Talent Management Up for Grabs?
Four learning executives from Verint, Allstate, Krempl
International, and Orkin discussed myriad topics at the Sharing@LearnShare conference in
Atlanta, including who should own talent management, the hazards of
using too much technology, and what to do about a CEO who doesnt
want to teach.
Getting a seat at the table is a limited theme in my view. Weve
been working on what you do at the table once youre there, says
Dave Groff, chief learning officer at Allstate. We believe you have
to understand how to dissect business strategies to understand the
talent implications of those strategies.
Although measurement of training results has changed over the
years, the learning executives all admit that using metrics to
prove the value of training is essential.
I think we have an obligation to measure results if we want to be
business partners, says David Lamb, vice president of learning and
development for Orkin. Business people care about
return-on-investment. They care about profits and cost savings.