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Kevin Wheeler on the Future of Talent


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Kevin Wheeler's presentation at LearnTrends 08

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Kevin Wheeler on the Future of Talent

  1. 1. Future of Talent Conversation, Exploration, Debate A Glimpse Into Tomorrow’s Talent World with Kevin Wheeler
  2. 2. Who I Am <ul><li>Founder Global Learning Resources, Inc. – a talent management consulting firm </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of Future of Talent – think tank and annual retreat </li></ul><ul><li>Founder Australasian Talent Conferences in Sydney, Auckland and Singapore. </li></ul><ul><li>Author of numerous articles, book on corporate universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Global keynote speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturer at SFSU and USF. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Challenges
  5. 5. Current & Emerging Talent Trends
  6. 6. Talent Shortages – Not Over Yet! <ul><li>Retiring Baby Boomers – Eventually! </li></ul><ul><li>Aging workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Up-skilling of jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Shift from manufacturing to service </li></ul>
  7. 7. Straight Up Straight Down
  8. 8. Evolution to Personalization
  9. 9. Emerging Practices <ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet = customization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do it your way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have input to outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel somewhat in control </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Generational Awareness
  11. 11. Gen X Characteristics <ul><li>Form the core work group and core leadership team and will do so for the next decade. </li></ul><ul><li>Pragmatic learners – what’s in it for me – now! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Gen Y Characteristics <ul><li>Project-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards for results – not time </li></ul><ul><li>Technology-focused learners. Eclectic learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek guidance and direction – not control. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Gen M - Mobile <ul><li>Everything is anywhere, anytime. </li></ul><ul><li>Short focus </li></ul><ul><li>Watchwords = Fast, fun, fluid </li></ul>
  14. 14. Age of Women <ul><li>From the April 2006 issue of the Economist: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Forget China, India and the Internet: Economic growth is driven by women.” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Women and Education <ul><ul><li>Women earn 60% of bachelor's degrees and master’s degrees and 50% of PhDs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2017, 2/3s of all college students and degrees will go to women. </li></ul></ul>Source: U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey
  17. 17. Mobility PLUS <ul><li>Physical mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Information mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Presence mobility </li></ul>
  19. 19. Social Networking Sites
  20. 20. SNS: Age Distribution Source: Quantcast; April 2008
  21. 21. SNS: Audience Behavior Source: Quantcast; April 2008
  22. 22. <ul><li>Read and contributed to by 12 million kids 6-14. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids have avatars. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute content. </li></ul><ul><li>Band together to help the penguins and create community. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Building Attraction <ul><li>Employee Value Proposition (EVP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding what we value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncovering operating principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defining explicitly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employment Brand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovering attractors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovering detractors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing aligned messaging </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Building Competence <ul><li>Knowing what we need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying key functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defining competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing assumptions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating learning environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different strokes for different folks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blending learning methods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exchanging knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer from experienced to inexperienced </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Building Commitment <ul><li>Defining commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Output </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defining engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the desired state? </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Thanks! <ul><li>Write to me at : </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Follow me on Twitter at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Read my blog at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Read me on ERE: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>