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AI Meets HR: TalentGuard's Breakthrough in Digital Skills Management
AI Meets HR: ​TalentGuard’s Breakthrough in Digital Skill Management

TalentGuard focuses on producing skills data that is closely aligned with a company's specific goals and the broader context of the industry. This approach ensures that HR strategies are not only tailored to the unique needs of the organization but also remain competitive and relevant in the market.

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Elevating CEO Insights: Pioneering Data-Driven Talent Strategies

In an era of rapid technology change and evolving business landscapes, organizations face an unprecedented challenge—the widening skills gap. This gap threatens to undermine their ability to achieve strategic objectives, innovate, and remain competitive. Traditional talent development methods no longer suffice. This white paper explores the skills gap issue and presents a compelling solution: a skills-centric and data-driven approach to talent development. Organizations can effectively bridge this gap by harnessing the combined power of skills mapping and data analytics. This paper delves into this innovative approach's methodology, benefits, and best practices.

Resource Box Redefining Skill Assessment and Verification for Continuous Growth
Redefining Skill Assessment and Verification for Continuous Growth

In the dynamic landscape of skill development, organizations seek innovative ways to assess, verify, and showcase skills that mirror real-world expertise. In this paper, TalentGuard offers an approach that shifts the paradigm of traditional skill assessment and verification.

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Transforming Organizational Success: Unleashing the Power of TalentGuard’s WorkforceGPT for Critical Role Identification, Agile OKR Creation, and Skill-Centric Profiles

This paper delves into the deficiencies of the conventional approach to goal setting through OKRs and introduces a contemporary solution termed Intelligent Workforce Architecture.

Resource Box The Next Frontier in Career Architecture: The Impact of AI on the Career Development Landscape
The Next Frontier in Career Architecture: The Impact of AI on the Career Development Landscape

The rapid advancement of technology has revolutionized numerous aspects of the modern world, including the workplace. The dynamic nature of the job market demands organizations to stay agile and proactive in facilitating employee growth and development. TalentGuard's represents a pioneering AI-driven solution that offers a novel approach to career architecture. This paper aims to investigate the potential impact of AI on the career development landscape. 

Resource Box Navigating New Horizons: Updating and Automating Skill-Based Job Descriptions with TalentGuard’s WorkforceGPT
Navigating New Horizons: Updating and Automating Skill-Based Job Descriptions with TalentGuard’s WorkforceGPT

This paper explores the implications of using TalentGuard WorkforceGPT, discussing its potential benefits, challenges, and ethical considerations. By integrating AI into career development processes, organizations can empower employees, enhance talent management strategies, and foster a culture of continuous growth and adaptation.

Resource Box WorkforceGPT: An Introduction to LLMs, GPTs, and TalentGuard’s Approach to AI & ML
WorkforceGPT: An Introduction to LLMs, GPTs, and TalentGuard’s Approach to AI & ML

This paper provides an in-depth exploration of Large Language Models (LLMs), specifically focusing on the Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) models developed by OpenAI. The paper also discusses the role of LLMs in the competitive field of AI, mentioning other companies creating similar models and the challenges they face. It then transitions into a discussion about WorkforceGPT, a product of TalentGuard Labs that utilizes GPT models for specific tasks within the HR domain, demonstrating its ability to generate detailed role taxonomies.

Resource Box Understanding the Emerging Skillstech Landscape
Understanding the Emerging Skillstech Landscape

The explosion of providers of “skillstech” tools (many leveraging AI and machine learning) and the ongoing dialogue about skills frameworks in the policy world and among employers can be confusing to navigate. This analysis – based on more than a year of secondary research and primary interviews and demonstrations with skilltech providers and other industry leaders – defines this landscape, discusses how it is evolving, and identifies key issues for interested stakeholders to consider.

Resource Box Unlocking Skills Intelligence to Respond to a Shifting Economy
Unlocking Skills Intelligence to Respond to a Shifting Economy

Work has changed and continues to change. In the aftermath of the global pandemic, businesses are focused on growing revenue at lower cost, while reskilling and redeploying people into high priority areas of the business. How can you know that you are making the right decisions about your people and how your business operates? The answer is with Skills Intelligence. In this webinar, TalentGuard CEO, Linda Ginac discusses the need to reskill and how businesses can unlock skills intelligence to respond to the shifting economy.

Resource Box How the Work World is Redefining Reskilling and Upskilling
How the Work World is Redefining Reskilling and Upskilling

Reskilling, upskilling and internal mobility are needed more than ever but many organizations are struggling to deliver on these strategies. TalentGuard's CEO, Linda Ginac joined Brandon Hall Group's Excellence at Work podcast to share how to facilitate these critical strategies at scale.

