Growing Talent Development Firms: Exit Strategies, Part II

ATD Human Capital

It focused more on the why, when, and how of exiting a business. This second part to the topic will address the financial realities of exiting. Who Are the Buyers? Usually, the add-on is a firm that closes a gap in the offering of the strategic buyer.

The Talent Development Mandate: How Digital Leaders Succeed


According to Leaders 2020 , a recent study conducted by Oxford Economics and sponsored by SAP, the majority of leaders around the globe are not developing talent because of lack of training and lack of contact. What are the best ways to develop talent?

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5 Talent Development Challenges for HR in 2019


The US is experiencing historically low unemployment numbers. Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute 2018 Skills Gap Study, found that 2.4 million jobs will likely go unfilled over the next decade and that over the next decade more than $2.5

The Future of E-commerce Lies in Talent Development and Smart Data

Rallyware for Human Resources

If we look back over the past several years, it is easy to track how far e-commerce has come within a short period of time. The e-commerce market in the United States is expected to hit more than $485 billion in 2021. Statistics also show that 40% of worldwide internet users have bought products online. That’s more than 1 billion online buyers and the number will only grow. It is no surprise that e-commerce is the future of the marketplace.

Talent Development Priorities in 2018: What L&D Leaders Should Focus on

Rallyware for Human Resources

Recently, LinkedIn released its 2018 Workplace Learning Report to highlight the latest L&D trends. The report touches upon the top priorities for L&D programs in 2018, listed below: How to train for soft skills. Consistent valuable global training.

Three Ways the Diversity Function Can Enhance Talent Development


How should Diversity and Talent Development functions together? Given i4cp’s recent release of its Talent Development Strategy Playbook and my role as chair of i4cp’s Chief Diversity Officer Board , I’ve been tasked with answering this question. With that definition firmly in mind, I see three areas where the office of Diversity and Inclusion can partner-with Talent Development to add value to the organization: 1.

Everwise Learning Series: Diversity & Inclusion in Life Sciences


Regardless of industry, diversity is no longer a nice to have. In the ever-growing life science sector (which includes pharma, biotech, and medical device companies), there is significant deficiency when it comes to diversity and inclusion (D&I). As an example, new research has revealed the severity of the gender gap in the boardroom and C-suite in Life Sciences as compared to other industries.

High Performing Organizations Have Leadership Diversity – #LeadLikeAGirl

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Every year in March, we celebrate the accomplishments of women on International Women’s Day. Women have and continue to create, discover, and innovate new products and services for the global economy. It will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 prior to the conference.

Should you include freelancers in your talent development program?

Fast Company The Future of Work

Freelancing is on the rise–and so is integration of freelancers into organizational teams. The “2018 Future Workforce” report from freelancing website Upwork, released in February, found that 59% of hiring managers are using flexible talent–freelancers, temporary, and agency workers–which is more than double the 2017 percentage (24%). At the same time, Americans have embraced freelancing as a career choice. The U.S.

Online Certification And Training For The Career You Want


Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are transforming learning today. From Stanford University to MIT, the world’s elite universities are providing these completely free online courses to anyone with Web access. Showcase what you have learned.

Human Resources Training: Key Components and Top 9

Digital HR Tech

No wonder that when it comes to Human Resources training, there is a myriad of options too. In this article, we’ll take a look at five key components to take into account when choosing your HR training. Five Key Components in Human Resources Training. Learning on-demand.

3 Ways to Provide Learning Opportunities In The Workplace


When looking to improve your organization’s culture, look first at your approach to professional learning. Creating a workplace with learning and development opportunities matters: 87% of millennials say it’s important in a job. What is Experiential Learning?

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. Training Spending. Training Modalities.

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.

Six Steps to Beat the Talent Shortage with L&D

Rallyware for Human Resources

First, we’d like to say this: every employee deserves to be a part of your learning and development strategy. The “identifying talent” process is often followed by the above-mentioned issues of manager’s perception. It also makes developing in-house talent easier.

Innovative Ways To Use Higher Education Diversity Programs


Want to find an industry that’s making progress in creating a more diverse workforce? Take a look at higher education diversity programs and check out the results. The importance and benefits of diversity in the workforce is not a new fact.

Why Companies Need To Elevate The Role Of People And Culture


As technology becomes more ingrained in our homes and lives, its uniqueness will always be about the human connection. If you shine a light on commercial success stories, you’ll see that much of that success is due to the people and culture. Diversity. Learning and adapting.

Motivating employees close to retirement


Earlier this month, motivating employees close to retirement surfaced as one of the most popular topics in the Everwise user community of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals and learners. That’s not surprising–employees approaching the traditional age of retirement of 65 are one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce. And by 2035, the U.S. Recognizing the value of older workers.

Mentoring can elevate women in tech (webinar recap)


Tech is one of the fastest-growing industries in America, yet why aren’t there more women in the sector? Despite dedicated efforts to educate and train women in tech, female representation in tech has been declining steadily since the 1990s.

Women Leaders Save The Planet – That’s Why Your Company Needs to Promote Them


As vice president of marketing at SAP Ariba, the world’s largest business network, I lead an initiative that helps companies establish ethical supply chains. I broke it down into five words she could understand: “Women leaders save the planet.”. Let’s hope companies learn the same.

