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.
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 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
How the course is taught
- Instructor-led or self-paced online course
- 6 Weeks or 3 Months access
- 24 course hours
Learn strategies and tactics to attract, retain and manage the best talent.
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 of how bias can influence the decision-making process.
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.
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.
In this lesson, you'll 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.
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.
In this lesson, you'll 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. You will also explore the role of experiential learning as part career planning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anna Smith has worked in the human resources field for 30 years and has taught at the 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 Professional in Human Resources from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and an SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Her experience spans many areas of human resources, including recruitment, labor relations, and affirmative action plans.
Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: Your course begins immediately after you enroll.
Instructor-Led: Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends. You will interact with the instructor through the online discussion area. There are no live sessions or online meetings with the instructor.
Self-Paced: You have 3 months of access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period. You will have the opportunity to interact with other students in the online discussion area.
Instructor-Led: 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. However, you will have access to all lessons from the time they are released until the course ends.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within the allotted access period. Discussion areas for each lesson are open for the entire duration of the course.
Instructor-Led: Students enrolled in a six-week online class benefit from a one-time, 10-day extension for each course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.