Building from the Bottom Up: Strengthening the Bottom Line by Investing in Front-line Workers | Harvard Business School

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Business leaders continue to express concerns about their ability to fill open jobs. And while many leaders are asking, “where can I get the workers I need?,” this 86-page report suggests employers ask and answer, “how do we keep the workers I have?”  The report explores this question through the lens of a company’s front-line workers—who represent 44% or 53 …

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2022 Workplace Learning Report: The Transformation of L&D | LinkedIn Learning

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The Learning & Development (L&D) function is critical to achieving an organization’s talent priorities–ranging from upskilling, internal mobility, and employee wellbeing. But for L&D to support the rest of the organization in each of these endeavors, they must identify ways to build their capabilities and future-proof themselves. This 56-page report provides insights into how the L&D …

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The Definitive Guide to Recruiting: Human-Centered Talent Acquisition | Josh Bersin Company

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Last week, I posted how firms continue to express concerns about their ability to attract and hire the right talent. A few tactics I shared to address this issue include: a) expanding selection criteria to identify hidden talent, b) activating the internal talent marketplace to deploy internal talent quickly—where and when needed, and c) simplifying the application process to reduce candidate drop-out …

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Redesigning Jobs, Organizations, and Work | The Josh Bersin Company

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Many organizations continue to face challenges in attracting and retaining top talent. Simultaneously, workers still rank lack of career development opportunities as a primary reason for leaving their organizations. One untapped opportunity for opening up new career opportunities for workers and helping firms expand their talent pool for open jobs is skills adjacencies. Skills adjacencies are linkages …

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How AI-Driven Nudges Can Transform an Operation’s Performance | McKinsey

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Organizations use various forms of “coaching” to develop their workers. Despite their effectiveness, many coaching tactics limit how many workers an organization can impact simultaneously, usually due to resource and time constraints and broad manager spans of control, to name a few.  But as pointed out in this article, a segment of firms is combining …

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Assignments Are Critical Tools to Achieve Workplace Gender Equity | MIT Sloan Management Review

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As the effects of the pandemic hinder organizations’ ability to meet their talent needs, work assignments—assigning work tasks, activities, or projects to internal workers—are an increasingly viable talent strategy. However, firms can inadvertently cause potential disparities in the experiences or perceptions of assignments between worker groups (e.g., women are often overlooked for challenging work assignments because of …

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How Internal Talent Marketplaces Can Help Overcome 7 Common DEI Strategy Pitfalls | Deloitte Blog

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are top priorities for many organizations. Simultaneously, firms increasingly show interest in exploring artificial intelligence solutions for driving more fair and efficient talent practices. This Deloitte article addresses how firms can use internal talent marketplaces (ITM) as one enabler to achieving desired DEI outcomes. An ITM is an AI-enabled platform that allows …

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Organizations Need a Dynamic Approach to Teaching People New Skills | Harvard Business Review

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The shelf-life of skills continues to decline rapidly, presenting challenges to firms as they prioritize upskilling and reskilling efforts. According to BCG’s 2021 research on 32 HR and people practices, upskilling and reskilling ranked second in terms of the most significant gaps between current capabilities and future importance. Similarly, LinkedIn’s 2021 Workplace Learning Report found that upskilling and …

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Reviving the Art of Apprenticeship to Unlock Continuous Skill Development | McKinsey Quarterly

Talent Development

According to BCG’s 2021 research on 32 HR and people practices, upskilling, reskilling, and learning and development ranked #2 in terms of the most significant gaps between current capabilities and future importance. Similarly, LinkedIn’s 2021 Workplace Learning Report, found that upskilling and reskilling is the top priority for L&D pros globally. And while many L&D teams are …

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The Workforce Learns 2021 Report | Degreed

Talent Development

LinkedIn’s 2021 Workplace Learning Report notes that upskilling and reskilling is the top priority for L&D pros globally. And, according to BCG’s 2021 research on 32 HR and people practices, upskilling, reskilling, and learning and development ranked #2 in terms of the most significant gaps between current capabilities and future importance. As learning functions address these areas, this …

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