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Redefining Reskilling and Upskilling

It’s an understatement to say that employers are struggling to upskill and reskill their workforces. In fact, 60% of organizations say they lack the technology ecosystem to effectively upskill and reskill, Brandon Hall Group’s Upskilling and Reskilling study shows. Download this new eBook to understand the critical issues that impede your ability to properly upskill and reskill your workforce.

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Unlocking Limitless Growth

Accruent is a high-growth company with a business model designed to disrupt the industry. To compete in the market, Accruent had to enhance its HR systems to nurture existing talent. The company knew it needed a solution to continually upskill its workforce to establish a culture of internal mobility and continuous learning. Additionally, managers had no visibility into their employees' skill gaps and aspirations, limiting their ability to fill vacant roles. Without a line of sight into what was next for employees, Accruent faced the inevitable challenges of employee attrition. By introducing new approaches to workforce development, Accruent can anticipate customer needs, develop solutions faster and improve employee retention.

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Mitigating Human Capital Risks

In this webinar, Marc Ugol, Former CHRO of United Airlines, Bechtel Group, and Constellation Energy Group, Bill Schiemann, Principal of Metrus Group, Ceree Eberly, Former CHRO of The Coca-Cola Company, and Linda Ginac, CEO of TalentGuard will discuss human capital risks and how your organization can mitigate their impact while being forward thinking and proactive.

Resource Box How Structure Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
How Structure Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In this webinar, Lisa Connell, former CHRO and current Managing Director of Lifelong Learning and Education at University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, and Erin Hamrick, Founding Partner at Sterling James, an executive search firm for the insurance industry, will share insights from academia, industry and experience on how structure supports DEI and prepares organizations for long-term change and success.

Resource Box Driving Growth Through Continuous Skill Development
Driving Growth Through Continuous Skill Development

In order to be at the forefront of disruptive technology and keep up with the growing requirements of IT and their customers’ needs, Version 1’s employees must develop and maintain the skill, knowledge, and experience to prove their competence to sell their services and effectively respond to tenders. As one of the fastest growing IT services teams in Europe in a rapidly changing industry, Version 1 must have the right solutions in place to scale their employees’ professional development, and accurately and transparently understand who is equipped to join and a lead a project today and in the future. View the webinar and written case study today.

Resource Box Supporting a Dynamic Workforce with Competency Management
Supporting a Dynamic Workforce with Competency Management

In this webinar, you will learn how competency management can enable your organization to gain a true understanding of job competence, real-world employee readiness, obtain compensation alignment and can ensure talent fit for current and future success. 

Transforming Verified Skills into Verified Success
Transforming Verified Skills into Verified Success

In this webinar, TalentGuard CEO, Linda Ginac will present how skills data impacts every talent decision from hiring and internal mobility to performance scores and succession planning. This presentation will discuss practical application of skills data throughout different talent management processes and will demonstrate how verified skills data within your organization will give you the power to transform biased guesses into insights-driven decisions that can improve your total talent management life-cycle.

Resource Box The Business Risk of Unverified Skills Data
The Business Risk of Unverified Skills Data

In this session, renowned researcher and author Ben Eubanks will explore what it takes to create a set of validated skills and why it is critical to share skill priorities with every employee, not just the executive team. Attendees will hear a case study of a successful strategic initiative to help cement the concepts–you will also hear about a project that failed miserably due to the lack of skills clarity in the business.

Resource Box How to Build an Adaptive AI-Assisted Career Architecture
How to Build an Adaptive AI-Assisted Career Architecture

In this webinar, Linda Ginac, CEO of TalentGuard, will explore the changing talent management landscape, and will cover several discussion points across the spectrum of intelligent career architecture. She will describe how TalentGuard approaches AI so that your organization can make better workforce decisions while delivering an employee experience that improves learning and career engagement.

Skills economy and Reskilling employee
Winning in the Skills Economy

This document outlines the 5 pillars of a strategic people development program. It should help you introduce new topics into your organization and make an overall case for shifting to a competency-based approach to people development. Our goal is to explain how all the pieces fit together to deliver a differentiated approach to people development for your business and enable you to win in the skills economy.

Resource Box Reskilling & Upskilling: Cost, Risks, and Opportunities
Reskilling & Upskilling: Cost, Risks, and Opportunities

In this session, researcher and industry leader Ben Eubanks will explore the latest data on the costs, risks, and opportunities of employee reskilling initiatives. Examining how to identify internal skills and chart a path for success, this conversation will help talent and HR leaders build a business case for investment in reskilling and internal talent mobility and development.

Resource Box Addressing the Skills Gap: Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Upskilling and Reskilling
Addressing the Skills Gap: Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Upskilling and Reskilling

The fundamental view of how skills fit into the business landscape is changing. Key trends include a shortened shelf life of learned skills, shifting skills due to technology disruption, and a pure lack of available talent. On a global level, skills shortages are predicted in a variety of industries while hiring talent externally costs businesses a considerable amount more than it does to train someone inside the business. Read this white paper to learn why taking a comprehensive approach to upskilling and reskilling is critical to address the growing skills gap.

