TOOLKITS & RESOURCES
Learning anywhere and anytime is a reality today. Here are our cherry picked resources and toolkits to enrich your learning and knowledge management. Ranging from “must read articles” to “how tos”.
How The Best Labs Manage Talent
We found that the best ones, regardless of specialty or industry, share a pattern of behavior across six key practices: talent, strategies and roles, collaboration, problem solving, portfolio and project management, and alignment with the needs of the business and the market. To understand what characterizes the best labs, we then studied 4,500 researchers in 260 laboratories in academia and research-based industries, including automotive, basic materials, high tech, and pharmaceuticals.
The Benefits Of Engagement & Strengths
In the 1990s, Gallup concluded a decades-long study into employee engagement. One of the key findings was that employees need 12 essential elements from their workplaces. Though workers do need to be paid — and though they do like status symbols such as corner offices — they also need fulfillment. If workers’ emotional needs are met, they become engaged with their companies, and their productivity, profitability, retention rate, and safety rate increase. They even get sick less often.
What Is Strategy
The question “What is strategy?” has spurred numerous doctoral dissertations, countless hours of research, and hearty disagreement among serious management thinkers. Perhaps this is why many executives also struggle with it. Nonetheless, decision makers seeking to steer a business to sustained success need a succinct and pragmatic response. After all, it can only help executives to have a shared definition of strategy when they are creating, communicating, and implementing a strategy for their business.
Great Manager Stories
What Great Managers Do Differently
The insight most commonly expressed during the interviews with 80,000 great managers challenges traditional human resource management and development beliefs. Thousands of great managers stated variations on this belief: “People don’t change that much. Don’t waste time trying to put in what was left out. Try to draw out what was left in. That is hard enough.”
The Rise & Responsibility of Talent Development in the New Labor Market
2018 Workplace Learning Report
The path to opportunity is changing.
The short shelf life of skills and a tightening labor market are giving rise to a multitude of skill gaps. Businesses are fighting to stay ahead of the curve, trying to hold onto their best talent and struggling to fill key positions. Individuals are conscious of staying relevant in the age of automation.
Enter the talent development function.
Why 2019 is the Breakout Year for
the Talent Developer
2019 Workplace Learning Report
As the modern workplace evolves, we see an imminent shift in the focus and influence of learning and development (L&D) professionals. Executives are increasingly looking to talent developers to support the business in strategic workforce planning, including attracting and retaining talent, and ensuring their people have the right skills for today and tomorrow.
So, what’s next for the talent developer?