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.

  • Are you promoting the right people?

    Are you promoting the right people?

    Your organization’s system of promotion or succession planning is a key deciding factor in whether or not you achieve organizational success. But how do you know you are promoting the best people?

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  • Competencies as a source of competitive advantage

    Competencies as a source of competitive advantage

    Among their many benefits competencies allow businesses to deliver increased value to their customers, and boost performance among their employees.

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  • Competencies empower employees to take charge of their careers

    Competencies empower employees to take charge of their careers

    If an employee is looking to move into a different role within your organization, identifying their core competencies is a great first step towards identifying the positions that will be the best fit.

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  • What the top business trends of 2018 mean for your organization

    What the top business trends of 2018 mean for your organization

    It is the perfect time to touch on the larger trends that have emerged in business in 2017. For leaders, it is time to take stock of your organization's initiatives in order to achieve success.

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  • Motivating different types of employees

    Motivating different types of employees

    As a leader, you want your staff to be able to perform at their full potential. Understanding those who work for you and how to motivate them is key to having employees that achieve their goals.

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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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  • Talent management in a multi-generational workplace

    Talent management in a multi-generational workplace

    A common challenge leaders face in today’s workplace is managing many generations. So what can today’s leaders do to ensure different generations are able to collaborate and achieve success?

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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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  • Reaching the next level of your career

    Reaching the next level of your career

    It’s the question that should always be in the back of your mind, ‘How can I advance and move forward in my chosen career?’ In today's competitive job market, here are some tips for moving forward.

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  • Work experience isn't one size fits all

    Work experience isn't one size fits all

    Career paths are no longer as straightforward, and as such the way we look at experience needs to change. Focusing on different types of experience can help you take the next step in your career.

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  • Emerging trends in HR analytics

    Emerging trends in HR analytics

    As HR analytics continues to generate interest, and more organizations become involved, a number of common trends are appearing that indicate the direction of analytics in the coming years.

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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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  • If you’re not using competencies for onboarding, here’s why you should

    If you’re not using competencies for onboarding, here’s why you should

    After the hiring process is over you may think that the hardest part of bringing on new talent is behind you. However, you’re now facing the onboarding process, the task of teaching your new hire thei

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  • Invest in the future by developing high potential employees

    Invest in the future by developing high potential employees

    In a typical workplace, approximately 20 percent of employees are considered top performers who generate exceptional value. HR professionals have recently become interested in identifying those...

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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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  • 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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  • 4 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

    4 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

    You court them on social media and at job fairs. You interview, test, and reference-check them. You negotiate with them, file paperwork, and onboard them.

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  • How Investing In Employee Training Benefits Your Business

    How Investing In Employee Training Benefits Your Business

    As the economy picks up and organizations shift from survival to growth, learning and development is becoming a key area of focus for HR. According to Bersin’s 2016 Corporate Learning Factbook, US...

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