The Integrated Talent Development Manifesto

We first published The Integrated Learning Manifesto in October of 2011. Since then, I’m proud to see that our predictions of nearly three years ago are suddenly gaining traction. Corporate learning is clearly moving away from “training” and toward Integrated Talent Development. Even the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) recently announced a brand reboot as the Association for Talent…

The Workday HR vs Finance Conundrum

I remain fascinated by the cloud-based, integrated financial management system, Workday. At a spectator level, we at Media 1 excitedly cheer the rapid rise of Workday and its premise — and promise — of enabling financial and people data to finally live and work together harmoniously in the same enterprise system. Rationalizing people data and…

Employee Engagement: Steal from Marketing, Part 2

In Part 1, I introduced the “7 Ps” that comprise today’s Marketing Mix, and made a case for calling on the Ps to capture the hearts and minds of employees when rolling out a strategic enterprise initiative. Large-scale initiatives require enhanced communication and change management in order to succeed. The world of marketing gives us…

Return On People eBook

When you download The Return on People eBook, you’ll quickly see that the cautionary tales, the best practices, and practical steps to start piloting now are all aimed at the C-Suite. Effective Return On People (ROP) strategy must be a leadership mandate. It requires looking at your organization holistically. It requires challenging the structure and role…

Employee Engagement: Steal from Marketing, Part 1

Communication and training are an important component of successfully rolling out a large scale strategic enterprise initiative. If you aren’t using these these touch points to also boost employee engagement, you are missing a golden opportunity. Recently, we have been experimenting with ways to use marketing strategy to increase learning effectiveness and support enterprise strategy.…

In Transformation, Words Matter

If your organization has been undergoing a long-term HR transformation initiative, you are not alone. Mercer’s 2011 EMEA HR Transformation report indicated more than 50% of respondents were either planning or in the midst of an HR Transformation, and those efforts continue today. In fact, most global HR organizations have been involved in some large-scale…