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Steve Trautman

Steve Trautman is corporate America’s leading talent risk management and knowledge transfer expert. With two decades of application inside blue chips and Fortune 1000s, his pioneering work in the field of talent risk management and related knowledge transfer tools are now the nationally-recognized gold standard. His clients have included Boeing, Costco, Goodyear, Aetna, Farmers Life Insurance, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, among others.

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What Do You REALLY Know About Your Critical Technical Experts?

Lifting the Technical Fog: Part 1 of 3

What Is the Technical Fog

I have a question for you: do you really know what your technical experts do?

Let’s imagine you have an employee who is thinking about leaving your organization. He is one of your...

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By Steve Trautman October 12, 2017
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By Steve Trautman October 12, 2017

Don't Settle for Inadequate Talent Risk Data

6 Characteristics of Highly Effective People Metrics

When it comes to managing talent risk, your company likely has one or more of the following types of information: an org chart, head count, retirement risks, attrition rates, and employee satisfaction or...

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By Steve Trautman September 12, 2017
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Topics: talent risk data

By Steve Trautman September 12, 2017

Corporate Boards Can Lead on Managing Talent Risk

In my new book on managing talent risk (get your copy here), I want to set a clear standard for how corporate leaders can talk to each other about talent risk. It is clear that this conversation needs to...

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By Steve Trautman July 13, 2017
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Topics: Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog, managing talent risk, talent risk management process

By Steve Trautman July 13, 2017

How To Calculate the Cost of a Talent Risk Management Mistake

After years of practicing my profession, I’ve noticed more than a few patterns. For example, I get specific, repeat questions about knowledge transfer and talent risk management from executives and other...

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By Steve Trautman June 29, 2017
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By Steve Trautman June 29, 2017

A Practical List to Help Measure, Assess, and Manage Talent Risk

One of the most common myths I encounter revolves around the “people part” of business. The misconception is that the risks associated with the biggest investment many companies make every day (headcount)...

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By Steve Trautman June 22, 2017
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Topics: Workforce Risk Management, Talent Risk Management, managing talent risk, talent risk mangement definition, definition of talent risk management, talent risk management process, Risk Management

By Steve Trautman June 22, 2017

WHO IS SLOWING YOU DOWN? The “Pacers” in Your Org. & Talent Risk

Part 2

In my last post, I introduce the concept of “pacers,” the handful of individuals in your org who are needed so often and by so many that they are literally slowing your top line revenue growth.  In this...

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By Steve Trautman June 13, 2017
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Topics: Talent Risk Management, definition of talent risk management, what is a pacer, managing pacers, executive tips, what to do about pacers

By Steve Trautman June 13, 2017

NEW WEBINAR: Technical Talent Risk – Do You Have WHO It Takes?

Exciting news! The third book from thought leader Steve Trautman has published today (get your copy here) and we’d like to offer you an exclusive webinar on the books contents, disruptive, fresh ideas and...

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By Steve Trautman June 9, 2017
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Topics: Talent Risk Management, managing talent risk, definition of talent risk management, talent risk management process, Leadership and Management, Risk Management

By Steve Trautman June 9, 2017
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