Category: Talent Strategy

The Amazing Business Impact of Superior Talent Management

The Amazing Business Impact of Superior Talent Management

For the last several years HR and Corporate Training managers have been desperately seeking ways toReturn on Investment cost-justify their increasing investments in talent management programs, processes, and systems. And many vendors have tried to develop cost-justification models and case studies which prove its business impact.

Today, with our launch of the 2009 Talent Management Factbook®, ... Read more»

The State of Learning and Talent Measurement:  A Work in Process

The State of Learning and Talent Measurement: A Work in Process

In April we published our bi-annual State of Learning and Talent Measurement research and again the news is mixed.  (Report available here at no charge.)  A few tidbits for you to think about:

  • Only 16% of the 400+ responding organizations have a strong learning and talent measurement program in place, and almost half (49%) have
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Talent Mobility:  What it is and why organizations need it

Talent Mobility: What it is and why organizations need it

Talent MobilityOne of the themes of our exciting new Succession Management research is what we call “transparent talent mobility.”  It’s an important new concept in talent management, and one which came to us after more than a year of research into various succession management programs.

Let me start with the underlying issue: today, and on into ... Read more»

ARAMARK:  Talent Management at its Finest

ARAMARK: Talent Management at its Finest

ARAMARK is one of the country’s most well-run, talent-driven companies – and they are proof that talent management, when done well, is one of the most important business strategies a company can embrace.

Who is ARAMARK?

ARAMARK is an amazing 250,000 person global company which provides facilities management and food service for many of the ... Read more»

Deep vs. Wide:  The New Career Strategy

Deep vs. Wide: The New Career Strategy

Times are tough.  Today we learned of another 590,000 jobs lost and that US unemployment rose to 7.6%.  We seem to be getting several emails each week from high powered HR or L&D professionals who have lost their positions at their favorite employers.  

I also speak regularly with top HR and L&D managers about their ... Read more»

After Talent Management:  Enter People Management

After Talent Management: Enter People Management

Business and HR leaders have been focused on integrated talent management for the last three years now, and it is clear that talent management concepts, strategy, and solutions have started to transform HR. Most HR organizations today now have an owner of “talent management” and this person is pulling together formerly silo’d HR processes like ... Read more»

Life or Death:  Building a Corporate Learning Culture

Life or Death: Building a Corporate Learning Culture

Witness the number of companies undergoing a wrenching transformation (read “potential death”) in today’s economy: the US Auto industry (GM, Ford, Chrysler) , the US Newspaper industry (LA Times, NY Times), and many elements of the financial services industry.

A recent global survey of 1100 business leaders by Boston Consulting Group found that one of ... Read more»

MetLife’s Multi-Generational Workforce

MetLife’s Multi-Generational Workforce

I recently completed a meeting with 200 of the top HR executives at MetLife, one of the most successful and sustainable global insurance companies.  MetLife’s Vice-President of People, Deb Capolarello, is developing an integrated talent management strategy to help the organization integrate all its well-established HR processes into business solutions. 

One of the problems MetLife ... Read more»

High Impact Talent Management: Top 22 High-Impact Processes

High Impact Talent Management: Top 22 High-Impact Processes

The Top 22 Business Processes which Drive Business Impact


In 2007 we conducted one of the largest-ever studies of corporate talent management:  we interviewed and surveyed more than 750 corporations to gain an understanding of their business problems, their talent challenges, and their levels of maturity and sophistication in 62 different talent management processes.

This ... Read more»

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What is Talent Management?

Talent Management” has become one of the most important buzzwords in Corporate HR and Training today.  In this article we will explain the history, principles, and processes of talent management and help readers understand this important area.

From Personnel to Strategic HR to Talent Management

To understand why Talent Management has become so important, we ... Read more»

Talent Management Changes HR

Talent Management Changes HR

“Talent Management” has become one of the most important buzzwords in Corporate HR and Training today.  In this article we will explain the history, principles, and processes of talent management and help readers understand our research agenda in this important area.

From Personnel to Strategic HR to Talent Management

To understand why Talent Management has ... Read more»

Talent Management: Too Important to Delegate to HR

Talent Management: Too Important to Delegate to HR

Talent Management is a Business Problem, not an HR Problem

As we complete our High Impact Talent Management® research (to be launched this May), we are uncovering some very important issues.  One in particular is the critical need to understand that talent management is not an “HR process ” but rather a “business process” which ... Read more»