Is Your Upskilling Program Paying Off? | BCG

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Numerous organizations are reskilling and upskilling their workforce. Given the substantial time, resources, and financial investments involved in these initiatives, it is imperative to pinpoint reliable measures for assessing the business impact of these efforts. However, organizations often struggle to find effective ways to gauge the effectiveness of their upskilling initiatives. This article proposes a three-step …

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How to Start Smart With a Talent Marketplace | MIT Sloan Management Review

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Internal mobility—the movement of employees across various work opportunities within an organization—is a critical component of a talent strategy. Organizations are increasingly leveraging internal talent marketplaces (ITMs), hosted on tech platform, to connect employees with diverse opportunities (like full-time roles or projects) for fostering career growth and efficient talent deployment. However, establishing an ITM presents challenges, demanding …

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A New Talent Operating Model: Becoming an Agile and Learning Organization Through Internal Talent Mobility | Organizational Dynamics

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Internal mobility (IM)—the movement of employees across roles and work opportunities within an organization—plays a pivotal role in effective talent management. While technological advancements like internal talent marketplace platforms facilitate IM, organizations tend to disproportionately prioritize these tech elements, overlooking equally critical non-tech aspects. In this new article, Edie Goldberg, co-author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent …

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The Skills Your Employees Need to Work Effectively with AI | Harvard Business Review

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This article underscores the importance of focusing on two categories of skills necessary for AI to complement human abilities rather than replace them: 1) Effective interpersonal skills encompassing communication, conflict resolution, and team cooperation, and 2) Domain expertise, which involves preserving and developing specialized knowledge. The authors present three key reasons why these two skill sets will be vital for organizations …

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Investing in Your Leaders as a Strategic Asset: A Fresh Look at Measuring the Impact of Leadership Development | Heidrick & Struggles

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This article discusses the growing trend of organizations investing in leadership development despite implementing cost-cutting measures in other areas. The authors emphasize the necessity for companies to understand the return on their investment in leadership development and present five key success factors for an evidence-based approach to measuring its impact: 1) Embedding Measurement Throughout the Learning Journey, 2) Defining …

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The End of Executive Coaching? | People + Strategy

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This in-depth article delves into the limitations and potential reinvention of the executive coaching industry in preparing leaders for future challenges. It identifies four flaws in the traditional coaching model and proposes solutions. One cited flaw is the oversimplification of “effective leadership” within executive coaching, neglecting unique contextual factors in each organization. Addressing contextual questions, such as the particular …

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Reskilling in the Age of AI | Harvard Business Review

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This new article, authored by members of Harvard’s Digital Reskilling Lab and the Boston Consulting Group’s Henderson Institute, outlines how organizations are embracing five pivotal shifts in workforce reskilling: 1) Reskilling is a strategic imperative. 2) It is the responsibility of every leader and manager. 3) It is a change-management initiative. 4) Employees want to reskill – when it makes sense. 5) It takes a village. Regarding …

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Strengthen Your Manager Pipeline by Promoting Self-Discovery | Gartner

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The transition from an individual contributor to a managerial role is a common aspiration for many early-career workers. According to this article, about two-thirds of those starting out in their careers hope to move into management. Interestingly, one in five managers eventually come to regret their choice of pursuing a managerial position. Given the evolving and increasingly …

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Guiding Questions for Talent Marketplace Readiness | Deloitte

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If you value content like this, sign up for my free Talent Edge Weekly newsletter, where I share practical tips and curated content on the world of work, workplace, and workforce, ever Sunday, 6 PM EST An organization’s ability to redeploy its internal talent quickly—where and when needed—can provide a competitive advantage. As firms build this …

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Learning and Development Playlist | Multiple Resources

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This one-page PDF includes a playlist of five resources for enabling learning and development (L&D) in an organization. These resources include:  2023 LinkedIn Learning Report. This 52-page report dives into various L&D topics, including internal mobility, upskilling/reskilling, and career development, to name a few.  The New Learning Environment by Gartner HR. This 42-page issue includes six …

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