Continuing Education & Technology: Equipping Your People to Tackle the Future


Robotics, artificial intelligence, and other technological advances are changing the business world. It is easy to say that people need to keep learning throughout their careers to stay ahead of the technology curve. However, the practicalities of this can be daunting. This is evident in The Economist’s f i n d i n g that on-the-job training is shrinking. Connect Technology Changes to the Big Picture.

Five Top Female L&D Leaders Discuss Corporate Learning and Development

Rallyware for Human Resources

International Women’s Day reminds us of all the achievements made by women throughout history and across nations. The Rallyware team wants to highlight how much women are contributing to the Talent Development industry. Why are there so many women engaged in the learning & development and human resources? How companies will deliver L&D in the near future. Consumerization of corporate learning.

ICYMI: What We Learned at SHRM 2019

Cornerstone On Demand

At the annual SHRM conference, thousands of HR professionals heard from industry leaders about the many trends shaping HR and came away with valuable insights to help them do their jobs better, and in turn, improve the employee experience at their organizations.

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How To Drive Digital Transformation In A Multigenerational Workforce


Most companies would agree that digital transformation has brought a wealth of changes to the workplace – changes in technology, processes, workflow, communication, and even overall services and products. There’s only one problem: the American workforce is not a cohesive one.

5 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Trends We Can Expect in 2020

EverFi - HR

As the year draws to a close, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remain top of mind for HR and learning and development professionals. A focus on DEI, both as an organizing principle of workplace culture and as a strategic business advantage, is an increasingly important topic for organizational leaders outside of the HR department. Today’s workforce is one of the most diverse in our nation’s history. Learn More! Learn More!

The Power of Building An External Network


We all know that we should be networking; even those of us who hate the very idea are at least vaguely aware that there’s some established benefit to meeting other people in our fields, people who might introduce us to great opportunities down the line. And while networking is a powerful force for everyone, women, in particular, may find that the earlier they begin actively networking, the better. Diversity in networking. On the surface that sounds great, right?

Social Selling: How to Avoid Four Major Distributor Mistakes

Rallyware for Human Resources

To generate new leads and grow sales in the fast-paced world, direct selling companies have to meet customers when they are offline or online. For this reason, distributors need to be adept in the art of social selling. According to the Forrester report , those companies that leverage social selling expand their outreach by 48%, increase their sales productivity by 41 %, and have a 39% greater lead volume. Distributors don’t engage with the audience.

Going Digital

HRO Today

The future of learning is digital—but are organisations ready to make the transition? The only sustainable competitive advantage is an organisation’s ability to learn faster than the competition.”. What are the barriers to the adoption of digital tools?

How To Create A Culture Of Connection Within Your Organization


Corporate leaders recognize the important role employee fulfillment plays in driving business success, and in recent years there’s been a strong focus on making workplaces collaborative, supportive and engaging.

The Next Generation Of Leaders


Two years ago, I posted an article about why the recruitment of great leaders is important for all organizations. The digital economy is disrupting the way we live and work. However, success in the digital economy is going to require a new kind of leadership, focusing on HOW!

6 Changes Your Company Must Make To Develop More Female Leaders


The most recent allegations of sexual harassment by management and subsequent apathy by HR at hot tech startup Uber have once again brought to the fore the lack of progress we’ve made in gender equality. The numbers of women of color in leadership positions is even lower.

Tight Labor Market: Here’s What You Should Focus On

Rallyware for Human Resources

If a company requires a degree, two rounds of interviews and a test for hard-skills, candidates can go down the street to another employer who will make them an offer that day,” points out Amy Glaser , senior vice president of Adecco Group. This statement perfectly describes the current state of the labor market, probably the tightest it’s been in years. Just for the record, companies in the United States have added jobs every month since October 2010.

Five Lessons Learned from “The Office” on Managing Employees Effectively

Rallyware for Human Resources

The Office , a well-known sitcom with such bright characters like Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert, Andy Bernard, and others, depicts a lot of funny though hyperbolized stories that can still happen in a workplace. The computer should be scared of me! So, what’s the lesson?

H&R Block Believes in Lifetime Learning as a Business Driving Force

Rallyware for Human Resources

Change happens around us every moment, making the future seem vague and mysterious. We shouldn’t forget that the majority of changes are people-driven. We create new technology to facilitate every aspect of our life, we improve medicine which results in increased life expectancy, creating an astonishingly diverse workplace with five generations working together. This is a sure-fire way to stay competitive in the future. So how can we get ready for the unknown?

Transforming Leadership Education Through Exchange Programs


We see scores of self-help books, motivational articles, and management forums elaborating upon the to-dos and how-tos for leadership. They all, more or less, articulate the same messages: Be agents of change. The case for education. The case for exchange programs.

Age Is Just A Number: How Peer-To-Peer Learning Can Strengthen A Multigenerational Workforce


Each generation brings its own values, skillsets, and contributions to the office. In theory, this diversity should be a strength, but sometimes it’s hard to get our team members to see past their differences and work together. Peer-to-peer learning. The generation gap.

Prove the ROI of Your Organization’s Learning Program


With the ever-increasing pace of work, taking a step back to focus on employee development can feel challenging. As a result, employees often lack the opportunity or tools to grow within their companies. Set the Wheels in Motion. And again, develop one set of questions.