Category Archives: Talent Mapping

Training Talent for “Storeless” Retail

July 24, 2017   

With Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods, the retail industry continues to reel as it contemplates the future. Most certainly, it now seems that moving forward, more and more retail transactions will take place without stores. This means that training retail talent will also need to be radically rethought and at least some retailers (namely […]

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At-Risk Youth in the Talent Pool

November 5, 2016   

When most talent managers think about so-called “at-risk youth,” they are more likely to think about them in the context of a seasonal food or clothing drive or charity event than in the context of recruitment. The grim reality is that for a lot of “at-risk youth”–in the the United States, these youth are often […]

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The Gray Gender Gap

October 8, 2016   

On the surface gender differences in marital status may appear to be disconnected to talent management issues. In fact, they are far more entwined than one might expect. A recently released federal study reveals that across age groups, older men are far more likely to be married than older women. As reported in the New […]

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Could You Fire a Family Member? Family Business Challenges.

March 25, 2015   

Could You Fire a Family Member? How to Handle Difficult Talent Management Challenges in Today’s Family Business Family business in America can’t be underestimated—these enterprises account for 50 percent of America’s GDP, 60 percent of employment in the U.S. and 78 percent of all new job creation. (Clark, 2014). It’s not just the U.S. where […]

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Support Your Middle Managers

February 2, 2015   

Middle management is more often the butt of jokes than any other level within the organizational hierarchy. It’s a hard place to be for many reasons, but one that as many as 10.5 million American workers find themselves in at present. It’s worth remembering, however, that middle management represents a key time in the employee […]

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Movin’ On Up: Millennials in the Workforce

January 17, 2015   

In my last article, I asked the question, Are You Ready for Generation Z?  I think many would have to answer that question with a firm no. After all, it seems many organizations are still trying to figure out how to manage their Gen Y workers, the so-called millennials. Well, while some of you are […]

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Are You Ready for Generation Z?

January 17, 2015   

If you’re like many organizations, you may still be trying to figure out the Gen Y millennials and how to manage them, a topic that has been written about frequently on this site. Now to make things really complicated, the savviest companies are already courting Gen Z. Gen Z includes people born from 1994 to […]

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Emulating High-Performing Organizations Through the Use of HR Analytics

November 19, 2014   

HR analytics is a phrase that just immediately conjures ideas of massive amounts of data, boring details, and a mundane process. We’re not going to argue that some of those notions may be accurate, but at the same time effective. Detailed and comprehensive HR analysis can provide you with the framework for a talent management […]

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Creating an Internship Program That Creates Value for Your Organization

October 15, 2014   

Interns. The first thing this term probably brings to mind is having someone to grab you a cup of coffee or file paperwork. You probably don’t think of internship programs as having a tremendous amount of value to add to your organization, but that fault may lie less on your interns and more on your […]

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Managing Your Personal Talent Brand

October 4, 2014   

This website and its blog articles are full of all kinds of ideas for how your company can make the most of its talent. But what about YOU? In addition to managing the talent at your company, don’t forget to manage yourself and your own personal brand. Personal branding is a hot topic these days, […]

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