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Talent Development

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Linda Elawar
t: @lindaelawar

SME Evolution Program Fall 2012 – Talent Development

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Talent Development

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What Fuels your organization?
Who are your Intangible assets?

Do you know where your Talent is?

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Why is Talent
Development important?

Importance of Talent Development
• Increased competitive advantage
• Rewarding Culture and Brand

• Improved operational efficiency
• Financial rewards

• High Performing Organization
• Employee retention

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Best Practices
Effective Talent Development
• Establish a Talent Development Plan
• Make the most of what you have
• Target a small number of key KPIs in the business
• Identify critical roles and critical talent
• Develop talent pathways and succession plans
• Focus your development budget on critical roles and people

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A Case Study - SAS
CEO’ philosophy:
“Treat employees like
they make a difference
and they will.”

Company Philosophy
• Experience needed for development
• Low turnover

• Niche positions
• Coaching


Ranked # 1

Detailed skills database
Employees say:
Knowledge Worker…
Empowered...
Intellectually Alive…

• Dynamic modeling of work scenarios
• Dedicated “Talent Networkers”
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A Case Study
Rami owns a local electronics services company.
Although his business is financially successful and
technicians are paid competitively, Rami is not able to
retain his staff for long.
He found out that they are quitting due to lack of
skills development.

What should be Rami’s first priority?

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To-Do List
Q&A

1.

Plan for your required Talent

2.

Attract and hire the right Talent

3.

Develop the skills and competencies of your Team

4.

Retain and nurture your Culture and Organization through
your People

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Quote

Hide not your talents.
They for use were made.
What’s a sundial in the shade?

Benjamin Franklin

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What defines
Talent Development?

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How would you define Talent Development ?

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Definition of Talent Development

Talent Development is
preparing your employees
for current and future
SUCCESSES

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Best Practices
How does that translate into best practices
• Engage your employees in Training Programs
• Nurture their Skills and Competencies
• Focus on having a High Performance Organization
• Implement a comprehensive Talent Development Program

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A Case Study
The Google Culture:
• People make the company
• Smart and determined people
• Ability over experience
• Global: Multicultural, multilingual

Ranked # 2

Google's "CareerGuru" program :
• One-on-one career coaching and guidance
• Personal and professional development
Employees say: Google is a place you can call home

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To-Do List
Q&A

1. Start by defining your Talent Development Strategy
2. Make sure it is linked to your Business Strategy
3. Then move to implementing training programs

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