Building a Talent Development Program for Millennials


Though they sometimes get a bad rap, Millennials have passion, a desire to improve the world, and just as much to offer as any generation preceding them. Oh—they also prefer messaging or emailing versus picking up the phone. or specialized leadership development rotations.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

HR Bartender

Where has the year gone?! I feel like only yesterday I was putting away the holiday decorations and now it’s Spring! The good news is with Spring comes some great HR events. The agenda looks very interesting and I can’t wait to share my takeaways with you.

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Gamification Boosts Employee Engagement and Talent Development

Rallyware for Human Resources

They have to observe their competition and be able to adjust quickly to constantly changing markets – both for their products and services and for the workforce they rely on. Successful businesses today play the game well. And the stakes are clearly getting higher.

Talent Development Trends from the ATD Conference


FlashPoint had the privi lege of exhibiting at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) conference in Orlando in May. With more than 10,000 attendees and 400 vendors, the conference brought together thought leaders to talk about the latest trends in the talent development industry, and we were excited share in the dialog. She motivated the audience by describing the need to move the heart of employees.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

The next. How did talent acquisition end up here? human counterparts hire smarter The evolving role of the modern recruiter 12. w av e o f A I- le d r e cr u it in g The recruiting process. pressure to hire the right people. person for the job. talent.

How Talent Development Stands Apart From Other Retention Strategies

Visibility Software HR

More than two-thirds of HR professionals are struggling to recruit candidates for full-time positions, SHRM’s 2016 report “The New Talent Landscape” found. One clear takeaway: retaining employees is critical for meeting your talent needs.

Addressing 2015’s No. 1 business challenge:

HR Times

Posted by Robin Erickson on May 7, 2015. Culture and engagement issues rose sharply in prominence to become the No. 1 challenge identified in the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report. Culture and engagement: The naked organization. Read the trend.

Aligning #HR Technology With Your Talent Decisions

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions. Business leaders today are faced with a long list of talent decisions. Who should we include in the succession plan?

The Golden Rule of Giving a Great Presentation

HR Bartender

For many of us when we’re asked to do a presentation, we have to wear three hats: Developer – We have to put together the outline, references, resources, etc. We’re the developer of content. The good news is we’re also the subject matter expert.

How To Build a Successful Mentoring Program

HR Bartender

Organizations are facing some unique challenges when it comes to talent. The Boomer generation is planning to leave the workforce (or at least transition to part-time or semi-retirement). The UNC guide is a great place to start the conversation.

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Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #SMDAY

HR Bartender

As human resources pros, social media has become part of the way we do business. Often the first thing that comes to mind is social recruiting. In fact, if your organization already has a social recruiting strategy in place, that sets the stage for social learning.

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#atdMENA Jack Phillips and the ROI of Talent Development in Saudi Arabia

Strategic HCM

However when I''m pushed I usually recommend Jack Phillips approach as the way to do it. Why I recommend the approach - if you''ve got to do it! Firstly, the approach does make a lot of sense. I quite like the first example. I''m less compelled by the second example.

Corporate Culture: Your Company Is a Community

HR Bartender

I heard it at the Great Place to Work conference and again at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo. During the ATD conference, I had the chance to hear Michael Lee Stallard talk about his new book, Connection Culture.

Your Competency Model – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I’m a manager in the sales department. Our company does not have a competency model in place, but we want to offer some skills training for our sales managers. But now there’s some confusion about whether we should conduct the skills training given the absence of a competency model.

4 Ways Leadership Coaching Can Affect Customer Satisfaction

Qualtrics HR

Chances are, that great coach didn’t just help you learn to land that triple toe loop or run an option offense—he or she probably instilled in you the value of setting and achieving goals, delaying gratification and realizing your potential.

4 Types of One-on-Ones that Inspire Employee Engagement

Qualtrics HR

As a steward of the workplace environment, it’s critical to create a vibe that enables employees to do their best work and raise the bar on their performance to help the organization or team achieve its goals.

Top Human Capital Blogs in 2015

ATD Human Capital

What do talent development professionals in human capital care about? Here are the top 10 blog articles from ATD's Human Capital Community: Signs of a Learning Culture by Stephen Gill. Employee Motivation: The Neuroscience Connection by Ryann Ellis.

Why Career Planning Matters


Which is why attracting and retaining talent is critical to a company’s success. In fact, a comprehensive, global survey of employees and HR leaders by Reed Consulting revealed that one of the top reasons for employee attrition is lack of opportunities for personal and career development.

