Growing Talent Development Firms: Grow or Die?

ATD Human Capital

As ATD prepares to publish my new book, The Complete Guide to Building and Growing a Talent Development Firm , I thought a good final blog post, at least for now, should focus on the alternative to growth.

Critical Thinking and Talent Development: A New Blog


One of the most important agenda for HR Professionals today is to assess and develop critical thinking skills of their people. Pearson TalentLens India has launched a brand new blog that delves deeper into critical thinking and talent development.

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5 Tips for Building a Cutting-Edge Talent Development Program

HR Daily Advisor

In 2013, 52% of employers stated that their top business challenge was hiring and retaining talent. As this business challenge shows no signs of letting up any time soon, companies must rethink their approach to talent management. Strategic HR learning talent management

Research Summary: Lessons From the Leading Edge of Gender Diversity

Inpower Coaching

Study: Lessons From the Leading Edge of Gender Diversity ( McKinsey: Barsh, Nudelman, Yee, April, 2013 ). Finding: By integrating the findings of several years of research, McKinsey has distilled four qualities of the organizations with the greatest gender diversity.

Ask Achievers: How can we give effective constructive criticism?


Jewel is the Employee Success Business Partner at A chievers, where she develops and implements strategic HR initiatives pertaining to performance management, talent development, and employee engagement.

The State of College Recruiting 2012-2013

True Faith HR

Its a long report (57 pages), but one of the interesting highlights was asking employers which talent management strategies they were likely to incorporate over the next three years to circumvent potential skill shortages in their organization. Participating in early talent development programs on college campuses. Does this jibe with your 2013 recruiting plans?

Activating The Hidden Face of Workforce Diversity

Inpower Coaching

And there is definitely a connection, particularly in the new economy where talent is the most precious and limited resource. High performance leadership teams are built with talent and trust, not political correctness. But there is something going on behind these studies that you can learn from and leverage in your leadership development pipeline, so pay attention.

Aligning People and Business Strategies: A Ferrero Story

Cielo HR Leader

We talk to Luca Cico, General Manager of Ferrero North Asia about finding and retaining the right talent in the region to work for a distinct European business. In my current role I am responsible for developing the brand, growing market shares and developing people in the North Asia Region. Does that pose any challenges or opportunities when it comes to attracting and retaining talent? The people focus is really what we are finding is drawing talent to our Asia base.

The Biggest Gen Y and Gender Myths and Why Your Company Should Care

Inpower Coaching

Know that the diversity of talent among Gen Y leads to better innovation. For a deep dive at your company, check out Erica’s talent development young professional program. I recently published my Harvard study in Harvard Business Review : Busting Gen Y & Gender Myths and Why Your Company Should Care unleashing new research on the work-life aspirations of elite Gen Y women and men.

What’s Wrong With Women’s Empowerment?

Inpower Coaching

The efforts are integrated into the organizations talent development efforts from the board on down. What if the women’s empowerment workshops challenged women to respect themselves and develop their own authentic feminine leadership styles* – respecting their own internal power – and then actually supported them by redefining leadership in the organization to make room for InPowered leaders no matter what their gender or ethnicity?

Why Leaders Should Care About The Equal Pay Gap & Flexible Work-Life Arrangements

Inpower Coaching

As a culture, until we learn how to hire and pay for true talent (there are ways, see below), we’ll keep losing great female talent , who start to bail out of large organizations at the Director level seeking lifestyle success and entrepreneurial challenges. When I was running teams in technology giants and startups I was rewarded for bringing in good talent at the lowest wage possible. All good talent really cares about is money.

Mastering the Art of Strategic Thinking


A 2013 Management Research Group (MRG) study found that strategic thinking was the most important leadership quality to perceptions of “success” and “effectiveness” in the workplace — twice as important as communication. Develop strategic thinking skills.

Learning and Development Across Offices


Technology is driving global change, and our methods for learning and development (L&D) need to keep up. These companies understand that successful companies put time and energy into developing their people. Talent Development employee engagement learning talent development

What War for Talent?

China Gorman

Accenture’s 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey compares the expectations and perceptions of 2014’s university graduates with the realities of the working world according to both 2012 and 2013 graduates. Is this be a reflection on the lack of development for entry-level talent?

Mastering the Art of Strategic Thinking


A 2013 Management Research Group (MRG) study found that strategic thinking was the most important leadership quality to perceptions of “success” and “effectiveness” in the workplace — twice as important as communication. Creating a development program that helps talent grow as leaders within the company is more important than ever. Develop strategic thinking skills. The ability to think strategically is one of the most important leadership traits you can have.

Offboarding: A Crucial Part of The Employee Experience


According to Aberdeen’s 2013 onboarding and offboarding research , only 29% of organizations have a formal offboarding process in place. Human Resources employee experience employer brand HR human resources offboarding onboarding talent development

Our Shaky Millennial Education Foundation

China Gorman

In 2013, the NAEP found that 74% of U.S. Uncategorized China Gorman Millennials Talent Development

Build a Team of Personalities: One Consultant’s Approach to Improving Employee Engagement


In the spring of 2013, Nathan Smith encountered a staffing crisis that would change his life: Three of his five-person nonprofit team left in a matter of months. Talent Development company culture Leadership talent management

How Failing Made Spanx A Billion Dollar Company


I feel that failure is life’s way of nudging you and letting you know you’re off course,” she said at Women in the World Summit in 2013. “My After facing rejection on a daily basis by selling fax machines, Blakely developed a thick skin honing her skills as a salesman.