Resource Box Championing Career Management: Preventing Talent Hoarding
Championing Career Management: Preventing Talent Hoarding

In this webinar you will learn how to recognize and prevent talent hoarding, and become a champion to your employees’ career development goals.

Resource Box Mind the Gaps: Defining Comparable Skills and Ensuring Pay Equity
Mind the Gaps: Defining Comparable Skills and Ensuring Pay Equity

In this webinar, you will learn how to identify and define the skills that exist within your organization, how to tie those skills into performance and outcomes, and how to take those results to compensate your employees fairly.

Resource Box Career Pathing and Talent Mobility: Driving Engagement and Performance
Career Pathing and Talent Mobility: Driving Engagement and Performance

Career pathing is a powerful tool for companies looking to drive worker engagement and performance, but how can companies make use of this innovative practice? In this webcast, participants will learn about critical aspects of talent mobility, why this matters to talent leaders, and how companies are putting this practice into action to support business objectives.

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The Aging of an Industry: Closing Skill Gaps During Generational Change

Twenty-five percent of insurance professionals are expected to retire within the next few years. The shift in talent is leaving a projected 400,000 positions unfilled by 2020, creating a deficit in skills needed to remain competitive. In this webinar, you will learn how to close skill gaps and develop a workforce focused on building their career at your organization.

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Career Pathing as a Talent Imperative

Today's workers have more transparency and choice of jobs than any generation before, which means retention is a critical component for employers across the globe. A variety of mechanisms have been deployed to keep people engaged at work, but research shows that one of the most valuable options of all is career management.

Resource Box Improving Internal Career Mobility By Humanizing The Employee Experience
Improving Internal Career Mobility By Humanizing The Employee Experience

In this webinar, TalentGuard and IBM will address how improving internal mobility and encouraging personalized career development engages employees and transforms a company’s overall employee experience.

Resource Box What BlueCross BlueShield Companies are Doing to Engage and Retain Talent
What BlueCross BlueShield Companies are Doing to Engage and Retain Talent

In this webinar, we will share how BlueCross BlueShield companies are standardizing their job role structure, transforming the employee career experience and improving engagement.

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What High Turnover Industries Are Doing to Engage and Retain Talent

Listen to this podcast to learn how to identify and close skill gaps, engage employees in meaningful work, and build personalized career experiences.

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Building Personalized Career Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Find out how to identify and close skill gaps, engage employees in meaningful work, and build personalized career experiences tailored to employees’ career aspirations.

Resource Box Predictive Retention: How to Know Before They Go
Predictive Retention: How to Know Before They Go

In this webinar, we will share compelling insights from recent IBM Smarter Workforce Institute research about the factors that cause employees to leave their jobs and how these insights can be applied to your organization. TalentGuard will reveal how to engage employees in meaningful work, motivate employees to develop their careers, and how your organization can achieve more employee anniversaries. Together, IBM and TalentGuard have created a Predictive Retention model that will equip you with the information you need to take on this critical workforce challenge.

Resource Box Redefining Career Pathing to Support Your IT Talent in the Digital Age
Redefining Career Pathing to Support Your IT Talent in the Digital Age

Join TalentGuard and IBM to learn how IT leaders spanning healthcare to financial services companies are driving change in the digital age. Our goal is to help you become an agile organization by bridging the gap between career growth, certification compliance, and leader enablement. Dynamic career experiences are shaping the future and IT leaders must help employees build new skills, engage in meaningful learning, and support career fluidity.

Resource Box How to Use Career Paths to Support Your IT Talent in a Changing Industry
How to Use Career Paths to Support Your IT Talent in a Changing Industry

The IT industry is changing faster than ever. It’s going through a number of major shifts at a global level – and those changes have an impact on the way businesses operate. The introduction of new innovative technology is driving dramatic changes in service delivery and these new IT innovations demand additional training and qualifications to keep pace, which increase the risk of major skill shortages in key business areas.

|Taking the Confusion Out of Competency-Based Career Pathing
Taking the Confusion Out of Competency-Based Career Pathing

High-performing people are critical for high-performing organizations. In today’s rapidly changing business environments, organizations are recognizing the value of a workforce that is not only highly skilled and technically adept, but more importantly, a workforce that can learn quickly, adapt to change, communicate effectively, and foster interpersonal relationships. However, a major concern for organizations is attracting and retaining high caliber talent with these behavioral capabilities (competencies) as they are critical to organizational productivity, performance, and continual improvement.