How to Meet the Needs of HR Customers (All 6 Types of Them)

Cornerstone On Demand

In order to transform HR into a strategic arm of an organization, executives and HR leaders alike need to see talent management as part of the business strategy, not just an overhead department. 1) The Organization. 2) The Executive Leadership. 3) The Managers.

How to Practice Intelligent Leadership

Qualtrics HR

But today expectations run higher than ever, even as the challenges that confront leaders multiply. Many of these qualities can be developed through training, coaching and personal desire. However, to be a truly effective communicator, the intelligent leader speaks and listens.

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Your LinkedIn Profile: Making It Work For You

Qualtrics HR

I graduated from college at the end of the recession in 2009 without a job and with very few prospects, like many other students that year. I felt like I won the lottery and happily moved to start my new job in a city I had never even been to before.

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Why the Best Companies Have Diverse Training Departments

ATD Human Capital

Diversity and inclusion in the talent development profession benefits organizations that desire longevity and overall growth. As the workforce changes, so should the faces of those who train it. A diverse training function promotes growth.

Prevent Exit Interviews With Stay Interviews

HR Bartender

They’re defined as structured interviews designed to learn the reasons that employees stay with a company or the conditions that might cause them to leave. As the talent wars continue, stay interviews can be a valuable way to engage and retain employees.

How to Streamline Talent Management

ATD Human Capital

If you are a talent development professional, you may be experiencing a shift in what is expected of you in your organization. Whether or not talent development is a part of HR, the profession is undergoing a similar evolution.

Talent Acquisition Analytics

New to HR

Successful talent acquisition is the key in creating sustainable leaders , and providing an organization with a strong and functioning foundation of employees who care about the needs of the business while working toward the overall advancement of the company.

#TimSackettDay Honors Victorio Milian

The People Equation

Today is the fourth annual celebration of Tim Sackett Day. It was started by HR blogger Laurie Ruettimann back in the day when she blogged at The Cynical Girl. Whenever our paths cross, be it a random Facebook interaction or an email conversation, I learn something.

International HR Management: An Interview with Debbie McGee


When I spoke at ALSHRM in May, she was presenting across the hallway on international human resources best practices. So I wanted to take a moment to chat with her and learn more about the special niche she fills. Ben: What was the most challenging part of international HR work?

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Training Your Managers


Managers are responsible for everything from goal setting to motivating employees, to making the company run smoothly. It’s important to ensure that your managers have the tools to keep your employees engaged, inspired and happy. Some of these tools include the ability to focus on their employees’ strengths, knowing how to curb employee turnover rates, and providing proper support to their teams. Here are 10 stats that prove why you should be training your managers.

The New and Improved Innovation Awards – Let 2015 Be Your Time to Shine


You might have heard the news that TotalConnection will be replaced by 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives. The even better news is that we will still honor customers for delivering outstanding business value using SumTotal solutions with the Skillsoft Innovation Awards.

Trends in Corporate Learning & Leadership Development

New to HR

Consistent talent development is an integral part of business advancement, and human resources must direct considerable attention to the nourishment of new leaders and skills training in order to stay relevant in a rapidly changing business environment. The Center for Creative Leaderships’ report on leadership development trends states that there are two types of development trends that HR must understand.

Welcome To Planet HR

New to HR

If life and the workplace can seem confusing at times, then Dr Steve Peters, psychiatrist, lecturer and not-half-bad athlete, thinks he can explain why. Welcome to the New To HR Book Series. Getting to know the chimp. Programming the superfast computer.

Build the Bottom Line by Measuring and Improving Employee Engagement


Employee engagement is the key to bottom-line performance. When employees are engaged, they’re willing to go the “extra mile” in their jobs. Engaged employees have a significant impact on the company’s performance. Track where and how all applicants learned of each opening.

JumpStart Personal Development AGAIN

New to HR

Personal development is one of the most important factors when it comes to talent sustainment , leader creation and overall job satisfaction among the workforce. These three crucial areas will have a direct impact on business if employee needs are not met, and require attention from the human resources function to ensure company-wide success. Working towards Digital #GlobalHR Practices with the Human Touch!

The Russian Tea Room, E-Learning, And The Future Of Work

SAP Innovation

I walked past the famous Russian Tea Room – not far from another favorite destination, Carnegie Hall. I was instantly transported back to the year 1985. Instead, I recalled a group celebration I attended there after three days of intense marketing research training.

Accelerate Leadership Development through Action Learning


Leadership development is changing—for the better. Instead it often involves multiple components that accelerate learning. Examples include combining classroom training with webinars for reinforcement or providing coaching in order to customize individual learning experiences.