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…

Details

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…

Details

HR Analytics: Find the Why

Recently I’ve come across two studies that have been rather critical of the current state of HR Analytics. A recent study by LFR Inc. Human Resources Research Report (http://bit.ly/1il3S63) reports only 13% cited Big Data and Talent Analytics as important. While a Bersin By Deliotte study (http://talentmgt.com/articles/view/study-hr-lagging-on-building-analytics-skills/) found: “86 percent of companies say they have…

Details

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…

Details

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.…

Details