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3 HR Trends to Implement Career Pathing for Employees

In this webinar, you will learn breakthrough areas of career pathing that are transforming the way people view their internal career journey and develop new knowledge, skills and experiences. Linda will also share examples of how companies are using career pathing and analytics to improve their overall talent strategy.

Resource Box Career Pathing: Is it the New Performance Appraisal?
Career Pathing: Is it the New Performance Appraisal?

Is the annual performance review dead? A growing bandwagon of CEOs and senior HR leaders are predicating the end of the ineffective and universally despised annual performance review. Many leaders have proposed throwing reviews out altogether. We don’t believe this is the right solution.

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Destination Unknown: Employees Without Career Paths Present a Risk to Your Organization

When employees first enter the workplace, they focus on their first job. What company will they join? Where will they work? What title will they have? How much money will they make? TalentGuard’s webinar, Destination Unknown: Employees Without Career Paths Present a Risk to Your Organization, is designed to assist companies in their quest to help employees with career discovery and to educate HR personnel on how to help employees explore their self-awareness, career goals and aspirations for the future.Your employees are one of your greatest assets. Helping them set and meet career goals ensures the long-term success of your. Learn more about career pathing by downloading the webinar.

|Building Your Succession Bench Before the Trade Deadline - TalentGuard
Building Your Succession Bench Before the Trade Deadline

Effective succession planning has a lot in common with successful coaching. Like in sports, managers invest heavily in their MVPs, which ensures they know they’re valued, are actively engaged, and feeling well rewarded. But what about the bench? If your company isn’t actively engaging its second string, succession planning efforts will fall flat. This webinar will provide compelling pro-active and reactive reasons why you should build and strengthen your bench.

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The Future of Performance Related Pay

The effectiveness of the traditional format of the annual performance review is being questioned, and some high-profile companies have abandoned the annual appraisal format for more innovative models. This webinar will consider the changes being implemented to Performance Management and examine the implications for Performance related pay.

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Compensation Planning to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Compensation consistently ranks as a top reason why employees choose to join and remain in an organization.Yet, companies constantly struggle with the simple tasks of providing the right salary and bonus structures to recruit and maintain the best people. This is largely due to the fact that HR carries too much of the burden for running the annual compensation plans. Download this webinar to learn How to Use Compensation Planning to Attract and Retain Top Talent.

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Global Succession Strategies

This webinar focuses on Global Succession Strategies for Managers. Empower your top talent to look beyond their current role and beyond their local office and help them flourish in our global economy. With this webinar, you discover the strategies necessary to build a global talent pool.

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Preparing Your Next Generation of Leaders

Preparing Your Next Generation of Leaders focuses on creating a strategic workforce strategy for high-potentials. Two-third of companies misidentify their high-potential employees and nearly 40 percent of internal job moves made by individuals end in failure. With companies relying on high-potential employees for succession planning, identifying and developing those individuals is more important than ever.

|Implementing Company-Wide Succession Planning TalentGuard
Implementing Company-Wide Succession Planning

This webinar discusses how you can do the groundwork for implementing a succession planning program across your organization. It will ensure that you are creating a program that focuses on developing talent, not replacing it. This includes organizational alignment, talent assessment and sustainability.

|Mistakes That Disrupt Your Succession Planning Process
Mistakes That Disrupt Your Succession Planning Process

This webinar, Mistakes That Disrupt Your Succession Planning Process, shares information on the common mistakes that wreak havoc on a company's succession planning process. Succession planning is a key strategic consideration for most organizations. Who is the right talent to lead the company in the future? How will the existing leadership team identify that talent? What process is in place to ensure consistency and objectivity? While many companies have a process to select their next generation of management, few have a formalized system to attract, develop and retain high-performing employees.

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Development Planning After a 360 Assessment

Implementing formal development planning after a 360 assessment can be a major issue facing HR and line managers. Employees are typically reluctant to share the final report with management because they fear it may negatively impact working relationships. In this webinar, Linda Ginac shares six methods to get employees to follow through on career development planning.

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Mistakes Made in 360 Degree Feedback Reviews

In this webinar, 5 Common Mistakes Made in 360 Degree Feedback Reviews, Linda Ginac explains multi-rater feedback and the five common mistakes made when doing 360-degreee feedback surveys.

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Successfully Implement Performance Management Software

How do you monitor performance, review it, and then develop your employees? If you are like most companies, your answer is we don’t or we don’t do it well. Each year, more and more articles, industry reports and blog posts are written about the need to overhaul your performance management process. Review this white paper for a fresh and modern approach to performance management.

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A Career Development Approach to Performance Management

How do you monitor performance, review it, and then develop your employees? If you are like most companies, your answer is we don’t or we don’t do it well. Each year, more and more articles, industry reports and blog posts are written about the need to overhaul your performance management process. Review this white paper for a fresh and modern approach to performance management.