The Future Of Work Is Here Now, But Does Work Have A Future?


An Oxford University study in 2013 suggests 47% of jobs in the U.S. The future of work is not replacing jobs with complete automation; it’s about developing new skills by enhancing our skill set through technology.

On HR Professional Day, Looking Back and Moving Ahead


Today, September 26, is recognized as HR Professional Day—established in 2013 to recognize and celebrate the people who play a role like no other in the workplace. We are business strategists, problem-solvers, talent developers, culture curators and so much more.

How Top Companies Develop Their Leaders


In a marketplace with rapidly changing business requirements, where quality, service and innovation have become mere “tickets to play,” and disruptive technology, global competitors, and the rate of change itself create powerful and conflicting pressures for business leaders, how are organizations addressing leadership development needs? Larger organizations tend to more frequently use exposure to senior executives and high-potential development programs.

How To Use Instagram For Employee Training


But as we move further into the 21st century, one of the standout cultural developments is that of social media – something that naturally lends itself to training, but which many managers are still trying to figure out how to use effectively. Though first viewed with a certain amount of skepticism, the 2013 introduction of Instagram video has emerged as an undeniable success. Corporate training is something that should always be in flux.

How To Identify And Train The Skill That Matters Most

SAP Innovation

A 2013 survey of the St. First, develop a test that tackles some of the real problems people at your company will face. Watch Managing Your Talent Ecosystem: Best Practices. Human Resources corporate learning skilled workforce talent development

10 Reasons Why You Should Revamp Your Employee Training Program

SAP Innovation

Then, 2012 saw a rise of 12 percent, and 2013 experienced an increase of 15 percent. Whether it’s failing to develop employee skills and knowledge or provide meaningful learning experiences, most companies need to reevaluate and revamp their employee training programs.

10 Reasons Why You Should Revamp Your Employee Training Program

SAP Innovation

Then, 2012 saw a rise of 12 percent, and 2013 experienced an increase of 15 percent. Whether it’s failing to develop employee skills and knowledge or provide meaningful learning experiences, most companies need to reevaluate and revamp their employee training programs.

This Is How Google Redefines Performance Management

SAP Innovation

Google’s commitment to its employees can explain why the company has topped the Great Place to Work list in 2013 and 2014, and it has remained in the top five in the preceding years. Titled How Google Works , the book provides great insights into corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption. When it comes to unprecedented scale of success and growth, one company reigns supreme: Google.

Why the ROI of Learning Shouldn't Be a Question

Cornerstone On Demand

As companies increasingly recognize that an investment in learning directly impacts workforce productivity, satisfaction and performance, they are working to create and prioritize new educational and talent development opportunities for their employees. Employees recognize that they are in an era of lifelong learning , and that it is essential to continually develop and re-develop skills throughout their careers.

Layoffs (Usually) Don’t Work and Why They Harm More Than Help

Workplace Psychology

Coping with job loss or the danger of losing one’s job is a major source of stress (Riggio, 2013). Landy & Conte (2013) explained that because a worker may continue to have strong affective, continuance, or normative commitments to the organization, a job loss can be devastating. “[R]esearch

The Foundation of Successful Employees

ATD Human Capital

Having a strong onboarding program is one way to retain key talent. In 2014, Claudette Nunez, director of employee development and training at New York Community Bank (NYBC), and her team decided to focus on improving onboarding.

recap: a journey to improved engagement and culture

O.C. Tanner

In late 2013, Thomson Reuters’ CEO announced some major directional changes for the company. To save their company’s culture, without breaking the bank, they began focusing in on the employee engagement and development.

Train Employees to Fill Cybersecurity Talent Gaps


Since 2013 job postings for cybersecurity positions have increased 94 percent compared to a 30 percent increase in postings for overall information technology jobs. The demand for workers far exceeds the available talent. Cybersecurity touches every industry and every person.

An “Action Bias” Can Be Counterproductive

Workplace Psychology

The first lesson is from FYI: For Your Improvement , a guide for coaching and development. Impulse control is one of the more difficult emotional intelligence skills to develop as a teenager or adult if you don’t develop it earlier on in life. 2013).

Looking Fore Talent?

HRO Today

In Hainan, the talent is very limited,” explains Diana Du, the director of HR at Mission Hill’s resort in Haikou, the largest city on China’s vacation playground, Hainan Island. You also have to infuse new talent and expertise. The post Looking Fore Talent?

Addressing 2015’s No. 1 business challenge:

HR Times

A 2013 study by the Gallup polling organization reports that only 13 percent of the global workforce is engaged (while almost double that number [24 percent] are actively disengaged!). is the vice president for Talent Acquisition Research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP.