Over a decade ago, McKinsey first defined the 'war for talent.' Today it's become a global, cultural, and generational war
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 14, 2008
The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator that is advancing the science of strategic talent management, has announced that http://www.taleo.com Taleo, a leading provider of enterprise staffing management solutions, will sponsor a live, three-city HCI Innovation Tour focused on tackling talent issues and exploring innovative initiatives to increase business performance.
HCI's Innovation Tour, Human Capital at the Helm: Talent Management as a Driver for Business Performance, will feature expert presentations by Brian Wilkerson, National Practice Director-Talent Management for Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and Alice Snell, VP of Research for Taleo. The networking and breakfast event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. local time on Thurs., June 12 at Houston's Renaissance Hotel; on Tues., June 17 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta; and on Weds., Nov. 5 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario. For full location details and directions, visit http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org.
Brian Wilkerson, the Practice Director for Talent Management for Watson Wyatt Worldwide, has extensive experience in leading strategy development and operational improvement efforts across a range of clients in both domestic and international settings, with a particular emphasis on making strategy successful through the combination of operational excellence and human capital management. Some of his key clients have included Yamaha, Hasbro, the U.S. Postal Service, Johns Manville, the U.S. General Services Administration, and a host of other global enterprises and government agencies, where he has worked with senior executive teams to help them solve their organization's toughest challenges and capitalize on their greatest opportunities.
Prior to Watson Wyatt, Mr. Wilkerson was the CEO and co-Founder of WisdomNet, a Strategy and Human Capital firm focused on delivering cutting-edge consulting and technology solutions. WisdomNet was the developer of the leading I-TMS software for integrated Talent Management and the Workforce Impact tool for advanced workforce planning and analytics.
A published author and frequent media commentator, Mr. Wilkerson has a Master's Degree in Environmental Planning from University of Colorado and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, as well as a Certificate in Human Resource Strategy and Practice from the Human Resource Planning Society.
Alice Snell is vice president of Taleo Research, a division of Taleo http://www.taleo.com. Taleo Research analyzes the best practices and economics of talent management. She will present results from her multi-country survey that pinpoints talent management trends and forecasts.
"Research shows that only one in five organizations currently has a talent management strategy in place," said Christine Abbatiello, Director of HCI's Talent Strategy Community. "High-performance organizations know that people make the difference, and that talent management strategy is a must. Taleo has planned an energizing morning that explores talent management challenges, presents intriguing new research, and provides executive insight on this important topic."
"Over a decade ago, McKinsey first defined the 'war for talent.' Today it's become a global, cultural, and generational war," said Alice Snell, Vice President of Taleo Research. "Having the greatest talent pool, exceptional leadership resources, and superior talent management strategies and practices make all the difference. Without the proper tools in place to manage your talent, business performance is definitely at risk."
The Taleo-sponsored HCI Innovation Tour is $99 with advance registration at http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org, and is recommended for Chief Talent Officers, Chief People Officers, VPs of Talent, Human Resource Leaders and executives concerned about talent-related issues. HCI Professional Members attend free of charge.
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on-demand unified talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes, around the world, to assess, acquire, develop, and align their workforce for improved business performance. More than 1,700 organizations use Taleo, including 35 of the Fortune 100, for talent acquisition and performance management, with over 1.2 million users hiring 3.6 million employees from 86 million candidates in more than 190 countries and territories. Known for its strong configurability and usability, Taleo's talent management platform runs on a world-class infrastructure and offers 99.9% availability. For more information, visit http://www.taleo.com.
About The Human Capital Institute:
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a global network of more than 115,000 members in 40 countries committed to shaping the world’s new talent economy. Leaders, executives, and practitioners in HCI's network represent organizations of all sizes across public, charitable and government sectors, and collaborate on the next practices in strategic talent management. Through communities, education, events and research, HCI provides actionable, results-driven solutions to help members foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with HCI's training, peer-to-peer learning, and public and private research on talent management best practices, the HCI Human Capital Strategist designation sets the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and new economy leadership. http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org
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