Recruiters Must Learn Talent Development (and vice versa)

HR Bartender

A speaker asked an audience of about 100 human resources professionals – who has a kickass talent acquisition function. The surprise? I could understand if half of the audience didn’t raise their hand, but not one. I completely understand the need for specialization.

Building a Talent Development Program for Millennials

Everwise

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.

The Talent Development Series

Saba

It's no secret that making your organization the best it can be starts with talent development. With this in mind, we started the Saba Talent Development Series, a series of short, digestible webinars all with talent development at their core. We aren't just talking about learning and development here.

The Neuroscience Behind The Successful Talent Development

Rallyware

The approach you’ve chosen for your training program is crucial in the success of the L&D strategy, which is vital for a company’s growth and important to executives, as the efficiency of training affects productivity. Active learning is key .

5 Things the Modern Worker Looks for in Talent Development

Cornerstone On Demand

Members of Generation Z are starting their careers, and millennials now make up more than one-third of the U.S. This means that workplace priorities and expectations are shifting as older generations become the minority. When it comes to learning and development, younger generations have a different outlook and set of priorities than those who have come before them. A recent Gallup poll found that 87 percent of millennials say on-the-job development is key.

3 Reasons 1:1s Must Be the Start of Talent Development Strategies

Saba

You have likely over-thought learning and development, HR, or leadership solutions at work as well. The truth is many times the best solutions are the simple ones staring us directly in the eye. The solution is so close to us, we simply can’t see it.

Growing Talent Development Firms: Product Strategy

ATD Human Capital

One of the conclusions I have drawn from my more than 40 years in the talent development supplier industry is that few firms have a handle on how to consistently develop market-viable products or programs. The first would be a market requirements document (MRD).

Growing Talent Development Firms Product Strategy II

ATD Human Capital

It described using the Ansoff Matrix to determine whether to create new or existing products for new or existing markets. This two-by-two table can help plan resources accordingly depending on the decisions made. The first factor is its overall socioeconomic design.

5 Ways Managers Can Guide the Talent Development Process

Cornerstone On Demand

Being responsible for the lives of more than 200 Marines in times of peace and, more importantly, during war is a heavy weight to bear. The consequences of failure are staggering. That's why a young Marine officer's most crucial task is ensuring that those under his command have the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to succeed. This resonates with me and my role as a learning professional. Talent development is a new buzz word, and we talk about it all the time.

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. If renewal doesn’t take place, the organization simply dies.

Talent Shortages Hit the Levels of 2007: In-house Talent Development Comes to Rescue

Rallyware

Such a shortage is higher than that during the Great Recession. In this article, we’ll explain how companies survived then and how you can solve employability issues with in-house talent development now. And they didn’t cut the workforce, despite the odds.

Talent Development Lessons Learned of Working with Industry Leaders

Rallyware

Continuous, personalized employee training is a large part of effective in-house talent development. However, it’s not the endpoint. Sometimes even high-skilled employees equipped with the latest technologies encounter difficulties and fail in completing tasks. Yes, poor performance happens but you shouldn’t be afraid of it; on the contrary, it’s your chance to bring in modifications that will help your company in the long run.

3 Business Imperatives for Successful Talent Development

Visibility Software HR

Surveys show that employers are increasing their training budgets in order to meet their talent needs. But money alone isn’t enough to achieve quality talent development results: increased employee retention, productivity and engagement, as well improved succession planning.

Gamification Boosts Employee Engagement and Talent Development

Rallyware

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.

Growing Talent Development Firms: Industry Disruption, Interruption, and Corruption

ATD Human Capital

Disruption is probably the most overused word in the business world today. The disruptive era is upon us with no signs of slowing down, particularly given the continuous advent of technology and the sharing economy. Disruption in the Talent Development Industry.

The Upcoming Evolution of Recruiting and Talent Development

Rallyware

Nowadays, the recruiting process is very different from what it was ten years ago. The digital world calls the shots. A survey shows that 92% of recruiters use social media when looking for the perfect job candidate. When you are trying to win over talent in a highly competitive environment, a vital thing to keep in mind is that everybody is on the go. Continuous learning: an economic imperative. How is LinkedIn preparing for the future of work?

