your key role within the team & something to know about working with you?

200

What methods have we used to gather Voice of Customer insights? What populations have we met with?

Culture Cafe for L4-L6, Culture Cafe for L6-L8 leaders, Unconference with early career, Team Voice survey, feedback from key events, etc. 

200

What are the most popular halloween candies per Candy.com? Please name at least 3 of the top 7.

Reese's peanut butter cups, M&Ms, Hot Tamales, Skittles, Sour Patch kids, Starburst, and Hershey's Kisses

300

What are 3 key priorities for talent in 2023/2024? 

Lateral movement (flexible careers), generative AI training, developing front line leaders. 

300

What engagement initiatives are designed specifically to solve business challenges?

Hackathon, Innovation weeks, Incubator,  etc. 

300

Which team member draws and loves creative things? As their first job, they were a stablehand at a horse barn.

Sammy! What's your key role within the team & something to know about working with you

300

What are the three key challenges leaders are facing per the team voice survey? 

1) Wanting more career conversations with their leaders 2) Wanting to feel like they can reach their career goals at Target 3) Feeling valued and rewarded (recognition) 

300

Which artists have the highest grossing concert tours of all time? Name at least 2 from the list to receive points. 

Elton John, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, U2, and Coldplay 

400

What is one of the key enterprise focuses for talent? 

Performance management and giving leaders tools for PIPs etc., career campaigns, career experiences for TMs, etc. Jenna- share more! 

400

What are 3 key strategic priorities for the engagement team?

Build Hybrid routines and strategy (partner), Social media and External brand, partnerships and sponsorship strategy, internal communication flow, engagement (events) strategy. 

400

Which team member has 3 given names. The root words from one of their names has the meaning "family" or "lineage".

Touchsavong Taa-sa-vong (or Jeff)! What's your key role within the team & something to know about working with you

400

What was the most talked about theme when we did a Voice of Customer session with TLPs and EEPs?

Hybrid work: frustration about inconsistent rules, wanting their teams to come onsite more if they have to be local. They want clear and consistent "rules" but also want flexibility. 

400

What are some of Gen Z's favorite brands? Name at least 5 of the top 10? 

Phone: apple, Restaurant: Chick-fil-A, Footwear: Nike, Streaming platform: Netflix, Social Media App: Tiktok, Skincare: Cerave, Beauty: Sephora, Snack: Goldfish

500

What are 2 of the most polarizing tech talent changes we've seen this year?

Promotion is driven by openings versus "readiness" OR managing to head count footpint, OR remote work approval has slowed down OR TLP final placement

500

What is the key strategy for the enterprise Team Member Experience team? 

Focus on moments that matter across the entire TM life cycle:Recruitment + Selection, Onbaording, Growth and development, Job change or team change, significant life event, retention, exit/alumni. 

500

Which Team member played in the World Series of Poker Main Event & World Poker Tour Aruba?

Matt! What's your key role within the team & something to know about working with you

500

What were the 5 themes we learned about Team Members' perceptions of Target Tech's current culture?

Our culture is siloed and folks want a more consistent tech TM experience, there's no clear purpose or strategy for target tech, people want more clear and direct communication from leaders, "learning has died," our hybrid policies are confusing and inconsistent. 

500

Which companies have the happiest workers per Bloomberg? Name at least 3 to win!

Love's Travel Stops, H&R Block, Delta, Tata Consulting Services, Accenture, IBM, L3Harris, Wipro, Infosys, Nike

999

Which team member is obsessed with the podcast Modern Love? 

Jade! What is your role and something to know about working with you?

999

Which team member played trumpet on an Italian cruise ship for a few months cruising around the Mediterranean

Emily!What's your key role within the team & something to know about working with you

999

Which team member was in a NFL Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show? They also "tend to make big life decisions quickly and based on their gut"

Jenna! What's your key role within the team & something to know about working with you

999

Which team member cries when they are happy, cries when they are sad, and cries when they feel anything! Known to carry their heart right on their sleeves. 

Brynn! What's your key role within the team & something to know about working with you

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