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Talent and Performance Management

This course will prepare you for a career as a Talent Management professional. You will learn key issues facing organizations and their ability to attract and retain top talent in order to compete in a global marketplace.

You will explore talent management best practices and the effect of onboarding, performance management, and learning & development on employee engagement and retention. You will be prepared to articulate the issues around talent and performance management and to offer solutions, tactics and strategies to attract and retain key talent professionals.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting December 12 | January 16

Talent and Performance Management

Details + Objectives

Course Code: tpm

What You Will Learn
  • Identify strategies for recruiting the right talent
  • Identify the components of an integrated talent management program
  • Define & discern the difference between vision, mission and values
  • Distinguish between onboarding & orientation and identify how it can impact engagement
  • Identify how coaching and mentoring can improve employee engagement and the importance of having a strong learning and development culture
  • Learn guidelines for providing feedback
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • You will learn the essence of talent and performance management
  • Learn some approaches to strategic planning
  • Learn how to provide effective feedback to improve performance
  • Understand the challenges surrounding talent and performance management
  • Understand what contributes to an exceptional candidate experience
  • You will be exposed to ideas that can help you better define your own employment brand

Outline

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Lesson 1

Learn strategies and tactics to attract, retain and manage the best talent.

Lesson 2

Take an in depth dive into the recruiting process. You will learn about interviewing techniques and practices for assessing both skill and cultural fit as well gain an understanding on how bias can influence the decision-making process.

Lesson 3

Finding talent that is the right cultural fit for the organization is essential. You will learn how mission, vision and values impact the success of the talent management function. In addition, you will learn about the process and techniques for assessing candidate fairly and introduced to some of the federal legislation that impacts this process.

Lesson 4

You will learn about managing talent once they join the team and retention. This lesson explores onboarding/orientation, mentoring/coaching, and learning/development and the role each one plays to keep employees engaged and delivering results.

Lesson 5

Here we take a look at talent management from an organizational perspective. You will explore creative leadership and change management principles and how these can be leveraged to develop an integrated talent management function.

Lesson 6

Improving employee engagement and performance is at the forefront of issues facing organizations today. In this lesson, you will explore how mentoring and coaching can improve performance. You will also review the performance management process and the impact of this process on employee engagement and retention.

Lesson 7

In this lesson, we look at the role performance plays in further developing talent. You will be able to distinguish between career management and career planning as part of the overall career development process. We will also explore the role of experiential learning as part career planning.

Lesson 8

You will learn about HILO’s (High Impact Learning Organizations) and what is a high impact learning culture. In addition, you will explore the use of analytics to develop metric in order to assess organizational results.

Lesson 9

You will explore the importance of providing clear, consistent and regular feedback to others and the role of feedback on performance. You will also explore coaching as an organizational competence and the impact coaching has on engagement and performance.

Lesson 10

Explore the role high performing teams have on engagement and business outcomes. You will learn about the importance of teamwork, providing a safe environment for sharing ideas, and the importance of trust on achieving organizational goals.

Lesson 11

You will explore strategies for managing talent and performance, the importance of alignment with organizational goals, budget considerations and negotiation techniques for achieving compromise that all sides can live with.

Lesson 12

Strategy is the focus of this lesson. You will explore the role of leadership and the use of various tools that are essential in developing a talent management strategy that is aligned with organizational objectives and can be successfully implemented.

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Instructors & Support

Anna Smith

Anna Smith has worked in the field of human resources for 30 years and has taught at university level for over 20 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Spalding University, a master's degree in management from Webster University, and a Master Online Teaching certificate from the University of Illinois. She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Her experience spans many areas of human resources including recruitment, labor relations, and affirmative action plans.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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