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I’m so honored and thrilled to be speaking at the SHRM 2016 Talent Management Conference and Exposition in Florida. SHRM is the familiar acronym of the Society for Human Resource Management. It was founded in 1948 and has become the world’s largest HR membership organization. Beyond that, SHRM also holds the distinction of being the foremost authority on global HR expertise. It represents 275,000 members across more than 160 countries. So it’s no exaggeration to say that this event will be an informative and essential gathering for anyone involved in the business of people.
With the collective wisdom and unique perspectives of every participant, this event promises to be a fast-paced, energetic conference. We’ll share ideas for talent acquisition advances, along with the tools, resources, innovations and solutions that will fuel the evolution of today’s workforce strategies. And the timing couldn’t be better.
Today’s business leaders are facing urgent talent acquisition challenges. Chief among these are the antiquated ways talent is assessed and how having great talent doesn’t always correlate to high performance or results. Fortunately, there are fresh approaches that have reinvented the talent acquisition process -- models that give talent the recognition and importance they deserve while shifting organizations away from self-serving goals to an ecosystem where everyone thrives. Here’s a sneak peek at the topics I’ll be delving into at the SHRM 2016 Talent Management Conference and Exposition.
New technologies influence modern hiring: vendor management systems, social networks, online staffing platforms and more. These platforms help clients determine optimal fit between candidates and business cultures based on performance over time rather than skills or a resume, eliminating biases that can arise from diversity, education and work experience.
Creating Project Teams
Thought-leading enterprises are transforming departments into project teams. This approach empowers talent to exercise greater degrees of initiative, alignment with internal and external customer needs, and assume more personal accountability for their performance.
Transforming Job Descriptions into Results Descriptions
Where job descriptions emphasize required skill sets, results-based descriptions focus on the measurable outcomes that a worker should achieve in the role.
Opening the Doors for Anyone to Apply
An open marketplace with advance rating systems helps remove intrinsic bias to find talent who perform and produce results at the highest levels. What a worker may lack in terms of skill or longevity, he makes up for through motivation, a willingness to learn, a desire to succeed and a drive to over achieve.
Using a “Swarm Approach”
By harnessing the power of large crowds, businesses simultaneously and efficiently tap into the minds and abilities of “the many.” With this “more is more” approach, you have multiple minds working toward your solution -- more variety, greater opportunities to consider approaches you hadn’t before, and a higher likelihood of identifying talent who share your vision.
Trying Before You Buy
Contingent work creates an opportunity for employers to assess new workers’ results. Meanwhile, talent get to try out prospective employers.
Developing an Army of Brand Ambassadors
Encourage teams to create their own brands within the organization, educating customers and prospective employees on why they’re the right experts to work with. Ultimately, this will bolster the macro brand of the entire organization.
Creating a Rich Micro Culture
A successful enterprise seeks out talent who reflect the organization’s macro culture but who embody the micro culture established by their closest colleagues and work groups.
Adopting a Talent Ecosystem Perspective
Companies winning the war for talent are those transforming staffing processes into talent ecosystems -- ensuring that workers are aligned with the organization’s mission and that the company is aligned with the goals and aspirations of its talent.
Join Me at the SHRM 2016 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Modern talent acquisition involves more than hiring people with the proper qualifications, skill sets, education, and work experience -- it’s about seeking out individuals who can deliver results. In my presentation, I’ll explore groundbreaking strategies for building a high performance ecosystem that yields results without focusing on talent.
I hope everyone in attendance comes away with a clear grasp of how we can modernize talent acquisition through bold, unconventional hiring models that tap into the power of crowd-based solutions. I’ll be hosting my session on Wednesday, April 20, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida. If you’re coming to the SHRM 2016 Talent Management Conference and Exposition, I’d love to see you.