Why learning matters for talent management
- Learning leaders must adopt a different mindset as companies face the most serious talent shortages of the century, Juan Ruiz-Hau writes for Chief Learning Officer. Since talent management includes learning, then part of this learning happens out there in the real world.
- A 2013 report from Forbes Insights and BMO Harris found that only one in ten executives say that their talent strategies are aligned with strategic planning.
- By using talent analytics, learning leaders have the ability to integrate data into the strategy and practice of talent management. This can help to design learning that serves employee needs to make the most of company objectives.
Talent managers must think in terms of how they can select candidates who not only have a great deal of valuable industry knowledge, but how they can then develop this for the benefit of the company through directive training. This is the objective that all talent managers need to be striving for. It's true that learning can and should take place in a variety of formats.
Talent management can be interactive and engage employees before they ever step foot in the organization. Technology that is collaborative in nature, between hiring teams and learning teams, can help to solidify the relationship between the two. This can support better employee performance and retention so that companies get a solid return on investment.
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