Strategic Planning for Human Resources Leaders on One Page | Gartner

HR Effectiveness

Many HR organizations are planning their 2022 priorities, initiatives, and investments at this time of the year. And while a segment of firms prides themselves on having sophisticated, robust, and sometimes cumbersome planning tools and processes, one learning during the pandemic is that these plans can be altered quickly because of a rapidly changing business …

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How to Mix Your Talent Strategies to Bridge Skills Gaps | Gartner

Talent Management

As HR leaders help their firms determine the right mix of talent strategies to close skills gaps, this article provides a list of 11 talent strategies for HR leaders to consider. They range from acqui-hire (acquiring skills through acquisition), redesign work (change structure, workflows, role designs, etc), and use rotations or temporary assignments (move existing employees with needed skills on a …

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Let Your Top Performers Move Around the Company | Harvard Business Review

Talent Management

Internal mobility (IM)—the movement of employees across roles (and even assignments and projects) within the same company—is a key component of an organization’s talent strategy. However, many firms still struggle in this area. As pointed out in this article by Kevin Oakes, CEO of The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp),  one barrier to IM is …

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Research: Why Rejected Internal Candidates End Up Quitting | Harvard Business Review

Talent Management

Internal mobility is a vital component of a firm’s talent strategy. And one way organizations are enabling this strategy is through their internal talent marketplace (ITM). An ITM often uses a technology platform to make it easier for current employees to learn about and apply for new internal opportunities–such as jobs and projects. As firms …

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Gaining a Skills Edge Through Agile Talent Practices: From Pandemic to Permanence | Mercer

Talent Management

Firms are increasingly defining work by skills and tasks rather than just jobs and roles. And, one reason for deconstructing work from the job level to the skills and/or task level is to provide firms with greater flexibility in meeting changing business needs. (A more in-depth review of these reasons has been covered by thought …

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Our Next Normal Workforce Trends in 2021 Report | Randstad

Workforce Trends

As firms adjust their talent management strategies, this 26-page report by Randstad helps think through 1) What does a newly mobile workforce mean for hiring and retention? 2) How is remote work and the increased reliance on technology affecting different generations? 3) Can employers require vaccinations, and if so, how should they handle exemptions? 4) …

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The Reimagined Workplace a Year Later: Human Capital Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic | The Conference Board

Workforce Trends

The Conference Board recently identified four significant human capital and talent challenges firms will face in the months ahead. The four challenges are based on survey responses of 231 human capital leaders (mostly from larger firms) and include: 1) Adjusting to a world where a large share of employees primarily work remotely; 2) Recruiting qualified workers and retaining existing …

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Workforce Ecosystems: A New Strategic Approach to the Future of Work | Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review

Talent Management

Getting work done through various sources — including contractors, service providers, gig workers, and freelancers—is not a new practice for organizations. However, several converging factors have spotlighted the need for firms to view and manage their workforces as an “ecosystem” of both employees and non-employees. And as stated in this 43-page research report, when the workforce …

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Podcast: Getting Started with a Skills-Based Talent Strategy | Digital HR Leaders Podcast

Podcast | Webinar Talent Development

In this conversation with David Green and Karen Powell, Chief Talent and Learning Officer at IQVIA,  Karen discusses various points on IQVIA’s ongoing journey to shift to more of a skill-based talent strategy. She notes, “We have got to stop the organization thinking about purely job descriptions and instead how do we break up the …

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The Future of Work Is Through Workforce Ecosystems | MIT Sloan Management Review

Talent Management

Although many firms ostensibly view their workforces as both employees and non-employees (e.g., contractors, contingent), legacy talent management practices and workforce strategies often take separate, unintegrated approaches to managing internal and external workers. As a firms’ workforce increasingly crosses internal and external boundaries, this article submits that a more modern workforce management approach is warranted. …

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