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Eldredge
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Re: Talent strategies?
Eldredge   2/13/2014 9:15:29 PM
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@Hailey - that bodes well for currently qualified candidates that do understand the ropes!

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: Talent strategies?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   2/13/2014 1:39:08 AM
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@Eldredge, the problem is that we are falling behind in the numbers game. The number of jobs is expanding faster than the available candidates. We have to do some grass roots education around what it means to be a supply chain professional. It doesn't yet have the visibility it needs.

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Re: change in talent strategies?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   2/13/2014 1:37:36 AM
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@t.alex, i would hazard a guess that every organizatoin is different. However, i've seen a definite trend toward recognizing supply chain activities as a strategic differentiator rather than simpmly a cost center. That means that, hopefully, it has trickled down to those positions being filled by people who are dedicated to the art and craft of supply chain.

tech4people
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Re: Talent strategies?
tech4people   2/12/2014 9:55:13 AM
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Eldredge,

As a matter of fact most Mid-Sized to Large Companies[Anyone with more than 500 Employees] do tend to have some form of Succession Planning or the other to take care of various Contingencies that can happen.

In fact if a Company Does'nt do this-Its a Massive Warning Sign that maybe the Company is not doing things the right way and one needs to Dig Deeper to see what exactly is Going on there.

 

Eldredge
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Re: Talent strategies?
Eldredge   2/11/2014 8:26:54 PM
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@tech4people - Good point. Some of the top companies actively engage in succession planning for key technical and managerial positions to facilitate promotion from within. It makes a lot of sense, and the personnel are already familiar with the corporate culture, which is an additional advantage. It does require advance planning and investment by these companies, but obviously it pays off for them.

tech4people
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Re: Talent strategies?
tech4people   2/11/2014 10:40:57 AM
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Eldredge,

That is definitely a serious issue to consider and ponder.

The only other strategy I can think of is to promote from within.

If you can promote from within quickly then you can Save your Organization a lot of the Chaos which typically tends to engulf it when an outsider enters the picture and tries to shake things up dramatically[You know bring his own people in,etc].

This is something which happens even in the case when an Insider is promoted upwards but the friction is usually much less.

 

 

Eldredge
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Talent strategies?
Eldredge   2/10/2014 6:54:52 PM
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To help close the shortfall in talent, an overwhelming 93% of CEOs said they are making changes to their talent strategies.


If the exact skills desired for a position are in short supply, isn't the only other optionto hire someone who is willing to learn, and train for the gaps? What other strategies are available? 

 

tech4people
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Re: change in talent strategies?
tech4people   2/10/2014 10:32:38 AM
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Alex,

I was thinking about this very same issue!

Just feel that its more because of Natural Attrition that comes with Employees Retiring or moving on to Better Pastures today.

Don't really think they would make this move unless they were absolutely forced by Circumstances today.

 

t.alex
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change in talent strategies?
t.alex   2/10/2014 9:25:36 AM
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It is interesting to hear that the majority of CEOs are saying there will be change in talent strategies. Is it true that they are now realizing the great potential of talents rather than purely the cost-center?



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