7 Reasons Talent Development and HR Leaders Should Adopt Open Badges

ATD Human Capital

According to a recent Aberdeen Group report , four out of five businesses say they are facing a critical shortage of talent. And t here are signals that the emerging workforce will look very different than it does today. Trends Shaping the Workforce.

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.

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

Rallyware

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.

Here's How HR Leaders Are Addressing Talent Development During a Federal Hiring Freeze

Cornerstone On Demand

An election year in the U.S. This year, HR leaders in government are preparing for the reality that they have to do more with much less after the President's Executive Order freezing all Federal hiring (except for some public safety organizations and the military). To improve results without increasing total operating costs, departments are exploring ways to foster growth organically—such as mentorship programs, collaborative projects and lunch and learns.

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

Rallyware

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.

9 Tips for Reducing Complexity in Talent Development. and Beyond

ATD Human Capital

During a series of keynotes I delivered in Europe, Asia, and the United States, it became evident that those in attendance shared a frustrating reality: Their workdays completely revolved around emails, meetings, and reports. If any of the above sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

ATD to Present New Research on Talent Development in Banking at the 2017 Bank Trainers Conference

ATD Human Capital

In the United States, there are approximately 6,100 banks and another 6,000 credit unions , and many of these institutions operate multiple branches. ATD members and Bank Trainers Conference attendees will be emailed a download link when the report is released.

5 Actions That Set Up Your Talent Development For Success

Visibility Software HR

Talent development is an intensive and complex process that is worthwhile, if performed effectively, because of the great results you can achieve— reduced turnover, improved productivity, improved succession planning, etc. Define the required competencies for each job (e.g.

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.

It’s All in Your Head: Why Neuroscience Is the Key to Talent Development

ATD Human Capital

Why should talent development professionals learn about neuroscience? Why should we study the workings of the brain and nervous system? Understanding the brain helps us explain why instructional design practices work. The brain has about 86 billion neurons.

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.

The Benefits of Cost Effective Talent Development

Saba

This is the second post in a three-part series for Learning at Work Week taking place May 16-20, 2016.Be sure to read Teala’s first post about the benefits of building a culture of learning. The key word here is properly. Get strategic with learning and development.

The Talent Development Mandate: How Digital Leaders Succeed

SuccessFactors

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?

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

Talent Development Trends from the ATD Conference

FlashPoint

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.

Talent Development in the Post-Truth Age

i4cp

The Oxford Dictionary has proclaimed “post-truth” the 2016 Word of the Year. Their website reported that post-truth could be one of “the defining words of our time.” The term emerged during the U.S. election campaign and its use has intensified in the early days of the new administration. Our curricula dominated what employees had to learn from. We aren’t the thought police.

Smart Microlearning Implementation Improves Workforce Training

Rallyware

A ccording to the most recent Learning Technology Trends Survey by the Brandon Hall Group, almost half of the companies surveyed are actively looking to replace their current learning management system. The number one reason cited by an overwhelming 88 percent is the need for a better user experience. Microlearning demands that we think about learning and development in a new way. Analytics to connect training with business results.

People First: MaryAnn Fulco, VP of Learning & Talent Development at Matchbox Food Group

TemboStatus

We're tracking down TemboStatus users inside the world's most amazing organizations to discover their favourite tools, inspirations, pet peeves and the philosophy behind what makes them so great. Founded in 2003, Matchbox Food Group currently owns and operates 15 locations in the U.S.

Change Creates Opportunity for Talent Development Teams

FlashPoint

Whether you’re dealing with an acquisition, a merger, a reorganization, or another common business scenario, talent development teams play a critical role. Are you ready for the challenge? Scott Thomas, Senior Director of Content Development and Certification at Salesforce, recently spoke to the central Indiana chapter of the Association for Talent Development, sharing his experiences with change and offering advice to talent development professionals.