Talent & Learning Specialists

Resources for relevant issues to talent and learning specialists, with a focus on solving the issues that they face in their work.

  • Why talent mobility is important for the workforce

    Why talent mobility is important for the workforce

    Competition for top talent is increasing, and so is an organizational focus on engagement and retention. Today’s economy is changing rapidly, meaning organizations need agile workforces.

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  • A Q&A with Dr. Nicholas Bremner: The Highlights

    A Q&A with Dr. Nicholas Bremner: The Highlights

    Each month here at HRSG we’ve been taking the opportunity to showcase the knowledge of some of our in-house experts.

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  • Best practices for testing to measure employees

    Best practices for testing to measure employees

    Testing is an integral part of any HR strategy, with a role to play throughout the talent-management lifecycle.

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  • Using competencies to eliminate skill gaps

    Using competencies to eliminate skill gaps

    It should be everyone’s goal to improve their skills, but if you don’t know where your skills are lacking then where do you start? By using competencies, you can determine what gaps exist.

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  • Using competencies to uncover hidden talent

    Using competencies to uncover hidden talent

    The success of an organization is built on the strengths and talents of its employees, and many organizations spend significant amounts of time and money attempting to identify and develop key talent.

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  • Performance reviews: the end of an era?

    Performance reviews: the end of an era?

    Long considered a necessary evil, the efficacy and value of performance reviews has recently been called into question by business leaders and academics alike. Today, a wave of prominent...

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  • The underrated importance of soft skills

    The underrated importance of soft skills

    As technology advances and jobs become more automated, soft skills will actually become more important than ever. You’ll need both technical and soft skills to succeed in the workplace.

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  • Engaging and developing talent with competencies

    Engaging and developing talent with competencies

    Explore some of the biggest talent trends impacting career development today.

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  • Do you have leadership potential?

    Do you have leadership potential?

    Not every great leader started out that way. They had to start at the bottom and prove themselves in lower level positions, as ‘followers’, before moving into a leadership role.

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  • How to give effective feedback in the workplace

    How to give effective feedback in the workplace

    Feedback is essential to success at every organizational level, but not all types of feedback are created equal. Today, many organizations are leaving traditional performance reviews behind.

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  • Closing the growing skills gap

    Closing the growing skills gap

    One of the most pressing issues in the workplace today is lengthy job vacancies due to an increasing talent gap. This is a problem that needs to be solved in order to improve organizational efficiency

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  • Educating the Next Generation of Leaders

    Educating the Next Generation of Leaders

    The workplace is changing, which means that employees and executives alike need to evolve. As one example, companies are shifting to a “digital mind-set”, meaning we are more comfortable with...

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  • How personalization is changing—& improving—HR

    How personalization is changing—& improving—HR

    As consumers, we are living in a golden age of choice, flexibility, and control, where we can mold the world to our personal interests, preferences, and needs. As employees, we’re bringing those...

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  • Retain and develop talent with competencies

    Retain and develop talent with competencies

    Regardless of the industry you operate in or what parts of the world you do business in, it’s likely that attracting talent is an ongoing challenge. While the ability to attract new talent is...

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  • Unlocking Career Development with Competencies

    Unlocking Career Development with Competencies

    Today’s workplaces are multi-generational, multicultural, less hierarchical, and more individualistic than ever before. This has made ‘one size fits all’ development plans a thing of the past.

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